I know I could have made anything for the challenge- but I knew immediately that I wanted to make a quilt, and that I wanted to use my Quick Curve Ruler, and I knew I wanted to keep large pieces of the fabrics on the front of the quilt, and use the panel on the back- to give it a double sided look. Each fabric got assigned it's own quilting design- which gave it it's own "texture"- and each 1/4 yard I ordered was cut in half and half was kept uncut and the other half I sliced up with the QCR- and the design just kind of fell into place. I like that in each row you can see one big piece of the line and little slices of all the other pieces- and curves give it lots of movement-which combined with the textures- makes it a really fun quilt. It was also ridiculously fast to piece together- just a few hours! The back took a bit more thinking as I was unsure of how I wanted to use the panel. It was so pretty, I just couldn't hack it all up- try as I might. In the end I used half of it as is for the center square, and used pieces of the rest of it to make the smaller rectangles on the edges. I also used a bit extra I had to give splashes of it in the binding. I paired the panel with Cozumel Blue for the back- which I also used for the binding as well. Another first for me with this quilt was using double batting. I never have done that before, but I really wanted the texture to jump out at you for this quilt, so I went for it. I will say I had my issues with it- not as easy to keep tight and basted with no shifting- but if you are careful you can do this in your domestic machine (I did)- though this method would be easier for sure on a long arm. Overall I am very pleased with the results and hope you all like it too. Nothing gets my little brain more excited then a creative challenge and I had tons of fun participating in this one- can't wait to see all the amazing things you all make too~
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Thanks to Angela Walters and Art Gallery Fabrics for such a great challenge!