Working on a Reader’s Challenge
I have always wanted to enter a reader’s challenge and this week I finally did. Quilting Arts magazine had a challenge to create a mini-quilt with the theme of “Art in the Park,” and I had an idea from our trip to San Diego last year, so I decided to try.
Now that the “quiltlet” is done, I think it is pretty, but not exactly original. But I learned so much from working on a small scale for once. (And if it’s not chosen, I’ll show it here!)
Working in small scale made me think harder about how all the elements work with each other and with the whole. I limited myself to one kind of fabric, one thread color, and only two kinds of embellishment to keep the quilt cohesive. But I spent a lot of time experimenting with composition and color placement before I got an arrangement that is interesting and balanced.
I think I could have made a crib quilt in the same amount of time, but I would not have learned as much!