Welcome to The Joyful Quilter!! And... Welcome to the wonderful world of Project QUILTING hosted by Kim Lapacek @ Persimon Dreams!! This is my 3rd year of participation in the Challenge. Trish Frankland @ QuiltChicken is the creator of the crazy challenges that participants will face during the next 8 weeks.
Sassy @ Farm Quilter got me started at the beginning of Season 11 by inviting her readers to join in the fun. I accepted her invitation and the rest is history. As I have for the past two years, I will be dragging along my friend LeeAnna @ Not Afraid of Color again this season, as she enjoys having a reason to stretch her creative wings. Would YOU like to join me in this creative journey, too?
FAIR WARNING: It's a wild ride, but oh SEW rewarding!
Challenges are given and start to finish you have ONE WEEK to complete your project. PQ 14.3 can be found at THIS LINK:
Well, that's all a bit heavy, but Trish goes on to say...
This week, I want you to be inspired by and use the traditional 54-40 or Fight block. Twist and edit it as you wish. Add to it. Use it to explore your feelings about land acquisition by non-indigenous peoples (or not). But spend some time with this classic and see where it takes you. (Did you HEAR that, LeeAnna??? Project QUILTING allows for freedom of expression, as well as, creative license!)
|Tutorial for these baskets can be found HERE.
RULE ONE: YOU MUST BE INSPIRED BY THE TRADITIONAL 54-40 OR FIGHT QUILT PATTERN.
Kim created a bonus post HERE with some links to tutorials to make this block and other tips and tricks if you’re interested. (Thanks SEW much for these resources, Kim!)
2. You have one week to meet the challenge. Every challenge piece must be a FINISHED project seen through from INCEPTION to COMPLETION during the challenge timeline – that is, started on or after January 29, 2023, and posted by noon Central Time February 5, 2023.
3. Each piece must stand alone as DONE to count toward prizes.
4. Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt, but must meet at least one of these requirements: include patchwork, include appliqué, have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine. Incomplete or unfinished does not qualify. Every challenge piece must be a FINISHED project seen through from INCEPTION to COMPLETION during the challenge timeline.
4. Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt, but must meet at least one of these requirements: include patchwork, include appliqué, have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.
Follow THIS LINK to the Season 14 overview. Check back on the Challenge release days (or sign-up to be notified automatically) and there may be one that YOU just can't resist.
It's a SHORT turnaround time!
Depending on the size and complexity of your project, that doesn't HAVE to be insurmountable. With a little creativity and a few evenings, you really CAN do this! My project was got off to a slow start and was still finished with more than a half a day to spare! My post was ready for release with 14 hours until the deadline. Even so, I linked up with only a couple hours left before the deadline. (Yes, I have a thing about releasing my post on Sunday and I didn't want to join any earlier.)