Back in 2006, my quilt guild ran a challenge called “ORANGE you glad it’s not pink”.
The rules were that the piece had to be predominantly orange and had to be twice as long as it was wide.
I had just spent some time playing with Colorsticks and rubbing plates but hadn’t been particularly excited bout any of them……
I put them up on my design wall and the idea for the mask just appeared when I was arranging the blocks to try to make it fit the size requirement.
I remember how much fun I had designing the mask!
I started with a basic mask shape that I found online and started adding fabrics.
There was an amazing African stripe fabric that brought it all together and you can see bits of it all thru the piece.
I don’t remember where the shiny fabric came from for the face but it was perfect….
I found these great buttons in some of my Grandmother’s collection and they made wonderful eyes!!!
I remember having SO much fun giving her some jewelry, starting with the feather and bead earrings…..
…..and I painted wooden pony beads for the necklace……
Here she is in all her glory……
I remember that there were SO many great quilts in this challenge and I found this photo from an old newsletter. Aren’t they great!!!!
I think that this was one of my favorite challenges and probably the best participation!!
Do you have a favorite challenge??
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