Thank you to Amy at Amy's Creative Side for hosting this festival, and thanks to all the lovely sponsors who help to support it!
Today, I thought I'd share with you a quilt I made called "Off To Oz!" that is completely out of my usual comfort zone, but one that I'm really happy with just the same. So, how did I end up making a quilt that wasn't what I usually do? Well see, what happened was...
Generation Q Magazine (have you heard about them? They're this great e-zine and online community for modern/contemporary quilters - you should check them out!) Anyway - GenQ had a challenge they called the Scrap Splat Challenge:
the brief was simple - Thomas Knauer would sent us 40 scraps, and we had to use them all in the completed piece. Long before the scraps came to me in the mail, I had two designs. Which design I chose would depend on what the scraps looked like when they arrived.
Well, when I saw the monkey butt (front and centre in the picture above); my design was chosen! (Process in this post.) And that was it! It was such a relaxed challenge; one that I really enjoyed, with a fun result.
Thanks for coming by, and make sure to go and see as many quilts as you can in this fabulous festival.