Thursday, February 15, 2007

Paducah Challenge

Just a quick post today, I have to go get Cam from Kindy in about 5 minutes. I wanted to quickly show you my completed Paducah Challenge quilt. I just finished sewing down the binding at quilt group today.

Linda and a group of friends meet up in Paducah each year and bring along the results of their challenge from the previous year. I was with Linda last year when the girls met up, and the challenge for this year was to make up a doll quilt to be given to charity with the fabrics you see in the picture.

It took me a long time to start my challenge quilt as the fabrics are so different to anything I would have chosen, but as the time draws near to send it off, I decided to bite the bullet and just make something ... anything! I made up four DJ blocks, they are easy foundation pieced ones. The rest of the quilt went together easily, and to draw the black in the blocks out a little more, I put a piping with the binding. The quilt is around 17" square, and hopefully the quilt will be loved by a little person.

The binding didn't take long at quilt group, and with a lack of other stitching with me, I decided to cast on a sock with the Patonyle yarn I purchased the other day. I love, love, love how it's knitting up! I haven't even done one inch of knitting yet, but I can see I'll struggle to work on other things.

Well, that's it from me ... strike one goal off the list, and run out the door!

10 comments:

ruth said...

The quilt looks lovely, but where is the picture of the knitted sock, inch or not I'd still like to see :)

Hanne said...

A long way from your colour comfort zone I can see. You will bring joy to a new little owner I am sure - well done :-)

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

It looks great Tazzie. It must have been hard not working in colours you aren't into. Makes it hard to imagine how something will look.

Rose said...

I really have to push myself to work with colours i wouldnt chose, but sometimes they make the best quilts......urs is lovely!!

joyce said...

So cute. I'd never pick those colors either. I have challenge fabrics for a bag due next may and I am having trouble getting my mind around the colors. Maybe this post will inspire me to get them out and have another go at it.

Doodlebug Gail said...

That's cute - I'm sure a little girl somewhere will treasure it. I'm working on a quilt with those same fabrics .... you've reminded me that I have too many projects on the go!

Lois R. said...

That is such a sweet doll quilt! Some little girl is going to love it to pieces!!!

cher said...

I can't believe how quickly you whipped that small quilt up! wow.

Veronica said...

That's a wonderful doll quilt. Where's the sock? Sounds interesting...

Susan said...

I love the doll quilt. Using DJ blocks was just the perfect thing with those fabrics.

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