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The Simplicity Designer Challenge Quilt is Done!

So, I think it's done.  I think that the quilt is done.  Maybe.  It sort of has to be.  I'm dropping it off at Simplicity headquarters later today.

Here's the base in progress:

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It's canvas that I painted.  It's quite stiff after being painted, but since this is going on a wall, it doesn't really matter.  And now, here are some details of the finished quilt...

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And the quilt itself:

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The assignment was to use Simplicity's bias tape maker and/or rotary cutting machine in a creative way.  I made a few quilts that I think were more "creative" about the way they used the products, but I didn't like them.  They just didn't feel like me.  So, in the end, I decided to be myself.  Always a better choice, right?

It's colorful and collage-y and personal.  I think that's where I'm at right now with  my artwork. 

The winner of the challenge will be announced at The International Fall Quilt Market on October 11.  I am very much looking forward to what the other designers came up with!  I suspect that most of them are far more traditional quilters than I am.  And I think it will make for an interesting group of quilts!

P.S.: Just got an e-mail from Somerset Memories requesting a layout for publication!  Yay!

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