Take Two – The April issue of American Patchwork & Quilting has an article about the Grand Central Station Challenge
I’m happy the quilt I entered is one of the 30 finalists and will be displayed at the Grand Central Station Gallery Annex & Store from March 15 - July 6, 2014.
See the winners and all 30 finalists online
Take One – American Patchwork & Quilting : : Grand Central Station Challenge
Last Summer, when I was about to finish the challenge quilt for GCS, my intention was to post this on this blog . . ., but then I re-read the rules again . . . and as it turned out, any publication before the challenge committee made a decision, no picture can be posted anywhere public, and that included blogs, websites, even pint rest. Here is what I was about to post:
Nothing works as well as a deadline . . . as there is one out by “The City Quilter”, NY/NY to commemorate the 100th birthday of the Grand Central Station.
Well, I ordered the fabric, – long ago- and kept it neatly together in a baggie with the challenge rules on top of it, close to my usual working area. So, I can not really claim “out of sight, out of mind”. It was there all the time, but, as time flies, while I was working on a gazillion different things, like remodeling our used camper we bought last year, on which we had some water damage over the winter (but that’s another elaborate story), or spending a lot of time with a class “Watercolor for Illustration” at our local college, it got ignored (as there are two other challenges ‘flying’ around, plus one I missed the deadline full fledged).
It resurfaced when in the newsletter of my local quilt guild a calendar of events showed upcoming deadlines. The got that deadline wrong, – instead of the printed 1. of August it’s the 21st. Yeah, gives me a few more days to make it. And I am sure determine not to let that pass. After all, this might be THE one opportunity to actually go to New York! This has been on my Bucket-list for way too long.
Now, it was time to get that stuff out and make the cuts. Although I had a vague idea what I’m going to do, a few scary moments hours later, I had pieced my basic blocks (even they are not classic blocks in a traditional quilters eye), and arranged on my design wall to fill the max. size of 36″ x 36″, hey, no small quilts here, we’re talking the Grand Central Station!
Now I’m filling in with blank BG fabrics, which are the same background as the feature fabric, just without the B&W prints, and some more fun stuff.