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CUAQ Therapy Challenge

CUAQ is the acronym for Cut Up and Quilt, a local Council Bluffs quilt shop, and CUAQ Therapy the name for their monthly gathering at the shop. After viewing the newest fabrics, patterns, notions and latest gadgets as well as show and tell projects, the shop introduces a monthly challenge to be completed by the next meeting. Here are some of their challenges.

Patches

Patches

April's CUAQ Therapy challenge from Cut Up and Quilt is Moda's Patches I chose a Horizon by Kate Spain for Moda jelly roll for the foreground and Moda's Essential Dots in a light gray for the background color.

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Slice and Dice

Slice and Dice

March's CUAQ Therapy challenge from Cut Up and Quilt is Moda's Slice and Dice. I chose Hoffman's Coral and Denim Batik fat quarters for the foreground and a Hoffman Bali batik in white for the background color.

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Cross Street

Cross Street

February's CUAQ Therapy challenge from Cut Up and Quilt is Moda's Cross Street. I chose Hoffman's Mercury Batik fat quarters for the foreground and an Anthology Chromatic Batik in a light peach for the background color.

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Luck of the Irish

Luck of the Irish

Moda's Luck of the Irish, the classic Irish chain, was our January CUAQ Therapy challenge. I used Hoffman's River Rock batik bali pop with Anthology Chromatic batiks for the center chain and background. Then I feathered away....

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Modern Star by Moda

Modern Star

I chose to use Moda's Basic Grey Grunge line for Cut Up and Quilt's December CUAQ Therapy challenge, Modern Star by Moda.

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A Year of Christmas – October

Striped Squares by Moda

Striped SquaresI can’t believe it’s October already! WOW. I’m happy to report I can actually close my Christmas fabric bin. For October, I chose to do another CUAQ therapy challenge from Cut Up And Quilt, my favorite local quilt shop. Striped Squares from Moda is designed for Bella solids but I’m happy with the Christmas fabric version. The pattern involves a bit of cutting but goes together quickly.

PoinsettiaI opted to free motion poinsettias on each square similar to my August project. I opted for a solid back so the poinsettias would stand out on the back.

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A Year of Christmas – August

At the July CUAQ Therapy session at Cut Up and Quilt, my favorite local quilt shop, Kim challenged us to make a quilt top from Moda’s So Simple pattern. The pattern was designed for Moda’s Bella solids and really shines with those solids! We were allowed to use fabrics of our own choosing and I decided to double-duty this pattern by making it my August selection for A Year of Christmas.

So Simple PoinsettiaWith each of these Christmas quilts, I have challenged myself to do something different with the quilting. Since I really dislike using templates to mark quilts, I decided to try free motioning poinsettias onto the quilt. The first few were a tad mutant in nature, but after the 56th try I had it down…ha!

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