Last week I attended the Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild. It was great once I got there, but it was a nightmare getting there! It usually takes me just under an hour. With construction, two accidents, and city traffic, it took twice as long! I had even left early and wondered what I was going to do with my extra time. That was one worry that quickly subsided - unfortunately. Even on my way home it took longer than usual because of narrowing construction lanes at 9:00 at night!
Enough about my nightmare -- the guild di a fun thing. Evidently at one of the previous meetings that I had missed, they passed out Kona solid charm packs. This night they brought the finished challenge quilts. They put numbers -- no names -- on all the quilts, and we voted for our favorites. I did get there just in time for the voting!
To no one's surprise Kati won, even though no one knew which quilt was hers.
This was second place. This is the back! The top is fun, but I like that back better!
This is the front.
There was a three way tie for third -- how's that for being indecisive!
These circles are appliqued and the back is cut away behind.
These squares are pieced. She used a clever technique. She sewed a narrow border around a charm square. Then cut it in half each way. Then rotated the squares and sewed them back together! So much better than cutting all those tiny sashing pieces! I think there was technically some cheating here because only solids were suppose to be used, and she cut up her Kona bag which is a print. Just the kind of cheating we quilter's whole heartedly endorse!
Fun night! I have recently heard of two Modern Quilt groups closer to me, so I may be making a change as much I have loved meeting these ladies.