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 (https://terryknott.blogspot.com) 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.

2 comments:

Luann Fischer said...

This is going to be great fun

TerryKnott.blogspot.com said...

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