Friday, September 9, 2011

Habitat Challenge

When our St Louis MQG announced a challenge using Jay McCarroll's fabric line "Habitat" from Free Spirit, I knew I had to participate. You see Jay and I are close, BFF's. Okay, this is him posing with me at Quilt Market in 2008. I'm just one of the multitudes he posed with that day.

But that trip to Quilt Market really got me interested in working with modern designer fabrics. I came home enamored with Jay, Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner, Patty Young and more. And as a big fan of Project Runway - I took this challenge.
We were only allowed to use "Habitat" fabric and solids. I was inspired by this quilt on Flickr and used Elizabeth Hartman's pattern Rain or Shine.
I did tons of quilting like the inspiration quilt and that took a bit of time!
I'm pretty pleased and I think Jay would be proud!

10 comments:

  1. Cindy it's great! The quilt has such movement! I can't wait to see it in person.

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  2. Beautiful! I have this quilt on my to-make list, someday. I love how you changed the yo-yos to square centers. Great job on the challenge!

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  3. Great work, Cindy! That is some hard-core quilting! Really nice.

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  4. Awesome quilt, Cindy. Good job.

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  5. Looks great Cindy! love the quilting

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  6. Eye-catching! Can't wait to see it at the big reveal.

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  7. I would never have thought to use red for the centers. But,it's what really makes it pop. Beautiful!

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  8. this is a wonderful quilt! i love the colors you picked!

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  9. This rocks. I'm so glad everyone is posting their quilts ahead of the big reveal at the meeting

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