Saturday, September 17, 2011

Habitat Challenge Quilt Progress

Picking out some nice Kona solids for the challenge

We chose to make an X & + Block for our quilt.  
Here are a few blocks and below all the blocks!

This is the quilt top.  It turned out SO great ladies!
It's a crazy quilt for sure but I am amazed it actually looks good.  
We had 13 ladies of the group make 4-6 blocks each.  
We love how each block is unique and the solids everyone chose to use were different too.  

This is what the back will look like.  I still have to cut, sew, iron, repeat.  
Then I have to pin, pin, pin, repeat.  
Then I have to quilt, quilt, quilt.  
(Anyone want to come by and help out?) 
For the back we were thinking filmstrip down the back.  Then maybe Kona Medium gray for the back. But I noticed in my stash I didn't have enough of any of my kona grays.  So, Stephanie and I decided to use three!  We then needed to make the filmstrip wide enough to have the back be big enough for the quilt top.  So, I had the idea of adding a coordinating solid to either side of our habitat fabrics.  The letters will be out of 9 habitat fabrics and I will applique them onto the gray backing.  The font we picked was the one everyone voted yes on.  For the binding we picked the "drop cloth" fabric along the right side of the quilt.  I will look really cool and different as it goes around the quilt edge.  I CAN NOT wait to finish this quilt.  Because I really want to have it ready for the fair and I really want to see it finished to enjoy it!  
Question: Any suggestions on a quilting pattern?  I was thinking of stitching along some diagonal lines like a lattice design.  Any other ideas ladies???  Email me ( or the group (  Thanks!!!!!

BIG THANK YOU to all the wonderful ladies that wanted to design and sew the habitat blocks!  
They all look AWESOME!  :)

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