WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU HAVE THREE CHALLENGES AT ONE TIME?
The color challenge for Patchwork Times.
The Free Motion Quilting challenge for SewCalGal with Leah Day as May's mentor.
And the Zig Zag Challenge for Marcia.
YOU PUT THEM ALL TOGETHER INTO ONE PROJECT
I started with Marcia's steps for making the Zig Zag blocks - pulled a lot of fun bright scraps for the colors in the Color Challene and I happened to have a couple of left over white strips from the Christmas Quilt Along project.
Putting the 1.5" strips on first - they already look like yummy candy.
After adding the 2" strips to the opposite sides, I cut my blocks into quarters per Marcia's directions.
Although Marcia shows how to cut 'wonky' at 3.25" squares - I hate odd sizes, and found my 3.5" ruler plopped right into action - made the cutting easier for me.
Oh, happy dance! Look at all those yummy candy pieces that I get to play with now.
Once I put my strips together I changed gears. Instead of one piece, I would make 3 projects from these. A table runner with 2 place mats.
Adding my white borders and I am so loving this. Do you think it looks like those candy pieces?
The runner and place mats ready to sandwich up and take on the next challenge - FMQ.
I used the wide meander with the secondary meander on the runner. I found that I slipped into my 'ribbon meander' that Marcia shows on her blog - I just like it and just kind of went to it auto pilot.
Hard to show a close up as the white fabric wants to glare.
HA - surprised you! Yeah, went bold with my backing. Hopefully you can see the FMQ. And my fun dotty binding.
The placemats I used the large meander with the boxy secondary. I had to concentrate on not slipping into that curvy mode.
A close up of the FMQ Challenge.
And this fun set together. I hope I met all my challenges - Color, FMQ, and Zig Zag. I had fun with this project and enjoyed sharing it with you. What challenge will you take on?