The beginning of this post was written in December, 2018.
The Boundary Bay Quilting Guild (I’m a member) is having a quilt show in May. One of the challenges is called a “Whisper Challenge.” In THIS POST I wrote,
- Whisper Challenge: You sign up for this and the organizers put you in secret teams of 4. You are not told who is on your team. The first person completes a quilt for the January meeting and hands it over to the organizers. The 2nd person gets to look at the quilt for 5 minutes (no picture taking) and needs to make a quilt as close to the one they saw and hand it in at February meeting. Then the 3rd person looks at the quilt handed in at the February meeting and makes one for March. The 4th looks at the March quilt and hands it in in April. The 4 quilts will be displayed at the show. A friend talked me into this … why oh why did I agree to it?
Around the time I wrote about it, I received an email telling me that I was to be the FIRST person. My little 12″x 18″ quilt needed to be finished by the January meeting. Oh – the pressure was on … I knew I would miss the January meeting because I would be basking in the sun in Hawaii. SEW … what’s a gal to do? Get on with it.
My husband, the great idea man, suggested making a lighthouse quilt. What? HuH? ME? Sew, I tried to digitize one … still needs lots of work … too much work … so we drew it out. He thought the lighthouse should be at 10 degrees. Ha! Ha! not happening! But then, I remembered I had a 9 degree ruler. Perfect.
Then there was marking the beach / water line … curves … OK … I can do this – right? Sew … I sewed very slowly and it worked!!! Attaching the sky was a straight line … Easy Peasy!
I used Seam-a-Steam Light for all of the pieces, used a rotary cutter to make sure the lines were straight. Then they were placed in position and pressed into place.The next step was the dreaded CR-appliqué portion. Satin stitching around the lighthouse bits and pieces. I took my time.
For the door and windows, I just used what I call the “3 step” stitch … when you don’t have a width on it, it makes a “heavy” stitch. It goes back and forth and then moves forward.
And here’s the final quilt for the whisper challenge. It will be fun to see how the next people in line replicate this quilt!
Here is a picture of the 4 whisper quilts. Each participant kept the original theme (that didn’t happen in some of them!) I love the variations that each one made. Remember, they only got to look at the quilt before them for 5 minutes! It was a fun challenge. And, I think the followers did an awesome job, don’t you?
Piecing & Quilting
Lots of secrets! You’ll just have to wait!
Nothing finished, nothing added!
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|*||Fabric Used this year:||75.15||yards|
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|*||Fabric Added this Year:||57.05||yards|
|*||Net Fabric Used for 2019:||18.1||yards|
Lots and Lots of stitchin’ time this week.
- January – April: 92 out of 109
- May –12 out of12
- Year-to-date: 104 out of 121 = 86%
For more Stitchin’ Time, you can check out Kate’s blog: Life in Pieces
No change in the chart for this week!
- Tish @ Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland
- So Scrappy Saturdays @ So Scrappy
- Sunday Stash @ quiltpaintcreate
- Oh Scrap @ Quilting is More Fun than Housework
- Monday Making @ Love, Laugh, Quilt
- Design Wall Monday @ Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
- Moving it Forward Monday @ Em’s Scrapbag
- Main Crush Monday @ Cooking up Quilts