Monday, March 14, 2011

Robert Koffman Challenge

~Sending out prayers for Japan.~
American Patchwork & Quilting's April 2009 issue browsed through at MIL's house a month or two ago. I had just signed up to receive a free charm pack from the IMQG for the Robert Koffman Modern Quilt Guild Challenge.
Our guild chose the bright pack of Kona solids and gave us a theme of "Spring". There were some questions as to what other fabrics you could use, but general consensus was the sky's the limit.
This is the inspiration for my quilt. It's called Color Cues and when I saw it in the magazine, I just knew this was what I wanted to make.
What a great way to showcase the fabrics and keep in the spirit of "modern" quilting.

Here is what I had accomplished by Saturday. I've since added the borders. I'm not a big teal person and took my blocks to Joann's to audition other colors of Kona for the sashing and borders. I settled on "Maize" and love the brightness that still lets the colors pop.

Thinking maybe there ought to be a flickr group for the challenge...hmmm.
Going to go look if there is right now.

Blessings to you and yours.
Please join Lee at Freshly Peiced WIP Wednesday to check out some other fabulous in the works quilts and projects!


  1. oh this is really pretty...i love how that yellow makes the other colors stand out

  2. Your quilts are always so gorgeous and this is no exception! Beautiful!

  3. What a cheery quilt you have here! I'm praying with you for the folks in Japan.

  4. Pretty Kona quilt! Heehee... try Kaufman fanatics!

    On another note... I am too... so sad... what a strong people...

  5. What a beautful quilt top! Great job making it your own while still being true to the inspiration peice! Kim

  6. Good thinking with Maize! It works well! I also like how the blocks with the two colors each play off each other. What a fun quilt!

  7. Very pretty quilt! It turned out quite nice!

  8. That is great... love the colours

  9. I think you must have found the Flickr group because I saw your quilt, love, love it!!! I'm a teal person myself, but the Maize looks lovely as well. Congratulations on your RK challenge quilt top....send some of your creativity my way, will you? ;-)

  10. Wow! Yes, beautiful quilt top! Great job! I love the Maize. :)
    We just got our charm packs last week (Front Range MQG - Colorado), and I'm itching to get started.
    Robert Kaufman was SO generous to give us all charm packs, weren't they?

  11. By the way, in case anyone is looking for it, the MQG Solids Challenge Flickr group can be found here:
    Alissa Haight-Carlton created the group last week after the LA guild showed their quilts. There is some INSANELY RIDICULOUS quilts in that photostream! :)

  12. Hello! Your quilt is beautiful! That's great pattern for 'one colour' fabrics! I saw so many wonderful quilts in your lovely blog!
    Thank you so much for your visit ja sweet words! Teje


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