Sunday, May 15, 2011

Teeny Weenie Quilt Challenge

First I want to apologize for this terrible photo. The cell phone just does not do a great job but I wanted to get something posted today.

Here is the progress on my Teeny Weenie Quilt Challenge. This is a challenge from the Port Orford Quilt Guild. Those who wish to participate were told to bring one yard of summer fabric and it was then divided between the participants. The instructions were to create a small quilt no larger than a fat quarter with the fabrics provided. We could eliminate one fabric and add one. I received 17 fabrics. I was not sure at the beginning what in the world I had gotten myself in to. When I initially looked at these fabrics I could not imagine what I was going to do with them. So I looked at them and rearranged them for about a week or more and finally decided they were best arranged in order of the colors on the color wheel. I was able to cut circles out and cover most of the colors (kind of). I added the background fabric. My inspiration for the design of this piece was a quilt by Carol Bryer Fallert.

I began quilting yesterday. I only have one section quilted but will continue on this path. I am still thinking about whether I will quilt all of the blank spaces with the same color or weather I will change colors. At this point I am thinking I will try and keep things in the same color family but vary it a bit. However by later that may change too. I just am not sure.

I have had a great time playing with this once I decided I could now I am thinking about doing another working with colors in order of the color wheel. I am going to try and focus on color for a while and see where it takes me.

I hope all of you are having a fabulous weekend. I hate to say this but as I look out the window the rain has begun again and that makes me happy, I think it is time to sew some more and not feel like I should be doing something else like work outside...


  1. Can't wait to see this one completed.......LOVE the direction you are going!!!

  2. You came up with a fabulous solution, and the whole piece is looking wonderful! I love how a small quilt can pack such a large punch of excitement, movement and energy!

  3. this is very striking Connie. I think you have done a marvellous job with the task you were given, I love it.

  4. I really like the movement and colour progression in this piece. I think maybe some plain black unquilted areas would be powerful too.