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Monday, April 5, 2010

Project QUILTING

I am a HUGE HUGE HUGE fan of Project Runway. I don’t have cable so I always wait patiently for each season to come out on Netflix and then my family knows not to bother me as I watch episode after episode. After watching my first few episodes, I wanted to learn how to make clothes. I know how to sew – so why can’t I make clothes?
After thinking about it for a bit, I decided I really don’t have time for a new ‘project’ right now so I thought more about the show. What do I really like about it? Is it the fashion? Sure, that’s neat but I’m not really a fashion girl. Is it the people? Of course – I absolutely love Heidi and Tim Gunn. But I think my answer is – it’s the challenge. These people are give a task, a few dollars and little time to complete it and they make the most amazing things! I want to do that! I want a challenge – with guidelines for budget, time, and end result.
So how can I make this work for my needs – Project QUILTING of course!
Here’s the deal. My mother-in-law, Diane, a talented quilter and teacher herself, is going to post a ‘challenge’ every-other Sunday at Noon. You will have one week to complete the challenge and post your pictures (I think I’ll set up a flickr account for this – I’ll update you later this week), tell your story of how you decided to solve the challenge the way you did. If you want to make a video to go with it – that of course is a bonus! Once the challenge entries are up voting will be open for a few days and hand-dyed fabric will be the prize! (Not sure how many prizes yet, again – I’ll fill in the minor details later – before the first challenge goes up).
Also, I have to make the disclaimer that I will have NO IDEA as to what the challenge is. I am giving my MIL permission to post to my blog so that I can participate since I absolutely LOVE challenges! I can’t wait to hear what you think about this idea and how many plan on participating – I know I’m excited!

31 comments:

Debbie said...

Sounds intriguing! I'll have to see if I can do this when I read the challenge, but so far I say count me in.

Kim's Crafty Apple said...

Yeah Debbie! I'm sure you'll be fine. My MIL promised that she's keeping the first one fairly simple and I think she may have said the word traditional...not sure what that means...we'll have to wait and see!

DownHome Designs said...

I love Project Runway, too. I also love a challenge! This really sounds like fun, Kim. I hope I'll be able to participate!
Barbara

TheJoyofColor said...

Great idea Kim!!! I am not the sewing tipe (more paint and knitting for me) but going to whatc it and wait to see the projects !!

Attack of the Vintage said...

Great idea! I love challenges!! I have been looking for some challenges to participate in, hope I can do some of these.

Dawn said...

Kim ~ I love this idea! I will participate as time crunches allow ~ I'm addicted to this kind of stuff :)

Barbara J Childs said...

I am looking forward to the first challenge. Not sure I will be able to participate but would love to find the time to do so.

Brandy said...

This sounds like SO much fun!! I'm not a quilter, but I'm eager to watch from the sidelines. Great idea!

Gail S. said...

Is the first one coming this Sunday? It sounds really fun!
Gail at QuiltSewPieceful

Terry said...

I love a challenge. If time permits, I will definitely participate.

Pamela said...

Can't wait! I love challenges, too!

My Mother's Garden said...

Kim,
What a great idea! Can't wait to see what people come up with.

fabricartist21 said...

fabulous idea, wish I had time to do this but I will follow you all and have fun!!

Nora said...

Looking forward to the ideas and hope I have time to participate in some of them

Barb said...

Can I play??

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

I may join in if I remember - haven't done any quilting yet but keep threatening to do a mini art quilt so this might be the thing to get me going :)
Anne x

Sherri said...

I think this sounds like a great idea!

mandylifeboats said...

i love this idea. waiting patiently for it to begin. if i have a deadline, i will actually make the effort to finish it.

Kristan said...

This sounds like WAY too much fun! I am in!

Kiki said...

This sounds like a blast! If I get the sewing room moved and the nursery decorated and the house organized and the orders fulfilled, I'm in! (I'll definitely be reading about it though. :)

kimmie's quilt's said...

from one Kim to another, this sounds like a blast! i cant wait to join in!

Bree said...

LOVE PROJECT RUNWAY!!!! Phone comes off the hook and I just don't respond to any questions headed in my direstion! Can't wait to see the first challenge. Great idea!

Meghan said...

Hi! Just followed a tweet from @FatQuarterShop over here. What a fantastic idea! I love Project Runway, and it definitely has me itching to learn to sew clothing.
can't promise I'll have room in my budget to participate in Project Quilting, but I'm subscribing to your blog to follow along!

MrsDragon said...

I love this idea! : ) I think it requires a blog button though. ; )

Artfully Sew said...

I love this idea, Kim. I am VERY curious to see what the challenge is - I also love the show, Project Runway. Bring it on!!

Nancy said...

This sounds like fun. As long as I can get to my sewing room I want to play!

quiltingfrenzy said...

Sounds like lots of fun, and I too am a fan of Project Runway. I will just have to "Make it work".

Sew Savvy said...

I LOVE Project Runway! This sounds interesting. I think I will give it a go. NetFlix? I am so there. The show used to come on Armed Forces Network over here but hasn't for the last few seasons. I had to rely on YouTube so I missed episodes, can't wait

brenniequilts said...

Love Project Runway too! This does sound like fun! This might help me with my scraps! Hope I can get it done!

Trish said...

Great Idea!! Why didn't I think of that. I've been sewing since I was 8 years old, been quilting for the last 20 years and am a HUGE Project Runway fan. Only problem is I work full time and a week is not enough time - I'll keep checking in.

Marcia W. said...

Just like Project Runway, there are the challenge participants and the audience. I may not be able to participate yet can still read and follow as 'tadas' are unveiled. Thanks for an interesting Project Quilting.

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