Saturday, May 4, 2013

Madrona Road Challenge

The Modern Quilt Guild's winter challenge was to create a quilt using pieces of Violet Craft's fabric line, Madrona Road.  The Seattle Modern Quilt Guild participated, albeit a little later since our fabric took a little while to get to us.  I finished my quilt just under the deadline, and showed it at our meeting.

This was my first attempt at a full quilt using half square triangles.  I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out, though a few of my points are off.  Next time I'll pin a little more carefully!

I really, really like the look of hand quilting.  I managed to get in two lines, and may add in a few more down the road (more pressing projects, of course!)  

All told, I used the entire 7/8ths of a yard that was provided, and I had to purchase 3 yards of coordinating yellow and grey solids, and the yellow sprout.  The rest I eeked out of my stash, including a charm pack of Robert Kaufman neutrals.

It's funny, after all the work (not to mention a little bit of money--fabric isn't free, you know) I put into this quilt, I'm not super excited about it.  I just feel kind of ambiguous about it.  This is the first time I've ever not absolutely loved a quilt that I've made.  Does anyone else ever feel this way? 


capitolaquilter said...

sometimes I am more excited at the prospect of a project then the end result but I really do like your quilt and the scrappiness of it with breaking out of a rigid hst layout. maybe after a bit the two of you will bond ;)

Tsoniki Crazy Bull said...

I can feel the same way about projects. Usually it's WIPs. I have great intentions and I love something, and then I move and it gets packed, and when I finally look at it two years later I don't recognize it as something I love! LOL

Jessie Keating said...

Thanks Karen and Tess. It helps to know that other people have the same problem. :O)