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Whole Cloth Challenge

BERNINA 780 037About a year ago I had the privilege of interviewing Lisa Calle. (I have to tell you there is a cupcake place near her that I MUST go back to!)  She’s a delight in person and I love spending time with her. Lisa is a brand new BERNINA Ambassador, welcome to the family! She’s posting videos of learning how to machine quilt on her BERNINA 145 S called “Taming the Domestic”. Lisa did try to learn to quilt on a domestic years ago but quickly switched to quilting on a long arm. In one video she admits to being a fairly decent long arm quilter. Ahem. Decent is not the word I’d use to describe her quilting.
Lisa Calle Crown Jewels
This quilt on the right is Crown Jewels by Lisa…she has mad skills. Lisa and I participated in the same whole cloth challenge hosted by Machine Quilted Unlimited.

We’re challenging each other to create whole cloth quilts. Surprised? Probably not. We’ll be blogging our progress every other Friday even if we haven’t had a chance to work on our quilts, because you know, sometimes life happens. I think one of the weeks I’ll be in Minnesota teaching.
Our guidelines:

Quilt a 20 x 20 whole cloth quilt
Completion Date October 13th (just before Fall Market)
Fabric: Robert Kaufman’s Radiance
Thread: up to the quilter
Batting: up to the quilter

Over the next couple of weeks I’ll actually be designing the quilt. I know, I know not normal, not normal at all. At least for me it’s not normal.
Thread – my thread stash is just brimming with possibilities.
Batting – Hobbs has a new batting that I’m going to try and see how it stitches out.

You’re invited to play along! The whole cloth quilts we’re making aren’t terribly big, just big enough to be fun and reasonable to design and stitch out by mid-October. Lisa and I would love to share pictures of your work along the way.  If you’re blogging your whole cloth send me links to your posts and I’ll add them into my posts.

Happy Quilting!



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