I belong to the newly formed Des Moines Modern Quilt Guild. We've only had 3 meetings, but we formed just in time to participate in the Habitat challenge. Our rules were as follows: no more than 30 x 30 in size and only solids were allowed in addition to the Habitat fabrics. We had the earth color story, thank goodness, because I really think the other color lines are ugly. I love the aqua and orange that are the predominate colors. We each got 6 of the prints and had to use all the ones we got.
As soon as I heard about the challenge I knew what I wanted to do. I recently got Susan Beal's Modern Log Cabin book and I've been wanting to try the modern crosses quilt. The first quilt I made with my mother was a log cabin and it's variations always appeal to me.
I chose kona aqua as my solid. I got it from Marmalade fabrics and Tammy was nice enough to tell me which solid was an exact match. I wanted the crosses to dissolve into the background. I wouldn't say I was wholly successful, but the colors do work nicely together. Some of the Habitat fabrics with the peachy pink background didn't have enough of the aqua to meld. I wanted to use all the fabrics I got on the front, even though I could have fulfilled the requirements using them for the backing.
I give you Habitat Plus Aqua.
I used all my leftover yardage on the back. I bound it in aqua.