The Modern Quilt Guild I belong to, the Pecan Valley Quilt Guild, offers each month a block challenge, and every other month a Project challenge.
Each challenge is run by a volunteer. I volunteered to do the project challenge a few months ago, and mine spread out over a few months.
I offered up the Brown Bag Special. It’s a program I designed specifically for groups, and we had a lot of fun with it.
You start out with a fat quarter, and end up with a finished project, and you don’t know ahead of time what that project will be, or who will have worked on it.
I started with the red polka-dot fat quarter, and ended up with this wall quilt/table topper.
My two helpers were Teresa and Donna. And I helped two other people in the group.
My Cowboy asked me how come I made the edge zigzag . . . I said: “Because I ran out of fabric.” And that’s the honest truth. I would have made it square if I’d only had a few more scraps, but instead, it came out a bit unusual, and I like it because of that.
At the end of the challenge, those of us who had our projects finished showed them to the group.
Here are pictures of how some of the projects turned out. We had a little bit of everything!
If you’re interested in presenting this project challenge to your own quilting group, the Brown Bag Special program is available in my Etsy Shop. It comes complete with everything you need to know to easily run the program for your group. There’s also a second version called Brown Bag Special II. It’s run the same way, just makes a different block pattern.