QDS™ Challenge 2 Designer: Terri Vanden Bosch

2012 QDS OFFICIAL LOGO4 QDS™ Challenge 2 Designer: Terri Vanden BoschTerri Vanden Bosch QDS™ Challenge 2 Designer: Terri Vanden BoschWow 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!

close ups 400px QDS™ Challenge 2 Designer: Terri Vanden BoschMy 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!

reunionflimsey 1 crop QDS™ Challenge 2 Designer: Terri Vanden BoschI can’t wait to see what all the other talented designers come up with!

Click here to read Terri Vanden Bosch’s McCall’s Quilt Design Star™ 2012 bio page.

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6 Responses to QDS™ Challenge 2 Designer: Terri Vanden Bosch

  1. Lynda DeTray says:

    Terri, I love the cousins reunion quilt! We just attended my husband’s family reunion yesterday and this would have been a fantastic idea! I can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with for this challenge. Lynda

  2. chocolatequilts says:

    What a great idea , I wouldn’t want to have to part with a quilt like this though :-)

  3. Tanja H says:

    This quilt is so cool. I want to have a fam reunion, just so I can make one of these!

  4. Sharon holz says:

    terri that is so cool I love looking at all your pictures

  5. Terri Vanden Bosch says:

    We had our reunion last weekend and the quilt was quite the hit. There were 2 family members that had passed away since the last one and their spouses where quite overwhelmed to look at the squares their loved ones had made. We made the oldest member of the family draw the name. It went to a young teenage girl whose room is purple–so it should work well!! Thanks for all the neat comments…you should try it’s lots of addicting fun!!!

  6. Linda says:

    What a great idea. You may have more quilting buddies and request for more family quilting! What could be better!

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