Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Second Time Around Challenge

Last year I participated in the Second Time Around Challenge at the Kutztown Heart and Home Quilters' Guild.  Pat Christ not only came up with the idea, but donated pieces of an antique wedding ring for each of us to use.  We could use that piece either in it's entirety or use parts of it however we decided.

I decided to make a vase of flowers based on Lori Smith's pattern Garden Path from her Fat Quarter Quilting Book.  I changed it up a bit in order to fit the challenge.  I used half of the wedding ring arch as a doily on a table and then used the other pieces to make a dresden plate flower and a hexagon bud.  I wanted to represent some quilt blocks from the same time period.  I also added a ruched flower and a folded rosebud.

Below are pictures of the others that were entered in the challenge.

If you like antique quilts and would like to learn more about the collections of Pat & Arlan Christ you can check out their website here.

Until next time.

Happy Sewing,


  1. Great work, love your idea Think i need to stop by soon ;-)

  2. Thanks Gunda. It is always good to see you!