“Time is UP” and it’s Time to Vote–Project QUILTING Season 8.6

This is it!  “Time is Up” is the final Project QUILTING Challenge of Season 8!   It has truly been an EPIC season with OVER 700 quilts created in just the six weekly challenges!  This has never happened before and I am absolutely blown away!!!! 

Now I need your help to decide on the “Viewer’s Choice” quilt for the “Time is Up Challenge”.  I’m giving everyone TEN votes this week to help spread the love!  To vote just click on the heart (upper right corner) on each of the images of the quilt/projects you like best!  You can click on the photo’s themselves to read the “story” behind the quilt – my favorite part!  When you visit the posts please take a minute to comment on your favorite thing about the quilt!  Let’s make Project QUILTING an inspiring, uplifting community that encourages and supports each other in positive ways!  Vote by clicking on the heart in the upper right corner of the image.

The person with the most votes will receive:

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A “Poppy Mae” Jelly Roll from Moda Fabrics.

Now VOTE!  Choose 10 and tell all your friends to check out these AMAZING pieces!

 

Didn’t finish your quilt for the “brighter the better” Project QUILTING Challenge on time?  That's okay!  You can't win prizes but we still want to see what you did!  Please link up your finish project below - anytime!  This is going to be a never ending link up!

This is also where you can see quilts made by participants that aren’t allowed in the voting linking up due to their affiliation with Project QUILTING.  Please share the love with them too!

Time Warp–My Final Project QUILTING Project

There is SO much to tell you about the process of this bag.  Most of it you’ll find on ThermOWeb’s blog later this week (I’ll update the link when it’s posted  Link is UP!)  but I will share with you more … AFTER my class.  But – in honor of PQ I need to have my quilt finished and linked up before noon!

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So here it is!  “Time Warp”

Dimensions – tbd

Time is Up–Challenge 6 of Project QUILTING Season 8

Have we mentioned how much we love all of you Project QUILTING participants? I mean really, pocket watchesreally love you? This season 8 has been the stuff of dreams for Kim and I (this is Trish, BTW) – record-breaking turnout for every challenge, dynamic projects and super-fun old and new friends alike. Thank you for your participation, enthusiasm, creativity, and camaraderie.

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Now, on to why you came. The final challenge of the season:

8.6-button-highProject QUILTING 8.6: TIME IS UP!

This is it – the final challenge! Time’s up, so kick that quilt-y energy into overdrive and push through ‘til the end! 

PS – did the daylight savings time change last night throw you off?

Make sure you’ve changed your clocks properly today or your Monday could be more dismal that usual.

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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.

THE RULES:

1. Your project should be inspired by time, deadlines, or the end.

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 (March 12 through March 19, 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 March 12, finished by March 19).
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. 55meter

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 19, 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, March 19. Yes - that deadline is one hour earlier because it requires more work for Kim (which she is FINE with). expiration date
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.

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SOCIAL MEDIA LINKING:

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!

 
 
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Project QUILTING 8.6 Prize List

Hello!  It’s time to take a peek at all the prizes that are up for grabs in the final challenge of Project QUILTING.  We have already had a record breaking season!  In 5 challenges – 585 projects have been completed!  BUT since it’s season 8 I would love to be able to say that 800 quilts were made during season 8.  That means 215 quilts!!!!  I know!  It sounds crazy but if you all help me spread the word I just KNOW we can make it happen!  PLUS there are some amazing prizes up for grabs this week!!!!   Let’s see what’s in store for you …

PRIZE 1


Product Prize from ThermoWeb!  I love everything Thermoweb so I’m sure this will be fabulous and I can’t wait to see what you win!

Prize 2

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One of these mini spool sampler thread collections from Aurifil

Prize 3

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Sam Hunter of Hunter’s Design Studio is giving one lucky winner a PDF pattern of their choice!










PRIZE 4

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The pattern Tipsy from Color Girl Quilts

Prize 5

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Adorable Liberty Earrings from  Pointelle Design !!!!

PRIZE 6

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Perfect Piecing Seam Guide from Perkins Dry Goods!

