Monday, October 31, 2011

Monochromatic Challenge

October's monochromatic challenge was a 2 colour quilt.  Any 2 colours, plus a background.   I picked up a set of fat quarters one day when I was out shopping for inspiration, and it turned into this Hallowe'en quilt.  Orange, black, and white - I think this qualifies for October's challenge.

 The block pattern was inspired by September's block lotto (curved rails) quilt blocks.  I cut each of the 10 FQ into 4 squares, 9x9".  Layered all of them (well, OK, I layered a few at a time) and cut the curves, then swapped colours around to make 40 unique blocks.  30 made the front of this quilt, and the other 10 framed a panel on the back.

The quilt was finished in time to hang in my front window for Hallowe'en - a good thing since I didn't have any other Hallowe'en decorations out.  The trick-or-treaters were out in force tonight, despite the cold weather, and the quilt greeted all of them from the window.


 November's challenge is black, white, and one other colour.  Which is perfect, because I have my black and white (and red) fat quarters just waiting for my attention.  This should give me the inspiration to keep that one moving along.







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