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Rise to a Guild Challenge

     Have you ever participated in a guild quilt challenge? Being a member of a local guild or an online guild gives you an opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and try something new within guidelines established by the group leader. Seems I’m always talking about stepping out of your comfort zone. Maybe I just get bored easily and like trying new things. This quilt was part of a color challenge. We drew three crayons from a paper sack. We scribbled samples of those colors on two 3 x 5 index cards and tossed the crayons back in the bag. One card was left with the group leader and the other you used to select your fabrics. The goal was to use a significant amount of the colors in our quilt. I was fortunate to find the border fabric that included all three of my random colors.

This quilt was another challenge. They called it “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue”. My something old was the 9 patch corner blocks. Something borrowed was the center block which I borrowed from a paper piecing class I took several months earlier. Something blue was of course the fabric color and something new was the remaining quilt I designed in EQ. It’s a nice sized wall hanging and was so much fun.

Next time your guild offers up a challenge, why not rise to it? You might be surprised what you learn in the process and how your grow you skills.


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