This time I managed to finish. Here is my quilt. I call it Brio after the little houses in the Brio Train set that my kids had when they were little. My grandkids have the train set now. The quilt finishes at 14 inches square. The challenge was to make a quilt on the theme of Houses and the fabric colours from which to choose were pear green, peacoat blue, poppy red, ocean spray, clay brown and light grey.
I decided for this challenge to play around a bit with abstraction and with minimalism. I started by cutting strips of fabric in all of the fabric.
Then I started to sewing them together in groups. When they started to look like pieces I could use. I placed them on my design wall within a 16" square I taped on the wall. 16" square was the maximum size the quilt could be.
Once I landed on an arrangement I liked I worked out how to link the houses up with the tan background. I opted for straight line quilting and poppy red binding.
I had a lot of fun working on this project and I'm hoping to continue working on the Curated Quilts Challenges. They provide a nice framework to play around with. I'm heading over to link my quilt up with the others at the Curated Quilts linkup. There are a lot of interesting quilts there.
The Curated Quilts magazine is really awesome but hard to come by in Canada. I pick up my copies from Mad About Patchwork.