Project QUILTING Season 7 Grand Prize Winner

The seventh season of Project QUILTING has come to an end.  It’s a bittersweet moment for me … I love the challenge and community Project QUILTING creates. But … I am ready to go back to just sewing without a bunch of deadlines. Six challenges seems like the perfect number!

282 quilts were completed during the seventh season of Project QUILTING.  This brings the total of quilts created for regular season Project QUILTING Challenges since its inception in 2010 to … drum roll please …

1,489 quilts!

That number is HUGE!  Definitely something we can all be proud of – wow!!!!

I wasn’t the best at keeping track of locations this year … but I know some of my stats went up for sure.  (I’ll update these as a I collect more data.)

Folks from 42 different states, 5 provinces in Canada, and 10 other countries have participated in at least one Project QUILTING Challenge from the beginning.

Today I’m going to announce the Grand Prize Winner.  In order to entered into the hat for this prize you had to complete at least one challenge per the guidelines during season 7.  If you participated in all six challenges your name was added into the hat an extra time.  18 people completed all six challenges this season!

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There were a lot of names in the hat!!!

Before I reveal the winnerFQS-logo_2 … let’s check out the prizes!

  • $100 gift certificate for the Fat Quarter Shop to be given as part of the Grand Prize

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  • From Aurifil – a Large Spool Designer Collection Box!  Woot!  Woot! 

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  • From Marcia’s Crafty Sewing & Quilting.
    “Quilting Gift Certificate” for $50.00 off the Quilting on a Baby size quilt or larger. (Baby, Lap, Twin. Full, Queen, or King) from Marcia’s Crafty Sewing & Quilting for the Grand Prize!!!!
    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.
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  • And for the grand prize – a Quilt Dots jewelry collection!  (bracelet, necklace and key chain bases)  These are great for you to show off your Quilt Dots – and you can change your look as often as you want!

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It was decided that Capri would do the final winner drawing … with the keen eye of Pip watching.

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She mixed things up really, really good before she finally selected the grand prize winner!

They all wanted to get into the picture of the final winner …

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Congratulations to Charlene Waggoner!!!!!!!!!

Your mailbox will be full of amazing goodies soon!!!!

quilts by Charlene Waggoner for Season 7

Winners for the Goose in the Monkey Wrench Project QUILTING Challenge

This is the final “Winners” post for Season 7 of Project QUILTING.  It was another wonderful season and was great fun to see all the inspiration and creativity coming together from all over the world!  Let’s see who won the prizes! 

Our “Viewer’s Choice winner” will get …


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A mini thread box from Aurifil!!!!!
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And your very own set of Project QUILTING pins!

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Congrats to Mel Beach and her stunning quilt Sunrise & Sunset!

Now let’s see who won the random prizes drawn from a hat.  Capri was the only kid really in the mood to draw from the hat but I did get Cedi to join in a few times … and Pip too … although she was less than thrilled …

Prize 1

 

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Janet H! 

Thank you Aurifil for your generosity and support!

Prize 2

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Congratulations to …

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Trisha Frankland

Prize 3

Marcia's Crafty Sewing & Quilting “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 Crafty 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.

And the winner of this wonderful prize is …

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Claudia M!

 

Prize 4

Marcia would also like to giveaway to a separate winner a prize of one of her original patterns(value $8.00).
Here are the six quilt patterns the winner will get to chose from:

  • Summer Tomatoes Quilt Pattern – PDF
  • Easy to Sew Quilt Pattern – PDF
  • Textures Quilt Pattern – PDF
  • Quilted Checkbook or Calendar Pattern – PDF
  • Quilted Pocket Purse – PDF
  • Turn a Quilt into a Bag Pattern – PDF
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    And the winner goes to …

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    Christa Joy!

    Prize 5

    And that random winner is …

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    Btownmama!!!!!

    (and I’m sorry for her evil face … she was not in the mood to pick and really wanted everyone to know that … #manyfacesofpip … but I have to say this makes me laugh!)

     

    Prize 6

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    Melissa  of Sew BitterSweet Designs is generously offering a free pattern for each Project QUILTING Challenge of your choice from her Craftsy Shop!