PRIZE 7

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Lizzie & Legacy 1850-1880 Charm Pack from Moda !

PRIZE 8

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Flitter! Quilt Pattern with full color diagrams, color way options and coloring sheet from Jacquelynne Steves

PRIZE 9

“Quilting Gift Certificate” for $30.00 off the Quilting on a Baby size quilt or larger. (Baby, Lap, Twin. Full, Queen, or King) from Marcia’s logo_crafty_sewing_150x150Crafty Sewing & Quilting.The Gift Certificate will be good for 4 months starting one month after the challenge ends.  Excluding the Month of December for using the gift certificate.  The quilting gift certificate is transferable to another person, so you can share it with a friend, if you’d like.
Marcia will do an estimate based on the size of the winner's quilt top, quilting choices, thread choices, and batting and if they would like to purchase backing fabric from me. Winner can send backing fabric and batting with their quilt top, but I do have it available. This way the winner will have a good estimate of the value of your quilting prize.

PRIZE 10

Marcia would also like to giveaway to a separate winner a prize of one of her original patterns (value $8.00).

PRIZE 11

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A mini charm pack plus a surprise from me (Persimon Dreams)!

PRIZE for ALL NEW PARTICIPANTS!!!!

We’re trying to BREAK A RECORD for the final challenge!  If 215 quilts (at least) are made we’ll have 800 quilts made during season 8!  How cool would that be?!
Marcia of Marcia’s Crafty Sewing and Quilting is offering an extra prize for ALL of the NEW participants of Project Quilting for this last Quilt Challenge!  She will be sponsoring with one of her 31 PDF Downloadable Patterns from her Craftsy Store. You can check them out here!  When you link up your challenge please email Kim – lapaceksorchard@gmail.com – and let me know that this is your first time participating in Season 8 of Project QUILTING!
The new challenge will be up tomorrow at noon!  Stay tuned!!!!

Well-dressed man Challenge Winners

Happy Saturday morning!  We did a live drawing for the winners of the Project QUILTING Well-Dressed Man challenge this morning – you can check it out here on Facebook if you want!

The viewer’s choice for the well-dressed man challenge wins …IMG_4762

This Jelly Roll of Bonnie & Camille basics from Moda Fabrics!!!!

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joy – am I shouting yet?  with her quilt “Dapper and Cool.”  Congratulations Joy!  It’s an amazing quilt! 

Now let’s see who our random winners are!

PRIZE 1

McwFlint – inside flint!  Congratulations – you get …

MINI BARN QUILTS


Mini Barn Quilts is donating two popular kit designs for a weekly drawing: a Missouri Star Mini Barn Quilt, a Vintage Star Mini Barn Quilt kit along with a bundle of buttons and mod podge and a brush!

Prize 2

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Melissa  of Sew BitterSweet Designs is generously offering TWO free patterns to one lucky winner of their choice from her Craftsy Shop! and they go to …. Becky Jeffers!!!!

Prize 3

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One of these mini spool sampler thread collections from Aurifil is heading to … Amy Wierkiewicz – awierkie!

Prize 4

hunters design studioSam Hunter of Hunter’s Design Studio is giving one lucky winner a PDF pattern of their choice and that goes to … susan lawshe!!!!

 

 

 

PRIZE 5

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Rutigt will be getting the pattern Eclipse from Color Girl Quilts!!!! Congratulations!!!!

Prize 6

ahhh!  I forgot to draw for this in the live video!  After we closed I saw the beautiful earrings and had Pip pick a winner …

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Adorable Liberty Earrings from  Pointelle Design goes to Mel Beach!!!

PRIZE 7

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Nanny Farnsworth pattern from Perkins Dry Goods is on it’s way to Laura from Slice of Pi!

PRIZE 8

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Linda M – The pieceful kingdom should watch her mailbox for this Spring-a-ling Charm Pack from Moda !

PRIZE 9

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Shannon Kelly is going to get Ahoy! Quilt Pattern with full color diagrams, color way options and coloring sheet from Jacquelynne Steves.

PRIZE 10

Wanda Carpenter is a lucky winner!!!!!

