The last day of the month and I once again just finish the challenge. Actually it was done yesterday - but we lost the Internet just as I was getting ready to post!
This months challenge by Angela Walters used straight lines to enclose quilting designs - she used a swirl design in her tutorial. This technique is good for large open areas of a quilt. I struggled with this as I don't tend to have large open areas in my quilts.
I did not want to make yet another 10" square sample and finally decided to randomly piece some scrap fabrics together and make a place mat out of the finished project. My guild in Charleston, Cobblestone Quilters, has two charity projects this year and one is to make place mats for Meals on Wheels.
I had three fat quarters of Terrie Hanock's fabric for Robert Kaufman in three different color waves (the fabric with all the colored circles in the piece). I used one to pull colors of the other fabrics and the backing and will use another for the binding. After I pieced it together I used a variegated thread to do Angela's technique of tiles but I used a loopy swirl for my design inside of each tile.
I need to work on quilting straighter lines - but I think it makes a very cheerful place mat. Now to bind it before next guild meeting.