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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Project QUILTING – Season 3, Challenge 5: It’s Where I Live

tokyo subway map quilt
from Fifi & Florence’s photostream

Happy Sunday everyone!  I hope this is finding everyone happy and healthy.  We had a fun little bug go through out house this past week – I’m just glad it wasn’t during a Project QUILTING Challenge!  There are just two more challenges left!  Eleven prizes are up for grabs to randomly drawn winners of 2sthis weeks challenge.  Don’t forget – every time you enter a challenge your name will be thrown in the hat to win the GRAND PRIZE at the end of the season.  If you haven’t done a challenge before – it’s not too late!  Feel free to join in anytime!  Before we get to this week’s challenge let’s go over the amazing prizes that are being given away this week:

PRIZES

Prize 1:  $10 to ThePaintedDaisy good for in stock merchandise in her Etsy shop (or local peeps are welcome to visit her and shop her inventory in person).
Prize 2:  Quilties is giving away an adorable ‘I Love Quilting’ Keychain!
Prize 3: LoveBugStudios is giving a Quiltspirations! Mystery Card Pack from her latest venture, quiltspirations.com.
Prize 4: Dye Candy is donating one yard of stunning hand-dyed fabric.
Prize 5:  Marcia’s Crafty Sewing and Quilting is offering a Gift Certificate of $30.00 off Quilting on a Baby size or larger. The Gift Certificate will be good for 60 days from the date of issue. The gift certificate is transferable so you can share it with a friend if you’d like.
Prize 6:  The Fat Quarter Shop will be giving one lucky winner a layer cake of their choice!
Prize 7:  Quiltology is giving a coupon for her longarm quilting services for 20% off with a minimum $40 purchase. All of her patterns are online.
Prize 8:  QuiltsbyBarb is giving a gift certificate for $20 off machine quilting. The coupon expires in 6 months from the date issued and is not transferable
Prize 9:  PennyFabricArt is donating pretty little mini quilts from for a prize!
Prize 10:  Emma Jean’s Boutique will be sending one lucky winner a yard of fabric (1/2 yard of each shown above) of the cotton-quilt weight fabric.
Prize 11:  OddStuffbyXanthe is giving a greeting card, patch and button with prints of her amazing original artwork.

Prize 12: TheGlitterWorkshop is giving away 5 pins or magnets (winner choose the backing) made from fabric/quilt prints.

    

I can’t thank my wonderful sponsors enough for their generosity this season.  Such a wonderful grab bag of goodies makes these challenges even more fun!

And now – what you’ve been waiting for – let’s see what Diane came up with for this weeks challenge:  Quilts by Valerie Goodwin depict a sense of place

from quiltsymposium’s photostream

It’s Where I Live

  1. Think about where you live.  Take as narrow or as wide a view as you like. Your project should be inspired by where you live. 
  2. The color scheme for your project will be determined by where you live.  Take the first letter of your street, your city and your state.  I live on Bohling Rd, Poynette, Wisconsin.  So I have the letters B, P and W.  Now, choose colors starting with these 3 letters.  I could pick blue, pink and white.  Or boysenberry, persimmon, and wine. Or....  Choose whatever colors you like with these 3 letters.  You must use all 3 colors in your quilt. 
  3. No other colors can be added except in the embellishments.
  4. Your project must have a name.
  5. Please remember that these projects need to be created during the week of the challenge.
  6. POST your entries with a description of your creative process, including where you are (ie, I create in Madison, WI) and the size of your project by Sunday, March 11th, 2012, at noon, CDT, to this flickr group – Project QUILTING with KimsCraftyApple:http://www.flickr.com/groups/1401824@N21/ OR email a picture/description of your completed project to {lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com} with PROJECT QUILTING in the subject line.

If you wish to receive critiques on your piece – the good and critical – please add your photo’s to this group as well: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1628629@N24/

Are you stuck?  Need a little ‘Tim Gunn’ advice during the week?  Or are you just so excited on how things are going along and what to share your WIP?  We have a group for that! http://www.flickr.com/groups/1430386@N24/

If this is the first Project Quilting challenge you've participated in, please email Kim at {lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com} with PROJECT QUILTING in the subject line so that Kim can keep you updated on the behind the scenes going-ons.

Map Quilt
from evenspor’s photostream

 

If you want your name to be entered into the drawing for the prizes your piece has to follow ALL the rules – including being a FINISHED quilt and completed within the allotted time.


Remember, these challenges are intended to help you “Think Outside the Square”. Be creative. Take a risk. DO SOMETHING NO ONE ELSE WILL THINK OF DOING and of course, HAVE SOME FUN!

7 comments:

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Interesting way of choosing colors! Should be fun!

Katie said...

The colors were stumping me (I have to come up with an F and two Ms) until I did an online search for colors names. All I could think of were fushia, magenta, and maroon, which would be too close for what I have in mind.

Another great challenge! Even though I haven't been able to complete any so far, I do like how it is streching my mind. I will finish one on time before this season is up.

Linda B in MI said...

what about maize(yellow)

Linda B in MI said...

Boy, I wish i would have found this blog earlier...sounds like loads of fun and this challenge is perfect to get the creative juices flowing...I think I will copy the list and work on it on my own, can't start now, going on vacation and don't have a thing to wear, so I am sewing the next two weeks plus other commitments...yikes!!!

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

I really wish I had more time this week to be able to participate! I absolutely love this week's challenge!

waggonswest said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_colors
This link might help with color selection.

FabricFascination said...

Another fabulous challenge. I can't wait to see the results.

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