Do Over–August Off Season Project QUILTING Challenge

August!?  Already!?  I can’t believe it’s already August – this summer is flying by!  Actually I don’t know why I’m surprised – this is exactly what happens every summer – time flies.  I have a confession … last month was the very first Project QUILTING Challenge I didn’t manage to finish.  I just had too much on my plate.  I do think I’ll still make something but first I have some actual deadlines I have to finish up.  Be sure to head over to the Summer Sizzle post though and click on the quilts that WERE made … they are quite fabulous!  And if you didn’t finish – like me – you can link up at any time you make something that “Summer Sizzle” inspired you to make.

Galaxies Converge - by Kim Lapacek
Galaxies Converge for the Stars Over America Challenge

Do Over

1.  The challenge for August is “Do Over.”  Either be inspired by the phrase “Do Over” or do something you missed out on, something you did that was fun, something you tried but didn’t quite work the way you were hoping.  All the photos in this post are of projects I’ve done for previous Project QUILTING Challenges – feel free to look through if you want some inspiration and a chance to “do over” a challenge you didn’t do.

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 (August 1st, 2017 through August 31st, 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 August 1st, finished by August 31st)

Rows of Circles Quilt by Kim Lapacek

Rows of Circles for the Office Supply Store Challenge

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.

Barn Bones Quilt by Kim Lapacek

Barn Bones for the Architectural Element Challenge

5. Link up a blog post, flickr image, instagram post, or public facebook post to the linky at the bottom of THIS PAGE by Monday, August 31st, at 11:55pm CDT. Alternately, you may email the picture and description to {lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com} with PROJECT QUILTING in the subject line by Noon on Monday, August 31st. Yes - that deadline is earlier because it requires more work for Kim (which she is FINE with) and she isn’t staying up until Midnight on the due date of the challenge.
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 Kim {lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com} this information so she can share it with everyone else.

Celebrate Annie's by Kim Lapacek

“Celebrate Annie” for the Annie’s Vision Challenge


  • Please use the hashtag #pqoffseason 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.

With that – good luck and have fun!


logo_crafty_sewing_150x150Marcia of Marcia’s Crafty Sewing and Quilting has generously offered to give each participant  a PDF Downloadable Pattern from her Craftsy Pattern Store!  How cool is that?  When you finish the challenge and link up to the post just email Marcia {marcia (at) craftysewing (dot) com} to redeem your prize!

Be sure to LINK UP your finished projects by 11:55pm on August 31st!

1 comment:

  1. This sounds fun, and I hope to do a quilt for this challenge. BTW I think you put a wrong date/month for the link up.


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