MQG Riley Blake Challenge

The Modern Quilt Guild Riley Blake challenge has 4 rules:
– Make something fantastic that is quilted
– Make something you have never done before
– Challenge yourself to learn something new
– Use only the Cottage Garden fabric line and Riley Blake solids
I decided to play with improvisational curved piecing as my something new and never done before. The improvisational aspect meant I didn’t panic when the blocks didn’t quite line up right as I was mostly focusing on executing curved piecing to get blocks that lay flat.
The text print as the background was a bit of a challenging as I wanted to tuck it into my stash for later, but using it as the background helped give some subtle texture to this quilt. The quilting is vertical lines about 1/2 inch apart using 3 shades of gray thread (I ran out as I was quilting).
The back includes the extra curve pieced blocks and is just as pretty as the front. The quilt is 48” x 48”.

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