What Is Project QUILTING?
Challenge 2 – My Favorite Color – Happening NOW!
Check out the BONUS Fat Quarter Shop Bundle Project QUILTING CHallenge – Tradition Times Three!
Above are the 27 quilts that I have personally made as a result of the 27 Project QUILTING Challenges so far. One, Spring Convergence, was accepted and shown at the Madison Quilt Expo in September of 2011.
So what’s this Project QUILTING thing I keep hearing about?
I am a HUGE HUGE HUGE fan of Project Runway. I don’t have cable so I always wait patiently for each season to come out on Netflix and then my family knows not to bother me as I watch episode after episode. After watching my first few episodes, I wanted to learn how to make clothes. I know how to sew – so why can’t I make clothes?
After thinking about it for a bit, I decided I really don’t have time for a new ‘project’ right now so I thought more about the show. What do I really like about it? Is it the fashion? Sure, that’s neat but I’m not really a fashion girl. Is it the people? Of course – I absolutely love Heidi and Tim Gunn. But I think my answer is – it’s the challenge. These people are give a task, a few dollars and little time to complete it and they make the most amazing things! I want to do that! I want a challenge – with guidelines for budget, time, and end result.
So how can I make this work for my needs – Project QUILTING of course!
Here’s the deal. My mother-in-law, Diane, a talented quilter and teacher herself, is going to post a ‘challenge’ every-other Sunday at Noon during each Season. You will have one week to complete the challenge and post your pictures in the Project QUILTING Flickr Group, tell your story of how you decided to solve the challenge the way you did. If you want to make a video to go with it – that of course is a bonus!
Everyone that participates has their name entered in a random weekly prize drawing AND in the final Season Grand Prize Drawing. If you want a ‘real critique’ of your piece you can add it to the Project QUILTING Critique Flickr group.
Also, I have to make the disclaimer that I will have NO IDEA as to what the challenge is. I am giving my MIL permission to post to my blog so that I can participate since I absolutely LOVE challenges! I can’t wait to hear what you think about this idea and how many plan on participating – I know I’m excited!
Season 4 is happening NOW!
Take a look back…
Happy May 17th everyone again! Today is the start of one of my favorite two times of the year – the Spring Edition of the Blogger’s Quilt Festival over at AmysCreativeSide!
If you’ve never been at my blog before – Welcome! and for those who have – Welcome Back!
I had a hard time deciding which ‘second’ quilt I wanted to enter into the Blogger’s Quilt Festival I asked for help – and it seems like most love them all equally…so I’m going with my gut keeping in mind that there will be another Blogger’s Quilt Festival...
I’ve been meaning to post closer looks at the six fabulous quilts created for the Off Season Project QUILTING challenge: What’s Your Sign? for a few days now. Well – better late than never!
Let’s see what everyone came up with!
1. PQ Off-season Challenge, 2. Aslan of Narnia, My Favorite Leo, 3. Fall Grapes, 4. 284343_10200236009160630_1002603259_n, 5. Project Quilting- What is your sign?, 6. Project QUILTING Off Season Challenge – What’s Your Sign?
I made this...
Six amazing quilts were created for the April Off Season Challenge. (I’ll post closer looks at all the quilts later this week…lots happening today. Go to the flickr group now if you can’t wait to see them!) Let’s see if even more quilts will be made with the May Off Season Challenge.
It’s FINALLY starting to feel like spring around here so let’s be inspired by the 2013 Spring Pantone Color Pallet to make our May Quilt. Choose at least three of the colors below to create your next quilt. You can use as many...
In the back of my mind I’ve been contemplating what I wanted to do for the Fat Quarter Shop BONUS Bundle Challenge – Tradition Times Three. I’ve had many ideas go through my mind – one quilt incorporated different sized hexagon flowers with a free form quilting background. Another quilt I was going to weave some of the blocks (which I do think I’ll still do eventually) and then I went back to the hexagon quilt idea….
And then, four days ago I saw this quilt on Pat Sloan’s Facebook Page:
“Composition II” by Shoko...
I am really going to try to limit to one blog post a day from now on…but today I had two really important things to share – sorry! So…without further adieu…let’s see who won the Public Vote for the Hooray for Spring Project QUILTING Challenge.
Almost 700 votes were cast! Amazing!
In 1st place
winning these Simple Marks Summer Mini Charms from Malka Dubrawsky for Moda – 42 2.5″ Squares from FabricFascination! (I LOVE this fabric line!) with 133 votes is
In 2nd place winning a pdf pattern of my original...
It’s hard to believe that the fourth season of Project QUILTING is over. First – don’t forget there’s still over a month to finish your Fat Quarter Shop BONUS Project QUILTING Challenge – Tradition Times Three. And – because I heard from so many people that they wish Project Quilting lasted longer I will be posting an Off Season Challenge on the first of the month – every month until Season 5 of Project QUILTING begins again in January 2014. You will have until the last day of the month to complete the challenge. At...
Happy Saturday everyone! We have 10 more quilts we need to look at (9 are eligible for the Public Vote). Enjoy!
1. Anticipation closeup, 2. Dynamic vision, 3. new beginnings, 4. Spring has sprung!, 5. Leaping Lizards, 6. In Bloom, 7. Preparing the Nest, 8. Spring has Sprung in Rehab, 9. Window with a View, 10. Hello Spring??? created for Project Quilting Season 4 Challenge 6 Hurray for Spring
Here in AuGres, MI it seems hard to believe Spring will arrive. Lately it seems the groundhog must...
I have to say – it wasn’t too long ago that I was wondering if Jared and I would ever have friends…or a life… Well, it seems like it’s finally happening! We’re taking the kids over to some friends house for pizza and euchre tonight! Should be fun! I think becoming friends on social networks with some of the folks I meet at the orchard during apple season takes the awkwardness out of me calling in January/February and asking if they still want to hang out like we talked about in September! Anyway – before we go…let’s...
Every time a quilter made and entered a quilt into the six weekly challenges – their name was entered into the drawing for the final, Grand Prize.
257 quilts were made during the last three months of Project QUILTING (and yes – it’s not even April yet!).
77 quilters participated in at least one challenge
20 of those quilters made a quilt for all six challenges (getting them an seventh opportunity to win)
Are you impressed yet? I sure am – wow, wow, wow! This season has completely blown me away!
Before I reveal who wins…let’s...
It’s almost time for me to sit back, have some popcorn, a beer and enjoy a movie with the hubby. But before I do…let’s take a closer look at eight more of the quilts made for the ‘Hooray for Spring’ Project QUILTING Challenge!
1. ROYGBIV, 2. Partly Sunny, 3. Spring Improv, 4. Blossoms & Blue Sky, 5. Tulips Project Quilting End of Season 4, 6. Project Quilting Spring Challenge, 7. Mom’s Spring PQ Mug Rugs, 8. You are a seed -Proj Q #6
This was made in Appleton, WI. When the challenge was posted...