Proper Bostonians Zakim Bridge Challenge

Amy FriendCraftsy, paper piecing, Uncategorized, {Big} City Girl QAL8 Comments

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It was recently my turn to share my free pattern for the Zakim Bridge, Boston, MA with those participating the in {Big} City Girl QAL (you can download it for free here).  I thought it would be fun to challenge the members of the Boston guild called the Proper Bostonians with this block.  They are a lovely group that I met due to their participation in the To Boston with Love efforts. I just met a few members in person at our Seacoast Modern Quilt Guild lecture by Victoria Findlay Wolfe earlier this month.  I asked if they would like to make the block and I would choose my favorite to award a prize of some Therm O Web fusible fleece and a modern quilt fabric scrap pack.

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I received these 8 fabulous entries!  From left to right, they were made by Barbara Winrich, Janet Nagy Hanley (first row), Judy Tucker, Jeannette Tobin (second row), Ruth Kajunski, Susan Powers (third row), Kace Wilson and Barbara Winrich.  It was hard to pick a favorite!

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I decided to award first place to Jeannette Tobin with this block. I just love the fabric she chose for the sky.  The movement is so perfect for a sunset.  It really glows!  The paper piecing lines in the background just disappear and the curves become predominant. I like that.

You might have noticed that I said first place…that’s because I couldn’t settle on just one so I added a second place.

barbara winrichbSecond place goes to Barbara Winrich for this block.  I like how she made the bridge glow with blue light, as it really does at night.  Because she didn’t have coordinating thread, she cut 1/16th inch strips for the cables.  I can’t even imagine how tedious it must have been to fuse them in place!  The night sky fabric is another great fabric choice as well.

Thank you so much Proper Bostonians for playing along with my challenge!  My plan is to give the prizes to Barbara when she comes up for the SMQG lecture in November.  I hope you like them!