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Guild Challenge

I accepted a challenge offered up by a member our our quilt guild. Using a fat quarter supplied by the guild (everyone uses the same challenge fabric), make a child's quilt based on the theme "Children's Games". The quilts will be judged and ribbons offered in June to the top three. Then all the quilts will be donated to the foster care program in our county.

These are the fabrics I used; the black print is the one issued in the challenge. I found the fishing pole fabric at a resale shop. I have found some amazing buys there. I suppose people are donating their stashes. Lucky for me, I have found some top quality fabrics for around $1 per yard. I spotted the other fabrics on a clearance table at Wal-mart. I chose them because of the bright colors and the way they remind me of something to do with fishing. Little red stars look like fish food. The green looks like bubbles. The red looks like plants swirling in the current. And doesn't the blue look like tangled fishing line?

Aren't the fish cute? I thought a log cabin block done with fussy-cut fishies for the chimney would make an interesting pattern to hold the attention of a youngster.

Solid water-colored sashing separates the blocks.

Here is the finished quilt top. The challenge fabric is used in the inner border. I bordered it and backed it with the fishing pole fabric. I like the way the fishing poles keep my eyes moving around the fish blocks.

Now to quilt it and bind it. Once I had a plan, it went together quickly. I like square quilts, this one will make a nice child's quilt or a lap quilt.

Oh, and the game inspired by this quilt? Go fish!


Published Mon, Apr 23 2012 9:28 PM by Gramz Quilts


# re: Guild Challenge@ Wednesday, April 25, 2012 9:28 AM

Really cute quilt!

by Karla

# re: Guild Challenge@ Wednesday, April 25, 2012 12:44 PM

Very cute idea. And the quilt would be good for either a boy or girl. :)

by Debra

# re: Guild Challenge@ Wednesday, April 25, 2012 3:54 PM

Thanks, girls! I decided it was a little too plain, so I have been adding to it. I am kind of excited about my new idea. I'll post a pic when it's finished.

# re: Guild Challenge@ Saturday, April 28, 2012 5:01 PM

I put a picture of the finished quilt in the post called "Go Fish".