Brighter the Better Project QUILTING Challenge–Time to Vote!

It is CRAZY warm here in Wisconsin – a high of 60-degrees – in February!  This is just not okay but I guess since there’s nothing I can do about it we might as well enjoy it. 

Back to the point – it’s once again time to VOTE for your TEN favorite quilts created for the Brighter the Better Project QUILTING Challenge.  To vote just click on the heart (upper right corner) on each of the images of the quilt/projects you like best!  You can click on the photo’s themselves to read the “story” behind the quilt – my favorite part!  When you stop please take a minute to comment on your favorite thing about the quilt!  Let’s make Project QUILTING an inspiring, uplifting community that encourages and supports each other in positive ways!  Vote by clicking on the heart in the upper right corner of the image.

We’re on a Project QUILTING “off” week so be sure to catch up on all the things you may not have done during challenge week!

The person with the most votes will receive:

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a Compositions Layer Cake from BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics!!!!

Didn’t finish your quilt for the “brighter the better” Project QUILTING Challenge on time?  That's okay!  You can't win prizes but we still want to see what you did!  Please link up your finish project below - anytime!  This is going to be a never ending link up!

This is also where you can see quilts made by participants that aren’t allowed in the voting linking up due to their affiliation with Project QUILTING.  Please share the love with them too!

Valentine’s Day Specials

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!  I am going to take a minute to share with you some specials that are happening now on some of the sites I’m affiliated with.  I don’t know about you but I hate to miss a great sale!

Therm O Web is offering a Sweet Treat one day sale good for 14% off all items plus FREE SHIPPING on orders over $14 good in the continental US only. Use code: CANDY

This is a great opportunity to give Creativebug a try!  My daughter’s and I have been loving the online drawing and painting classes!

starts at 9am 2/13, ends 9am 2/15

One of my favorite online shopping stops in ModCloth!  Tons of unique styles – easy to order, great customer feedback to help you decide and easy to return if they don’t fit! 

Be sure to check out the Valentine's Day reading list from BOTM

And with that I hope you have a wonderful day!

brighter the better–Challenge 4 of Project QUILTING Season 8

A quilt doesn't always have to match the couch, and little kids aren't the only ones who love a good rainbow - so this week I'm asking you to crank up the color to 10 and rip off the knob!

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You're reading this from points all over the globe - but here in Wisconsin, February can be a long, gray month. It's the time of year where a burst of color is always welcome, whether it's a rare blue sky day or the crimson flash of a cardinal couple in the barren branches.

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Color is strongly associated with mood, so let's deny the winter blahs and play with bright, pure colors this week.

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Please remember: while there are fabulous prizes for PQ challenges from our amazing sponsors, this is really meant to be a fun inspiration to spark your creativity. Don't stress! Follow the call of your muse and make something that makes you happy, expands your skills, or brings joy to your life.

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THE RULES:

1. Your project must be bright and colorful - and the more colorful, the better!
2. Incomplete or unfinished does not qualify. Every challenge piece must be a FINISHED project seen through from INCEPTION to COMPLETION during the challenge timeline (February 12 through February 19, 2017). Each piece must stand alone as DONE to count toward prizes.
3. Please remember that these projects need to be created during the week of the challenge (started on or after February 12, finished by February 19).
4. Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt, but must meet at least one of these requirements:

  • Include patchwork.
  • Include appliqué.
  • Have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.5. graphic

5. Link up a blog post, flickr image, instagram post, or public facebook post to the linky at the bottom of THIS PAGE by Sunday, February 19, 2017, at noon CDT. Alternately, you may email the picture and description to {lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com} with PROJECT QUILTING in the subject line by 11am on Sunday, February 19. Yes - that deadline is one hour earlier because it requires more work for Kim (which she is FINE with).
When you create your PQ entry's blog post or instagram or flickr image, please include:

  • a description of your creative process,
  • the overall size of your project (it's so hard to tell in a picture!)
  • where you are (ie, I create in Lodi WI) 

If you decide to just directly upload your image to the link up party please email me {lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com} this information so I can share it with everyone else.

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yarnSOCIAL MEDIA LINKING:
Please use the hashtag #pqSeason8 when posting on social networking sites to help spread the word about this fabulous quilting challenge!
Share progress pictures on Facebook, Instagram, and your blog - seeing your process and how you get to the final project is part of the fun!
If you can, post your project to the Project QUILTING Flickr Group because that's how I make mosaics and it's fun to see them grouped together there.
Make sure you like Project QUILTING on Facebook.
We have created a ‘Challenge Quilts’ Facebook Group for you to share your thoughts, questions, and friendship on PQ and other quilting challenges. Just ask to join.

