Every year the Sun Prairie Heritage Quilt Show has a challenge quilt – my favorite of course! This year the challenge was: To create a wall quilt using the Challenge fabric provided featuring CIRCLES/CURVES pieced or appliqued in wall quilt. Rules:
- Challenge fabric must be visible on front.
- Must contain curved piecing or ruching or some other form of cures and circles.
- Quilts can be pieced, appliqued, mixed, 3-D, embellished or any other type.
- May use as many other fabrics as desired.
- Minimum size 20” x 20” and maximum size 24” x 24”
- All quilts must be quilted by hand or machine
- ALL stitching must be done by the quilt maker.
- Must have a 4” rod pocket.
Of course – I was in! I finished my piece ‘Curvy Geese Trees’ for the first Project QUILTING Challenge. While it didn’t win a ribbon, I still think it’s a pretty sweet quilt. As I was making it I knew it wasn’t ‘curvy’ enough to make the ribbon placement but it made me happy and that’s what matters! the fabric that had to be incorporated is the chevron red/yellow/blue/green/orange fabric. Here is a collage of the ‘non-ribbon’ quilts! Fun – right!? I seriously love what challenges can bring out in folks!
And here is a picture of all the ribbon winners! AMAZING! I’m happy to say that the bottom right quilt, an Honorable Mention ribbon … was made by my mother-in-law! Way to go Diane! (btw … she ALWAYS beats me in these challenges … one of these years …) And of course I picked up my fabric and challenge for next year. I think the theme has to do with spring … I’m sure I’ll figure something out!
Jenny L says
Thanks for sharing your local quilt challenge competition. Wonderful to see all the creativity. So inspiring. And I love that you and your mother in law obviously share so much in common with your quilting interest, apart from everything else. But as you say a bit of healthy competition is no bad thing!