Packets of fabric from the blue Madrona Road colorway were distributed by participating chapters of The Modern Quilt Guild, each of which created more specific guidelines for their own members to use for the challenge. All participants were invited to add solids and additional Madrona Road prints.
The Portland Modern Quilt Guild issued a challenge that involved using text in some way, something I found really fun and exciting!
One of the things that Violet and I have in common is that we both came to be doing the kind of work we do now only after years of holding soulless corporate jobs, so that part of the story really resonated with me and became the focus of my challenge project.
On a more literal level, I also love the work that Violet did on her collection!
This quilt is made from a single piece of yarn-dyed Essex in black and measures about 44" x 56". The patchwork heart and the smaller letters were appliqued using this technique.
I free-motion quilted using my dogwood quilting technique, which involved drawing a grid on the quilt top with water soluble marker and then misting the finished quilt with water after the quilting was finished.
Now that the quilt is finished and has been tested by George-Michael, I'm going to add it to the Finished Projects Flickr Pool.