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QUILT CHALLENGE 2017

This year we received 28 Entries (29 if you count the fact that one entry is by TWO creators!).  Here they are in numbered order:.  Return to our Quilter's Dream homepage to see who won!

#1. This piece was inspired by Van Gogh's painting "Bedroom", reimagined with a more tropical location.

#2. This quilt is a faux cathedral window, created with reclaimed denim and frayed like a rag quilt.

#3. This basket was made for retreats and classes. It has a hard, flat bottom and an over-sized pincushion. The purple ribbon is a reminder to stop at Purdy's on the way to class!

#4. A runner and mat made with machine-pieced hexagons, embellished with machine applique hearts.

#5. The challenge fabrics were used to create these collaged fish, swimming in an undersea landscape. Take note of the shell and bead embellishments.

#6. This piece has been named "Quilts in the Garden". Technically, there are three quitls in one. The miniature clothespins complete the scene.

#7. Foundation pieced latters spell out a message that reflects how her family feels about her hobby. Note the use of the selvages in the 'L'.

#8. This challenger used all three bundles to make this twin-sized quilt. The directional border was added quite expertly.

#9. This cheerful greeting has appliqued flowers in a pleasing layout.  The dragonfly buttons add a nice touch.

#10. This runner is entitled "Ribbon Rumba".  The background is heavily quilted, creating a trapunto effect for the challenge fabrics.

#11. This challenger had a pattern in mind, and made the challenge fabrics work with it.  Button eyes and some hand embroidery add extra detail.

#12. This little lady is dressed in a lined skirt and jacket, with crinoline and a charming hat. The entire outfit was hand-stitched.

#13. This wall hanging features the popular "Zentangles" which were hand-drawn by the artist.  Echo quilting around each drawing beckons the eye.

#14. This modern circular quilt uses both applique and reverse applique. The extensive quiting was done on a domestic machine.

#15. This beachy zippered tote uses somec leverly placed fabrics to create a vacation scene.  Note the machine embroidered quotes on both sides.

#16. This flapped bag has a bargello style outside and a pretty multi-coloured batik inside. The label indicates it is reversible.

#17. This traditionally pieced quilt has four quilt blocks, each made with one of the challenge fabrics. At the center lies a tiny, three-dimensional pinwheel.

#18. This bow quilt was inspired by the shaker song "'Tis a Gift to be Simple". It features machine applique and hand quilting.

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#19. This piece is called "Spring has Sprung".  The large pieces on either side display the quilter's first attempt at qpplique.

#20. This variety of quilt blocks was an excellent opportunity to experiment with a new set of quiting rulers, and execute some practiced free motion quilting.

#21. This crazy nine patch pattern was created using the stack and whack method. The quilting was achieved using a decorative stitch and a walking foot.

#22. The careful placement of fabrics in this easy chair creates the look of decorative buttons. The tidy red satin stitch really makes the colours pop.

#23. This magical pillow has been made using foundation piecing. The eyes and nose are the pineapple part of the print.

#24. This creatively put together wall hanging has six individual cats, embellished with buttons, beads, and thread painting.

#25. This modern runner was made using three trip around the world blocks. The multi-tone binding adds a fun finish.

#26. This wall hanging features curved piecing, straight piecing and appique.  Check out the thread painting on the flowers.

#27. This set of four placemats feature several different sewing fabrics.  At the centre of each is a sewing machine with a spool of thread and a project underway.

#28. This lap quilt features a pieced background, appliqued circles, and lots of machine embroidery.  The threads match the fabrics extremely well.

 

 

 

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