Going the Minimalist Route on Madrona Road

by Nicole

Back in February, I accepted a packet of 7 fat eighths as part of the Madrona Road challenge at my guild meeting. The challenge is to use the fat eighths, along with any other Madrona fabrics and solids.

Since February, I’ve gone back and forth about what to do with the fabrics. It wasn’t until a couple of days ago (Monday to be exact) that I decided to go the minimalist route.

I was inspired by Lilac Crush in the Quilting Modern book by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen.

I’m loving the minimalism of the blocks.

Since the reveal is this Sunday, I’m also faced with the challenge of finishing the quilt on time. Did I mention that I decided to make this a queen-sized quilt?!? Clearly, I like challenges.

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Gertie Pye May 8, 2013 - 11:30 am

Good thing you have a long arm machine Nicole! Great pattern and I love Madrona Road. I have just bought Elizabeth Hartman's Modern Patchwork book after leaving it on my Amazon wish list far too long for my dopey family to realise how much I wanted it and I am loving the fresh patterns in that too!

pennydog May 8, 2013 - 11:46 am

Wow, that's soon! Good luck.

Megan May 8, 2013 - 12:18 pm

All the solid backgrounds you've got stacked up back there look scrumptious! I'll be traveling for the meeting this Sunday, but I'd still like to have it finished up by the June meeting so it doesn't languish on my WiP list, like my Habitat project has for the past couple of years. I think the "challenge" for me with these guild challenges is to make some noticeable progress on the project before the reveal meeting. Good luck wrapping it up!!

Serena Edwards May 8, 2013 - 12:19 pm

Oh I can't wait to see this one finished šŸ™‚

Leanne Parsons May 8, 2013 - 1:23 pm

This looks great! I guess you'll be stitching a lot the rest of the week!

Sandra Sews May 8, 2013 - 1:52 pm

It looks gorgeous, can't wait to see it finished!

Debbie May 8, 2013 - 2:10 pm

oh my gosh! Good luck finishing! šŸ˜‰

Chris S May 8, 2013 - 2:11 pm

I can't wait to see it completed! I love this fabric line, it's on the top of my wishlist šŸ™‚

Samantha May 8, 2013 - 2:21 pm

Ooh, looks like it will be stunning!

factotum-of-arts.com May 8, 2013 - 3:28 pm

I wish I had done something more simpler for this weekend. Oh well…I am sure this will turn out great šŸ™‚

Carla May 8, 2013 - 4:51 pm

You can do it!

Katy Cameron May 8, 2013 - 7:08 pm

Good luck with the deadline! The blocks look similar to something I'm pulling together with Echo and Bella, well, I say that, that would imply I worked on it more often than, ooooh, every 9 months or so o.O

Annabella May 8, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Go you Nicole!! You'll be fine…I'm sure of it šŸ™‚

pandchintz May 8, 2013 - 9:54 pm

That looks like fun!! Keep stitching!

mennikelly May 9, 2013 - 12:15 am

Good luck making the quilt. I don't think that being a queen is minimalist

Megan May 9, 2013 - 2:00 am

Fun challenge – including the tight deadline!! Looking forward to seeing it completed and more of your fabulous quilting.

jan May 9, 2013 - 5:31 am

I think this quilt will be gorgeous! Can't wait to see the reveal – I am a new follower. Have fun. You must work good under pressure. i do the same thing to myself.

Live a Colorful Life May 10, 2013 - 3:47 am

Yes, clearly you DO love challenges. Can't wait to see it, though!

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