Saturday, July 6, 2013

3rd Annual Scrap Quilt Challenge

It’s that time of year again…time to dive into your scrap bin, put on your creativity cape & make something fabulous!
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I have been trying to finish off UFO’s this year, while still creating new & exciting things from the great new fabrics we stock at www.fabricsnquilts.com.  So, in my UFO busting, I have neglected to make some scrappy projects.  
My scraps have been long-neglected.  Well neglected in the USING sense, not the GROWING sense.   (Yes, there is definite hanky-panky afoot in the baskets when no one is looking).  I bet you would like to thin yours out too. 
Here is last year’s winner:  Margie G’s Teresa
Teresa
On to this year…
{In my most dramatic Mission Impossible voice}
Your challenge, if you choose to accept it:

Fabrics N Quilts  Scrap Challenge Quilt Contest 2013
For those of you that joined in the fun the last 2 years, the challenge is very similar!
  • 45” x 60” minimum size
  • Entries must be completed quilts (patchwork, applique, rag quilt are all fine.  It just must be a completed project)
  • Entries should have been completed in the last year (since last year’s challenge)
Scrap, Strip or String quilts are historically a way to use up the smallest scraps & strips of fabrics from other projects. Quilters would put every string of fabric to use, in those times when there was no room for waste.
Even in our times, we all have a scrap bin that overflows or a collection of fat quarters stashed away longing for a project. There are no design limitations on your challenge piece, other than overall size and that the quilt should utilize scraps of fabric in an obvious way/be the focus of your quilt, and the quilt must be finished (quilted).
So gather up your scraps & start designing your masterpiece!
Quilt pictures must be uploaded to our Flickr group by October 15, 2013. http://www.flickr.com/groups/fnq_sqc-2013/
We will be awarding multiple prizes this year. Winners will be by random drawing
  • Grand Prize Winner will receive a $25.00 gift certificate  PLUS a prize pack of goodies shipped with their order to www.fabricsnquilts.com
  • 2  Winners will receive a $15.00 gift certificate
  • 2 Winners will receive a $10.00 gift certificate
  • Every qualified entrant will receive a discount coupon to use at www.fabricsnquilts.com or in the shop
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Let’s get scrappy!

6 comments:

harleywife57 said...

woohoo ; how exciting ! I may do a scrappy trip around the world since I love all the pics of other's that have done them !!

Suzanne said...

OK! I'm on it and actually hope to have TWO quilts done by that time. Thanks for the challenge! XXOO

Sue Daurio said...

Oh boy what perfect timing. I"m currently in procrastination mode- I'm afraid to start a new project because it's too hard!!! So I decided I might have enough courage if I used up my scraps which have a lot of hanky panky going on! So far I've gotten six quilts from those scraps :) And more to come.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Sounds fun! Fyi.. Is it me or are there four First Prize winners? Says two winners receive $15 and two winners receive $10. Are the $10 winners for second place? Great idea to have lots of first place winners though! hehe.

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Susan Paxton said...

Hey that is right up my alley!!! I have already finished 2 great scrappy quilts and working on a scrappy baby quilt.

Marsha Cooper said...

I clicked over to here from a button on someone else's blog. I love scrap quilts. Will you be doing this challenge again?

I am a no-reply blogger and don't have a clue how to change that, so my email is marsha.seiberling@gmail.com

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