Sunday, January 27, 2013

I'm back with another challenge...

The Good Enough Quilters met again this week and after eating some pizza got to work on our latest challenge. This time we tried to 1/2 yard challenge. Each of us chose 5 unique half-yards so you know there will be differences right off the bat.

We were lucky to have large tables and space where we could spread out and work. And help each other figure out the right way to hold the ruler and make triangles. Once you get the hang of it, it is easy! Once the fabric is cut, the fun begins. You have rectangles and triangles to fit together like a puzzle. This was a challenge even with big tables. Some with better knees got down on the floor to put theirs together. Below is the start of Dru's pattern.

Not everyone had the time to get their pieces fit together but we had a good time regardless. We put a time limit on bringing a completed project to our meeting. Maybe March, maybe April...

This is Fran's pattern. She had the foresight to push two tables together to give herself more room. I think she gets the prize for working the fastest which was helpful to those of us who wanted/needed advice with our cutting.

No surprise that mine had lots of bright colors in it. I know this won't be the finished product since I had lots of pieces left! I stood in my closet trying to pick out the fabrics I wanted. Reminded me of getting dressed some mornings.

I just love the colors in Peggy's fabric. She worked on the floor to get the most space. We did find it to be a most interesting process to try and fit them all in.

Cindy did a great job matching the colors in her focus fabric. I really can't wait to see all of these with designs completed.

Lynn chose the colors of Provence and was really happy these fabrics were all in her stash and except for the print, they were all 1/2 yards, just the right amount.
If you want to try this yourself, you can connect to this link Half-yard challenge which gives directions for cutting. If you google half-yard challenge, you will find many other examples complete with pictures.

Lucky for us, we were not without one share for the night. I love this wall hanging that Dru shared with us. Perfect for the coming month of February.

I'll be back soon with a link to a quilt pattern book that I was asked to share. And soon time for closet cleaning. I feel a giveaway coming soon!

Happy Quilting, everyone.


  1. Yea, you're back! Great pictures.

  2. Loved the idea of a half-yard challenge. I might have to give that a try. Very cool to see how different everyone's patterns/materials were!
    Welcome back!!