    The winner of prize 6 is …

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    Janie Kemp!!!!

    (and another side note … when one kid is unhappy I’m pretty sure the others get extra happy to just bother them more …)

     

    Prize 7


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    From our mystery sponsor – a wonderful Riley Blake pack of Charm Squares which goes to …

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    Donna!

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    And from Persimon Dreams … a Riley Blake Charm Back!
    Our last winner is …

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    northquilt!!!!

    Congrats to all our winners and a HUGE thank you to all of our sponsors this season! 

    Just to give them a little extra … please feel free to stop by the sponsors facebook pages to give them your thanks as well!

    Star Cakes–Finished!

    I have a finish to share with you today!  Todays #IGQuiltFest prompt was #WIP (Work in Progress) and at the beginning of the day I was still sewing the binding on this one (see the picture by clicking HERE). It is a smaller quilt so it was a quick finish even with hand binding the quilt.

    I sent the Star Cakes Quilt Top I made in January to Barb Raisbeck for the quilting.  Now, it’s not a huge quilt and I could have quilted it myself … but I honestly just didn’t have the time and my friends baby is due in April!

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    And – Barb did a wonderful job!  It’s the perfect quilt design for a baby boy!  IMG_8539

    I bound the quilt with a colorful stripe … I thought it was a good match with all the different colors happening in this quilt. 

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    Another close up of the awesome quilting!

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    I backed the quilt with this bright blue piece of corduroy.  I figure it would be a great back so it could handle being on the floor, in the grass, or wherever little baby boy wants to be!  Now I just have to get a label on it and get it in the mail before the little guy arrives!

    #IGQuiltFest–Quilts in the Wild and Fast Finish

    I’m going to share a two-for for the #IGQuiltFest today as I didn’t get to blogging yesterday.

    Yesterday’s prompt was “Quilts in the Wild” … this was taken two ways – one was quilts actually being used and in their natural habitat, ie a bed or wall.  Others took it to mean quilts photographed outside … so I posted both!

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    The first picture I took was of my quilts that I hang all over the walls of my house .. and if you look to the top of the photo you can see that quilts are also hanging over the railing in our upstairs.

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    Then – I re-shared the picture I took in February when we hung almost 250 quilts from the Focus Through the Prism quilt challenge on the deer fence.

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    Today’s prompt was “Fast Finish”.  I don’t make a lot of big quilts that are fast finishes but I do love quilt challenges! When my deadline is approaching quickly and inspiration is lacking I go to the Convergence technique from Ricky Tims to create a quick and easy #wowfactor for a #fastfinish quilt.  Here are  just a few of the quilts that have used this method!

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    “Foiled Egg” Mystery Block of the Month

    It’s here!  The March mystery block for the Block of the Month I’m designing over at ThermoWeb which features the awesome product – Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets is up!

     Foiled Egg Quilt BlockI think it’s perfect for Easter!  I call it “Foiled Egg” and it mixes regular raw edge applique with some fun Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheet Applique.  It’s an easy block to make with a big impact!  Head on over to ThermoWeb’s blog to see how to make this adorable block!

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    Here are all six of the blocks I’ve designed so far!

    Do you have a favorite?

     
     
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    #IGQuiltFest–Recently Finished Quilts

    I’m still loving spending my downtime browsing through instagram under the hashtag #IGQuiltFest!  There are so many amazing quilt and so much talented all over the world that I had not discovered yet! 

    Do you have a favorite quilt you’ve discovered because of the festival yet? I’m keeping tallies and will reveal my favorites at the end of the week.

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    Each Day this week there is a prompt for what quilts we should share.

    Today (T – Tuesday) is Recently Finished!

    My share for today may not be as exciting for you all since I just recently blogged about it … “Garden Refraction.”

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    I have a few other quilts that are “almost done” but I haven’t sewn the binding on yet … so you’ll just have to wait a little longer to see those!