“Quilting Gift Certificate” for $30.00 off the Quilting on a Baby size quilt or larger. (Baby, Lap, Twin. Full, Queen, or King) from Marcia’s logo_crafty_sewing_150x150Crafty Sewing & Quilting.The Gift Certificate will be good for 4 months starting one month after the challenge ends.  Excluding the Month of December for using the gift certificate.  The quilting gift certificate is transferable to another person, so you can share it with a friend, if you’d like.
Marcia will do an estimate based on the size of the winner's quilt top, quilting choices, thread choices, and batting and if they would like to purchase backing fabric from me. Winner can send backing fabric and batting with their quilt top, but I do have it available. This way the winner will have a good estimate of the value of your quilting prize.

PRIZE 11

 

Marcia would also like to giveaway to a separate winner a prize of one of her original patterns (value $8.00) and the winner is … marshamade!

PRIZE 12

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A mini charm pack plus a surprise from me (Persimon Dreams) is heading to loriluvstosew!

Congratulations to all the winners and way to go to everyone who participated!  You’ve all blown my mind once again!!!!

well-dressed man challenge–time to Vote!

Happy Sunday -  it’s once again time to VOTE for your EIGHT favorite quilts created for the well-dressed man quilt. To vote just click on the heart (upper right corner) on each of the images of the quilt/projects you like best!  You can click on the photo’s themselves to read the “story” behind the quilt – my favorite part!  When you stop please take a minute to comment on your favorite thing about the quilt!  Let’s make Project QUILTING an inspiring, uplifting community that encourages and supports each other in positive ways!  Vote by clicking on the heart in the upper right corner of the image.

We’re on a Project QUILTING “off” week so be sure to catch up on all the things you may not have done during challenge week!

The person with the most votes will receive:IMG_4762

This Jelly Roll of Bonnie & Camille basics from Moda Fabrics!!!!

 

Didn’t finish your quilt for the “brighter the better” Project QUILTING Challenge on time?  That's okay!  You can't win prizes but we still want to see what you did!  Please link up your finish project below - anytime!  This is going to be a never ending link up!

This is also where you can see quilts made by participants that aren’t allowed in the voting linking up due to their affiliation with Project QUILTING.  Please share the love with them too!

True North Quilted Tie

The other day I was talking with Trisha about the upcoming Project QUILTING Challenges.  Now – if you remember – I have no idea what the challenges are until a day or so before they are posted.  I don’t want an unfair advantage even though I can’t win any prizes.  (oh – and I can’t keep a secret).  Anyway – I was saying how I really wanted to make a long and skinny project and Trish just started laughing.  She knew the next challenge was going to be “well-dressed man” and what fits that challenge that could be long and skinny?  A tie of course!  She didn’t say this to me though until after the challenge was posted and reminded me of her laughter.

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Of course – I had to do a tie and I wanted to make it so it could actually be tied.  I took one of my husbands ties for reference and pulled out my copy of Chris Lynn Kirsh’s book “Compass Capers.”  I was inspired by my husband for this challenge – he rarely wears a tie but when he does – damn! He is a land surveyor so the mariner’s compass block always reminds me of him.  And orange is his favorite color so that was an obvious color choice. 

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For the first attempt I drew out a really long and skinny compass – but I drew it on shiny, slippery paper and when I tried to sew all the skinny pieces I kept sliding around on the paper and things were just not fitting as perfectly as I wanted.

ThermOWeb Stitch N Sew Paper

So – I decided to start over and modify my design. This time I drew out the main sketch on Therm O Web’s StitchNSew paper.  I taped three sheets together to make it long enough.  This paper is great for paper piecing with and it tears away really nicely. 

True North Quilted Tie by Kim Lapacek

Using this paper I was able to piece the mariner’s compasses much more precisely.  I chose a navy blue fabric with a thin gold stripe as my background.  I love how it contrasts with the orange and it also really makes it look like a proper tie.

 True North Quilted Tie by Kim Lapacek
It wasn’t long until I had my tie finished.  I finished it by facing the binding so it looks sharp.  It’s a bit thicker than a normal tie.

