Project QUILTING – Season 4, Challenge 2 – My Favorite Color

Happy Sunday everyone!  I hope you’ve enjoyed your week off from Project QUILTING but I’m sure you’re all anxious to get going on the next Challenge.  Don’t forget – there’s an on-going bonus challenge this season - Tradition Times Three with a bundle of fabric from the Fat Quarter Shop.  Get your bundle and get going on it so you still have plenty of time to complete it!

Infinite Variety, Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts.

Photo by NYC-Man

Before we get to this weeks challenge– let’s see what prizes are there to be won this week!



$20 to Fabrics N Quilts


$25 to Superior Threads

Imaginary Blooms

$30 off long arm quilting of baby quilt or larger from Marcia’s Crafty Sewing & Quilting


A Stash bag* from For Quilts Sake

dye candy scarf

Hand Dyed Scarf from Dye Candy

long arm quilting by quilts by barb

$25 off Long Arm Quilting from Quilts by Barb

quilting lodge 1

$20 to spend at Quilting Lodge!

fat quarter bundle

and I’m going to throw in a Fat Quarter Shop Project QUILTING Fat Quarter Bundle for the Bonus Project QUILTING Challenge  to one lucky winner this week too!

Another prize has been addded!


$20 to spend at FabricAlaCarte's etsy shop or artfire store!


Thank you to all of the amazing prize donors for their generosity!  You help make these challenges even more fun – and my girls really like drawing names from a hat!

The Challenge – My Favorite Color

We all have favorite colors. The one we like to wear might be different than the one we like to decorate with. And that might be different than the one we buy for our fabric stash. This week we are going to work with only one of your favorites.

Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts At The Park Avenue Armory

photo from NYC♥NYC

  1. For this challenge your color scheme will be white and 1 other color. Use as many shades of that color as you wish, but do not add any other colors to the front of your project, including embellishments.

  2. Your project can be any size or shape. It does not need to be a traditional quilt.

  3. Your project must have a name.

  4. Please remember that these projects need to be created during the week of the challenge.

  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 27th, 2013, by NOON, CDT, to this flickr group, Project QUILTING with Persimon Dreams –OR email a picture/description of your completed project to {lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com} with PROJECT QUILTING in the subject line.If you wish to receive critiques on your piece – the good and critical – please add your photo’s to this group as well: you stuck?  Need a little ‘Tim Gunn’ advice during the week?  Or are you just so excited on how things are going along and what to share your WIP?  We have a group for that!

  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.  Please include your name, flickr name, email and a website if you have one.

    5562298207_056a3fd346 photo by NYC♥NYC

Challenge Clarifications

There have been a couple of questions/clarifications I would like to respond to all in one spot for everyone.  If you have more just let me know and I'll contact Diane and see what she says.
This may sound like a silly question, but when using a print fabric can it have another color in it or just shades of your chosen color?

Other colors in it are fine as long as the fabric “reads” your chosen color.

Can we use prints as long as they have only the favorite color and white?

Yes - as long as the fabric 'reads' your chosen color.

Can it have shades of white in it as well….e.g. whites to creams?
Yes, shades of white are acceptable and in Diane's mind a cream is a white.

Do we HAVE to include white in our project or can it just be the shades of the one color?

You do not have to use white.  It can be just one color.

NEW THIS SEASON!  Linky Party!

Add blog posts or flickr photo’s of your thought process/works in progress etc throughout the week to the linky party below!  Then we can all easily follow along with you!



  1. Doing a happy dance! Love this challenge. Can't wait to get started!

  2. This may sound like a silly question, but when using a print fabric can it have another color in it or just shades of your chosen color?

  3. from Diane, our challenge giver:

    "Other colors in it are fine as long as the fabric "reads" your chosen color."

  4. Can it not contain white?? Only shades of one color?

  5. [...] Project QUILTING – Season 4, Challenge 2 – My Favorite Color | Persimon Dreams. [...]

  6. It can contain white AND one other color.

  7. [...] …when I suddenly remember TODAY the second challenge will be posted.  So, I headed over to Persimon Dreams to find out what the challenge was.  Well, it is all about your favorite color.  My favorite [...]

  8. Another question....can it have shades of white in it as well....e.g. whites to creams?

  9. yes - it can have 'shades' of white

  10. It CAN just be shades of the one color. It does not HAVE to contain white.

  11. [...] PS.  Did you see latest Project QUILTING Challenge – My Favorite Color? [...]

  12. I'm still using green but found something to go with the chartreuse green that I love. I'm doing the happy dance now. I love all greens but the other ones just didn't do it for what I had hoped to make.

  13. [...] was working on a blog post on how I came up with my Kirigami Flake Pillow for this weeks’ Project QUILTING Challenge but I’m going to turn out of time today.  So..instead – here’s a picture of my new [...]

  14. Thanks for another fun project!

  15. [...] The Project QUILTING Challenge ‘My Favorite Color‘ was a difficult one for me.  I’m not really a ‘white’ person…it makes me nervous.  I don’t want to get it dirty and ruin the whole thing (although I do realize you could technically stain ANY fabric on a quilt…but white just makes me extra nervous I guess).  So not into it in fact that I challenged my mother-in-law, Diane, aka, the challenge giver to do this challenge as well…she obviously didn’t have a problem with it…see her quilt HERE. [...]

  16. [...] been BLOWN AWAY!  Fifty–three incredible quilts were made for the latest challenge – My Favorite Color.  I’m so amazed by all the talent, dedication, and support from this group of quilters!  [...]

  17. [...] Now – it’s time for one of your favorite posts of the Project QULITING Challenge.  The PRIZE Drawing!  Here are the winners for the My Favorite Color Challenge: [...]

  18. [...] is my Kirigami Flake Pillow I made for the ‘My Favorite Color’ Project QULITING Challenge.  I blogged about how I did it [...]

  19. [...] Let’s take a closer look at eight more of the great projects created for the ‘My Favorite Color’ Project QUILTING Challenge. [...]

  20. [...] They declared a snow day this morning for our school district so I currently have three really hyper children running around destroying things.  But they’re having fun and fighting has been pretty minimal.  While they’re busy with each other, I’m going to get the third Closer Look posted for the My Favorite Color Project QUILTING Challenge! [...]

  21. [...] Let’s take another look at 9 more incredible quilts from the My Favorite Color Project QUILTING Challenge.  [...]

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