Riley Blake Challenge Finished

Finished quilt

45 x 45

The quilt is finished three days early. That may be a new record for me. Quilting decisions are discussed here. It took a while to decide on the binding; I am happy with the bright red I chose. It could be a baby quilt for a baby with modern taste or a wheel chair lap quilt.

And yes, the pillows are finished too.

pillowsThe cording is covered by a subdued orange–seemed more appropriate for home decor than the bright red.

I learned two things. Quilting took up 1/2 inch.  That was more than I expected on 14 inches. And 1/4 inch seam is a real pain when using the zipper foot for the cording.  Next pillow I make gets 1/2 inch final seam.

Six Riley Blake fat quartersThe Modern Quilt Guild sponsored the challenge. Portland Modern Quilt Guild, a local branch, distributed the six fabrics to members back in September. The rules were generous: use as many of the fabrics as desired; add any solid or any Riley Blake print.

PMQG plans to make charity quilts out of left overs–I don’t have many, but I will contribute the few I have.

I’m linking up with TGIFF, guest hosted this week, and Link a Finish Friday. I wonder how many other finishes are for this challenge–let’s check.



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12 responses to “Riley Blake Challenge Finished

  1. Eeeep! The binding really makes the quilt!

  2. dezertsuz

    Yours is the third one I’ve seen – Christa’s and Melissa’s being the other two. Each one is so different! I love them all for different reasons. The red binding was a wonderful stroke of genius. The pillows will look good with almost any decor, too. Great finish!

  3. runandsewquilts

    Great RB challenge quilt and pillows

  4. Love how it finished up. Is it ok if I save a copy of the pic? I’m thinking this would be a great one to use for some of the novelty FQ’s I have, possibly for Sunshine. =)

  5. Dorothy Matheson

    I have always liked red binding so I think it is perfect.

  6. The binding makes it POP for sure! Love both projects!

  7. The love the improv feel of your pillows! So great that you could get 3 fantastic finishes out of the bundle.

  8. Entropy Always Wins

    Love this. Nicely done!

  9. I love what you did with the challenge, Claire — very cool! Your quilting is gorgeous! So glad you linked up to TGIFF!

  10. It looks great, it’s been really interesting seeing all the things created for the Riley Blake challenge.

  11. I loved seeing these at the PMQG meeting! ESPECIALLY those pillows 🙂

  12. WOW! Your Riley Blake challenge quilt and pillows are awesome! Love all the beautiful quilting on it too!

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