Pineapple Party–A July Off Season Project QUILTING Challenge

July 2nd … already!?  This weekend went by fast and it was one of our less insanely busy ones.  With heat indexes over 100-degrees I spent most of Friday and Saturday in the pool.  It’s amazing how tiring just sitting, relaxing, and staying cool in the pool can be.

How are the off season challenges different from a normal challenge?  The biggest differences are that you get a whole month (or almost a whole month) to complete the challenge and there are no prizes!  These challenges are here for inspiration and camaraderie (are you in the Challenge quilt group yet?)

It’s time to share with you the inspiration for the July Off Season Project QUILTING Challenge.

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Pineapple Party!

The July challenge is based of Pineapples!  You can interpret this however you’d like … traditional pineapple blocks, the fruit, Pines and Apples!?   Have fun and CREATE!

pineapple zippy pouchTHE RULES:pineapple elephants

1. Your project should be inspired by the theme “Pineapple Party!”
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 (July 2nd, 2018 through July 31st). 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 July 2, finished by July 31)
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. 55

5. Link up a blog post, instagram post, or public facebook post to the linky at the bottom of THIS PAGE by Tuesday, July 31st 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 Tuesday, July 31st. Yes - that deadline is one hour earlier because it requires more work for Kim (which she is FINE with).pineapple 1

When you create your PQ entry's blog post or instagram, 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.Fullscreen capture 722018 104657 AM

Bungalow Aqua on White Pineapple Yardage by Kate Spain for Moda Fabric


  • Please use the hashtag #pqOffSeason and/or #projectquilting 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!
  • 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.


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