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The patchwork challenge

Something happened to all my photos for this post.  I'm blaming the gremlins or maybe it was that giant thunderstorm that came through? Try again!

The Xmas party was last night so I can now talk about what I did for our groups Xmas challenge.

The challenge was that you had to make a cushion 16"x16".  It had to be pieced and quilted.  There was to be no embroidery or applique.  The colours stipulated were, black, white and a touch of colour.  I decided on a modern quilt design.  In fact it is the old fence rail pattern in a variety of black and white prints with some patterned black fabric.  I used a black batik that had a blue design.

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I just used line quilting using a variety of thicknesses of threads in varying shades of blue.

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I had chosen another colour to trim the cushion in but after quilting the piece I found that the stitching changed the colour  so I used the same batik on the back.

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The mitred corners on the edging drove me up the wall but it doesn't look too bad.  That edging does make the cushion bigger but the cushion without the edging meets the specifications.

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And when we put all the cushions together, all 20 odd, it was surprising to see that everyone was different.  It is great to have such creative friends.

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It sounds lovely but I can't see any pictures!

Carolyn Foley

I’m not sure what happened there. There was a big thunderstorm raging at the time I was posting but then again it might have been those Gremlins. So I took the opportunity to add a little more to the post when I put those photos in.

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