What a year the guild had this year. One of the challenges we had this year was the Brown Bag challenge. Each participant put 4 fat quarters into a brown bag. Then each participant selected a different brown bag and their goal was to make a quilt out of those fat quarters and 1 meter of fabric that you added.
It has become one of my favorite challenges. Probably because it is so challenging. You have only a certain amount of fabric that you have to make something out of. It is probably easier than I make it, but I always try to get the most BANG for my fabric buck. I could make something on the smaller size and have lots of fabric left over, but I try to make a nice size wall hanging or table cover.
Thanks to the help of Canoe Ridge Creations and her Fresh Mini Club. This pattern is called Fireworks and it w as the pattern from July 2013.
This was the back. I had to use every last inch of fabric I had left to complete it. I had bits and pieces left.
I did some straight line quilting as well. That took a lot more time then I had thought, but I really liked the end result.
This is the one that I got. Isn’t it wonderful. My friend Donna made it, though I had no idea when I selected the brown bag in June. That was the twist this year. In June when you brought the finished quilt, you put it in a brown bag and on the table. During our last guild meeting the participants then picked another bag and whatever quilt/quilted item was inside you got.
The one I got has a home on my coffee table and it is perfect.