Wow what a great learning experience this has been. I always love to stretch the boundaries of my art and this challenge is definitely doing that. I have learned how to import a photo into my EQ7 and turn it into a fabric, get photos off my phone, and to think past the obvious!
I have done several fabric challenges in the past and they are usually my favorite. This one however is taking a bit more time for me to settle on which design is speaking to me the loudest! I am finding that having a “wide-open” challenge is far more difficult than a block based design. My brain is going in so many directions that I really need to just pick one and stick with it!
My inspiration is coming from the quilt I am working on right now. My husband’s family has a cousin reunion every other year. We were in charge of the last one, so I arranged a craft for the afternoon. I was assuming it was just for the children–but it was so well recieved that everyone made and signed a “Sharpie” tie dye square. I promised that I would turn them into a quilt and we would draw a name out of the hat at the next reunion to see who gets to take it home. Well of course the reunion is August 4 and I still have to finish it–but the colors and designs have inspired where I am going with my challenge quilt. Who knew that something started 2 years ago would be my inspiration in the Quilt Design Star™ Challenge!
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