There is a quilt shop in town, but I don't often shop there. The owner's taste in fabrics is different than what I normally buy. A couple weeks ago I was in town on Sunday, and she had her flag out showing she was open, so I took a minute to run in to see what was new. She's having a challenge using these fabrics. Now normally I wouldn't participate in something like that; but having spent the day before with some quilt buddies on a road trip, I was still feeling the inspiration from being with them. (Yes, girls, I'm in awe of each one of you!)
Right away I knew my project had to be quick to sew because I need to turn in my project this weekend. I decided to use Blackbird Designs' quilt block that I posted about here and made this miniature quilt. The handles are fall colors of rust, brown, and dark green. I did a simple quilt-in-the-ditch machine straight stitch to hold the layers together. I took the time to fussy cut the binding along the printed lines of the plaid.
Voting will take place during a local shop hop in October, and votes are a penny apiece. Now I don't care if I win or not because the money raised will support an area charity, and that's a good thing. And there is already a stunning lap quilt entered, but it was fun to sew this up and give it a chance.
And the crazy black and white check fabric? I put it on the back!