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(side note from Kim:  Perhaps I can convince my hubby that we need a tulip farm to go with our apple orchard … this would be fabulous!)

With that – good luck and ROCK ON!
- Trish

Please be sure to post your FINAL project just below HERE. VERY IMPORTANT!

 
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Project QUILTING 8.4 Challenge Prizes

Happy Saturday night!  I’m working on this as I play my new favorite game – Catan – with my http://amzn.to/2kFGgDffamily!  It’s really quite a fun game and when I don’t have deadlines it’s been great way to just hang out with the family and play a game.

Anyway – it’s time to share with you all the prizes that are for grab for challenge 8.4 of Project QUILTING!  All you need to do is complete the next Project QUILTING Challenge going up tomorrow at noon CST to have your name entered in the drawing. 

 

PRIZE 1

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One of these mini spool sampler thread collections from Aurifil!

PRIZE 2

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Sam Hunter of Hunter’s Design Studio is giving one lucky winner a PDF pattern of their choice!

 

 

 

PRIZE 3

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“Sweet Baby” pattern from Perkins Dry Goods!

PRIZE 4

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Spring-a-ling Charm Pack from Moda!


PRIZE 5

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Oh Cherry! Quilt Pattern with full color diagrams, color way options and coloring sheet

PRIZE 6


Product Prize from ThermoWeb!  I love everything Thermoweb so I’m sure this will be fabulous and I can’t wait to see what you win!

PRIZE 7

“Quilting Gift Certificate” for $30.00 off the Quilting on a Baby size quilt or larger. (Baby, Lap, Twin. Full, Queen, or King) from Marcia’s logo_crafty_sewing_150x150Crafty Sewing & Quilting.
The Gift Certificate will be good for 4 months starting one month after the challenge ends.  Excluding the Month of December for using the gift certificate.  The quilting gift certificate is transferable to another person, so you can share it with a friend, if you’d like.
Marcia will do an estimate based on the size of the winner's quilt top, quilting choices, thread choices, and batting and if they would like to purchase backing fabric from me. Winner can send backing fabric and batting with their quilt top, but I do have it available. This way the winner will have a good estimate of the value of your quilting prize.

PRIZE 8

Marcia would also like to giveaway to a separate winner a prize of one of her original patterns(value $8.00).

PRIZE 9

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The pattern Gossamer from Color Girl Quilts!

PRIZE 10

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This fantastic Liberty Headband from Pointelle Design!

 

PRIZE 11

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A mini charm pack plus a surprise from me (Persimon Dreams)

Some ideas for fast and easy dinners during Project QUILTING challenge week!  Disclaimer – I haven’t tried any of these recipes … they just looked/sounded good on pinterest. 

And with that … be sure to get everything you need to get done because you’re going to want to have time to work on the next challenge!  It’s Fabulous!

 

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And now – you get to patiently wait for the next Project QUILTING Challenge to go up!

Winners Winners!!!! Challenge 8.3 of Project QUILTING

It was another impressive week in Project QUILTING World.  For the third challenge in a row – OVER 100 folks joined in the fun! This is just mind blowing.  So far in 2017 – in just three challenges 374 quilts have been completed!  That’s more projects finished in just three challenges that have ever been finished in a complete season before!  YES!  And – we still have three challenges left!  That being said, not only have there been TONS of projects completed but the creativity, ingenuity, craftsmanship, and just plain accomplishment has been beyond impressive!

Let’s take a few minutes to go through all the folks who won prizes for the 8.3 Texture Challenge.

First – the “Viewer’s Choice” winner -

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is masiemae and her quilt “Mosaic Wall Hanging”.  Congratulations!  Watch your mailbox for …

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This Jelly Roll of Compositions by Basic Grey from Moda Fabrics!!!!

Now let’s get onto the random prize.  The girls and I did a live drawing Friday night because we had a full day of basketball today (Cedi’s team went 1-2 and Capri’s team was 3-1).

 

PRIZE 1

Winner: by rutigt

“Quilting Gift Certificate” for $30.00 off the Quilting on a Baby size quilt or larger. (Baby, Lap, Twin. Full, Queen, or King) from Marcia’s logo_crafty_sewing_150x150Crafty Sewing & Quilting.
The Gift Certificate will be good for 4 months starting one month after the challenge ends.  Excluding the Month of December for using the gift certificate.  The quilting gift certificate is transferable to another person, so you can share it with a friend, if you’d like.
Marcia will do an estimate based on the size of the winner's quilt top, quilting choices, thread choices, and batting and if they would like to purchase backing fabric from me. Winner can send backing fabric and batting with their quilt top, but I do have it available. This way the winner will have a good estimate of the value of your quilting prize.

