Last spring I read about the Be Creative Quilt Challenge on the McCalls Quilting Blog. I was intrigued as I like doing challenges, but with my class schedule, plus creating new quilts, I don't always have a lot of extra time. So I followed the link to the challenge guidelines to see what I needed to do to enter this challenge. It was actually a design challenge so I was really curious then! I saw right away that some of the fabrics from the Lotta Jansdotter collections were involved. I have to admit, I wasn't familiar with her fabrics before this, but fell in love with them when I saw them.
|Challenge Lotta Jansdotter fabric bundle|
The 4.5 yd. fabric bundle included twelve prints of varying sizes, and was available to purchase from the Quilt and Sew Shop. One of the requirements was to use 8 of the 12 prints. You could add 3 fabrics of your own choice.
|Shortcut after quilting, relaxing on the bars. I didn't want it to get wrinkled !|
|I ordered backing fabric, also Jansdotter|
Naming the quilt...sometimes that's the hardest part. To find a name that "fits" the quilt for whatever reason, is an interesting journey. Sometimes it's evident to others, sometimes it only has meaning for me. I decided on Shortcut as it described for me the path the diverse sets of fabrics were taking
|Shortcut in the sand....beachy!|
|Shortcut hanging out after the quilting.|