I just got home from Fall Quilt Market in Houston last night, and it was a BLAST! While I download my pictures and collect my thoughts for a proper blog post, allow me to catch up on some of my draft posts that I haven't had a chance to publish yet.
I think I've mentioned before that I serve as the "swap swami" (not my choice of title!) for the Triangle Modern Quilt Guild. That means I try to organize fun activities and swaps for all of the guild members.
Recently, I worked with the awesome, generous folks at Robert Kaufman fabrics to challenge the guild members with a fun challenge (hi, and thanks Allie!) Inspired by Tula Pink's Project Plume with the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild, we provided each member of the guild with a Ten Square of the Glam Garden collection by Josephine Kimberling.
The challenge? Make a project of your choosing with the Ten Square and, if desired, only ONE additional fabric. The project could be anything -- a quilt, a mini quilt, a table runner, a bag, a garment ... anything! At our last meeting, we hosted the GLAM GARDEN GALA, where we all showed off the items we made with the fabric.
First, here's the item I made (and OMG, I just saw while researching the links for this post that someone used the SAME pattern for their Project Plume mini quilt!) The fabric I added was Kona Ash, and I was able to make a nice-sized baby quilt that I think would be perfect for a modern, sophisticated baby girl! (Not everything for babies has to be pink and pastel, right?)
Here are some picture of the other members' projects. All pictures taken from the Triangle Modern Quilt Guild Flickr pool.
Amazing stuff, no? Part of the agreement to take part in the challenge was also to make an additional block that will be used to make a full quilt for charity. Here are those blocks: