July Off Season Project QUILTING Challenge–Independence

Happy July 1st everyone!  Just because you all have until tomorrow to finish the June challenge doesn’t mean I’m not going to post the July challenge today!

I don’t know about you but it’s been a challenge for me to just find some time to sew this summer.  With the girls, the beautiful weather, a little pool in my yard, and all the trips we’ve been making quilting hasn’t made it to the top of the list too often.  Oh well – everything else going on has all been worth it!

Since we celebrate Independence Day in July, I wanted to make the challenge relate to that.  I debated between using the word Freedom or Independence as our inspiration and I finally decided on…


photo by cayogirl


Your challenge – take the word ‘Independence’ and let it inspire a quilted item.  You can use the colors red, white and blue but it can’t ‘read’ a red, white and blue quilt.


  1. Have FUN! These off season challenges aren’t about winning a prize – they’re about being inspired to create something you may never have created without the inspiration.

  2. Please remember that these projects need to be created during the time frame of the challenge to qualify for the challenge.

  3. Project can be a quilt, a garment, a bag, or any other item that is created using patchwork, appliqué or other traditional quilting techniques.

  4. If you need advice/tips/help (or you just want to give us all a sneak peak) with your project as you work on it feel free to post pictures to the flickr group: Project QUILTING WIP:http://www.flickr.com/groups/1430386@N24/

  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 the end of the day Wednesday, July 31st 2013, to this flickr group –http://www.flickr.com/groups/1401824@N21/ OR email a picture/description of your completed project to {lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com} with PROJECT QUILTING in the subject line and I’ll post your piece for you. (1 month to finish the challenge)

  6. If you do want people to truly critique (the good and the bad) your project please post it to the Flickr Group: Project QUILTING – Critiques

Independence Day Fireworks

photo by Will Dwinnell


  1. Wow that has got me thinking...red white and blue but doesn't read that hmmm?

  2. When does the next challenge begin?!?


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