My Favorite Fabric - Challenge 5 of Project QUILTING

Good morning everyone!  We’re enjoying a fairly lazy morning here at the Lapacek household.  The whole family is getting prepared for the next Project QUILTING challenge to begin.  It’s always an exciting time!

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, Quilt Chicken and Mill House Quilts!  There will also be a special prize for the ‘Viewer’s Choice’ finished project this week.


Arizona bundle by April Rhodes at the Fat Quarter Shop

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!  Have you checked out the Grand Prize lately?  It includes over $350 worth of INCREDIBLE prizes from the Fat Quarter Shop, Aurifil, FabricsNQuilts, Marcia’s Crafty Sewing & Quilting, Creek Side Stitches and Laundry Basket Quilts!  Inspiration, quilting, fun AND Prizes!?  Can it get much better?

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French Navy Broken Chevron at Fabrics N Quilts

The Challenge:  My Favorite Fabric

This week we’re asking you to pull out your favorite fabric.  You know, that one that’s too pretty to cut into.

  1. Use your favorite fabric.  You can add as many other fabrics as you’d like, but since this one is your favorite, I expect it to be easily recognized in your completed project.
  2. Be sure to take a picture of your favorite fabric and post it with your finished project.
  3. Every challenge piece must be a FINISHED project seen through from INCEPTION to COMPLETION during the challenge timeline. Each piece must stand alone as DONE to count toward prizes.
  4. 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.
  5. Your project must have a name.
  6. Projects must be FINISHED and LINKED UP at the bottom of this post by Sunday, March 8th at Noon, CST.


Laundry Basket Quilts Heart Content at Fat Quarter Shop 

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
    • If you can’t figure out how to link up … just email me picture(s ) of your project with a description and I’ll post for you … lapaceksorchard {at} gmail {dot} com

Please be sure to Link Up your project at the bottom of this page.  If you don’t link up in time you won’t be qualified for any prizes!  VERY IMPORTANT!

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Fat Quarter Collection Hoffman Batiks 1895 Green from Mill House Quilts

Link up either a blog post, flickr image or instagram to the linky by Sunday, March 8th, 2014, at noon, CDT.


  1. Can it be a favorite collection? Or does it have to be just one fabric?

  2. hmmmm, this might be the hardest challenge yet! If it is a favorite (one piece) of is sacred and can not be cut. However, if you sew it up it might be your favorite piece you ever made....but on the other hand can you make your favorite piece into a really beloved finish in one week?? oh the dilemma!

  3. I have a lot of favorites but i picked one!

  4. Ooh, it will be hard to choose!

  5. Such a difficult challenge....I love all of my fabrics and have no idea which one I might call "favorite" or what to do with it! Wish me luck, lol ;)

  6. This is kinda funny, I love how everyone is interpreting favourite different. I have a range of favourites, but those are the ones I also love to use, I have fabrics that I have not used before as they weren't right fits for my projects, but those are not the ones I would consider my all time favourites. I already know what I'm going to make though. And it'll include (probably a few) fabric from those faves I love using, even if that means I'll have less in the end lol!

  7. Does a quilt have to be bound to be considered "done" for Project Quilting? My quilt is "done for now", because I don't have backing fabric that does the quilt top justice--it turned out MUCH nicer than I expected! (That's what I get for cutting into my favorite fabric!) I'm just not sure whether a patchwork quilt top can count as a finish for this challenge?

  8. Such beautiful quilts and projects this week! So fun to see how everyone used their favorite fabrics. And love seeing so many bigger quilts this week too! Great challenges this season, Diane Lapacek!


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