Thursday, July 14, 2016

Mighty Lucky Club July - One Fabric

The Mighty Lucky Club challenge for July was designed by Cheryl Arkison.  Cheryl challenged us to make a quilt using just one fabric - a stripe or a really bold print.  Cheryl taught us about using improv, direction, applique and shapes to make an interesting design with just one fabric.  I was immediately intrigued and knew exactly which fabric I was going to use:


I decided to make a checkerboard quilt by playing with the fabric direction.  I wanted to stay small at 18" square so cut 3.5" squares and set them up in a 6 x 6 grid.


I used the same fabric for the binding.  I just love it!  For the quilting, I went with simple straight lines on either side of the seams, about 1/4" apart.  The thread is Aurifil 40 wt in colour 2150 - a really nice shimmery orange.


I'm super happy with my mini quilt and loved the process so much, I'm going to try this again! Meanwhile, I put this little thing on my dining room table with the beautiful flowers my sweetie got me this week.


I will be linking up this little finish at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday and at Celtic Thistle Stitches for TGIFF.

And this is project number 6 on my Q3 FAL List.

16 comments:

KathyinMN said...

Wow, that's a cool challenge. Love what you did with the fabric you picked.

Debbie said...

Very cool! I love the fabric you chose. I'm anxious to try this again!

Marlene said...

That is amazing. Wonderful what you have done with your one piece of fabric. Love it.

Celtic Thistle said...

What a brilliant idea. I think working with that fabric in all different directions would have made my eyes boggle though :) you did a great job.

Josée Carrier said...

I love this idea! It looks great.

Francine Benoit said...

Très beau! J'aime comment tu réussis à faire des choses apparemment simples, mais avec un "wow" à chaque fois.

Shasta Matova said...

What a great challenge! Your project turned out wonderfully - you chose a great fabric to start with.

Cheryl said...

Very cool challenge, I like the basket weave effect the fabric gave.

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Great choice of fabric / print for the challenge, and as Cheryl mentions above, the final quilt makes a great woven effect!

Shannon said...

Oh, I love the concept of this project and you chose the perfect fabric to show off the technique!! I'm definitely intrigued!! Aren't fresh flowers the best?!!

Shannon said...

Oh, I love the concept of this project and you chose the perfect fabric to show off the technique!! I'm definitely intrigued!! Aren't fresh flowers the best?!!

Theresa Morgan said...

How unique and yet simple to do. That is soo looking at material different....going to ck my material out now???lol

Paige said...

The checkerboard design is perfect for the directional fabric!

Jocelyn Thurston said...

What an interesting concept and your use of that design was genious. I love your result.

Chantal Thibodeau said...

C'est super le fun comme résultat. En plus, les "approximations" aux coutures (s'il y en a) doivent tellement être cachées. C'est vraiment une très belle idée à partir de l'objectif de départ.

Leanne said...

It is simple but effective, great work. Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2016 global FAL hosts.

 
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