Modern Quilt Guild Riley Blake Fabric Challenge – Lips Quilt

As a member of the Modern Quilt Guild, I have the option of participating in various events they organize, including conferences, webinars and challenges.  I found out about the Riley Blake Fabric Challenge through my local guild, the Boise Modern Quilt Guild.  Here’s my entry.  It’s a mini quilt, measuring 22 inches square.

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I signed up for the challenge and received a fat eighth of six prints from The Cottage Garden fabric collection by Amanda Herring.  The challenge rules were:

  • Make something fantastic that is quilted.
  • Make something you’ve never done before.
  • Learn something new.
  • Use only Riley Blake Cottage Garden fabrics and coordinating Riley Blake basics and solids.

I decided that my “learning something new” was going to be designing an original paper pieced pattern.  From my lips!  I smooched all over a white piece of paper until I found a shape I liked.  It was all quite silly, but fun.  Then I digitized it using Picasa software, adding a pixelated effect.  Using TouchDraw, I drew lines on top of the image, then I sent it off to my bud Lindsie to make paper piecing patterns for me.  She’s awesome.
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I paper pieced each square in the grid, assembled into rows, removed the paper, then stitched the rows together.  Easy peasy.

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I used 3 dark prints for the texture of the lips, 3 light solid shades for the pixelated background, and a vintage white solid.  I quilted the layers using simple straight lines.

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The quilt is made entirely from 2.5″ cuts.  The back is improv, using leftover fabric from the front.

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To see all the challenge entries, check out #mqgfabricchallenge on Instagram.

By Angela

I'm passionate about creativity, productivity, and business. I'm a planner at heart, a small town girl, a wife and mom of two. I LOVE to make things with my own two hands.

9 replies on “Modern Quilt Guild Riley Blake Fabric Challenge – Lips Quilt”

This is beautiful! I have a new passion for paper piecing… and lips, as I’m a new LipSense distributor.
Is this a pattern you are sharing? I would love to make this!

Hi, I’m new to the quilting world. I started quilting last year and have made 4 quilts to date. Omg! I had no idea how addictive this can be. I treat myself every month with a healthy infusion to my fabric stash. Lol.
I noticed your lip quilt over a year ago, it’s amazing! So creative of you. I’m excited to hear that the pattern will be out soon. I would love a copy. Keep the creative juices flowing girl. You definitely have talent.
Thanks for sharing.

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