Wednesday, December 23, 2020

On Point Challenge Quilt

On Point Challenge Quilt
48" x 68"
for Austin Modern Quilt Guild: a service project donated to charity
I have one adult kid living at home who is not really thriving during the pandemic.  So, I decided to offer up a project, and it would require just one hour a day.  It took us about 6 weeks to complete it.  The very private adult kid has consented to let me share it here.  I am delighted to share it with you!  I definitely am feeling the parental pride thing. And the adult kid also got some pride, both from the work, and the ability to stick to a project and complete it. The quilt is lovely, and will hopefully be loved by someone who needs it.

Learning to sew rows together.
Making our way through the rows on the design wall.
The quilt also had to stay hidden from any social media because it was a contest within our guild.  After everyone finished their quilts, we had a small outdoor quilt show one Saturday and the members voted on all the quilts.  You can see all the quilts here. It was really fun to be able to see quilts in person, and also be socially distanced.  Everyone wore masks too. We didn't stay long, but it felt so good to be around a group of other quilters and see a few old friends.  I look forward to a return of social gatherings. 
I also wanted to say "thank you" to the Austin Modern Quilt Guild for supplying the backing, the batting, and a label for our project!

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