Sunday, July 7, 2019

Do You Want To Play Along?---Bust Your Stash Challenge

Sample to promote the challenge
Last month at the Clark County Quilters guild meeting, I shared the challenge for the coming year. Members had wanted to get a head start over the summer. I posted about the challenge. A few of you asked me to share the rules here. So. . .I am!!

I hope you will play along. I think we can have our own quilt show! Plus, we will reducing our stashes! Beginning in September, I'll have a monthly post regarding the challenge. My September topic will be design inspiration. It will be fun!

2019-2020 Challenge
Bust Your Stash—
Two Inches At A Time
  • 1. This challenge is to create a project from your stash using two inch squares which finish to one and half inches. 
    • You can use a commercial pattern or create your own pattern. No kits, please!
    • You can applique, piece and/or paper piece other elements into your design. 
    • Embellishments are encouraged; but must compliment design. No craft glitter please!
    • Although there are no requirements for how many two inch squares must be included in your design, the two inch squares must be an integral part of the design.
    • You can use squares of different sizes, however, the two inch squares must be easily recognizable.
    • You can also purchase fabric for your project; but, you won’t be reducing your stash if you do! 
  • 2. Your entry must be a minimum 96 inch and a maximum 360 inch perimeter, have 3 layers including batting and you must quilt it either by hand or machine. No bags, wearables, or home d├ęcor, please.
  • 3. Your quilt must have a four inch hanging sleeve and a label on the back which includes your contact information.
  • 4. Your entry must have been created between June 2019 and April 5, 2020. 
  • 5. You will post a photo of the front, back, label and a close up of your entry to instagram with the hashtag #2020bustyyourstashchallengefinish by April 5, 2020.  You will write a brief description of your inspiration and how/why you used the techniques you did Your description will be a minimum of 50 words and a maximum of 100 words.
  • OPTIONAL—share your progress on or instagram (#2020bustyourstashchallenge) or my blog ( the first Wednesday of the month. This is going to be fun!

-Mostly Traditional—Time tested and still as wonderful as ever.
-Totally Untraditional—Unique, unusual or outside the box. Pushing the envelope using quilting or quilt making techniques innovatively.
-So Whimsical—Fun use of design, color or embellishments.

A small prize will be awarded to the winner in each category. Additionally, each entry is eligible for the “Busted—Most Stash Used” award.


Luann Fischer said...

This is going to be great fun said...

Luann. . .I had fun creating my sample. . .I look forward to what people choose to do. The creativity will be amazing!