Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I won a hundred dollars!

2 of my quilting friends, Deonn and Debbie, and I made a challenge quilt for the Home Machine Quilting Show in SLC last weekend and we won second place. That means $100 for me since 2nd place is a $300 deal. It was super fun. We spent 2 nights up until 2:00 am and a few other days worth of working on it together, then of course our own time to work on it individually. Let me tell you, it was a challenge! The fabric!! Yuck!

They give everyone the same fabric to use and the same rules. Here are the swatches of the fabric everyone received that wanted to participate. We could add 4 more fabrics if we wanted, we were supposed to base it around the theme of PUMP UP THE COLOR, the perimeter couldn't be over 140", and you had to use some of every fabric they gave us. The line of fabric was pinkish purplish, green, red, and brown. EEEWWWWWW!!



I think we did a great job in making THEIR fabric look good! We called ours 'Ellie's Scrapbook' and we added a lot of fun embellishments. It was a good time and I am glad we participated. The quilts were auctioned off and the proceeds go to digging a well in Africa. I think ours went for a little over $100, I am not sure.



Here are a few of the other challenge quilts. It was VERY interesting to see what everyone else came up, since we all had the same fabric and the same rules. The quilt to the left of ours won first place, even though it is WELL beyond the 140" rule. Dang them! Oh well, it was super fun staying up late with crazy quilting ladies working on a project.

9 comments:

Bednar Family said...

Congrats! What a beautiful quilt!!!

Talbots said...

Good Job. I think you should quilt full time and sell them!

Mom/aka Buttons said...

Wow! So much creativity,,and imagination,,,,,,I think you done an awesome job. Congrats on the 2nd place,,,You all should be so proud.

mom said...

sorry, I pushed wrong button on the name thing

Jenny said...

Last year the same thing happened they always break the rule. I hate hate hate that. I don't think they should get a prize if they don't follow directions, same with my kids@!

oH GOOD JOB YOU THREE!

Jenn said...

Way to go Rach!

Just out of principle there is NO WAY they should have won. What ever happened to sticking to the rules.

Epperson Family said...

I remember you showing me that material before you started the quilt. Congrats on making something so fun and beautiful and out of material that was completely hideous!
I think you should have won!

Family of ARTISTS said...

I agree with the others great job, and congratulations. The quilt is really cute. You three did an awesome job. again congrats.

Sarah said...

Congrats Rachel!

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