Make it a Mini: Project QUILTING September Off Season Challenge

It’s September!  September 1st to be exact.  Which means there’s exactly 4 months left in 2014.  It is also my parents 42nd wedding anniversary!  Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad! 
Not only is there only 4 months left in 2014 and it’s my parents anniversary – it’s also time for the next off season Project QUILTING Challenge.  This months challenge suggestion comes from Carolyn Braun of Sweet Boater Chick.

Make it a Mini

I’ve been obsessed with Mini Quilts lately.  I find that it’s a great way to test out a pattern or a color combination without a huge commitment.  For this challenge we’re going to define a Miniature Quilt as a quilt under 24” square.  This could be an art quilt, quilted pillow covers, mug rugs, pot holders, or doll quilts. 
For some inspiration – read this blog post from Craftsy on Mini Quilts.


  • Quilts must be 24” x 24” or less.
  • Projects should be finished by Tuesday, September 30th and added to the link up below.  Anytime is just fine…just as long as they’re submitted by the time the linky closes (which there’s a countdown on so you can check your time constraints). 
  • This is purely just so we have a FINISH before we get moving on the October
  • Off Season Challenge.   Not only is Project QUILTING meant to inspire you to make something you never thought you would – but it’s to help encourage you to FINISH the project too.
  • Have fun!
  • And…if you want – add them to the Project QUILTING Flickr Group too!


Prize for Off Season Project Quilting Challenges: (winner will be randomly drawn from a hat)


“Quilting Gift Certificate” for $30.00 off the Quilting on a Baby size quilt or larger. (Baby, Lap, Twin. Full, Queen, or King) from Marcia’s Crafty Sewing & Quilting.
The Gift Certificate will be good for 4 months starting one month after the challenge ends.  Excluding the Month of December for using the gift certificate.  The quilting gift certificate is transferable to another person, so you can share it with a friend, if you’d like.
Marcia will do an estimate based on the size of the winner's quilt top, quilting choices, thread choices, and batting and if they would like to purchase backing fabric from me. Winner can send backing fabric and batting with their quilt top, but I do have it available. This way the winner will have a good estimate of the value of your quilting prize.


Marcia would also like to giveaway to a separate winner a prize of one of her original patterns(value $8.00).
Here are the six quilt patterns the winner will get to chose from:
  1. Summer Tomatoes Quilt Pattern – PDF
  2. Easy to Sew Quilt Pattern – PDF
  3. Textures Quilt Pattern – PDF
  4. Quilted Checkbook or Calendar Pattern – PDF
  5. Quilted Pocket Purse – PDF
  6. Turn a Quilt into a Bag Pattern - PDF
Off Season Prizes
  • One of the most stressful parts of running a fun event on my blog for me is soliciting sponsors and prizes.  Off season means I don’t have to do that. 
  • BUT if you want to donate anything to be randomly drawn for by participants in the challenge I’m happy to post about it and run the hat drawing.  If this is something you’re interested in…just email me at lapaceksorchard {at} gmail {dot} com.


  1. I love this challenge! (And not just because it was my suggestion) I love mini quilts, they are so fun and great for those patterns that are a little more tough or have lots of pieces. I already have a ton of ideas!

  2. Wow! Looks like everyone enjoyed this challenge! I LOVED it and would really enjoy doing this again! :)


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