In June of 2016 my name was chosen as the lucky winner to receive 12 yards of free fabric. The 12 yards would be collected one yard at a time over the course of 12 months. The last month I was eligible was May of this year. The very first time I went to collect my free fabric I met three other friends at the fabric store. While shopping we discovered we all liked the same bolt of fabric. The fabric, as shown in this photo, is the one on the top of the pile.
Since we all liked the same fabric we thought it would be fun to have a challenge. We decided jointly to meet up again in December of 2016 with our finished art piece. The idea of a challenge seemed fun and easily attainable. But, you know how easy it is to put those plans on the back burner. The date for our group rendezvous was moved several times. Sadly, as of today it has never been rescheduled.
Even though our group activity has never taken place I was still bound and determined to conquer my goal. I set out to find a pattern and coordinating fabrics to utilize in my quest. After leafing through pages and pages of quilting books I finally decided to use the Window Box pattern from the book Color Shuffle by Karla Alexander. I’ve included a link to the authors website. Unfortunately the book is no longer available from her. All of the fabrics, except for the challenge piece, were taken from my stash.
In February of this year, with the Super Bowl on in the background, I gathered up my supplies and started my quilt (On My Table Today). These are some of the fabrics I chose along with photos of a few quilt blocks.
I’m happy to report that all 80 of the quilt block have been assembled and my quilt top is now ready for quilting. Once that part is accomplished I will bring you an update. On to the next project.
23 thoughts on “Window Box Quilt”
Those are great colors together. I saw several fabrics which looked familiar in the teal pile. =) Quilts like this are great fun, I think. Mine wasn’t as organized as yours, being made from scrappy bits with different sizes of strips, but I love the way it looks. Your focus fabric looks so good with the other colors.
I had a lot of fun pulling the fabrics from my stash. In fact that was probably the best part. How cool is it that we both may have the same fabric. I would imagine that a scrappy, improv application to this pattern would look amazing! Thank you for your visit and your very kind comment! 🙂
Beautiful fabrics! I just love the ones you’ve shared with us. I look forward to seeing the finished quilt! ~smile~ Roseanne
You made my day! Your comment is one of the very few that sounds genuine. Like you actually read my words and didn’t just scan them then enter a canned response. Thank you for your thoughtful comment! The quilt is waiting to be quilted. Hopefully I will get to it soon. 😊 👏
Well, aren’t you nice! I do read every word and that stack of fabrics – so darn pretty. So is the fanned out range of yellows and reds. I thought your challenge sounds like fun. If you do it again, I would love to participate. Just imagine all the different quilts that will result! ~smile~ Roseanne
Well, actually, another blogger and myself are just beginning to organize an online challenge. I can record your name and let you know when we are ready or you can keep watching my blog for the announcement. Your choice. It would be fun and you are right the possibilities are endless. Have a great day!
Cindy – please do include me. I follow your blog, so I’m sure I’ll see the notice . . . but just in case! That will be SO fun. I’m going to spread the word later on my blog, if you don’t mind?! ~smile~ Roseanne
Yes I can keep you in mind! We haven’t ironed out all the details yet so don’t be in too much of a hurry to announce it. Your help in spreading the word would be wonderful though! I hope it turns out to be as exciting as you have imagined. Any suggestions that you think would make the experience spectacular?
Cindy – heck no, I have no suggestions. I won’t spread the word until you’re ready. But I know it will be fun. ~smile~ R
What a fun challenge! I would do that with you. How about next year? You choose the fabric and we could have a reveal in 3 months or so. We could even invite others to join us. A Mystery project of sorts. Fun!!!
😊 sounds like fun! We will have to do some brainstorming. The ladies that were going to participate would have been using the fabric to make improv art quilts. Since the idea never got any farther than purchasing fabric I decided to use a pattern for mine.
I like the idea of leaving the quilt completely up to the person. Improv or pattern, it would be a surprise. Your link didn’t come through. You can pm me on Instagram and we can brainstorm. ❤️❤️
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Love the fabrics in your quilt. I bet it will be pretty all quilted up.
Thank you! I’m looking forward to accomplishing that and then the fun reveal. Thanks for visiting!
12 yards of free fabric – wow! Oh it was fun to look at the beautiful fabric images on your post!
12 yards was a lot! Thanks! I’m glad you found it entertaining.
Your fabric choice is gorgeous!