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Guild Challenge Miniatures

Every year my local quilt guild has a challenge quilt. Those participating bring the finished quilts to our last meeting of the guild year in July. This year’s challenge was to do a miniature quilt, no more than 18″ on each side. The other constraint was it had to be a real quilt with three layers, quilted, bound, and labeled.

There were so many wonderful entries. My regret is I didn’t take pictures. The quilts included art quilts and wall-hangings, block format quilts, and medallions. My small group did a round robin to make medallion quilts for the challenge, and several of them were entered.

I brought two quilts. One was my round robin, and the other was made only by me.

Friendship Star round robin quilt. I made the center star block. Barb added the first braid border. Cleanne added the blue and gold checkerboard, and Karen added the rest. I completed it with quilting and the purple binding.

Mini Take Two. The colors don’t show quite right on my computer. The “Take Two” refers to the outside corner blocks. I’d started this quilt months ago and wasn’t happy with how the corners resolved, so I changed them.

I added a touch of embroidery to the center.

This was a fun challenge. I enjoyed working in the small scale, though I wouldn’t say I am very good at it. Still, I like both of my quilts and am glad to have another token of friendship from my small group members.