• Guilds,  Quilting

    Riley Blake Challenge Quilt

    Thanks everyone for your great response to my Wee Animal Quilt tutorial. I am glad that you like it and I hope to see some of your finished quilts! A few months back the folks at Riley Blake Designs gave away a whole bunch of fabric to members of the Modern Quilt Guild. We each received a fat eighth of 6 different fabrics, and were told to use them as we liked. So long as we only used Riley Blake fabrics or solids with them. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, as the combination of fabrics would not have been a choice I would naturally make. At first…

  • Guilds,  Quilting

    Challenge Quilt

    A few months back now, Whitney at The Crooked Stitch started a challenge in our Roanoke Modern Quilt Guild. She gave us a bunch of fat 1/8th’s from the Denyse Schmidt Shelburne Falls line, and told us to go to town! I wasn’t sure at first what I wanted to do with them, but I knew I wanted to make a quilt (rather than a pillow or a wall hanging). While I was up at another shop in my area (Old Trinity) I saw this pattern called Cross It by Zen Chic. I bought the pattern, but I will admit that after reading through it I kinda abandoned it I…