I could not bring myself to create another house today. I tried to pull fabric, but they all so no. I had ten things on my list to get done between last Friday and today, so I grabbed the list to see what I had left. On it were three challenges.
Challlenge #1 Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict put up a challenge to design a block any size using blocks no bigger than 5", 3.5" and 2", cut. They could be smaller. I love a puzzle, so I started with a 12" square design, and started filling the space with squares. My drawing called for 4.5", 3.5", 2.5", and 1.5".
Since one of my goals this year is to conquer the Y seam, I paid no attention to how it all laid out. In the end, I ended up with two Y seams, and I pulled them off without a hitch. After the drawing, I had to pull fabric, which lead to
Challenge #2 At the November Rebels meeting, we each took a piece of this fabric and are to return with a project using it in February.
I started out really not liking this fabric. Then I decided the colors were okay if I only paid attention to them. So, I pulled it out and started pulling other colors. I decided not to focus on the reds and blues, but on the golds, pinks, deep purples and mauves.
When I was pulling the pink hand dyed, I remembered the small Madonna from Victoria, and knew I had to use it. It violates the rules about squares in the first challenge, but maybe I can sqeak it by. I also pulled a couple of scraps from the Mexican Star quilt and another batik I thought would work well. I seem to be in a very warm color mood these days. I know there is a fancy name for this color combination besides complimentary, but it escapes me at the moment. It is one I like.
Here are a couple of detail shots.
I decided I could use some vignettes of the challenge fabric, as long as I kept them small.
Challenge #3 The colors for the Patchwork Times February color challenge have been posted.
I have them up on the wall, and I noticed that today's puzzle project was very near the right colors for the left half of the bar. If I want to add lime green strips and borders, I will have completed challenge #3. Hmmm.
All in all, I got 6 1/2 things out of the ten done. I usually over-estimate much worse than that.
I will be with Bella the next three days, so you probably won't hear from me before Friday.
Until then, joyful quilting everyone.