Monday, April 27, 2015

Michael Miller Challenge, Sewtopia

Before going to Sewtopia in Chicago, each attendee was sent a bundle of 6 Michael Miller fabrics. We could make whatever we wanted and add as many other fabrics to the bundle, as long as they were all Michael Miller fabrics.

I added a bunch from my stash and used the Michael Miller Cotton Couture Indigo solid as my background fabric to make a flying geese baby quilt. I call it Wrong Way because some of the geese are flying in the opposite direction as the others and those are the geese that were also made the "wrong way", using the HST cut off from the larger 5 geese.

Michael Miller Challenge
I found a perfect Michael Miller bird print for the backing with all the colors of the fabrics used on the front.

I quilted it with straight lines spaced 2" apart.

This collage shows most of the submissions. There were some really creative projects submitted.

Quilt Stats:
Name: Wrong Way
Fabric: All Michael Miller prints and solids were used on the  front and back.
Thread: Pieced with Aurifil 50 wt. cotton thread. Quilted with Perma Core Polyester 40 wt. in Turquoise
Batting: Warm and White
Size: 42.5" x 43.5"


mascanlon said...

A very fun quilt!! And I sure am loving the dark backgrounds these days.

genevievegraves said...

If this quilt didn't win, it should have! It's fantastic. The dark background has such amazing impact. It makes me want to make more dark-background quilts.

Susan Snooks said...

I love the dark background Di! Isn't it nice seeing the variety in background fabrics, and the move away from white or grey?!

Debbie said...

Very pretty! I love the name you gave your quilt - perfect!

Unknown said...

Love this quilt, Di. Those birds!! <3 <3 <3