I was partnered with Darci; who lives in NY and coincidentally works in a similiar industry as I do...small world. We both decided to take on the 1st Sewing Buddy Challenge; which was to create a Boy/Girl project. The rules stated that we should work together in some way/shape/form...whether mailing the pieces back and forth, working with similiar concepts, etc.
We partnered together to make two Crib Quilts...one for a girl and one for a boy. I purchased 3 Kona Charm Packs; which I then divided into the typical Boy and Girl palettes (mailing the Girl palette of Pink/Red/Yellow to Darci and keeping the Boy palette of Green/Blue/Teal to myself). Darci purchased the backing and binding materials both of which were from Ann Kelle's line for Robert Kaufmann. We both decided to work with HST; but done in a different fashion.
I was inspired by this quilt and decided to try my hand at something similiar. After making nearly 60 HST, I ran out of fabric and had had enough. Honestly, the palette was frustrating me, as it was never as bright as I had hoped and it left me somewhat uninspired; but we had both agreed to finish the Challenge and submit our entries together.
I do have to admit, once it was sewn up, quilted and bound...I was pleasantly surprised.
I'm still not a fan of half of those colors; but at least they look pretty good when mixed together and it was nice knowing that Darci was having similiar frustrations on her end too. I can't wait to see her finished quilt...I'll post it here upon completion.