Through the Eyes of a Child–Challenge 5 of Project QUILTING Season 7

Just square 1 art capri 2two challenges left in Season 7 of Project QUILTING folks!   Did you just discover this great challenge?  That’s okay!  It’s not too late to join in – and all you have to do to join in is finish the challenge and link up below!  Easy peasy!  Be sure to tell all your quilting friends about how great this challenge is and what it is doing for your inspiration and creativity!  There are some great prizes up for grabs this challenge – including a special prize for EVERYONE who participates!  Check that out HERE!
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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.  Every week that you enter a piece for the challenge you are entered into a hat to win one of the amazing prizes from our sponsors!  There will also be a special prize for the “Viewer’s Choice” 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?

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Challenge 5 - Through the Eyes of a Child

1.  Your inspiration for this week's challenge is children's art.  Feel free to use any of these examples for your inspiration from my favorite young artists who also happen to be my granddaughters.
If you know another young artist, that's OK, too. Be sure to include a picture of the art that inspired you.

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2.  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.

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3.  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.
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4.  Please remember that these projects need to be created during the week of the challenge.

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5. Link up either a blog post or flickr image to the linky at the bottom of THIS PAGE by Sunday, March 6th, 2016, 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, March 6th.

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      • Please still include on your blog, instagram or flickr image of your entry a description of your creative process, including where you are (ie, I create in Madison, WI) and the sizeof your project. 
      • 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 #pq7 when posting on social networking sites to help spread the word!
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With that – good luck to everyone!  Don’t forget – you can find Project QUILTING on Facebook too! And a Challenge Group if you want to find out about all the challenges you can in the quilting world!



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Random Prizes for Challenge 5 of Project QUILTING

Two more challenges left in Season 7 of Project QUILTING!  Can you believe it?  The fifth challenge will go up at noon CST tomorrow.  There are some sweet prizes up for grabs this week … be sure to read on to see what they are!
Everyone who enters per the guidlelines will have their name put in a hat.  My girls will randomly draw the winners once the challenge closes.

Prize 1

I know I know … you are all getting a bit tired from making a quilt every other week.  I need to sweeten up the pot a bit and I’m super excited to be able to do just that!  Thanks to Studio Cheri - Studio Cherie is going to give a  free pattern to EVERYONE who participates in Challenge 5!!!!!
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Seriously!?  How cool is that!?

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Prize 2




  • aurifilA mini thread box fromAurifil!!!!!
    One lucky winner will get one of these fabulous boxes of thread in the mail!  Thank you Aurifil for your generosity and support!

    Prize 3

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    The Fat Quarter Shop

    One lucky winner will be recieving the “By the Lake Fat Quarter Bundle Curated by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics”!!!! 
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    Yummy!
  • Prize 4

    Marcia's Crafty Sewing & Quilting “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.

    Prize 5

    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:
  • Summer Tomatoes Quilt Pattern – PDF
  • Easy to Sew Quilt Pattern – PDF
  • Textures Quilt Pattern – PDF
  • Quilted Checkbook or Calendar Pattern – PDF
  • Quilted Pocket Purse – PDF
  • Turn a Quilt into a Bag Pattern – PDF

  • Prize 6

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    Michele Foster of Mishka’s Playground is generously donating a free PDF ‘Cobblestone Mat – Table Runner’ pattern for one random winner each challenge!  Thank you!







  • Prize 7

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    Melissa  of Sew BitterSweet Designs is generously offering a free pattern for each Project QUILTING Challenge of your choice from her Craftsy Shop!




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  • From our mystery sponsor – a wonderful ‘Hello My Name is’ pack of Charm Squares

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    And from Persimon Dreams … a charm pack of Simply Colorful II!
    Stop by tomorrow at Noon to see what the next challenge is!
  • Hearts of Foil ThermoWeb February Block

    I’m at it again!  I have another great block tutorial to share with you over at Therm O Web’s blog!

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    Head over to THIS POST to see how you can make this fun block!

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    Here are the first five blocks for the Mystery Block of the Month I’m sharing over at Therm O Web.  I’m having a great time designing and making each of these blocks.  Stay tuned for the March block!

