Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Riley Blake Challenge and the MQG

Views quilt for MQG Riley Blake challenge

 Back in September?(i think it was) the MQG announced the basics Riley Blake Challenge which you can participate in if you are an MQG member.  This is my first challenge quilt and it was an interesting experience.

I debated about what to make with this collection of fabrics for quite a long time.  Fortunately for me they extended the deadline to February which meant I could put this off until after the holidays.

Finally I settled on this abstract design which is foundation pieced and about 24x36" inches in size.

I started and finished up my Riley Blake Challenge quilt thanks to a bizarre snowstorm that dumped 18" of powder on us in the course of about 2 days and shut down the entire town.  Now followed by a rapid thaw and heavy rain that is currently threatening to flood things around here. The weather excitement never ends.  But all of that is a good reason to stay inside and sew.

My quilt is called "Views" and it's going to the Corvallis MQG guild meeting tonight for a little show and tell.  I decided on some spiral quilting which I hadn't done before but I quite like how it turned out.

You still have a few days left if you want to participate.

Happy Sewing!

#themqgrileyblakechallenge  Views
'Views' in the snow

5 comments:

Marci Girl said...

AMAZING!!!!

Willit Neverend said...

I love the design and the quilting. It looks like everything is moving further up the quilt. It reminds me of the writing at the start of Star Wars.

ChristaQuilts said...

This is such a great design! I love the perspective on it. The quilting looks great too.

QuarterMileQuilts said...

Ver very cool!

PersimonDreams said...

beautiful! Love the quilting!