As a member of The Modern Quilt Guild I got to participate in the Riley Blake Basics Challenge. I have to say when the fabrics arrived at my door I had absolutely no idea what I was going to make with them. In fact I believe that they were on my design wall, staring me in the face, for 2.5 months before I decided it was time to make something.
What I loved about this challenge is that we were allowed to add in any solids and any other Riley Blake fabrics. It turns out that in my stash I have a HUGE collection of Riley Blake Fabrics. I had no idea just how much Riley Blake I owned. Below is the quilt I came up with, designed in EQ7.
I truly love my quilt. The only fabrics that I had to buy to complete this one were the red chevron and the chevron binding. I had the six fabrics provided (4 of which I used on the front, the other 2 are on the back) and I added in 3 more from my stash plus my solids.
I think I am drawn to rainbows because when I was younger I was in a youth group called Rainbow Girls. Also, Anne loves them too!
Here is the back, it really shows off the quilting. Someone mentioned on Instagram (I’m SewBitterSweetDesigns if you want to follow me) that I could use the back for the Radiant Orchid Challenge.
So this is what I came up with!
Measures: 51″ x 51″Designed by: Melissa Dunworth (Me) Sew BitterSweet Designs
Quilted by: Melissa Dunworth
Thread: King Tut by Superior Threads
Fabrics: Riley Blake Basics
I’m contemplating writing a pattern for this quilt, I just haven’t gotten that far yet…