Friday, May 2, 2014

Color Challenge Quilt

I have them, you have them, we all have them, you know you do, what are they?  Projects that you start and for whatever reason, don't finish.  I love the challenges that Victoria issues for us to try and I am always game for starting the new one, however, I haven't completed all the ones I started.   My mother's New Year's Resolution for 2014 is to complete projects, so I have kind of sort of adopted that same thought.  (I refuse to make resolutions.  They make me feel like I am under too much pressure and the end result is that I don't get anything done.)  Therefore,  I say to myself, "I am going to try to finish up some projects that are just laying around the studio."  The pressure is off, I only have to "try" to finish and if I don't get them done, it's no big deal. (I know, it's the same thing, but the wording takes the pressure off) 

SO, I have recently pulled out the color challenge blocks.  I only had 13 blocks finished when I put them to the side promising myself that I would finish the rest of them in the near future.  Well, as we all know, the near future was over a year away.  I made the executive decision not to make the remaining blocks and to just start putting the quilt together.  I spotted the perfect setting fabric, which had moved to the top of a pile of "need to be washed" fabrics when I knocked the stack over and re-stacked them.  Every color from the challenge was in there.  I finished off the top with a smaller border of the background Kona from the blocks and Voila - the top is finished.  Now I just need to piece a back and get it quilted. 

Thanks to the three students that "volunteered" to hold my quilt up so I could get a good picture of it.  Now on to the next project.   


Sewing In CT said...

That's the spirit!!!

Chris said...

Lookin good Nathalie! Your color blocks really sparkle, floating on the black solid. Love that you repeated the black in the border, too. Well done on your non-resolution!

sewyouquilt2 said...

looks great. glad you made a flimsy out of it

Rebecca said...

I have a thought on ufos and wips.
Sometimes all I really want is to try out an idea...a color combo...a technique and once I have done that the project is not UFO but has fulfilled the intent.
Works for me.

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

What a fun setting! I love who they jump right out at you! Beautiful! Way to persevere!!!

janequiltsslowly said...

Great finish! I love the wonky stars and the setting fabric,