Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Jay McCarroll Habitat Challenge

The Modern Quilt Guild is putting on a challenge once again.  There are the four challenges that have been going throughout the year, but there have also been a few fabric company sponsored challenges, too.  We had the Robert Kaufman No Prints Allowed challenge featuring KONA Solids that finished up a few months ago.  Now, we're just getting started on the Jay McCarroll Habitat Challenge.

In Kansas City, anyone who wanted to participate got a little bundle of 6 of the fabrics in the Habitat line in the Earth colorway.  The challenge is to make a finished quilt of any size using each of the fabrics we received.  We can add more of the Habitat fabric from any colorway and as much solid fabric as we wish. 


I am having a hard time figuring out where to start on this one.  This youTube video gave me a little bit of an idea about what the fabric line is intended to represent.  It's about nature & organic sort of things colliding with city living.  Kind of urban meets rural.  I love that idea.  It's nice to find a little bit of green living in the big city.  Currently I'm thinking that trying to design a quilt that has the same focus on green urban living is how I'm going to go.  I don't know how I'll do that or what I'll end up with, but it sounds like a good starting point, doesn't it?


Melissa said...

I can't wait to see what you come up with! I really enjoyed the youtube link. It's interesting to hear how he was inspired as he created this line. That part is inspiring in itself.

I definitely think this fabric is a challenge to work with but it will be so fun at the same time to see everyone's projects.

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