I was one of the lucky ones to win a bundle of her new fabric line, Olive Rose. Two of my friends won also. We decided to have a challenge and see what we could come up with by the end of September. Two others wanted to join in also, so here is the result. We had to use at least parts of three of the FQ's.
I decided to go one further and post photos here and let you pick the winner of the challenge.
So here goes. Hopefully the poll on the right side bar will work and you can vote there. The descriptions below the photos were written by the person making the project.
Here is Project A.
My idea came from Better Homes and Gardens Creative Collection Quilts and More magazine for Fall 2008, page 59. The pattern was for a table topper. The center measured 15 x 9 inches finished. I made the center smaller thus making the quilt/table topper smaller and featuring the large print in the center as a focal point for this small quilt. I hand embroidered the lines that were the flower centers on the large flowere print in the middle of the quilt.
My pattern is from Linda at All Stitched Up I wanted to make something that would highlight the large, bold print of Valori’s fabrics. Looking around my studio my eyes fell on my design notebook. I knew right then a cover for the notebook would the perfect way to highlight Valori’s fabric. (Nancy's note - in the third photo you can see the little elastic with beads, this was tied around the fabric when we got it in the mail. Cute way to use that!)
My inspiration came from my daughter who said she couldn't always find her bills and checkbook. I made the pattern to fit a basket purchased from a discount store. I added the brown pocket inside which is large enough to snugly fit her checkbook.
It's a little wallhanging, 20" x 22" and I'm calling it Acorn's Fall as I have seen so many acorns so far this fall that I believe this Fall belongs to the Acorns!
I designed the quilt myself and did wool appliques on the borders. It was a little tricky to piece, as the shapes were curved, but it sure was fun! I wanted to design a pieced yet curved shape reminiscent of an acorn. Even the border fabric looks a bit like acorns! I quilted simple curves on each piece to look a little like an acorn 'cap'.
Ok, you've seen all the contestants. Now go vote.
What? I hear some yelling out there...What? I can't quite hear you...Oh, you think there should be a prize for the winner? Oh, ok...What? You think there should be a prize for one of the voters? Oh, ok whatever I have to do to get you to vote...LOL
Um....I guess that's it....
Let the voting commence...
Well, I just checked and you can vote, but I don't get a list of voters...bummer...so you will need to leave a comment and say that you voted. Sorry for the double step, but can't fix it...
IMPORTANT - If you choose to comment as "anonymous" please leave a name or other information so I can contact you....
PS...yes, you counted 5 in the initial challenge, but only 4 projects. One of them dropped out...she had some kind of lame excuse about being sedated and not being able to operate heavy machinery or some such thing...(teasing!!)