    I Need a Vacation–Time to Vote!

    That’s a warp!  Great job everyone getting these amazing quilts made in just one week!!!!  There’s still one more thing to do for this challenge - It’s time to vote!  Please take a minute to do so as your vote does matter!  Choose your FOUR Favorite Quilts below that were created for the Project QUILTING “I Need a Vacation” Challenge and click on the heart to vote (upper right corner)!  Click on the photo’s themselves to read the “story” behind the quilt – my favorite part!  Vote by clicking on the heart in the upper right corner of the image.

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    Please DO NOT VOTE for entries 13 and 37.  Diane made quilt 13 and and I made quilt 37 – while we are not eligible for prizes and don’t want to take away votes from others – we still want to show off our work!  You can, however, feel free to click on our projects and leave us a comment on what you think.   We love to hear from you!


    The quilt with the most votes will receive …
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    A mini thread box from Aurifil!!!!!
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    And your very own set of Project QUILTING pins!


    Voting will close on Friday, February 26th at 8pm, CST.  Spread the word to your family and friends!


    They get FOUR votes so they can vote for you and then three other quilts that they like best! 
    The ‘Viewer’s Choice’ winner and other random drawing winners will be announced on Tuesday, March 1st.

     

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    The latest Project QUILTING Challenge is “I Need a Vacation.”  We’re planning on taking our girls on a vacation in the near future so I thought this would be a great chance to make them something special for the trip.

    First … I used the letter’s from Sam Hunter’s book “Quilt Talk” to paper piece each of the girls initials.

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    Then – I went to another great pattern from Sam Hunter – the Chunky Wee Bag.  The small version of the Chunky Wee Bag is absolutely perfect for three girls going on a vacation.  Especially personalized with their initial and in their favorite color..

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    Mercedi loves pink.

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    Capri loves mint (and aqua).

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    Pip said she loved red but of course it turns out she really loves whatever her sisters wanted.  Oh well – it’s hard to please a four year old.

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    It was a crazy week for me with a sick kid and ridiculous amounts of appointments to go to.  Sam’s pattern made it so easy to whip this up in plenty of time for the challenge deadline. Honestly – if you haven’t made a project yet – go and buy her pattern and make a Chunky Wee Bag for this challenge!  See if you can do something fun for the flap to make it your own!  I promise if you have two hours – you can finish this project!

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    The girls were so excited about their bags (well … Pip was at first until she saw her sisters).

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    And I can guarantee they’ll get complimented on them on our trip.

    Linking up to Finish it Up Friday.

    Scrap Quilting with Melissa Dunworth of Sew BitterSweet Designs

    It’s the middle of the month which means it’s time for some more scrap quilting inspiration! Have you started on your scrap quilt for the big scrap quilt challenge? I see four quilts already finished and linked up! Way to go!

    Today I’m excited to have Melissa Dunworth of Sew BitterSweet Designs posting some inspiration for the Scrap Quilt Challenge!  Before we head over to her blog to see what she has up her sleeve … let’s find out a little bit about her. 

    You can find Melissa on Instagram as @sewbittersweetdesigns and on her facebook page: Sew BitterSweet Designs.

    Why do enjoy using fabric scraps for quilting?
    Because I like that when I use scraps no one else can make the exact same quilt as me, it is always a unique product! I also hate the idea of waste so I hold on to EVERYTHING! Much to my husband's dismay!
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    Do you have a secret or tip for storing your scraps?
    Yes, I have a great rainbow bin system. I made them years ago and I sort by color. Black, white and gray all end up together and my novelty prints go into a bin that looks like a rainbow. See attached picture.

    If someone where to have given you one tip for sewing/quilting when you first started - what do you wish they would have told you? 
    There are no such things as mistakes, only opportunities!

    What's your favorite color to use in your quilts?
    Blue - hands down!

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    If you have a picture and/or story of your favorite quilt you've made using scraps thus far ... please attach and share.

