Friday, November 20, 2009

Holy Moley Mola Challenge

Pat Pauly issued a mola challenge over the summer and 19 of us signed up. The rules specified that we design a quilt that was inspired by a mola that we had purchased from Priscilla. The mola could not be used as part of the quilt and had to be kept so it could be shown with the quilt.

Nancy Kelly, who was manager of the Memorial Art Gallery's Gallery Store for more than 25 years, was charged with the task of selecting the quilt that best reflected using a mola for inspiration in a contemporary fiber art work.

Here's the progression of the building of my quilt, starting with the mola I selected.

I decided to concentrate on the "U" or "C" shapes and to make the shapes in different colors and sizes.

I wanted the quilt to have ascending and descending columns and some additional spots of color on the sides.

And here's the finished quilt. It was machine quilted with invisible thread in a "burst" pattern.

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