Thursday, February 2, 2017

Mad About Patchwork Scrap Challenge!

Today is a special shout out to my Canadian readers.  Pam of Mad About Patchwork and I have put together a scrap challenge just for you!  The rest of us will enjoy seeing your creativity in action.

Do you live in Canada?  This fun, lighthearted challenge is your ticket to free fabric, a little fame and that self-induced creative high, which is of course the very best part. 


 Scrap Challenge!

This time we have an 8-piece bundle inspired by September's Dreaming at Dusk mosaic contest.  Fabrics from Anna Maria Horner, Tula Pink, Cotton & Steel... a fat eighth bundle of delicious designer quilting cottons in dusky grays and purples with a hint of bright setting sun.

Now, what would you make with it?  The ball's in your court!  Seriously, start thinking because it's yours for the taking.  Three participants will receive a scrap bundle of all fabrics shown in 9" x 22" pieces entirely free.  And then you have to make something with it, to show off to us all!

Let's talk nitty gritty...  On Monday the 6th I'll announce the 3 participants, our scrap challengers.  As soon as we have your address info, Canadian-based Mad About Patchwork will mail out those fabrics, getting them in the mail by Tuesday at the latest.  Then, you must make something... anything!!!! using all 8 scrap fabrics, plus one fabric of your own choosing if desired.  So, you can add the extra fabric (could be solid or print), but you don't have to.  You do have to use all 8 scraps, but you can use a little or a lot of each.  Participants can use their own buttons, trims, etc. to embellish if needed.

There's a deadline!  Really, it's a good thing, cause that means you'll enjoy this now.  You must finish sewing your project and provide pictures by Thursday, February 23rd.    Participants can either share photos on their blog or on Instagram or email them to me.  We want to see what you make because...

Scrap Challenge!


You and your project will be featured here! On February 24th, I'll be posting about our challengers, with pictures of your project and hopefully some tidbits about your process.  That's the really fun part!  Now, all we have to do is figure out which of you are up for the challenge.

So, go ahead, convince me.  Remember, you must live in Canada to play along this time!  I'll hand pick our participants, which means this whole thing involves a whole lot of luck.  But getting lucky can be a whole lotta fun!

Are you game? 

48 comments:

  1. Well these are stunning! I've always wanted to try my hand at making a sew-together bag... I think these fabrics would make one that is absolutely dreamy!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I am game. I have a quilty idea for these fabrics. Some type of wall hanging with an amazing message. I have 21 years of quilting experience and I love all things patchwork!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I've never done anything like this, but I'm definitely up for it! The colours are absolutely stunning and would be perfect for a mini quilt, or zipper purse, or… The possibilities are endless! And a deadline is just the thing to push my creativity!

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is such a great idea!! I'd love to be in this game!!! My idea is a small quilted project with a modern twist but it is top secret until the big reveal!! I love the colours and prints in your selection too!! 💕 Meanwhile... my fingers are crossed🤞🏻

    ReplyDelete
  5. Well I have a pattern in mind, but is it just a quilt top you are looking for, or finished, backing and all? I'm new to this, but game :)!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We've always required a finished project. I know it is quick, but that's the challenge =)

      Delete
  6. I would make my 8 year old daughter a patchwork throw pillow or two for her bed. She loves light blue, and the fabrics in this bundle are lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wow. It is so nice to include us up here in Canada! I love the colours picked especially that mustardy yellow. I would make a mini "pixilated" quilt. I'm trying to play more with colours and values and find squares are simpler to play with.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh I know what I would do!! A swoon handbag, probably a Blanche Barrel bag, with Patchwork pannels! It would be magnificent!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh dear, I spent SO much time on Pinterest looking for the perfect block to put on the center of the panel! Im thinking appliqueed orange peels, or pinwheel square, or even appliqueed birds all over à neutral fabric... And i should have enough left over for an ncw wallet!

      Delete
  9. My project involves fussy cutting the print and including it in a modern triangle inspired table runner. Can't wait to play and have those triangles dancing across the table runner.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Those colours are just perfect for the end of winter looking forward to spring. Count me in! I would love to work with this beautiful collection.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Sweet! I'm the US but forwarding to my sister in Calgary AB!

    ReplyDelete
  12. This sounds like an exciting challenge, but a bit scary at the same time. I don't have a project in mind, but I'm going to throw my hat in the ring.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I'm in Australia, so I know I don't get to play, but these would make a super cute baby quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I would love to make a baby quilt to donate to our local Pregnancy Care Center. I'm the president of the Kamloops Modern Quilt Guild and we have chosen this charity to donate quilts to. I think the colours would be great to play with and I'd love to fussy cut that print on top!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I am trying improv lately and did the floating squares. I would absolutely do that again, maybe for a pillow or a miniquilt. jen.neef@web.de

    ReplyDelete
  16. Marianfernet@Gmail. ComFebruary 3, 2017 at 7:05 AM

    I would love to make a Daisy chain lap quilt with this fabulous collection!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Ooooh such lovely fabric! Reminds me of the sea and sky on a cold winter morning here on Canada's East Coast. Would love to play.

