Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Another Challenge

I must like challenge, because I signed myself up for another one. Yesterday I received my QuiltCon Michael Miller Challenge fabric. Ugh, pastels! Wasn't the last one pastels too???!!!  Not my thing, but I guess that's what makes it a challenge.

The Rules!
  • *UPDATED* Only Cotton Couture fabrics are permitted. (The back and binding may include Michael Miller prints.)
  • You don't have to get the free fabric to be involved - all you have to do is use the Michael Miller Spring Cotton Couture line in your quilt!  Below are the colors of the fabrics that will be sent.
    • OPAL
    • BREEZE
    • SPA
    • SPRING
  • Quilts must be entered here to be considered for the challenge at QuiltCon.
  • Quilts will need to follow the general rules of the QuiltCon Quilt Show found here.
Since I don't know of a local quilt shop that sells Michael Miller Cotton Couture, I ordered some additional colors from Hawthorne Threads (well at least they're in Albany, NY).

I picked out Lime
Michael Miller House Designer - Cotton Couture - Cotton Couture in Lime

and Marine
Michael Miller House Designer - Cotton Couture - Cotton Couture in Marine

You know, the usual suspects! ;)  I needed some contrast!

I have a design in mind, but not sure how I'm going to actually piece it. 

Anyhow, I'm linking up with Free Motion by the River for Linky Tuesday and A Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday.

Fresh Poppy Design

Color Me Quilty!



  1. This is the first time signing up for this type of challenge, and I had the same reaction to pastels! My solution was to set them on a dark color, so I bought two yards of Charcoal...and a day or two later I got the email with the updated rules saying the quilt needs to be primarily of the challenge fabric--boooo. Oh well, I'll probably just invert my design plans and then quilt the crap out of it.

  2. You had me at "Ugh, pastels!" I am NOT doing this challenge. The last one put me firmly in "never again unless I really truly LOVE the fabrics" camp. Hope you are able to make something spectacular (yay for adding lime and marine, both great colors!) in spite of the pastel thing.

  3. Hmm... that would be a challenge for me as well. Contrast is what makes a good quilt and they have eliminated the option of high or even medium contrast.

  4. I love your addition fabrics.. Pastels are great, as long as that is what you really want.. I am sure your additions will give it the necessary pzazz!