As I mentioned back in November, my quilt guild introduced a few challenges on this year’s program. One of them was the Brown Bag Challenge.
The Brown Bag Challenge
Anyone who wanted to participate in this was to bring a brown bag filled with 4 fat quarters, 1 meter of fabric and a cookie cutter. We all put them in a pile and then randomly grabbed a different bag. Your job with the new brown bag is make a completed (bound and quilted) quilt for your partner using what they’ve supplied you. In June the finished quilt will be given to your partner.
I’ve been working on the quilt for a little while now. One night when I couldn’t sleep I finished sketching the design I wanted to use. It is a basic design, but it did take a bit to figure out how all the pieces would fit together. When we found out we were having a baby and she would be due in June I was a little concerned with the commitment I had made to complete my partner’s project. I know my partner would totally understand if I didn’t make the deadline, but I just didn’t want to have that happen. The worst thing that will happen is that I won’t be able to be the one to deliver it to her.
Since I wanted to ensure that I had it complete for the June reveal I made it one of my first priorities – after all it was being made for someone else.
I love how it turned out. I call it “On the Plus Side” but I can’t show it to you yet. But I will show you the back of the quilt.
My partner included this mustard colored fabric that I used as the backing – as you can see. Her cookie cutter was a little hippo that I had to somehow use in the quilt. I used a wavy quilting pattern that Bijou Lovely did a tutorial on and when I would look on the back I often thought it looked like rolling hills. So I appliqued the little hippo on the back to wander over the rolling hills.
I really like the back and really like how the wavy quilting turned out. I will definitely have to try this quilting pattern again.