Monday, June 10, 2013

Fibonacci Challenge - 2013

Wow - I guess it has been awhile since I posted.  I have been getting some grief from my loyal followers about not posting here, so I will make an effort to post a little more often.  This post will be about the 2013 Peculiar Challenge.  If you are not familiar with our challenges - this is the second one.  This year, the participants were given a choice of three neutral challenge fabrics that they had to use to participate, otherwise, the challenge was free*.  They were to start with a 12" block of their choice, and then each month they were given a set of rules for a border to surround their center medallion.  *If they showed at least some proof of progress, the next set of instructions was free.  The Fibonacci principle comes in with the size of the of the borders.  They could start with a 2" or a 4" border, depending on how large they wanted the finished quilt to be.  We handed out 50 sets if instructions the first month, and I believe at least 20 have, or will complete the challenge.  Completed Challenge quilts will hang in our show on August 3rd, and there will be a viewer's choice ballot to determine which of the participants will win a fabulous basket of nifty stuff.  Last week we had the unveiling.  The instructions were as follows:



   Border 1 (2” or 4”)
      ·   Only Rectangles. 
      ·   One fabric from center & one new fabric.

  Border 2 (2” or 4”)
      ·   Half Square Triangles.

  Border 3 (4” or 8”) 
      ·   Nine or Four-Patch blocks. 
      ·   One new fabric.

  Border 4 (6” or 12”) 
      ·   Use Tri-recs units (from Tri-recs Ruler).

Here are pictures from the unveiling:

















Be sure to attend our annual Show and Open House to vote for your favorites.  I am sure they will be much more beautiful in person - pictures never do quilts justice!

Have a Pieceful Day!
Carrie