Monday, March 17, 2014

Be Inspired to Create by Project Quilting

You know that I think about quilting 24/7.  I see quilts everywhere!  I even dream about quilts. I arrange my food on my plate like a quilt. I see quilts in building designs, in landscapes, and on the streets.  Four years ago, I found out about Project Quilting and it has changed my life in a very very positive way.  I still think about quilts 24/7 but now I create with the inspiration of the challenges.  In the beginning, I struggled with what to create for the challenges.  I was thinking too concrete or literally.  I was stuck in my box of how a quilt should be, but the challenges inspired me to create.  
The challenge that sticks out in my mind is one from a couple years ago.  It was an Off Season Challenge in July of 2011. I created quilted "Floating Lilies".  The link takes you  to a couple post where I share a tutorial on how to make the lilies and a video of me quilting the lilies.

The challenge was FLORA - July 2011.
"The theme of of the third off season challenge is "Flora". Size, Color, method and techniques are the participants choice. However the piece should be a quilt." 

Yesterday the final challenge for the 5th Season of Project Quilting was posted.  If you have thought about taking the challenge before or you just never did one -- this it the time to try it.  Let yourself be inspired by the challenge. It's all about Triangles this time! As Kim says the possibilities are endless! 

It made me think about the Wordless Wednesday Post I did in November 2011 about Triangles quilted on to cardstock for greeting cards. 

But I am not going to make greeting cards, I am going to make something for my Grandbaby.  My first thoughts are something like a bib in triangular shape to absorb the drool, as he is teething.  I may stitch on little triangles like I did on this greeting card using the raw edge applique technique. 

Still thinking.... I am going out today to run some errands ... maybe something else will inspire me.

Yes --- you can use my ideas -- they are for you to help with your inspiration to create.

Take the challenge and create.  Let's set a record of the most entries this week. 

Project Quilting Challenge #6 

Enjoy and be inspired to create!

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