brighter the better–Challenge 4 of Project QUILTING Season 8

A quilt doesn't always have to match the couch, and little kids aren't the only ones who love a good rainbow - so this week I'm asking you to crank up the color to 10 and rip off the knob!


You're reading this from points all over the globe - but here in Wisconsin, February can be a long, gray month. It's the time of year where a burst of color is always welcome, whether it's a rare blue sky day or the crimson flash of a cardinal couple in the barren branches.

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Color is strongly associated with mood, so let's deny the winter blahs and play with bright, pure colors this week.


Please remember: while there are fabulous prizes for PQ challenges from our amazing sponsors, this is really meant to be a fun inspiration to spark your creativity. Don't stress! Follow the call of your muse and make something that makes you happy, expands your skills, or brings joy to your life.




1. Your project must be bright and colorful - and the more colorful, the better!
2. Incomplete or unfinished does not qualify. Every challenge piece must be a FINISHED project seen through from INCEPTION to COMPLETION during the challenge timeline (February 12 through February 19, 2017). Each piece must stand alone as DONE to count toward prizes.
3. Please remember that these projects need to be created during the week of the challenge (started on or after February 12, finished by February 19).
4. Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt, but must meet at least one of these requirements:

  • Include patchwork.
  • Include appliqué.
  • Have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.5. graphic

5. Link up a blog post, flickr image, instagram post, or public facebook post to the linky at the bottom of THIS PAGE by Sunday, February 19, 2017, at noon CDT. Alternately, you may email the picture and description to {lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com} with PROJECT QUILTING in the subject line by 11am on Sunday, February 19. Yes - that deadline is one hour earlier because it requires more work for Kim (which she is FINE with).
When you create your PQ entry's blog post or instagram or flickr image, please include:

  • a description of your creative process,
  • the overall size of your project (it's so hard to tell in a picture!)
  • where you are (ie, I create in Lodi WI) 

If you decide to just directly upload your image to the link up party please email me {lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com} this information so I can share it with everyone else.

Please use the hashtag #pqSeason8 when posting on social networking sites to help spread the word about this fabulous quilting challenge!
Share progress pictures on Facebook, Instagram, and your blog - seeing your process and how you get to the final project is part of the fun!
If you can, post your project to the Project QUILTING Flickr Group because that's how I make mosaics and it's fun to see them grouped together there.
Make sure you like Project QUILTING on Facebook.
We have created a ‘Challenge Quilts’ Facebook Group for you to share your thoughts, questions, and friendship on PQ and other quilting challenges. Just ask to join.

tulip farm

(side note from Kim:  Perhaps I can convince my hubby that we need a tulip farm to go with our apple orchard … this would be fabulous!)

With that – good luck and ROCK ON!
- Trish

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

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  1. You are singing my song!!!!!! Trish did this for ME!!!!!

  2. This is shouting my name out loud. I always use bright colors. I didn't have enough time to jump on challenge 3, but this one will be done. Thank you so much, this is fun.

  3. Ohhhh! I LOVE color!!!! But, am traveling without machine and brought soft colors to embroider. Guess I need to find a quilt shop ;)

  4. ah man!!! I just finished a quilt that would be perfect. Wonder if I can use my scraps? Time to put my thinking cap on

  5. I loved scrolling through to add my link, so bright and cheerful


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