well-dressed man–Challenge 5 of Project QUILTING Season 8

Roughly half the population is male, so let's use them as our inspiration this week: the challenge is "well-dressed man."


(You can thank me later for this EXCELLENT version of the crappy song you're already singing in your head) 


Some men are better dressed than others - and sometimes it doesn't even matter what atrocity they're wearing because they're special to us for a million other reasons. Was your dad the greatest? Is you son the apple of your eye?

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(my dad dancing with one of my daughter’s at my cousins wedding)

There are so many great textures and prints to be found in menswear - wool, tweed, herringbone, silks, stripes and polka dots, brocade, leather, and more.

Once (back in 2014), I tried to use this as the theme for my PQ piece based on birth date colors, but I got a little sidetracked by David Beckham:

men_thumb[3]If you're looking for some more inspiration, there's a Tubmlr perfectly suited (ha!) for this: http://welldressedman.tumblr.com/

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.

8.5-button-low_thumb[1]THE RULES:

1. Your project should be inspired somehow by menswear or a man.
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 26 through March 5, 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 26, finished by March 5).
4. Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt, but must meet at least one of these requirements:

  • Include patchwork.
  • Include appliquĂ©.
  • Have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.

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, March 5, 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 Kim {lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com} this information so she 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.
With that – good luck and ROCK ON!
- Trish


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


  1. Ooooooo! This calls for some fancy fun in a new sort of way (for me!). Time to get to work :)

  2. Perfect, my plan was to make something for my son's kitchen table. Well-dressed in his life ~ you will see what that means :)

  3. Omg....#55 is not called Instagram....oops. It is really called "Oh....Canada!" and I don't know how to fix it. Newbie to this linking stuff.

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