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The project that helped me find my sewing groove

Bluebirds on Madrona Road
Bluebirds on Madrona Road

Folks over at the MQG teamed up with Michael Miller fabrics (one of my fave fabric companies) to sponsor a quilt challenge using the Madrona Road fabric line designed by Violet Craft.

Participants were each provided a fabric pack with the instructions that the finished quilt had to be at least 12″ square and that you could only add solid colors or additional yardage from the Madrona Road line.  I supplemented my fabric pack with bits of white and black from my stash.  I was also determined to make the quilt using what I had on hand.  I did – thanks to a well stocked stash.

Nothing like waiting until the last minute, but I diligently worked on this project every night this week after work.  I met the deadline to upload my photo for consideration to be included in a vendor display at QuiltCon.  My deadline wasn’t really until my guild meeting on Saturday, but I thought it would be cool to say I at least entered the contest.  Who knows, maybe my little snowball block quilt will get chosen to be on display.

Anyhow, the quilt consists of 42 – 3″ snowball blocks.  Yes, there is a deliberate pattern to how the blocks were arranged.  The bluebirds were cut using my AccuQuilt Go! and appliqued using the raw edge technique.  The body is quilted in a loopy pattern.  I still want to add some beading and bling detail to the birds and a hanging sleeve.  This one I’m keeping for me!  Yes, probably need to buy a different camera!