Thursday, April 3, 2014

Quilt Alliance Inspired by.....challenge

A fun little project.
I've wanted to make this quilt for two years… I've toyed around with the ideas a few times, and always stalled…. I had never been much of a feathered star 'fan'… Star quilts? YES! But feathers stars, not so much... until I saw this quilt. (below in green)

So when we, at the Quilt Alliance, who are partnered with the Quilt Index, made this years challenge to be "Inspired by…"  Meaning, Find a quilt that inspires you on The Quilt Index, and make your own inspired version of it, in a 16" quilt, Well…. I knew exactly what quilt it had to be!

from INSPIRATION ( CLICK HERE)  to design…

 to slow and putsy sewing…

To adding design elements…

My Little 16" square beauty! Yes, those points are VERY TINY!

So. That's as far as I am on my little quilt! It took me  hours to rip out all the paper, flying to India! I may or may not have left a paper trail, all the way from NYC to India!

I'm ready to quilt it... My mind is full of texture and pattern from visiting india... 
What on earth will I do to finish it?

visit the Quilt index, find your inspiration, make!
deadline to submit is June 1st! 

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  1. Fabulous little quilt, lovely backdrop!

  2. Lovely quilt! Good idea to rip out paper on the very long flight:mindless but productive work. I may have to check out this challenge; I'm in a piecing mood lately.

  3. When I was looking at the first pictures, I didn't realize how small it is. Great quilt!

  4. Perfect! I love what's happening inside the feathered star. It is so exotique! Shows you have truly mastered machine paper piecing, too.

  5. I love this!!! especially the photo of you in India! I am hoping to get my act together and make a quilt for the challenge too! and I have my tickets already for that weekend!!!

  6. Those certainly are tiny points! This is just beautiful! Can't wait to see how you finish it.

  7. Hi Victoria, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


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