Earlier this year when I joined the Modern Quilt Guild as an individual member, I noticed that there would be a fabric challenge for Quiltcon 2016, so I signed up for it. A month or so later I received a registration email and a couple of months after that I received six fat eighths of Michael Miller Glitz fabric. In the meantime I had managed to source additional fabric from the same range because well, six fat eighths isn't a lot of fabric, I also purchased some Cotton Couture in black and bright white.
The rules stated: quilts using a minimum of one of the 12 fabrics from the glitz
collection in white, black, silver and/or gold. Additional coordinating
Michael Miller solids are permitted. Michael Miller print fabrics may be
used on the backing and binding.
I was good to go except I was already on another deadline for our own quilt show, but once that
was over there would be three weeks to make and finish my entry. I mulled
over a few ideas while I was finishing off the quilting of my show
quilts and settled on my plan which was to draw up a large circle (22"/56cm diameter), roughly sketch in some piecing lines and leave it all until after our quilt show was over.
The piecing itself didn't take long, I had thought I would use white Cotton Couture for the background but it looked wrong, black Cotton Couture worked better except I only had a half metre and I needed at least 1.5 metres. There was none available at my LQS but I found some online, ordered it and had it a couple of days later which allowed me one week to get the quilt finished before the on-line entries closed.