QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Christa Hitchcock

Please welcome Amateur category finalist Christa Hitchcock to the first challenge of Quilt Design Star™ 2012!

Me 05.24.2012 300x225 QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase   Christa HitchcockHer entry-round quilt is titled “Gardens of Vista Maria”.

Christa Hitchcock Gardens of Vista Maria 267x300 QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase   Christa Hitchcock

Gardens of Vista Maria

Christa tells us about her supporters: “My family and friends have been very supportive, from encouraging me to enter, to being excited with my advancement to the next stage. Now they are waiting for the ‘big reveal’ of the new quilt design.”

On her experience thus far in Challenge 1: “I have not made the Amish Star Block before, but I did put together a sample block, and I am having fun seeing the ways the block can be utilized. I do have EQ7, but I am by no means an expert in using it. I will attempt designing with EQ7; however, I may just go back to my trusty old graph paper and pencil and ruler…and eraser, of course. I walk each day, and that time gives me the opportunity to think of ways to manipulate quilt blocks and put them in various settings. Sometimes they translate to paper, and sometimes they just don’t seem to come together. Once I have a design on paper, the rest is easy for me; figuring the fabric needs, picking the fabrics and piecing it. I have given myself a deadline for making a decision on the design. At that point, I will have to pick my best and go with it. That actually might be the toughest step in this whole process.” Good luck, Christa!

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AccuQuilt 200px QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase   Christa Hitchcock

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3 Responses to QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Christa Hitchcock

  1. Lisette Léveillé says:

    Christa, Welcome to the club of Challenge 1 Finalist…I’m sure we are all putting the final stitches in our quilt. I’m looking forward to see all finalists quilts on how we interpret the Amish Star. Good luck.

  2. Terri Vanden Bosch says:

    Great job with the cheerful garden. Can’t wait to see what we all came up with on Tuesday!!!

  3. Lisette Léveillé says:

    Christa, Great way to present all these flower fabrics. Good luck in Challenge 1

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