Summer Sizzle–July Off Season Project Quilting Challenge

When Trish Frankland sent me the theme for this months off season Project QUILTING challenge of “Summer Sizzle” I knew immediately what my piece would be based off!  The trick in these summer months is trying to find the TIME to make something!  I love summer – I get to hang out with my kiddo’s, go on adventures, and do art projects … but I have little time for me and for sewing.  These little challenges each month are ensuring that I find at least a little bit of time to create something in my quilting studio!IMG_2645

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1. Your project should be inspired by the theme “Summer Sizzle”.  Feel free to interpret that however pleases you.photo by Karmen Lindner Photography
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 (July 1st, 2017 through July 31st, 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 July 1st, finished by July 31st)
4. Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt, but must meet at least one of these requirements:IMG_3195
  • Include patchwork.
  • Include appliqué.
  • Have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine. 55
5. Link up a blog post, flickr image, instagram post, or public facebook post to the linky at the bottom of THIS PAGE by Monday, July 31st, at 11:55pm CDT. Alternately, you may email the picture and description to {lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com} with PROJECT QUILTING in the subject line by Noon on Monday, July 31st. Yes - that deadline is earlier because it requires more work for Kim (which she is FINE with) and she isn’t staying up until Midnight on the due date of the challenge.
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 #pqoffseason 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 have fun!

PRIZES FOR EACH PARTICIPANT!

logo_crafty_sewing_150x150Marcia of Marcia’s Crafty Sewing and Quilting has generously offered to give each participant  a PDF Downloadable Pattern from her Craftsy Pattern Store!  How cool is that?  When you finish the challenge and link up to the post just email Marcia {marcia (at) craftysewing (dot) com} to redeem your prize!

Be sure to LINK UP your finished projects by 11:55pm on July 31st!




Where you late to the party but still inspired by the Summer Sizzle Challenge?  No worries!  Link up below and share your creation!



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