Season 1, Challenge 3 - The Recycled Quilt

What wonderful projects again this week. You are all doing an amazing job.

So...on to Challenge 3 the Recycled Quilt.

I'll start by letting you all know what the winners of this challenge will receive!
The winner of the JUDGES vote will receive 4 fat quarters (their choice) from FabricAlaCarte AND a $10 gift certificate from the FatQuarterShop!
The winner of the PUBLIC vote will win a fat quarter bundle from ButterCuppityFabrics AND a $10 gift certificate from theFatQuarterShop!
A RANDOMLY Drawn Participant will win a pdf sewing pattern of their choice from StudioCherie!

1. The front, back, borders, binding and embellishments should all be made from materials that have had a previous life as something else.

2. You may use new thread and batting.

3. Your project should include at least 3 different materials used as embellishments.

4. POST your entries with a description of your creative process, including where you are (ie, I create in Madison, WI) by Sunday, June 13, at noon, CDT, to this flickr group – Project QUILTING with KimsCraftyApple: OR email a picture/description of your completed project to with PROJECT QUILTING in the subject line.

5. If this is the first Project Quilting challenge you've participated in, please email Kim at with PROJECT QUILTING in the subject line so that Kim can send you feedback from the judges and keep you updated on the behind the scenes going-ons.

Now, Kim is going to quickly summarize all the amazing prizes for the Season 1 of Project Quilting GRAND PRIZE Package:

FatQuarterShop - $50 Gift Certificate

FabricsNQuilts - $50 Gift Certificate

FabricFascination – Bali Pop

TessaAnn – A Set of Handmade Buttons

FabricAlaCarte - $20 Gift Certificate and copy of the book ‘ROLLING Along’ by Nancy Martin

StashedCache – Spider Web Quilt Starter Kit

QuiltsbyBarb - $30 Gift Certificate to Long Arm QUILTING and a potentially 8 chances to be entered into a drawing for $50 off the2010 QuiltsbyBarb Quilt Retreat Weekend.

Kim & Diane – A selection of original patterns and yardage of hand-dyed fabric

This prize package is OVER TWO-HUNDRED DOLLARS worth of amazing items! I can’t wait to see what happens this season! Thanks to all these great sponsors for their generosity and support!

I have also begun to put together a RANDOM prize package for the end of the season. These are all awards that will be chosen (out of a hat, first Cedi will pick, then Capri and repeat - as shown here: Every time you complete a challenge for Project Quilting your name will be entered in the drawing for RANDOM prizes (this will exclude the Grand Prize Winner as he/or she will already have AMAZING things!)

Sponsors for the Random Prizes:

Karol from FabricCandy is donating a set of Five Fat Quarters of the Ava Rose Collection.

RainbowFabrics is Donating $25 to her etsy shop.

I will be announcing some more random prizes soon, I promise...

Thanks to ALL Sponsors for Project QUILTING for your generosity and support!

Good luck with this weeks challenge!
Don't forget...
It's Time to Think Outside the Square!


  1. So is the finished product supposed to be a quilt? I'm assuming that because of the title & the specifics around the backing, binding, etc. but just want to be sure.

  2. You are doing such a fantastic job picking ideas for these challenges and the items made are great!

  3. Question; are photos considered recycled since they had a previous life in my photo album?

  4. Great challenge... my closets are getting cleaned out... I'm finding things I forgot I had!

  5. Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt. All the other things like bags, dolls, skirts, etc, are OK for this challenge, just like all the others. What I was trying to say is that your entire project needs to be made from recycled items. The only allowed exceptions are thread (a really tough re-use any day) and batting (or whatever you use for filler).

    Yes, I would consider your photos to be recycled.

    Have fun! Can't wait to see what you all come up with.


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