It was an exciting day when we received the Purebred Horse Quilt Kits by Moda. All my horse quilt dreams were finally coming true and I knew there were other horse aficionados out there who might want to join me in making a horse quilt...the Fancy Horse Quilt-along was born. The rules were simple - make any horse quilt you wanted with any fabrics. The quilt just needed to be "horsey" in some way. The Purebred quilt kit contains a larger-than-life, paint-by-numbers inspired horse head that I used in my quilt top. I wanted to make a larger quilt than the quilt kit intended so I chose to use my own fabrics for a border on mine. I used a combination of Cotton and Steel solid lawns, Nani Iro double gauze, and fabrics from Carolyn Friedlander's Carkai collection.
I finished my quilt top and back and it is currently at the quilters so I'll have to report back on the final quilt later, but you can get a glimpse of it here. I didn't want you all to wait any longer on me to find out who won the quilt-along challenge for Best Horse Quilt. And the winner of the #fancyhorseqal challenge is...
Congratulations to Bob B. for this beauty! I love the paper pieced running horse. Beautiful colors and composition - nice work, Bob! I've got a handmade championship ribbon for you and a $50 Fancy Tiger Crafts gift certificate! It was a tough choice as there were some lovely horse quilts...
I love this quilt by Sarah Mackie which also uses fabrics from the Purebred line. Beautiful piecing and color combos, Sarah!
This quilt by Johanna Parker is amazing with its focal, fussy-cut horse heads! We need to get a hold of this horse fabric stat.
This little quilt by Anita at Sew to Speak is made from the leftover pieces in the Purebred Kit - so cute!
Thanks everyone for going along with my horse quilt whims. I loved this little challenge and seeing what you created. I'll update you all on my final horse quilt masterpiece once its done.