Monday, September 28, 2009

The Hippo Quilt

Yay! I just finished this quilt I designed for a fall challenge at a local quilt shop! It's now on display for the month of October at Country Quiltworks in Montgomeryville, PA.

As usual, it's a little bumpy, and the binding is a little wonky...but that's alright. I thought my piecing was stellar! (Goes to show how much piecing I do and little quilting and binding, aka finishing.)
I bought these hippos online because I thought they were too cute. So maybe the don't quite go, but I love them. They're hiding on the back, and that's why this one's called "the Hippo Quilt."

Here's the gist of the rules:
1. Choose a Fall Challenge theme. I decided on Black and White.
2. Take a packet of (25) 2 1/2"x10" fabric strips. Use a significant amount of each print from one packet. We were allowed a second packet, but there weren't any when I needed one!
3. For the top and binding, you can use up to four more fabrics of your own. I chose those four blue/aqua prints.
4. The sum of the sides of the project should be no more than 140". Mine's right on target!
5. Pieced, appliqued, embellished as you wish. Must be quilted.

It will be up soon in the shop, so I can't wait to check it out!

1 comment:

  1. aww so cute! I love hippos =].

    I'm jealous of quilt makers because I can't cut shapes that are the same size =[. lol.