    #IGQuiltFest–Woven Wonder

    All this week Amy Ellis of Amy’s Creative Side is hosting the #IGQuiltFest (aka, Instagram Quilt Festival).  Typically Amy hosts two Blogger’s Quilt Festivals – one in the spring and one in the fall – right around Quilt Market.  As I get farther into the industry I can’t imagine how she manages to have a successful Quilt Market and host a mind blowing online Blogger’s Quilt Festival.  TO see that she’s making a some tweaks to this all is completely understandable.  To see how things are changing check this post out.

    In the meantime, I’m going to embrace the chance and enjoy getting to meet new folks during the #IGQuiltFest!

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    Each Day this week there is a prompt for what quilts we should share.

    Today (M – Monday) is Finally Finished!

    I pulled one out of the vault for my finally finished quilt.

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    I chose to share my "woven wonder" quilt for the #igquiltfest #finallyfinished prompt. It took me a 5 year period to finish this quilt. When I first started quilting I absolutely hated taking the time to match corners in quilt blocks so I decided to weave a quilt to avoid them. First I hand dyed a lot of fabric. Then Barb Raisbeck of Quilts by Barb quilted it for me. Next I cut the fabric into strips and bound the long sides (one side by machine, the other side hand-stitched down). Then I wove all the strips together.   Each intersection had to be tacked down once everything was square and even. Finally I bound around all sides of the quilt.

    Lesson learned: it's way easier to just take the time to match your corners.

    If you want to see more pictures from this quilt … check out my instgram account!

     

    ~~~ Side Note about Instagram!

    Instagram is changing it's algorithms!!! Specifically that algorithms are being implemented. You will soon see only what Instagram "thinks" you want to see. Therefore, if you follow folks and want to SEE their posts, it's a good idea to get on there and like and comment. I have included my instagram at the bottom of this post - please head over to like and share some of my quilty photo's so you help ensure that I stay in your feed. Add your instagram to the comments and I will do the same for you! Let's make this algorithm work FOR us instead of against us!www.Instagram.com/persimondreams

    A Goose in the Monkey Wrench–Time to Vote!

    And with that the sixth and final Project QUILTING challenge for Season 7 is over!  There’s still one more thing to do for this challenge - It’s time to vote!  Please take a minute to do so as your vote does matter!  Choose your FOUR Favorite Quilts below that were created for the Project QUILTING – A Goose in the Monkey Wrench and click on the heart to vote (upper right corner)!  I strongly encourage you to click on the photo’s themselves to read the “story” behind the quilt – my favorite part!  Once you’ve seen the “Behind the Scenes” part of the quilt … vote by clicking on the heart in the upper right corner of the image.
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    Please DO NOT VOTE for entries 28 and 29.  Diane made quilt 29 and and I made quilt 28 – while we are not eligible for prizes and don’t want to take away votes from others – we still want to show off our work!  You can, however, feel free to click on our projects and leave us a comment on what you think.   We love to hear from you!

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    The quilt with the most votes will receive …

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    A mini thread box from Aurifil!!!!!
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    And your very own set of Project QUILTING pins!

    Voting will close on Friday, March 25th at 8pm, CST.  Spread the word to your family and friends!
    They get FOUR votes so they can vote for you and then three other quilts that they like best!
     
    The ‘Viewer’s Choice’ winner and other random drawing winners will be announced on Saturday, March 26th.  The winner of the “Grand Prize”  will also be announced on March 26th!





    Garden Refraction–Quilt Finish

    I have finished a fun little sampler quilt that I worked on throughout the Focus Through the Prism Series.  Each month I put up a 20-inch quilt block tutorial for the challenge block of the month featuring fabrics I designed on spoonflower.  In the end I had all these huge blocks that I needed to do something with … so I made a sampler quilt.  One month I made two blocks and for the ninth block I pieced together the “leftovers” from earlier blocks.

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    Blocks

    Top row, left to right:

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    Bottom row, left to right:

    And a nice sized lap quilt was the final result – 60” x 60”.  IMG_8163

    Barb Raisbeck of Quilts by Barb did a great all over quilting design.  This quilt is so busy as it is it didn’t need much else!

    This quilt will also serve as a great memory of an amazing quilt challenge and I can wait to snuggle up under it!

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