Challenge Quilts

In rebuilding my computer files I came across this picture of a quilt I made for a family challenge. We’re not very consistent but periodically I do a quilt challenge with my Mom and 3 sisters.

This time around my sister Debbie got to pick the rules which were 1) only 3 fabrics allowed 2) it had to be at least 75×75 and 3) there had to be applique. I usually make scrap quilts so this was a difficult challenge for me. I’d rather work with 2 fabrics or MANY!

The pattern is based on a quilt in the book Bed and Breakfast quilts and I hated the quilt in the book but felt like the pattern would showcase the toile and that it would go together quickly. The idea for applique border came from a magazine.

In the end I really liked the result and rather than exchanging finished quilts as we usually did, I suggested we each keep our own so I could use it for one of my guest beds.

8 thoughts on “Challenge Quilts

  1. The Calico Cat

    I like it! (I have similar issues with using fabrics.)
    BTW MY Bed & Breakfast quilt is still a PIG – I am going to do the dogwood one – or somthing very similar to it!)

  2. tami

    Very nice quilt. That family challenge sounds like a lot of fun. Wouldn’t work in my family, but I think getting together a group of friends to do one would be a great idea.

  3. Laurie Ann

    I like it too. It looks really nice on the bed with the little white ruffle on the bottom!

  4. Evelyn aka Starfishy

    It is so nice that you can sew with your family! I just had a sewing day with one of my sisters and it was so much fun! Not sure I could make a 3 fabric quilt, but yours came out very nicely. Would you happen to have photos of what the rest of the family did with this challenge – would be interesting to see if you did!



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