Quilt the Jay McCarroll Free Spirit Challenge

My quilting guild the Indianapolis Modern Quilt Guild (IMQG) had the opportunity to participate in the Jay McCarroll Free Spirit Challenge, where we got fat eighths of each of the prints in the Habitat Jewel Patterns.  IMQG gave us the rules use the prints and you can add three other solids.  I couldn't make myself use "da bears" print but I used all the others and pieced this top making strips of various sizes adding three solids an aqua from my stash and chocolate and berry kona.  I broke the rules a little as the back using some extra dot print and I used a pink Kona on the binding as well because it was handy.  I love the result and I hope the recipient does too and if you are reading this blog and it's your I hope you don't remember when you get it under the tree.   Thanks to Jay McCarroll and Free Spirit for donating us fabric it an awesome challenge and I had fun with it.

Thanks to my momo for holding it up for me.



Rachael Adele said...

Well worth the wait-- this looks amazing! Bring it to the December meeting, I want to see it in real life!

thea said...

Beautiful quilt .. even if you did cheat!

Katie said...

Thanks! It like it much better finished than in pieces.

Lindsay Conner said...

Haha, da bears fabric. :) Looks great!