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.