Aurora Borealis: A Teaser!

Awhile ago, I gave you a sneak peak of the challenge quilt I was making for the Evening Star Quilters guild that meets in Davison, Michigan.  But I wasn’t very nice, and what you saw was kind of blurry.  So here’s an UPDATED peek for you:

Yes, I know, it looks kind of strange.  You didn’t think I’d show you the entire quilt yet, did you?  We can’t reveal our quilts until November 30th, so you’ll just have to wait a little longer.  But I know you’re my friends, so I hated keeping you in the dark like that!  This quilt measures exactly 25 x 25 inches square.  No more, no less.  That was a requirement.  It has binding on it (required), but I still need to create the label (also required).  The picture you see shows the quilt on my carpet; that isn’t tan fabric, folks!

Now, my hand quilting friends need to understand something.  I have a mid-arm Pfaff Hobby Grand Quilter, which allows me to machine quilt when I need to.  I’m not very good at it, and a good long-arm quilter will look at this little quilt and say “YUCK!”   But that’s ok, because this is just a fun quilt and not intended to be an heirloom.  It’s a playful quilt! 

Just to remind you, everyone in the guild that wanted to participate was given one fat quarter of this fabric:

2011 Challenge 001


We were allowed to use ONE other fabric on the front to go with it.  Nobody said how large the piece of fabric had to be, or what we could DO with it… such as applying dye, bleach, etc.  So I got kind of crafty and played around with some fabric I bought from my favorite “let’s play with dye” person, Vicki Welch.  Vicki has some great gradations, and one of them was just about perfect for what I needed.  But I did do a little playing with it to get it to look just right.  I don’t think she’ll mind!

So wait about two weeks and I’ll show you the entire front of the quilt. 

Really!  I’m not kidding!