    ReplyDelete
  18. O pick me pick me pick me puhleeze. I live in eastern Canada in its smallest province. It's an its bitsy little place called Prince Edward Island. While it's a great place to live, we are terribly quilt shop challenged. There are possibly 3or 4 in the whole province. I personally have to travel to the other side of the Island to visit the only quilt shop in the whole city of Charlottetown. If I am selected I'm going to make some pretty patchwork pillow covers for the guest room bed because IMHO there is nothing that brightens and opens a space like little pops of color. So I'm going to close my eyes, cross my fingers and hope like heck you pick me.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I would make a baby quilt to donate to Ronald MacDonald House. I have been participating in the 30 Quilt Design Challenge #30quiltdesignchallenge2017 and would use one of the design I created.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Challenged by a friend...let's do it!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I've been sewing for three years but have only just started quilting (I have made a total of two). To make the deadline I would have to go with my strength - a top or dress for my daughter. Maybe a matching one for her 10-day old little sister, if there is enough fabric. I can picture it already!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I love the designs of primitve quilts - the unbalanced, asymmetrical appliqués, simple but meaningful phrases, pieced backgrounds. I think that these gorgeous fabrics would add a fun spin on the idea mixing the old with the new!

    ReplyDelete
  23. so nice that there is something like this just for us canadians! i would use this bundle for a pillow cover for my living room..either using one of emily cier's preshrunk quilt patterns or something more improv using my new orange peel templates.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I would love to take on this challenge! I would make a toss cushion for our incredibly boring grey and brown living room. It needs some colour! Hello, from Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Wow! What beautiful fabric. So inspiring too. Thank you for the chance to create.

    ReplyDelete
  26. This is a wonderful idea. Are you aware that it takes approximately 2 weeks for regular US mail to come into Canada. That really shortens the quilting time.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Mad About Patchwork is mailing out the fabric and they are in Canada :-)

      Delete
  27. Oh me oh me!!! I'm going to make the large version of the Flora Supply Case, pattern by Cloverandviolet! I've just finished the medium one and I'm eager to try out the large one for my sister!

    ReplyDelete
  28. These would make beautiful Hunter Stars and I have a great bag pattern that all would look great together on. I am a newbie quilter, but love creating new designs as well as using others patterns. The colors of this bundle are my favorites so I would be majorly inspired!

    ReplyDelete
  29. I love scrap quilts and these beautiful scraps would play so nicely together. I threw my name in the hat once before (unsuccessfully) maybe I will have better luck this time around.

    ReplyDelete
  30. It's a lovely bundle. Can you share the specs of the dark blue stripe and dark blue flower fabric?

    ReplyDelete
  31. Outside my window, the snow has been falling steadily all day. This time of year when everything is white and beige and dull, it's the thought of spring flowers, deep blue horizons and vibrant colour that gives me hope. This is the time of year that I am most inspired to create using colour,in anticipation of warmer days to come. I would be honoured to have the opportunity to accept your challenge.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Pick me pick me pick me please! I have been so busy making other people's quilts (not my choice of color or pattern) my feet feel like they are stuck in cement it is dreary! I just said today I need to do something I love and I love these fabrics! They are fun, inspiring and springy! I would make hmm a fun spring bag or an improv wall hanging with some funky quilting on it...please!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Yes, I am game....I want to make a charity quilt for PEI Foster Children so the children can have a quilt that they can call their own...!

    ReplyDelete
  34. These fabrics would make a lovely collection of small patchwork zipper bags ... perfect for so many "things". I would give them away to all my special PEEPS!

    ReplyDelete
  35. What a wonderful set of colours. I would start out making a mini using prairie inspirations and alternative gridwork which may have the feeling of a Jen Kingwell inspired piece. However I would likely fall in love with it and turn it into the central medallion of a full size quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Wow, I'm in! I would use those beautiful bright fabrics for a baby quilt to be given to Project Linus in Montréal, Québec!

    ReplyDelete
  37. This is a lot of fun--but only for 3 people--I would have preferred a giveaway.
    1 yard of fabric isn't much.
    Don't count me in.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, I have to disagree! I can't play for several reasons. (I'm not a Canadian, and even if I were, I don't have the time right now to create something fun and beautiful from that lovely little collection of fabrics.) BUT I am thoroughly enjoying my spectator seat as I read what others might do with them, and I am so looking forward to seeing what the finalists come up with!

      Delete
  38. Ah Mad About Patchwork. My go to online store. I am in the East Coast too (NS) and am dreaming of a pattern. A pattern that brings traditional NS quilting and modern themes together. Modern Heritage? These fabrics would make a great test pallette. Thanks for the chance to play.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Ah Mad About Patchwork. My go to online store. I am in the East Coast too (NS) and am dreaming of a pattern. A pattern that brings traditional NS quilting and modern themes together. Modern Heritage? These fabrics would make a great test pallette. Thanks for the chance to play.

    ReplyDelete
  40. I'm in the most eastern province of Newfoundland...I would make throw pillows to brighten our cold, dull winter days. Maybe scrappy stripes or half square triangles...

    ReplyDelete
  41. I'd make something raggedy due to time constraints.....either a handbag, pillow or table runner.

    ReplyDelete
  42. Can you tell us what the specific fabrics are in this bundle? I love the combination and it would be great to see if I could track them down myself in larger pieces. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts with Thumbnails