2020 Quilt Challenge

Just Initial It!

This year’s Challenge involves your name, or at least, the initials of your name. 

  1. Take your first name initial and match it to a quilt block with the same first letter. 
  2. Take your middle name initial and find a color that has the same initial.
  3. Take your last initial and pair it with a complimentary/contrast color of the same initial. 

So, how do I proceed with my Challenge? 

Take your first name initial and find a block pattern with same initial. It could be a two word name, as long as one of the words is the same initial. For me, Chris, I could use Log Cabin, Crossing Ohio, or Corn and Beans.

Take the initial of your middle name and find a color with the same initial. For me, Jo might yield Jungle Green https://www.colorhexa.com/29ab87

Then take your last name initial and find a complementary/contrast color for your block. For me, Behme could look something like Burnt Sienna https://www.colorhexa.com/e97451

If you feel a need for another color to balance out your vision, use your maiden name initial. For me, Wright, might add Wisteria to my line up. https://www.colorhexa.com/c9a0dc

You may also use a neutral background color for your project, your choice as to what your neutral is, white, cream, gray or black. You may also use more than one shade of your colors to add interest, gradients from lighter to darker. You are not limited to 1 print in each color, use as many fabrics as desired, as long as they represent your color “name”. 

Your project must be larger than 12”x12″ and no more than 48”x48”. You can create a table topper, wall hanging, or a dimensional item such as a tote bag, sewing machine cover, or pillow cover. Use your imagination and creativity to make it yours. 

Resources for names of quilt blocks:

https://www.freequilt.com/sitemap.html

https://www.quiltingdaily.com/free-quilt-block-patterns-library-from-mccalls-quilting/        A-H

https://www.quiltingdaily.com/free-quilt-block-patterns-library-from-mccalls-quilting-2/     I-Q

https://www.quiltingdaily.com/free-quilt-block-patterns-library-from-mccalls-quilting-3/     R-Z

Resources for names of colors:

https://color-ize.com/color-list.php

https://www.colorhexa.com/color-names

https://www.materials-world.com/paint-colors/valspar_lows_laura_ashley/laura_ashley/laura_ashley_04.htm

Chris Behme, Program Chair

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