PRIZE 2

WINNER: Celeste Richards-Gannon

Marcia would also like to giveaway to a separate winner a prize of one of her original patterns(value $8.00).

PRIZE 3

WINNER: mcflint – Inside Out

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The pattern Twirling Fans from Color Girl Quilts!

PRIZE 4

WINNER: sharon huismith

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Sam Hunter of Hunter’s Design Studio is giving one lucky winner a PDF pattern of their choice!

 

 

 

PRIZE 5

WINNER: Dawns Torrence – Quilting by Dawn

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Olive’s Flower Market Charm Pack from Moda!


PRIZE 6

WINNER: maisiemae

LoveYouQuilt-JacquelynneStevesLove You! Quilt Pattern with full color diagrams, color way options and coloring sheet from Jacquelynn Steves. ***Just in time for Valentine’s day!***


PRIZE 7

WINNER: The Lilac Cat


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One of these mini spool sampler thread collections from Aurifil!


PRIZE 8

WINNER: Pam Giesel

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"Scattered Jewels” pattern from Perkins Dry Goods!

PRIZE 9

WINNER: Amy Paulson

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These fantastic Liberty Fabric Earrings from Pointelle Design!

PRIZE 10

WINNER: Kathy Kreig

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Melissa  of Sew BitterSweet Designs is generously offering TWO free patterns to one lucky winner of their choice from her Craftsy Shop!

PRIZE 11

WINNER: Joni Morgan

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A mini charm pack plus a surprise from me (Persimon Dreams)J

Congratulations to all the winners!  If you haven’t heard from me by February 13th please don’t hesitate to email me!  My goal is to send everything out tomorrow morning!

Let It Snow Quilt Finish

I’ve had this quilt finishes for a few weeks but I keep forgetting to share it with you!  I made this quilt “Let It Snow” for the Fat Quarter Shop’s Holiday Wishes blog hop back in July.

Let it Snow Quilt by Kim LapacekI used pink and orange to make this quilt because it is for my oldest daughter and those are her favorite colors.  Her birthday is at the November so a winter-y quilt seemed like the perfect thing for her!  The snowmen don’t have eyes, noses or mouths … yet.  I’m thinking we’ll (Cedi and/or me) be collecting button and things along the way of the next few years and add them on as we find them.

Let it Snow Quilt by Kim Lapacek quilted by Kim Van EttenI brought this quilt to Kim Van Etten to quilt and she did an amazing job!  Capri and Pip came with me to drop off the quilts.  I asked them if they had any ideas for the quilting …

Let it Snow Quilt by Kim Lapacek quilted by Kim Van EttenPip told Kim that Cedi really liked dolphins.  Yup – dolphins in a snowflake/snowman quilt!  And Kim DID it! Inside the swirls of the snowflakes Kim free motion quilted the silhouette of dolphins!  She said this quilt reminds her of a Hawaiian Christmas!  YES!

Let it Snow Quilt by Kim Lapacek

Cedi was really excited when I finished the last stitches in the binding – she sleeps with it every night now!

Are you all getting ready for the 4th Project QUILTING Challenge!  It will be posted at NOON on Sunday, February 12th!

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday & TGIFF

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Instagram Giveaway Loop

Happy Wednesday oops I mean Thursday everyone!  I’m super excited to be part of  a really fun giveaway loop on instagram.IMG_0240

You can head to my instagram post HERE and just follow the loop, liking and following all around the 16 participating instagrammers for your chance to win a 6 month subscription from Quilter’s Candy Box!  Each month’s subscription is $42.95 (plus $10 for shipping) so this prize is worth $317.70!!!!!!!  WOW!!!!

The lovely host for this fun hop is Amy Ellis of Amy’s Creative Side!

This is one of those times I wish I could have a chance to win … but I’m really excited to increase my followers to spread the word about Project QUILTING and my free-range style quilts.

Speaking of Project QUITLING – you have until 8pm tomorrow to VOTE for your 10 favorite quilts from the Tuned In To Texture Challenge!  It won’t be an easy choice so be sure to give yourself enough time!

That’s all for tonight … just a quick update!

PS.  Did you know I have a Facebook group now?  Ask to join today!  Quilt & Dream Along with Kim Lapacek

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