We always love to see the beautiful entries that are submitted to a design challenge! The Good Vibes quilts are awesome!! (See them in the original post here.) Thanks to everyone for participating! Winners There are two winners for this challenge; one selected by Benartex, and one by Christa! Each will receive a bundle of the Good Vibes fabrics!! Congratulations to….. Benartex’s Choice: Karen Kehl “This was so much fun! I love the playfulness of these fabrics and I have enjoyed seeing everyone’s quilts. I decided to modernize a traditional block. I love the range of colors and how this quilt pops!” Christa’s Choice: Elizabeth Wickes “I call this the Color Maze and it is meant to showcase the low volume/high volume and contrasting colorways of Good Vibes! The high volume prints are on the outside with the longest lines and the low volume are on the inside. Fun patterns when you
As always, we received so many beautiful entries in the Illuminations challenge! (See them in the original post here.) Thanks to everyone for participating! Winners There are two winners for this challenge; both selected randomly. Each will receive a bundle of the Illuminations fabrics – YAY!! Congratulations to….. Donna Royson “Using the 54-40-or fight block as guidance, I designed this quilt but had some challenges with needing the borders to complete the secondary pattern of circles. The block is 12″ containing (9) 4″ units. For the first border, and to complete the circle, I only needed half of the 4″. So, I created two borders with width of 2″ each. The first border is defined as Blocks and I was able to insert the proper blocks to complete the circle. It was quite a challenge but well worth the trouble!” Judy Knesel “I created about 20 different designs with this fabric
Have you seen the beautiful entries submitted to the Sommersville challenge?! (See them in the original post here.) Thanks to everyone for participating! Winners There are two winners for this challenge: one that Maywood Studio chose, and one that was selected randomly. Each will receive a bundle of the Sommersville fabrics – YAY!! Congratulations to….. Maywood Studio’s Choice: Jan Beckert “This is a very pretty, and versatile, fabric line! I especially like the border stripes. It was hard to choose my favorites! I used some fussy-cutting and fabric rotation to make these blocks.” Randomly Selected Winner: Heartland Honey “Different layout of the rings. I love the way the colors work together and do a gentle fade from one into the other. I also like the pop of the dark background. I think it modernizes the traditional quilt.” Again, you can see all the fabulous entries in the original
Have you seen the awesome entries submitted to the Pin Drop challenge?! (See them in the original post here.) Thanks to everyone for participating! Winners Riley Blake Designs couldn’t narrow it to just one, so they chose THREE winners! That means three lucky designers will receive a bundle of the Pin Drop fabrics – YAY!! Congratulations to the following people… Kim W: “My entry is called “Prismatic Pin Drop.” I was struck by how the prints in this collection, especially on the darker colors, look a bit like stars in the night sky, so I was inspired to do a star theme. Also, the thin points of these stars are a little like pins! There is no curved piecing in this pattern; the illusion of curves comes from the half square triangles meeting the triangle in a square blocks. The use of a pieced border allows the design to continue out
Have you seen the fantastic entries submitted to the Century Solids challenge?! (See them in the original post here.) Thanks to everyone for participating! Winner The winner was chosen by Andover. A fat-quarter bundle of Century Solids goes to……….. Joyce D: Joyce’s submission: I created this medallion quilt and love this Andover collection of fabrics to color the flying geese blocks and medallion. It was perfect to utilize the spectrum within the quilt. Prize Joyce will receive fat quarters of the Century Solids collection from Andover! Again, you can see all the fabulous entries in the original blog post. Thanks again to all participants and congrats to the winners!! Want another chance to win fabric? Check out our July design challenge!
Have you seen the beautiful entries submitted to the Planted with Love challenge?! (See them in the original post here.) Thanks to everyone for participating! Winners Two winners were chosen by Cherry Guidry, the fabric designer herself, and Benartex! Claire K: Claire’s submission: When I saw the fabrics I thought of Barns and Spring. Jo Moury: Jo’s submission: Quilting and gardening are two of my favorite activities. Often I think of this little poem when I am out playing with my flowers. “A kiss of the sun for pardon, the song of the bird for mirth, One is closer to God in a garden than anywhere else on earth”. I totally love this fabric collection. In my little quilt I used a couple of the seed packets from the panel and drew applique shapes similar to Cherry’s fabric motifs to depict the flowers or veggies growing in my
Have you seen the fantastic entries submitted to the Stag and Thistle challenge?! (See them in the original post here.) Thanks to everyone for participating! Winner The winner of the challenge was chosen by Brett Lewis, the fabric designer himself! “I am amazed with April’s EQ8 Stag and Thistle Design challenge. Thank you to everyone for all the beautiful entries. I can’t wait for the the fabric to arrive in stores and see some of these designs come to life. Choosing just one quilt design was a challenge in its self, but after reviewing all the marvellous entries one design stood out: Barbara Bittinger’s ‘Stag and Thistle Labyrinth.’ The movement and secondary design that emerges from Barbara’s design took me on a journey through her Labyrinth, discovering fussy cut stags, hidden birch groves and sewing notions. Congratulations Barbara, and to all quilters that entered, thank you for your design inspiration. Happy