Friday, September 16, 2016

Grand Prize + Favorites from #30DaysofQuiltDesign

Today marks the midpoint of the 30 Days of Quilt Design challenge.  With over 1000 designs shared so far on Instagram, there's no end in sight to your creativity!  Some participants are just getting started with design #2 or #3, while others are already nearing the goal.  You have until the end of October to complete your thirty designs in order to qualify for prizes!  Get all the details here.

::Announcing the Grand Prize::

On November 1st, I'll draw a random winner from among those who have completed the challenge, posting their 30th design with the tag #30DaysofQuiltDesignCompleted in their Instagram photo caption.  You must use this special tag on your 30th design in order to be in the drawing for the grand prize!

Our lucky grand prize winner will score a fat quarter set of Slow & Steady by Tula Pink!  Tula's recently released collection features saturated colors and rich details, as usual.  It's going fast (also as usual), so this prize might be the only way to get your hands on the pretties come November!  You can browse the whole collection at Gotham Quilts, our 30DaysofQuiltDesign sponsor.

The second part of our grand prize is sponsored by The Warm Company, makers of my favorite batting and other products I like to use as well!  If you've been following Stitched in Color for awhile, you know I like to do a humongous roll of batting for big prizes.  That's because batting is like bread for a quilter.  You need it; you want it; but you don't really want to spend your pretty pennies on it if you can help it!

Quilter's Grand prize!
Look at little Aria and Liam, playing with my very first roll of Warm & Natural in 2012!

Our lucky grand prize winner is going to be rolling in the good stuff.  It'll be winner's choice of Warm & Natural or Warm & White batting in a gigantic 90" wide, 40 yard roll.  So you'll be set to make a whole lot of quilts! 

Note:  Because this huge roll is quite expensive to ship, this part of the prize must ship to the U.S. or Canada.  Sorry!  If we have an international winner, she can designate a U.S. address, including the address to a forwarding company of your choice, should you like to arrange to have this batting forwarded to your international address. 


Now let's look at some of your designs from the past two weeks.  Here are a few that especially caught my imagination.  All shared with permission:

A photo posted by Allison C (@alibear167) on

Even if you're not in Instagram, you can view all the designs via this link, #30DaysofQuiltDesign, right from your browser.

::Participation Prize Winner!::

Gotham Quilts is sponsoring our challenge by handing out a $25 gift certificate to a random participant every two weeks.   Based on hashtag usage, I've drawn our random winner using Tint...


Congrats, villageboundquilts!   We'll be in touch!  Thanks to Gotham Quilts for sharing the fabric and thanks to all of you for bravely sharing your designs.

p.s. To be eligible for prizes, don't forget to include "@stitchedincolor" and "@gothamquilts" in your photo captions.  It also makes it much easier for me to catch your designs.

Happy Weekend, all!


  1. All of the designs have been extraordinary!
    Gotham has really spurred a lot of creativity. I am so inspired to try many of the ideas others have come up with!! Now they just need to bust out their pattern :-D
    Liam and Aria are so cute here as little sillies.
    Time is fleeting

  2. Hi Rachel! Wow, amazing prizes! If I ever would be so lucky to win the wadding I would share it with a special friend in US. There are indeed so many fantastic designs in this challenge! From your picks today I like especially the one with curves and the other with hst:s. x Teje

  3. That FQ bundle is gorgeous but I got a big chuckle over your description of how we feel about batting.

  4. Fabulous colours! Aria and Liam are so cute ♥

  5. WOW - I'm not participating, but these designs are so cool so far - love them!!! It's really fun to watch from the sidelines, I must say!

    Liz (someone told me I'm a no-reply commenter, and I'm still sorting that out...ha!)

  6. What amazing grand prizes!! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the challenge entries from all participants through October!


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