Sunrise/Sunset Challenge 2–Project QUILTING

Hi everyone!  I’m posting our next challenge from the lovely Woodland Ridge Retreat Center as I’m still at the first ever Project QUILTING Retreat! Be sure to stop by later this week to see what the fabulous ladies created!!!!
Every week that you enter a piece for the challenge you are entered into a literal hat to win one of the amazing prizes listed at THIS POST from our sponsors including Aurifil, Sew BitterSweet Designs, Mishka's Playground, Waggons West, Marcia’s Crafty Sewing & Quilting, Laundry Basket Quilts, Village Creek Quilts, and Mill House Quilts!  There will also be a special prize for the ‘Public Vote’ winner of the week.   AND, if you finish the challenge in the time allotted your name will also be added into the final hat at the completion of the season for an opportunity to win the GRAND PRIZE!  Inspiration, quilting, fun AND Prizes!?  Can it get much better?
I just want to remind everyone that these challenges are meant to be inspirational and FUN!  I know it can be stressful making a quilt in just a week but trust me – it can be done. Okay – time for the challenge!
sunrise over the Atlantic ocean, photo by Kim Lapacek


  1. Your inspiration for this challenge is Sunrise/Sunset.   Use what inspires you…the colors...the images...the things you do at this time of day.’
  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. Link up your FINISHED challenge piece to the linky at the bottom of THIS PAGE by Sunday, January 25th, 2015, at noon, CDT –OR email a picture/description of your completed project to {lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com} with PROJECT QUILTING in the subject line by 11am on Sunday, January 25.
    1. If you are having problems with linking up check out this ‘how to’ post I put together …
  6. Please still include on your blog or flickr image of your entry a description of your creative process, including where you are (ie, I create in Madison, WI).  If you decide to just directly upload your image to the link up party please email me this information so I can share it with everyone else.
Launching Light - Port Washington Pierhead Lighthouse (Port Washington, WI)
photo by Aaron C Jors
Other info …
    • I would still love if everyone posted to the Flickr Group as that makes making mosaics and looking over things much easier, but it is no longer required.
    • There is now a ‘Challenge Quilts’ Facebook Group you can join in on to share your thoughts, questions, or whatever related to quilting challenges.  You can always post progress pictures there if you want too!
    • Please use the hastag #pq6 when posting on social networking sites to help spread the word
    • If this is your first time participating in Season 6 or you haven’t emailed me yet … Please email Kim at {lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com} with ‘PROJECT QUILTING SIX’ in the subject line so that Kim can keep you updated on the behind the scenes going-ons and get all her records straight.
    • ‘How to link up to a Link Up’ post

    Please be sure to Link Up your project HERE!  If you don’t link up in time you won’t be qualified for any prizes!  VERY IMPORTANT! 

          Sunset in Chicago, photo by Kim Lapacek (taken the same day as the sunrise over the Atlantic)


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