    It is probably my vintage Christmas sampler quilt. I designed the blocks and did a tutorial for each of them on my blog. It was a labor of love to be sure. Most of the fabrics were from the 80s into the 90s. The only new fabric I used that wasn't scrappy from my stash was the backing fabric.

    Thank you for having me Kim!

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    I always love to see what Melissa is working on – I’m sure you’ll find you enjoy her posts and style too!  Let’s head over to her blog now and see what scrappy tutorial she has to share with us today!

    Feel free to show off the blocks you make using Melissa’s technique by linking up below!

    I Need a Vacation–Challenge 4 of Project QUILTING Season 7

    We are past the half way point in Season 7 of Project QUILTING folks!  Can you believe it?  It’s time for the third Project QUILTING challenge of Season Seven!  173 quilts have been started and finished within the time frame of the first three challenges!  What!?  That is beyond incredible!!!    Be sure to tell all your quilting friends about how great this challenge is and what it is doing for your inspiration and creativity!  Let’s see just how many quilts can be made in a week!  (FYI – most quilts made for a challenge EVER is 72 … can we beat that number this season?)

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    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.  Every week that you enter a piece for the challenge you are entered into a hat to win one of the amazing prizes from our sponsors!  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?

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    Be sure to check out THIS post for all the prizes up for grabs this weeks and to thank our awesome sponsors!

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    Challenge 4 - I Need a Vacation

    1. Vacation is the inspiration for this challenge.  Use the way vacation makes you feel or the places you'd go or the transportation to get there.  Anything vacation related that inspires you.
    2.  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.
    3.  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.
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    4. Please remember that these projects need to be created during the week of the challenge.
    5. Link up either a blog post or flickr image to the linky at the bottom of THIS PAGE by Sunday, February 21st, 2016, 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, February 21st.
      • Please still include on your blog, instagram or flickr image of your entry a description of your creative process, including where you are (ie, I create in Madison, WI) and the sizeof your project. 
      • 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 #pq7 when posting on social networking sites to help spread the word!
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    With that – good luck to everyone!  Don’t forget – you can find Project QUILTING on Facebook too! And a Challenge Group if you want to find out about all the challenges you can in the quilting world!

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    Please be sure to LINK UP your FINAL project just below HERE.  VERY IMPORTANT!


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    Random Prizes for Challenge 4 of Project QUILTING

    Alright folks – are you ready for the next Project QUILTING challenge?  I hope so!  Because in just a few hours challenge for Season 7 of Project QUILTING will be posted at noon CST.  To get you even more excited about it … let’s see what random prizes are up for grabs this IMG_5566week!  Everyone who enters per the guidlelines will have their name put in a hat.  My girls will randomly draw the winners once the challenge closes.

    Prize 1

  • aurifilA mini thread box fromAurifil!!!!!

    One lucky winner will get one of these fabulous boxes of thread in the mail!  Thank you Aurifil for your generosity and support!

    Prize 2

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    The Fat Quarter Shop

    One lucky winner will be recieving a mystery prize from the Fat Quarter Shop this week!  Ooooh … I love a good mystery!

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    Prize 3

    Marcia's Crafty Sewing & Quilting

    “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.

    Prize 4

    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:

  • Summer Tomatoes Quilt Pattern – PDF
  • Easy to Sew Quilt Pattern – PDF
  • Textures Quilt Pattern – PDF
  • Quilted Checkbook or Calendar Pattern – PDF
  • Quilted Pocket Purse – PDF
  • Turn a Quilt into a Bag Pattern – PDF

     

  • Prize 5

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    Michele Foster of Mishka’s Playground is generously donating a free PDF ‘Cobblestone Mat – Table Runner’ pattern for one random winner each challenge!  Thank you!

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    Prize 6

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    Melissa  of Sew BitterSweet Designs is generously offering a free pattern for each Project QUILTING Challenge of your choice from her Craftsy Shop!

     

    Prize 7
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  • From our mystery sponsor – a fantastic Riley Blake Charm Pack!

    Prize 8

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    And from Persimon Dreams … a charm pack from Bernartex!

    Stop by at Noon to see what the next challenge is!

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