Project QUILTING Season 2, Challenge 1 – Primary Colors

Hello, everyone.  Welcome to Season 2 of Project Quilting. I'm really excited to see all the amazing and widely varied projects that will be created over the next few weeks.  I hope many more of you jump in and join the fun.  There are lots of great prizes you can win.....many are awarded by a random drawing of all entrants. And, the challenges will get you outside your box and make you a better quilter.

For those of you just tuning in you can read more about Project Quilting Here:

This week’s PRIZES!

The winner of the PUBLIC vote will receive $10 to FabricsNQuilts AND Designing Quilts is Easy by Wayne Kollinger for Uniquely Nancy

The winner of the JUDGES Choice will receive $10 to SpiceBerryCottage AND Pink Ribbon Quilts-Book- from Quilting Diva

TWO randomly drawn participant will receive either a Pattern & Notecards from Marcia's Crafty Sewing & Quilting OR Downloadable Quilter's Cookbook - Volume 2 from the QuiltingGallery

This week’s Judges!

Diane Lapacek

Barb Raisbeck

Lisa Penny

Guest Judge:  Kym Delmar


Now for the challenge…

Challenge 1 - Primary Colors


1.  You must use at least one 6" square of each primary color, red, yellow and blue. The fabrics don't need to be solids, but should "read" as primary colors.

2.  You may cut each square into no more than 4 pieces, if desired.

3.  You must use the entire 6" square of each primary color on the front of your project.

4.  You may add any other fabrics or materials you want.

5.  POST your entries with a description of your creative process, including where you are (ie, I create in Madison, WI) and the size of your project by Sunday, January 16, 2011, at noon, CDT, to this flickr group – Project QUILTING with KimsCraftyApple: OR email a picture/description of your completed project to lapaceksorchard {at} gmail {dot} com with PROJECT QUILTING in the subject line.

6. If this is the first Project Quilting challenge you've participated in, please email Kim at lapaceksorchard {at} gmail {dot} com 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.


Grand Prize Summary

$30 to Fabrics N Quilts

Hoffman Bali Batik 14 piece bundle from FabricFascination

Hand-dyed fabrics and patterns from KimsCraftyApple


Have fun!

Project Quilting - It's Time to Think Outside the Square

written by Diane Lapacek


  1. I had to laugh when I saw this challenge. Just yesterday, I was going through my stash SEARCHING for some red fabric - it is sadly lacking...maybe I'll have to do a little shopping...although I'm pretty sure I can find a 6" square of red somewhere in my basement!

  2. I had a customer, just this morning, ask me if I had any quilts that had a lot of red in it. Sadly, the answer is no. I guess I don't work in red much except for Christmas items!

  3. I have the perfect idea for this one, now if I can get it done in time....

  4. I just about a primary pack of polka dot fabric - woohoo!

  5. Primary polka dots - sounds fun!
    My idea has been marinating/evolving for a few hours. I think I'll let it continue for a bit more before I start. Can't wait to see all the entries!

  6. I have an idea but can I finish it. Loved season one and hope I can stay strong in Season 2 as I floundered badly in one...

  7. Oh I am so ready this time. Got my thinking cap on....

  8. Ideas - but no sewing yet.... this is exciting!!!

  9. Oh, I can't wait to see the entries! If I had any fabric in primary colors I would be in, but as we are snowed in today, I can't get out. As I have not been a contestant yet, I am anxious this season to jump in and get my feet wet. Maybe next challenge....


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