Modern Sunbonnet Sue's Musings

Musings from the mind of a modern day Sue:
SewBatik Challenge 2012

Well, if I haven't got enough quilt projects to juggle, here comes another one. I realized the other day that I hadn't heard back about the SewBatik Challenge for the National Quilting Association show. I had sent for the fabric back in November and expected to hear by now if I would get a FQ to make the challenge quilt. Then, today, I received a package in the mail with the challenge fabric and instructions.

The theme for this year's challenge is the Marinar's Compass. Each year, the NQA has a theme for the annual quilt show, which is also used for the challenge quilt. SewBatik sponsors the challenge and, of course, the challenge fabric is a batik. This year's fabric is a pretty blue color. I have never made a Marinar's Compass block. Whenever I look at the intricate piecing, it appears so daunting. Since I have always wanted to try making at least one block, this is my opportunity. And, I cannot think of any other creative idea to complete with this theme.

Some of you may have put two and two together and remembered that my quilt from last year's challenge was my "Hot Tub" quilt quilt with the Log Cabin theme. I blogged about it here. So, my first step is to plan out my quilt. Finding the time will be the real challenge.

By the way, for those Jennifer Chiaverini fans, I did receive her newest Elm Creek Quilt's book from my daughter for Christmas, autographed. And, I'm nearly finished reading the story. Another happy moment, a quilt friend of mine always donates books to the library as a yearly donation. This year, she chose two of Jennifer's quilt pattern books for part of the donation. Cannot wait to check them out of the library. Of course, my friend got first dibs.

Keep on Stitching!

Published Wed, Jan 11 2012 8:46 PM by Pamela


# re: SewBatik Challenge 2012@ Wednesday, January 11, 2012 9:35 PM

Pamela, Good luck with the Marinar's Compass block and NQA challenge! I believe that block is paper piecing and a lot of it. Since it's a compass,you could make the block look like a compass with the N,E,S,W and other compass pieces/parts. Just a suggestion. Have fun with it.


# re: SewBatik Challenge 2012@ Thursday, January 12, 2012 1:19 AM

The book 'newest Elm creek quilt's book' is really good.Waiting for next book to be released by Jennifer Chiaverini.

Louis Toth