Just as a review, the Brown Bag Quilt challenge was created at Stash Manicure. Each participant was paired up with a partner and sent them 2 yards of fabric that they no longer felt they would use. I received 4 1/2 yard cuts (the green print on the back, the medallion print, the burgundy corner print, and the white with polka-dot print.) The challenge was then to design a quilt using at least 90% of the material received and adding to it material that you already had in your stash. You were not allowed to buy anything for this project. It was a super fun challenge, especially designing with such specific requirements.
So here is my result for the Brown Bag Quilt Challenge.
I tried some new quilting. On the sashing and first block border I did swirls. I saw this swirl pattern over at Natalia's blog on her I'm Blushing quilt and have loved it ever since. I kept wanting to try it but it takes a little getting used to and I was worried about having to sew over a line already sewn. In the end, I figured this was a Brown Bag Contest aka Ugly Quilt Contest so if I messed it up it would be alright :) And I have to say, by the end of the quilt, I had it pretty much down. (Which I hope I can say after at least 200 of them :)
I also did a little curly vine-ish motif in the center block and in the second border. I thought it went well with the swirls but added some variety. It was super fun, I think I will be doing it again soon :) Don't you just love that medallion fabric!!
And here is another shot of the back in all of its super snuggly "I have just been washed and dried" glory. I am so happy with how this turned out. I can't wait for another challenge like this to come up again :)
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