Week of two completed quilts…part 2

This quilt was my submission to the Modern Quilt Guild’s Challenge #3.  Organic was the word we were challenged with to build a quilt around.  Challenge accepted.  I spent lots of time building an idea and looking for inspiration.  Then it hit me.

I was driving with my girlfriend while we were out for her birthday and I was looking at all of the vibrant green trees with brown and purple all mixed in along the road.  When we got to dinner, I busted out paper and started designing.  Later that week I went on bike route along the Monon Trail in Indy and it all come together.  Those same colors were exploding along the trail.  It made riding 25 miles a little easier.

This is my interpretation of the trail with all the bright bold colors of purple, green and brown that outlined the trail.

Organic Challenge Quilt


Showcasing my quilt Saratoga.  Made for cheerful betting.

Project Modern

Good Friday morning.  We have a winner on Chick’s new collar…Cherry Flower.  She is just so excited she’s passed out on her favorite chair right now from her elation.  Nope, she’s saving up her energy to torment us later. 

I saw this announcement this morning and thought I would share.  Wonder what the challenge will be?  Like I don’t have enough on my plate already. 

Project Modern

August 16, 2010 by themodernquiltguild


Do you love to create modern quilts? Do you like the challenge of coming up with your own design or unique modern spin to a traditional design?  If so, have we got an announcement for you! 

The Modern Quilt Guild is thrilled to launch Project Modern, a year long series of exciting quilting challenges!  Project Modern will be made up of four challenges that will span from September 2010 to September 2011. 

We have lined up a group of incredible judges who we are so pleased to have involved.  Valori Wells, Malka Dubrawsky, Pokey Bolton and Denyse Schmidt will each judge one challenge. 

Our wonderful sponsors are providing us with  amazing prize packages and to top it all off just for entering the challenge, you will be entered into a drawing to win a Janome Horizon Memory Craft 7700QCP sewing machine!! 

Everyone is invited to participate. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or consider yourself a pro. It is about each of you challenging yourself to design and create. We welcome all members of the modern quilting community and encourage quilters to stretch out of their usual comfort zones. We anticipate that you will come up with some exciting and innovative creations. 

We will be announcing the first challenge on September 1st, so keep an eye out here for the details, to see what fabulous prizes you can win and how you can take part! 

Record Breaking Days

Thank you readers. I have had two days this week with over 20 views.

Have you guys heard about the Modern Quilting Guild? There is one here in Indy that will hopefully start meeting next month. There are guilds nationwide.

This is a great idea. I’m not a huge traditional quilter and I can’t wait to see what these quilters can do. My mind will be going crazy with ideas.

The Modern Quilt Guild