An email message from Quilts Inc. invited entries from Chicago-area quilters for the Quilt Festival at the Rosemont Convention Center in April. To be eligible quilts must have been made within the past two years. What the heck? It costs nothing to enter, so I did.
You've seen these before -- It All Adds Up, Stars in Her Crown, and Forecast: Scrappy With a Chance of Nine-Patches. Cross your fingers!
The Forecast quilt was the second one I made from orphan blocks and units. I decided it's time to try a third one, spurred the WITB (What's In the Box) survey (see the previous post).
What came out of the box were purple, turquoise, and white blocks. The big stars and the turquoise string blocks came in a Whatchagot Box swap (in which swappers send what they have and get someone else's). The flowers were a Block Lotto pattern. (You can see more of the strings and the flowers in Scrappy Forecast.) The nine-patches are from the Block Swappers. The Chinese-coins-style strip is from this quilt . I have had to make some filler pieces and I don't have the colors balanced quite right. It's an interesting puzzle to put together.
I'm linking up with other quiltmakers at
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