Thursday, February 19, 2009


One of my guilds is having a "paint chip challenge." Apparently this has been floating around internet sites for a while. You make a quilt using colors of paint chips whose names match your three initials. I had no intention of doing this, but I found some Grandmother's Flower Garden pieces I made years ago, and thinking about something for the Alzheimers' Quilt Initiative, began playing with them. Then I realized that there were three colors here, and maybe I could find some appropriate paint chips and kill the proverbial two birds. The "K" was a challenge, but I found a deep purplish red called Keepsake, and the rest was easy.

I took the piece along with me on a visit to my son's and did some hand quilting. Beads will be next, and a pattern of diamonds quilted in the background, perhaps with a few of the diamonds embroidered to stand for leaves. I actually like this, and while it won't be a winner, it may serve a good purpose.

5 comments:

Nellie's Needles said...

Made with batiks makes this old fashioned pattern very appealing. I'm looking forward to watching your progress.

What size is it?

McIrish Annie said...

a great way to take care of two projects! I like the paint chip idea

Debra said...

I can definitely see some embroidery and beading to dress up those flowers!

Barbara C said...

I really like this composition, and it is a nice surface for embellishment.

Candace said...

What a fun challenge, Kay! I'm up for it!
Cheers!