Recently I was recommended to participate in the StudioE Fabric Challenge by my quilting friend Susan Brubaker Knapp.
Basically the challenge was to create a quilt using fabrics from StudioE tone on tone lines: Just Color and Watermark.
The company wants the quilts to to be made to specific sizes so they will all fit together nicely to create a quilt / art gallery effect in the Studio E Fabric booth at Houston International Quilt Festival.
Since I received a large selection of green, blue, and purple fabric, I've decided to create a simple landscape quilt for the challenge that should finish around 24" x 48":
Since I've just gotten back from the Ricky Tims Seminar, I really want to try out some of the new techniques I've learned on this quilt. The biggest thing I learned from the Seminar was to work faster using simpler construction techniques.
So the entire top was pieced in 2 days using Ricky's Caveman Construction technique! How's that for fast?
Above is a shot of slicing and laying out the fabrics for the sky section. It's a very free-form way to piece. You wouldn't use this method if you want EXACTLY this design or EXACTLY that shape. It's more just how your rotary cutter slices them and how things fit back together.
So now that the top is together, I'm off to press and starch the snot out of it, then baste it to death to get ready for the quilting!
Let's go quilt,