15 by 23 inches
I have finished the top for my challenge quilt. This year the challenge was to pick a color (we drew crayons from a paper bag) and then make a quilt using that color as the dominant color and using the color opposite on the color wheel as a secondary color. I drew orange. At first I was a little disappointed, as I've never liked orange much (aside from Autumn and Halloween). But lately I'm liking the new oranges more. And I thought it's not much of a challenge if you go with safe colors. So, even though I had the option to re-draw a crayon, I decided to go for the orange challenge. I also had to use some of the opposite color on the color wheel, which in this case is pure blue. We could use black or white too.
This design came to me one morning as I was waking up. I had the idea of a paint chip card. I used Lazy Gal Tonya's Unruly Letters. I don't know if this is "challenging" enough or not, but I'm happy with it. Simple is good. *grin*
I have waaayyyy over-bought fabric for this! Each one of those rectangles represent at least 1/2 yard of fabric I purchased for this. Plus I bought about 1 1/2 yards of the solid orange. Not to mention 1 yard of the blue. Yikes. I think I see another orange quilt in my future. hee hee! I'm considering a zigzag or chevron quilt. It's kind of calling to me.
So, I have one month to finish the quilting and binding on this one. Think I'll make it? It's never a sure bet.
Yes, I'm all packed up! Tomorrow starts my 3 day class with Gwen Marston at Quiltworks NW in Bellevue. Whoo hoo!! I'm taking the Small Studies class, and it's all about design. It sounds a little scary but I know it will be loads of fun too. And my friend Candy is stepping out of her comfort zone and will be taking the class as well. This is gonna be so much fun! I'll be exhausted by the end of the weekend, but it is soooo worth it! I can hardly wait until tomorrow.