Madrona Road Challenge

The Modern Quilt Guild has offered another challenge and I have accepted. The fabric line is Madrona Road by Violet Craft for Michael Miller Fabrics. I wasn’t very excited about this challenge and I actually wasn’t planning on doing it. We get seven fat eighths and we have to create a quilt (at least 18″x18″) that has our modern spin on a traditional block.

Madrona Road Bundle

What swayed me was that I had an idea randomly come to me while at work. I knew that if I did the challenge, I didn’t want to do something predictable like wonky log cabins. I wanted something unique. And I’m going to tell you all what my idea is as long as you don’t steal it. I don’t believe you would, but just in case you are tempted, you can’t. It’s now against the rules. 🙂

Madrona Road

I’m going to do a modern take on granny squares. Instead of cutting them on point, I’m going to cut them wonky. And I’m also going to cut into them and add a random strip of fabric through them. What do you think? Good idea.?I’m kind of excited about it. And I think these fabrics will be perfect for it even though I didn’t love them at first. Well, except that herringbone. I’ve always loved that. And now that I’ve gotten a closer look at them, I love a lot of them.

Wonky Granny Square

I did a test this weekend. I made a granny square and then I cut it wonky. This is how it turned out and I’m very pleased with it.

Wonky Slashed Granny Square

I didn’t stop there though. I added a slash through it. I’m not as big of a fan of this as I thought I would be. I might do the slash through a non-wonky granny square. Anyway, we’ll see. I’m glad I tested it before I cut into the actual fabric. This quilt is due in February so look forward to some more in progress posts. 🙂



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