If I’m being honest I’m barely keeping my head above water with projects that need to be completed and managing the Saskatoon Modern Quilt Guild (with my awesome co-chair Citric Sugar – who makes my life much easier!) – so this Madrona Road quilt came down to the wire. I was binding it late last night and washing it this morning.
The Saskatoon Modern Quilt Guild participated in the Michael Miller Madrona Road Challenge, we were given some fabric with the instructions to only add more from the line or solids. I received 5 fat eighths and 2 fat quarters, I also bought a bunch of yardage from Mad About Patchwork mainly for the binding and back. I added a few coordinating solids from my stash as well.
The official deadline was January 31st, to be considered for Quilt Con, but because of shipping to Canada we did not get our fabric until the first week in January, so we made a Guild deadline of February 24th.
I had the lattice pattern from From the Blue Chair on my “one day” list for quite awhile and since it has quite a bit of negative space I knew it would be perfect for this project.
So here is my most recent finish:
The front – I arranged the blocks randomly, only watching to make sure I didn’t have same fabrics touching or too many of the same colour close together.
The back – I used mostly yardage of the text print and seeds in grey, but the other bits are scraps from the fabric I got from the guild. I have no scraps left!
Some detail– I love, love, love the text print.
The quilting – I just used my walking foot and went through each lattice piece and intersected each block, it was quick and easy and I love the way it looks on the back.
Want to see what others did for the challenge? Take a look at the Flickr page.
I’m packing this quilt up tomorrow and sending it to a very special baby. I hope he enjoys many happy snuggles under it.