Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sarah's Challenge

Sarah Fayman of Sarah's (fabulous) Fabrics in Lawrence, KS, is issuing a fat quarter of this fabric--
to any member of the Kaw Valley Quilt Guild who will use it to make a small quilt, c. 18'' to 24'', to donate to the guild's mini-quilt auction for charitable purposes.  A very real aspect of this challenge is to use such a large-scale print in a small quilt.  After pondering the possibilities, I decided a tile block centering on the challenge fabric and bordered with it was my answer.  Here's the block in progress--you may be able to see the needle and thread poised to stitch the central circles of the challenge fabric:
I'll post a photo of the completed block with the border.
Sarah plans to make this an ongoing challenge, issuing fat quarters of a different fabric every few months.  It's going to be fun to see what people come up with, and it's a great idea for stocking our mini-quilt auction.

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