Project QUILTING, Season 4, Challenge 6–Hurray For Spring!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Do you have any plans for corned beef and cabbage or green beer today?  We don’t have many plans for the day…I was going to make some pistachio pudding but it looks like I might just have dye some vanilla pudding green.  We have three small drippy noses around here so we’ll be laying low.

Can you believe that the very last challenge of Season 4 of Project QUILTING is just below the words I’m writing now.  I hope you’ve all had as inspirational of a time as I have had so far.  Before we get to the challenge I want to start with the Prizes that are up for grabs!

The Prizes

Everyone who enters a quilt into this weeks challenge, in the time frame given and following the challenge’s guidelines, will be entered into the random drawing to win the following prizes from our incredibly generous Project QUILTING sponsors:


$20 to Fat Quarter Shop


Surprise fabric prize from Fabric Worm

Quilts for a Cause 2011

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


A *Stash bag from For Quilts Sake

Quilting by Quilts by Barb

$25 off Long Arm Quilting from Quilts by Barb

dye candy sampler

24 dye cut 10″x10″ pieces of hand dyed fabrics from Dye Candy

quilting lodge 5

$20 to spend at Quilting Lodge!

*Stash Bags – Each Embellishment Stash Bag includes three pieces of coordinated fabric totaling 3/8 yards, three coordinating yarns totaling approximately 300″, 20 small beads, five focal beads, and two buttons.

The Challenge – Hurray for Spring!

  1. I am so ready for spring! I’ve seen enough snow. I want to plant seeds and watch them grow. So, the inspiration for Challenge 6 is ‘Hurrah for Spring!’

  2. Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt, but must meet at least one of these requirements:

    1. Include patchwork.

    2. Include appliqué.

    3. Have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.

  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, March 24th, 2013, by NOON, CST, 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:

Are 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!

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.

Please add my button to your blog to help spread the word!  Thanks!

Project QUILTING Season 4

Did you know there is a Pinterest Page for Project QUILTING?

And a FAQ Page!


And with that – Have Fun!  It’s Time to Think Outside the Square!

spring at the orchard

Above is a photo mosaic I made of spring flowers at the orchard last year.


  1. Last challenge? Did I miss something else? I really like these, however I usually don't have time during the year, only during the summers.

  2. Yup - it's the last challenge of Season 4. You can always come back and check out the challenges for inspiration any time of the year. Also - I may be posting some 'off season' no prizes/sponsors challenges...just depends on the interest.

  3. I would lOVE keep challenges going! hadn't thought to come back and try doing them again. Good idea! And can go back to previous seasons to do the same thing. Hmmm....may be enough to keep me going already :) THanksk SO MUCH for doing this!

  4. Beautiful spring flowers, you must have quite the beautiful orchard, Kim!

  5. I've been wanting to do this all season. So I will try for the last challenge. In the directions it seems to be saying to do page 28 again.
    Is this right? or is it just "Hurray for spring! outside of the square! I have some ideas. Thanks

  6. Hi Judy! I'm glad you're going to give it a go. The theme is JUST 'Hurray for spring!' I forgot to delete some things from the last post...all fixed now. Let me know if you have any other questions :)

  7. Thanks and we do! I can't take credit for it though - it's pretty much my in-laws, kids and hubby that make the outside beautiful. Although, now that I've discovered you can wear gloves while you garden it's not so bad.

  8. I am sew disappointed! I jumped the gun and just finished a spring quilt that would have qualified here....
    Looking forward to seeing what everyone else comes up with. It has been a looonng winter!


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