The Celebrate Spring Fatquarter Challenge between Darlene of Quilting Daze, Dawn of Quilts and Pieces, and myself is officially over. The challenge was issued by Darlene and the task was to use the same fatquarter fabric group (Celebrate Spring by Sandy Gervais for Moda), and create independent quilting projects within a one month time frame. My project is pictured above. I used a pattern by the Perkins Dry Goods Company called Sherbet Delight, which I thought would lend itself nicely to the fabric collection and color palette. I changed the size of my quilt slightly, by making it not as long as the version pictured on the pattern. As you can see in the photo, it turned out big enough to use as a coverlet on my queen sized bed.
My quilt measures 74" x 80", and is made of 18 pieced blocks & 14 solid blocks, set on the diagonal, "floating" on setting triangles. I added a one inch containment border and a 6 1/2 inch outer border. I struggled to get the top to lie perfectly straight for the photo and hope that the rumples will "quilt out" when the quilting is done. Aren't those big white squares just calling out for some kind of incredible quilting? When I get around to having it quilted, I may also opt for the scalloped border as shown on the pattern.
The Challenge was a heck of a lot of fun girls, and I hope we can do another one some time!