What Is Project QUILTING?
Season 5 starts in January of 2014…
Off Season Challenges Happening NOW!
Current Challenge: An Apple a Day…
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 5 starts in January of 2014…
Take a look back…
As soon as I started thinking about what I would do for the Color MERCEDI Project QUILTING Challenge I knew what I wanted to do right away – Three Roses. It would be simple but perfectly fitting for this challenge. I also finished the entire thing start to finish in just a few hours one day. Mercedi’s middle name is ‘Rose and I knew when she saw what I came up with she would love it!
First…I sketched out the rose. Once I was happy with it I came up with my color scheme. By the way…I only recently started to...
Happy November everyone! November means a few things around my place…our orchard is slowing down, I can create again, and my oldest daughter, Mercedi turns SEVEN! I can’t believe my little babe is going to be SEVEN this month!
photo by Friends in Photography
In honor of her birthday we’re going to be inspired by the letters in her name: MERCEDI for this challenge.
The Challenge ‘Color MERCEDI’
The color scheme of your quilt will be determined using the letters in MERCEDI. You must use at least 3 colors for your quilt but can...
Happy September everyone! I can hardly believe that two-thirds of 2013 is already over! I have to say that I’m pretty excited for school to start on Tuesday though – no worries…there will be lots of ‘First Day’ pictures of my girls that I’ll happily share with you all! Due to everyone having a crazy September I’m extending this particular off season challenge on through the end of October!
photograph by Friends in Photography
Let’s get to the September Off Season Project QUITLING Challenge! I was having a hard time...
Earlier this morning I launched my ‘Hearts for Susie’ campaign. Check out the blog to find out what I am doing and see where the inspiration for this challenge came from.
Your challenge – Be inspired by the phrase ‘be healthy.” One way to treat heart disease is to live a healthy lifestyle. What does this mean to you? Portray it in your quilt this month.
Have FUN! These off season challenges aren’t about winning a prize – they’re about being inspired to create something you may never have created...
Project Quilting – June Texture, 2. Every Fiber of Her Being, 3. Sweet Bass, 4. hide your love away (detail 2), 5. Project QUILTING Texture Challenge
Five quilted creations were made for the Project QUILTING Off Season Texture challenge. Let’s take a closer look at each and then find out who ended up winning the fabulous fabric prize from Marcia’s Crafty Sewing and Quilting.
hide your love away
Happy July 1st everyone! Just because you all have until tomorrow to finish the June challenge doesn’t mean I’m not going to post the July challenge today!
I don’t know about you but it’s been a challenge for me to just find some time to sew this summer. With the girls, the beautiful weather, a little pool in my yard, and all the trips we’ve been making quilting hasn’t made it to the top of the list too often. Oh well – everything else going on has all been worth it!
Since we celebrate Independence Day in July, I wanted to...
I just realized that I haven’t shared with you the story behind my entry ‘Winter Tree’ for the Project QUILTING Fat Quarter Shop Bundle Challenge – Tradition Times Three. So – before I forget any longer, let’s take a look at how this quilt was created. I had many ideas go through my mind until I finally decided on doing a squarey quilt inspired by a quilt I saw show up on my facebook feed. My mother-in-law and her sister, Barb, are teaching squarey-quilts at the 2013 Quilts by Barb Quilt Retreat so this quilt would be for...
Nine amazing quilts were created for the BONUS Project Quilting Challenge: Fat Quarter Shop Fabric Bundle – Tradition Times Three. Today we’re going to take a closer look at four more of them (I’ll be sharing mine in a separate post so I can show you some more details…).
1. One Fish, Two Fish – Project Quilting final bonus, 2. Flight of the Seagulls, 3. Monkeying Around on the Beach with Kim, 4. respiratory therapy
Remember – each participant started with the same 12 fabrics. They had to use at least 10 of them and...
Six quilts or bags were inspired by the Off Season May Project Quilting Challenge Pantone. Let’s take a closer look and then find out who Pip picked to win the great prize from Marcia’s Crafty Sewing & Quilting.
1. PQ Pantone CH, 2. picnic basket, 3. Project Quilting = Patone Challenge, 4. Star of Bethlehem, 5. Sticks of Pantone – Project QUILTING May 2013 Off Season Challenge, 6. Johnny’s Rocket’s
Quilter: Cotton N Lace
Oh My Hat!!
Made by Amanda Reid South Africa
Really need to...
Nine amazing quilts were created for the BONUS Project Quilting Challenge: Fat Quarter Shop Fabric Bundle – Tradition Times Three. Today we’re going to take a closer look at four of them.
1. iPad Bag 5, 2. Red Sky at Night – large fish, 3. Project Quilting-Tradition Times Three, 4. Squares All Around
Remember – each participant started with the same 12 fabrics. They had to use at least 10 of them and could add up to two other ones to their quilted piece. I just love seeing how so many different pieces came from the same...