Friday, May 16, 2014

Finish-It-Up! Challenge

We had a great meeting last night and had tons of fun making folded hexagons.  Thanks for teaching us Emma!

Last night we announced that our July meeting will have a "Christmas in July" theme and we would like you to bring quilted/fabric Christmas items to show the group.  We can be inspired and perhaps even motivated to get some of our Christmas sewing started (and finished!) early.

The prizes - plus another pink bundle and a $50 gift certificate!!!

We also announced the Finish-It-Up! Challenge.  Do you have a quilt top that has been waiting to be quilted for a year (or more!)?  A Christmas quilt that has been in the works for two Christmases?  Or have you always wanted to try an applique project but been to intimidated?  Here is your chance to get those projects off your to do list and win some prizes at the same time.

Here are the details:

  • The challenge starts today and ends on our meeting on September 18th
  • To participate, leave a comment on this post listing four projects that you want to finish
  • Projects must be listed by  June 18th to qualify - no other entries will be accepted (unless of course you join the guild in July or something like that)
  • The comments will be printed off and taken to each meeting
  • Bring your finished project to the meeting for show-and-tell and it will be checked off the list and you will get an entry into the drawing for prizes at our September meeting
  • Yes, projects must be brought to meetings to qualify - we like to encourage meeting attendance ;)
  • Projects must be completely finished - quilted, bound, with the binding sewn down
  • Projects do not need to be a quilt - they could be a set of place-mats, a skirt or bag
  • There are no project substitutions - once your list is made it is final
  • Winners will drawn randomly at our meeting on September 19th
  • You do not need to be present to win, but you will need to make arrangements to pick up your prize.  If you do not pick it up at or before the October meeting it will be given to someone else.  (We will contact you to let you know you have won.)
  • Only two prizes per person
  • Open to DMSMQG members only
  • The prizes are seven fabric bundles from Moda and a $50 gift certificate to At the Heart of Quilting, good for one of their classes or long-arm machine rental.  (Fabrics are mostly Color Block from V and Co and Dottie - a collection of various sized dots.)

To summarize: leave a comment on this post listing the four projects you want to finish by September 19th, finish them and win prizes!

If you have any technical difficulties leaving a comment email and we will leave a comment for you.  If you have any questions about the challenge, leave a comment and we will answer it in the comments.



  1. 1 - Christmas Triangle Quilt
    2 - Baby American Jane Quilt
    3 - Modern Quilt for Fair/Show
    4 - Black Diamond Quilt

  2. Quick question. Do all 4 projects need to be comoleted in order to have a chance to win? Or do I get one chance for every project that I finish? Thanks!

    1. Good question. One chance for each completed project.

  3. 1) Hopscotch Quilt
    2) Commatextures Quilt
    3) Color Dive Quilt
    4) Fabric Challenge project

  4. 1) Foldover Hexies pillow
    2) brown/white/gold Slap Happy quilt
    3) brown/rust/green stripped improv
    4) brown block-based improv

  5. Japanese bee baby quilt
    Mqg challenge project
    Cross rainbow lap quilt
    Amh quilt

    1. I can't wait to see your AMH quilt! Congratulations on the new baby!

  6. Kate Spain quilt
    Nancy Drew quilt
    BYU quilt
    Scrumptious quilt

  7. Kaleidoscope pillow
    Aviatrix Medallion
    teal and coral pluses
    aqua and brown leftover squares

  8. Does the project have to have binding on it? For example, if it's a quilted pillow that doesn't have binding, does that count?

    1. Veronica, it says above that projects do not need to be a quilt. "Could be a set of placemats, a skirt..."

    2. It doesn't have to have a binding, but what ever it is needs to be completely finished.

      And this is my husband's account, but I am too lazy to log out and log back in. :)

  9. 1. Michael Miller Challenge Quilt
    2. Hexie Garden quilt for Zoe
    3. Sessoms table runner
    4. Peace Baby Quilt

  10. 1. Michael Miller Challenge
    2. Noodlehead Cargo Duffle
    3. Granny Square Quilt
    4. Sew Together Bag

  11. 1. Michael Miller challenge
    2. Pyramids quilt
    3. VW van pillow
    4. sewing machine cover

  12. 1. Quilt for brother-in-law's wedding
    2. Applique pillow for husband
    3. Animal alphabet quilt
    4. Ruby postage stamp quilt

  13. 1. Set of 6 placemats
    2. Lap Quilt for church auction
    3. Michael Miller Challenge quilt
    4. Hunter's Star quilt

  14. 1. Michael Miller Challenge
    2. Hedgehoggy Pillow Cover
    3. Tree & Houses Sampler
    4. FMQ Handbag

  15. Hi I am a soon to be new member (I plan to attend my first meeting next week).
    My four finish it up projects are:
    1.Lala Salama Quilt for Kenya
    2.Modern Blocks QAL
    3.Vintage Revival Sampler
    4. Tone it Down

  16. 1. Turnstile Quilt
    2. MQR Quilt
    3. Time To Fly Quilt
    4. Michael Miller Challenge

  17. 1. 8 seasonal table runners (4 Easter & 4 St Patricks Day)
    2. Michael Miller Challenge
    3. 4 quilted casserole carriers
    4. BOM quilt for grandson (green-yellow-blue)
    Hopefully! Penny