Sunday, June 20, 2010

Chicago Modern Quilt Guild-ICE

I'm going to chronicle this project here in case the new owner would like to see how it all went down and so that I remember what the heck I'm thinking about doing. Welcome to the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild's ICE event. Here are the abbreviated guidelines:

The Preparation:
Choose 4 fat quarters.
Make 1 quilt block of your choosing from those fat quarters.
Bring it in a bag, along with the remainder of the 4 fat quarters to our next meeting where we will "swap" bags with another guild member.

The Challenge:
Make a mini wall quilt for your partner using the items from the bag.
You must use all 4 fabrics from the bag in the quilt.
You may add fabrics from your own stash.
Take your inspiration from the given quilt square.
Have fun and be creative!

The Return:
Bring the completed mini wall quilt to the July meeting.
We will have a show and tell of all the quilts, after which you will gift the quilt to the person whose bag you chose.

So, you get the idea of what I am supposed to do here. I don't think the member whose bag I have is a blog hopper so it's probably pretty safe to discuss the process here. 
This is a picture of the square she included in the bag(I cut it and then thought I should document the process so that is why you see slashes):
  She said that she likes wonky things and embellishments but is hesitant to try them because she's not really sure about it. I feel that way also except that mine is more a fear of messing it up. Sort of a fear of flying for both of us (I think) so I'm playing on that theme. Here's the beginning of my idea:
I'm going to make three wonky stars against a brown background and then add some embellishments. Right now I'm thinking about stamping words like wienerdog tricks does and adding crystals so that it looks like smaller stars shining. The words will read, 
Star light, star bright 
First star I see tonight
Wish I may, wish I might
Have some wings and fly tonight.
I am also contemplating sewing brown lines vertically in a wave pattern and hand quilting blue around the stars. 

p.s. Ginger of wienerdog tricks has the most awesome pattern pdfs you've ever seen! And no, I'm not a paid sponsor.yet.


  1. That all sounds like a fantastic plan!!! Good luck and have fun.

  2. Keep us posted with the pictures.

  3. I can't wait to see how this turns out, Duff! And I love the idea of stamping for a quilt. Such a hoot. (And thanks for the real nice shout out. Super nice of you.)

  4. I love the colors of this quilt... and your plans for crystals and poetry... Beautiful.
    Just wanted to stop by and say "thanks" for visiting my blog on Giveaway Day last month. And thank you so much for linking to my scarf tutorial--how sweet!
    Take care.


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