Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Robert Kaufman Solids Challenge - KT

We will be featuring everyone's Robert Kaufman Solids Challenge Quilts made by Indy Modern Quilt Guild.  
A little background to start us off.  We gave each participate a Robert Kaufman charm pack in brights and we asked them to make a quilt with the theme of spring with in two month's time.  And we are so excited to share everyone's pieces.
KT's piece is called "April Showers, May Flowers". 
It measures 35" by 43".  Her goal was to make Dresdens look as if they were raining down onto the ground.  She used a blanket stitch to applique' with a variegated thread.  All the centers are the same Kona purple pulled from her stash and added to the quilt. 
She used a yellow decorative stitch to raw-edge applique', and quilted organic lines with a grey, blue, aqua, purple variegated thread to try to imply rain.  She  left room for hand stitching (a technical she doesn't recommend and will never do again through Dresden Plates). 
A tip from KT to those who want to try it - "your fingers will rebel at all the layers!  I also learned that bamboo is not a good choice as the batting stuck to the thread as I hand quilted (bearding)."
For the back she pulled some prints from stash to make a rainbow on the back.  She loves how it turned out and so do we!


  1. Even more beautiful when you see it in person!

  2. Pretty and fun. love the falling flowers!