Thursday, March 12, 2020

🌾Meadowland 🌾Number 4--The Challenge!

As a Minnesota Quilter, we have a fabric challenge category in our annual quilt show. This year there are "Warm" and "Cool" fabric packet options. Can you tell which one I chose:

The "Warm" challenge packet comes with 4 fat quarters: the floral below right, plus the lower 3 fabrics. We can add 3 other fabrics, for me, the upper three FQs below, plus a background fabric which I didn't add since I treated my floral print as the background:


Quilt Info:
Pattern: Meadowland by Then Came June--downsized from 16" blocks to ➡️ 6" blocks
Fabric: Minnesota Quilters 2020 Challenge Fabrics--Warm
Size: 24" X 24"
Quilting: 1/8" Matchstick quilting
Batting: Quilters Dream Batting, Poly
Thread: top--Superior Metallics, Rose Gold, and bottom--Glide 60 weight, Mocha 
Fun Fact: In order to keep the floral fabric intact, I cut the 4 corner squares as 1. I was totally inspired by @evquilts on Instagram and her quilt, here and here.
    
I double dipped on this quilt and made it as part of the Meadowland QAL, ending this week, on week 6. Here are my weeks 1 through 5 posts for the Meadowland Quilt Along:










I love doing matchstick quilting! I found some Rose Gold metallic thread and spaced my matchstick quilting 1/8" apart:
This is all hand guided, as you can see close-up. I love the imperfections--they make the quilting look more human:
We visited the Como Park Conservatory and Zoo and took some "quilts in the wild" photos:
The giraffes were especially interested in checking out my quilt that day!
Look for my challenge quilt at the Minnesota Quilters Show, June 11-13, 2020, at the St. Cloud River's Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud, MN!

Grace and peace!!! ~Nancy

17 comments:

  1. WOW! You keep outdoing yourself. This Meadowland is even more gorgeous than the last ones! I love the pink and gold with some green, it's just stunning!!

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  2. Good luck in the show, it looks like a winner to me!

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  3. That little quilt is gorgeous! Love the fabric and color choices. Metallic thread isn't easy to use, at least in my machine...kudos to you for making it work!

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  4. So pretty and a fabulous setting for your photos. Especially love those giraffes!

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  5. That is a really cool ( or warm) quilt!!! THe colors are some of my favorites! but the pics with the giraffes - the BEST!!

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  6. Pretty! I love the shot with the giraffes :-)

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  7. The colors are pretty. I especially like the picture of your quilt with the flowers.
    Quilter Bonnie

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  8. Well done! The quilting is spectacular! Wish my long arm quilter felt secure enough to try it. She’s a beginner, getting better with each quilt!

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  9. everything about the quilt is beautiful

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  10. This is fabulous. I love everything you did - shrinking blocks, metallic thread and matchstick quilting!

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  11. Lovely quilt, bright and joyful!

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  12. What a pretty little quilt. One of these days I'm going to have to try matchstick quilting - it loos so cool!

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  13. Love the setting with cyclamen, pansies and is the blue a cineraria? Super colours that have gone together to make a darling quilt.

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  14. Wow! Those colors are amazing! I love the texture from the matchstick quilting--that's usually to much for me, but it looks fantastic on this quilt. And I like the imperfections, too. Lovely!

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  15. Fabulous little quilt. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  16. The pictures with the giraffes is just such a highlight :) And very fun to see the meadowland in a small scale version. I think you made your challenge fabrics work well together with your own. xo Melanie

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