I've made good progress on those 12 items, even though I haven't stuck 100% to my goal of not starting anything new. One of those new projects I started (but am not really considering new only because I knew it was coming down the pipeline) was this Madrona Road Challenge quilt.
It seems like all the guilds participating in this challenge received the same blue colorway of Violet Craft's Madrona Road line. I used this as a good opportunity to buy some more prints, especially in the pink colorway. The requirements were that only Madrona Road fabrics and solid fabrics could be used in each project. And since we're a quilt guild, they recommended the project be something quilted. The additional requirement that the Salt Lake guild made is that we need to use triangles in the design somehow.
After debating for a while on what I should do, I finally settled on Anna Maria Horner's Spinning Stars pattern. I saw the pattern last year and printed a template so I could make it eventually. I was lucky to have it on hand when I decided to use this design one late Tuesday night.
Once I got started, I was a bit obsessive about this quilt and finished it in about a week and a half.
I made 12 blocks, alternating each block between the two colorways.
For the back, I used three prints from the pink colorway to piece a simple back. I bound the quilt in an orange Michael Miller Cotton Couture.
The quilt measured 54x72 before washing. (I didn't bother to measure it afterward.)
I quilted it in meandering double loops.
I can't decide if I want to keep this one or give it to one of my nieces, but it was fun to combine two things (the challenge and the pattern) into one quilt.