Thursday, June 21, 2012

Scrap Challengers!

Mostly, I don't know what I was thinking, imagining that a modest number of you would be up for the challenge. With 100 ideas rolling in for Bloomerie's Summer Breeze bundle, I gave up hope long ago on hand picking the challengers with one hand tied behind my back. Nope, this monumental task surely requires two hands and at this point definitely involves some luck.

Summer Breeze Scrap Challenge!

After narrowing my list to about a dozen, I asked Lady Luck to shine on just 4, with the caveat that they should include both contestants I know (as in, I've seen them around the vastness that is blogland) and contestants whose spaces I had the pleasure of visiting for the first time through this process. Without further ado, our challengers are...

Christen of Love Elaine, who said, "I sew a lot of aprons and something about these fabrics are inspiring me to create a new apron design! The colors are reminding me of fresh herbs, and I can see a half apron with hand sewn hexies, a ruffle and maybe even a bit of eyelet trim."

from Love Elaine
Natalie of Greenleaf Goods, who said, "Oh oh, this seems like it might be fate! After working on some big projects lately, I just sketched out a plan for a baby quilt I'm hoping to make soon-- and it would be the perfect match for these fabrics! My design only uses smaller pieces of print fabric to make the colors pop, and I can definitely visualize this stack becoming a soft, cuddly little baby quilt.

baby quilts on the porch rail
from Greenleaf Goods

Laurel of Sing All You Want, who said, "Oooh, what fun! I'm seeing scrappy curtains paired with a light linen or voile. Or something pretty for the home like a pillow or fabric baskets. Thanks for the opportunity!"

Maggie's Work
from Sing All You Want
Stephanie of Sewing by Stephanie, who said, "I don't know what I'd make but I LOVE the idea of a competition. I think if I was a participant I'd make something that pushes the limit of what I normally do!"

Little Leaves quilt detail
from Sewing by Stephanie
And if you're thinking, "she totally should have picked me", you're probably right!  I'll try to pick you next time.  A great big thanks to Bloomerie for this fun challenge.  It sounds like it's something we'll have to do again!  (And, if the Summer Breeze bundle had your name written all over it, do visit Bloomerie to get what's meant to be yours.)

Have fun, challengers!  We can't wait to see what you cook up!!!


  1. I don't envy your task in choosing but these look like wonderful participants! Natalie and I are in the same MQG and she does outstanding work (with amazing photos too). I can't wait to see what everyone cooks up :)

  2. Congratulations to the winners and I look forward to what they create with this fantastic fabric bundle.

  3. Thanks Rachel, I am SOOOOO excited to get my hands on this fabric and get to work!!

  4. Well DARN! Guess what I just bought?! haha I'll have to show you what I make with it once I'm done.

  5. Congrats! I can't wait to see the finished projects!

    I might have to get myself a bundle to play with too.. ;)

  6. I'm really, really, really glad I didn't have to choose!

  7. How exciting for those that were chosen! I'm eager to see what's made with that cute little bundle (and glad it's not me making it, I hate deadlines) :)

  8. the bundle is beautiful, the price is something I would spend. Unfortunately the shipping costs to Germany are so high that it's not reasonable to order. *sigh*


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