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By Wednesday, June 22, 2011 , ,

solid challenge quilt

I love seeing all the WIP {work in progress} quilts that pop up around the internet on Wednesdays. Today, with just a couple hours to spare, I'm joining in on the fun.

This quilt has been in progress for quite some time. All the way back in April {goodness it's been that long?!} I posted about my start. Things were slow going until June. When I learned that I would actually be able to attend the June BAMQG meeting I pulled something close to an all-nighter to try and get the quilt top finished. Ummm, yeah... the top didn't quite get finished by that meeting.

The all-nighter did get me excited to see this quilt coming together. So a couple weekends ago now I started getting the strips put together. There's still one more to add to the bottom and then a boarder around the whole thing. Then, finally, the top will be done.

I was completely inspired by the Crazy Nine Patch by Oh Fransson! and the hands-on tutorial a member of the BAMQG did. Starting with 5" charms meant my finished blocks would be a bit smaller than the example. By bit, I mean a lot! These were squared up to 3.75". And with smaller blocks, but the wish to make a bed sized quilt I had to do some finagling to figure out the best way to use them. Graph paper was my friend!

Now, to just get the top finished {hopefully this weekend} and come up with a back side. I'm thinking mostly solid with a stripe of zigzagged half square triangles - rainbow style.

Happy sewing!

solid challenge quilt

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  1. I LOVE it! It's gorgeous and so different. Good job. I can't wait to see the finished quilt top!

  2. GREAT quilt top!!! Such fresh design... and love the the bright colors... well done!