True North Quilted Tie by Kim Lapacek

My sister-in-law’s fiance was here yesterday and he tied it for me so I could show you that it can be tied!  I guess it was too thick for a half windsor but he made it look decent.

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And here is my husband modelling the tie!  LOL!  I said he rarely wears them!

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And the best well-dressed man has his daughter in his lap.

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and the other two by his side.

What a fun project!  I’m thinking I might make some sort of series with these tie quilts … we’ll just have to see!

Hazel Dresden Neighborhood Quilt Finish

Happy Friday!  I’m excited to have a finish to share with you today and link up to Crazy Mom Quilt’s blog for “Finish It Up Fridays.”

Hazel Dresden Neighborhood Quilt by Kim Lapacek

Tomorrow my oldest has a basketball tournament in Lodi, WI, which is where the lovely quilt shop “Village Creek Quilts” is located.  Not too long ago I stopped in and picked up a “Hazel” Layer Cake by Cluck Cluck Sew for Moda to see how it would work for a Dresden NeighborhoodHazel Dresden Neighborhood Quilt by Kim Lapacek

Anyway – I figured I should just finish up the binding so I could bring my sample in to show Patti!

Hazel Dresden Neighborhood Quilt by Kim Lapacek

I LOVE the fabric that looks like flying geese … perfect for the roofs!  I also had fun playing with my fancy stitches when sewing the houses down.  I still had a few bits left over from the layer cake but I did need to use a separate piece of fabric for the back … otherwise the houses, roofs, doors, windows, background AND binding were all made using just a single layer cake.  Pretty sweet!Hazel Dresden Neighborhood Quilt by Kim Lapacek

You can get your own downloadable PDF copy on my craftsy page HERE.

Month 2–Orange Peels–Bella Skill Builder

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Happy March 1st everyone!  Here in Wisconsin March is definitely coming “in like a lion.”  It started snowing about 15 minutes before the bus arrived for the girls and I’d say we have about 1/2-inch already!

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Along with a some snow it’s also the second month for the Fat Quarter Shop’s “Bella Skill Builder”!  This month is all about the Orange Peel.  I had never done an orange peel block before … I’ll admit … I was a bit intimidated by them. And this is EXACTLY why I love samplers – they get you to at least TRY something new so you can decide for yourself if it’s something you should be scared of. 

The pattern comes with template you can print for the orange peels but I gave the “Orange Peel Set of Impressions Quilting Templates” from It’s Sew Emma a try for this quilt. 

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I find when I print templates I never get the cutting quite right.  These templates really helped me cut some accurate orange peels.  I like to use my “mini” rotary cutter for cutting curvy things – it works really well!  Before I cut out the orange peel shapes I fused HeatNBond Lite from thermoweb onto the squares.  By using a fusible I was able to press the orange peels in place before blanket stitching them down with aurifil thread to the squares.

Since I’m using a scrappy pallet of bella solids I had a great time trying to figure out exactly which way to orientate all the fabrics.

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The first block I made I used grey toned fabrics for the backgrounds with colors on the front.  Here were four layout options I had to choose from.

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While I really liked the other options I felt like this one would work the best with the blocks I made in the previous month.

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I went with opposite color choices – lighter fabrics for the backgrounds and darker colors for the orange peels.  This one didn’t seem to have quite as much dramatic differences when the fabrics were arranged but I’m still really glad I chose to go with

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this layout.

And the next blocks used larger orange peels and created a long block instead of a square block -

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And just a single orange peel block to make the sampler all fit together during the final piecing.

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Here are all of the orange peel blocks I made together. 

Bella Skill Builder Feburary and March BlocksAnd all of the blocks I’ve made so far for the Bella Skill Builder.  This is going to be a FUN quilt!  I can’t wait to start working on the next blocks!

Oh!  And I never told you what I think about orange peels after trying them for this sampler.  I would DEFINITELY make more of these blocks.  I probably wouldn’t make an entire quilt of them but I have an original quilt I’m working on and I think a column or two of orange peels might be just what it needs!

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