Six days ago, as my Monday morning rolled along, I finally got around to checking my email. I had missed Kim's notice that there would be a Project QUILTING Quarantine 2020 Limited Edition. After stating there would be no prizes and that we could decide how "perfectly we wanted to play by the rules, she also said:
"I mean, honestly, it’s just about
DOING SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE
so we don’t all go stir crazy, right?"
She's using the abbreviation PQQ2020. The first prompt Q.1 was released yesterday. You better BET that I'm going to participate!! Those other QALs will have to wait, as my creative muse ALREADY has an idea for my quilt. :o))
What are the guidelines, Joyful??
You can interpret that several ways: use large-scale prints in your fabrics, make a bigger project than usual, use a “big” theme, blow up a small subject much larger than life, or enlarge the grid-scale of your blocks to try a block 16″ or larger.
About those rules, Joyful...
Same as always:
No size requirement - make it as BIG or little as you would like.
Each piece has to be DONE to qualify.
We have ONE WEEK from INCEPTION to COMPLETION.
And, of course, LINK UP!!!
Let's see how it went...
The original design started out like this:
Then I spotted the stencils that I have been saving for 5 (?) years and traced them on paper and chose fabrics from a couple of gifted (Thank you, Cheryl K. and Francine!) scrap bags:
After cutting out the letters and numbers, I traced the characters on the back of each of them:
This is the ONE fabric that came from my own stash:
When it came for the applique, I opted for raw edge technique with glue,
The quilt wanted MORE thread:
There was the matter of that TINY Q to deal with:
Oh! Binding, too.
Eventually, the little BIG quilt was done:
7.5" x 8"
The reason, Joyful, why did you make this quilt???
That's easy.... There was no reason NOT to make it!! SEW, I did.
Here is my completed Q.1 Challenge quilt, pictured with my first heirloom iris of the season:
Thank you, Kim, for giving me something to do besides obsess of statistics about COVID-19 this week. Even with all the extra time provided by our state's version of a shelter-in-place order in effect, I still only managed to complete the mini quilt for this challenge prompt with little more than an hour remaining before the deadline! How does that happen?!?! I'll just have to be satisfied that I did finish it. (And used a few fabric scraps along the way.)
Sharing with Cynthia
Until next time...
Go BIG and Stay at Home!!!