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:

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

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

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

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  4. 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.

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  5. I love this idea! It looks great.

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

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

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

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

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  10. 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?!!

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  11. 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?!!

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

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  13. The checkerboard design is perfect for the directional fabric!

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

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  15. 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.

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  16. 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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