Saturday, December 1, 2007

Blended Quilt Challenge

Once upon a time in Blogland 4 quilty women decided that they needed a little excitement in their lives so the gauntlet was thrown and the weapons were drawn and a battle was declared. These fearless women are myself, Nicole, Lisa, and Cindy.

The rules of this challenge are as follows: Choose a quilt from one of the Blended Quilt books written by Marsha McCloskey and Sharon Evans Yenter of In The Beginning. Any quilt may be chosen and any fabric may be used. The challenge will run from December 1 through the last Monday in January. We four fine quilty ladies are supposed to have our quilts done by then. Not sure if there is a prize for finishing on time, but you never know in the land of blog.

This is the book I have chosen my quilt from. It is no longer in print, but some of the best designs have been republished in The Best of Blended Quilts.

And what is a blended quilt, you ask? Here is an excerpt from a page in the Blended Quilts book that explains it very well.

This is the pattern I have chosen to do.

Here is the fabric I am using for the stars. This collection is from Sentimental Studios and it is called Windsor. I found it about a year or so ago and fell in love with it.

The large pieces are for the backgrounds, borders, backing and binding.
Now I have to get busy and get it cut out and get started. I certainly don't want to be left in the dust, so to speak.


Juliann in WA said...

Looks like a fun challenge. Thanks for including a little explaination of a blended quilt. Enjoy.

Nicole said...

Perry, your fabric choices are fabulous! I cannot wait to see how this turns out. I am supposed to be posting about my challenge project choice today and I am still going back and forth over what I want to do. This is dreadful, but I can't make a decision!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Love your pattern and your fabrics. It's going to be fun watching your girls make these wonderful quilts.

Lisa D. said...

I LOVE your first graphic - I challenge you to a duel!!! Your fabrics are so beautiful, I can't wait to see them in your quilt. That's the pattern I used for my first one, and it was really fun to make! I'm mirorring you and doing the Arabella for this challenge! Guess I had best get to cutting and scheming!

Marcie said...

Those look like the perfect fabrics for that challenge. The quilts in that book really fascinate me. Marsha M. is my hero! Can't wait to see your results!

kcamou said...

Looks like a really fun challenge. I can't believe you would have a challenge right in the middle of the holiday season. I'm impressed! The fabrics you picked are great. I can't wait to see what it looks like!

Nan said...

Your fabric choices are gorgeous! Love the pattern, too! I will be watching everyone's progress in this challenge - it will be such fun!