Friday, 17 January 2020

Pizza Box Challenge

Last year my guild held a pizza box challenge. Everyone was given a pizza box and the instructions were that you could put any instructions in the box and also a piece of fabric if you wanted. The boxes were passed from person to person and at the end, everyone in the exchange would have made a block for your quilt with your instructions.

I didn't spend too much time thinking about what I wanted as I wanted to keep things simple. I put in a piece of bright blue fabric (I think it was about 1.5m) and the instructions to make your favourite block, using the theme of blue and white and the fabric provided should be included in the block.
 There were 8 people in the group I was exchanging with and when I got my pizza box back, I added another 8 blocks to make 16.
 I ended up adding some yellow to the blocks I made - for some reason, it just adds a little sparkle to the overall quilt.
A blue print for sashing and borders and it's ready to go to the quilters!

Sampler quilts are really a great way to use up scraps and to try new techniques. It was fun to see the different blocks made by my guild exchange group, even though our skill levels range from beginner to advanced.

I can't wait to show you this one all quilted and finished!

--Ann

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