Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Modern Quilt Guild: Jay McCarroll Habitat Challenge

The Modern Quilt Guild has chosen the next challenge! Fabric designer (and winner of the 1st season of Project Runway, eek!) Jay McCarroll is a one-of-a-kind guy and his collection, HABITAT, is nothing short of fantastic.
I'm typically more of a monochromatic fabric girl, but I'm rather enjoying brain-storming this challenge: create any quilted item you like from HABITAT. Sounds easy, right?
Well, sort of, after I narrowed it down that I did actually want to make a quilt... not a quilted bag, table runner, or pillow.

We each received 6 fat eighths (1/8 of a yard or 1/2 of a Fat Quarter) and after sleeping on it I chose to chop a good portion into triangles of varying sizes, and angles, although each triangle does contain a 90 degree angle, for simplicity sake.

Aqua Kona Cotton + HABITAT = new and delicious, in my book!

Are you part of the Modern Quilt Guild in your local area? If not, find your guild on the right side-bar of the MQG site, or start a chapter in your area, if not!


erin said...

Oh, I love these fabrics and colors!! Great choice on the triangles. I can't wait to see what you do with it.

AnneMarie said...

I've been having a tough time with this too. I'm still sleeping on it....

Have fun at the sew-in! We'll be knee deep in Birthday cake!

jac. said...

I'm with you - my fabric is all cut up and there is no turning back. Can't wait to see what you are planning!

Beth said...

I can't believe you are already cutting. ACK! I'm already behind!

Jessica said...

I love habitat and it's so fun to see what all the MQG folks are doing with it. I'm hoping to visit our Cincy chapter next week for the first time and I'm excited.