Well colour me embarrassed, the time just got away from me and this post should have gone up last week and it’s only gong up now. I hope you can forgive me! To make it up to you I’m going to extend the entry deadline out to the 4th of May (may the force be with you!). This means you have a whole other week to get a block out of the WIP pile, track down colourful items and go to town with your styling. FIND OUT HOW TO DO THE COLOUR BLOCK CHALLENGE BY CLICKING HERE.
There’s already over 100 photos on the hashtag, #colourblockchallenge, with more being added daily. I’m loving seeing them come to life and losing myself in the hashtag. Each photo is an insight into the life and mind of the person who’s making it and I adore it. Need more of an incentive to get involved then check out the prizes!
I’m sure you’ll agree that having more than one opportunity to win is great, so the fact that there’s 5 individual prizes up for grabs should make you giddy with excitement. I’ve got 5 of my favourite people giving you the chance to walk away with something super cool just for having fun with your photos.
Gift Voucher to Fat Quarter Shop valued at $50
The Fat Quarter Shop was founded in 2003 by Kimberly Jolly. An avid quilter, Kimberly began her shop as a side business while still working a corporate position, cutting, packing and shipping right out of her house during evenings and weekends. From the very beginning, she was committed to delivering top-notch service for every single order and customer. As the Fat Quarter Shop’s reputation grew, Kimberly decided to make it a full-time operation. Her husband Kevin joined her not long after, and with his help, lots of hard work, and a tireless commitment, the store began to grow. Over the past few years a few more people have joined the staff! As a team, we continue to branch out with the best fabrics, exclusive kits, quilt clubs, BOMs, and more. And we will always be driven by the passion that Kimberly founded the store upon, which is always giving you the best products and service!
Gift Voucher to Patchwork Threads valued at $25
A husband and wife team based in Roanoke, Virginia, Greg’s love for screen printing and Lindsay’s passion for patchwork and quilting are combined to bring you Patchwork Threads – patchwork-inspired clothing, wares and accessories for quilters and makers.
DIY Block Design by Alyce Blyth (eBook)
While some people describe it as a fun puzzle and others may describe it as a necessary evil, there’s no escaping the fact that maths is an integral part of designing quilts. For me, I love the puzzle! And when you add in the other fact that as a trained school teacher, I love teaching, you get my first book – DIY Block Design. DIY Block Design is the culmination of both these passions where I teach you everything you need to know to successfully design and make your own quilt blocks, from inspiration to sketching to cutting to sharing.
Mystery Gift from Clover & Violet
Founded in 2009 with the intentions of becoming a handmade boutique, C&V has morphed into a pattern shop that carries bag and accessory patterns, embroidery, and quilt patterns, all in PDF format, so you can download them right away and start sewing. Our bag patterns are designed with quilters in mind, so they use cutting measurements and some small pattern pieces, and are finished with a binding on top, which gives them a cute accent and a different touch from most of the other bags patterns available. Our embroidery and quilt patterns feature detailed instructions and unique designs.
Pattern from Hand & Needle
When my two kiddos were born, my motherly instincts took over. I wanted to make them their own special blankets – that’s just what you do when you’re pregnant, right? With my first, I had no experience with quilting or sewing so I dove in and made him the best baby blanket I could. With my second, I wanted to do something different. That’s when I came up with these easy hand-stitched custom quilt patterns. Whether it’s the pattern you choose or the fabric you pick, each quilt is unique to you and your loved ones.
2 Mini Hoop Necklaces from Stars & Sunshine
Julia spends her free time trying to make all the things, which usually involves sewing or printing gizmos on the 3D printer she built with her husband but also includes just about any craft she can get her hands on. She sells colorful 3D printed scalloped embroidery hoops and FPP patterns for her favorite things (dinosaurs, molecules, and more).
I didn’t think it fair that I judge the winners (because I’d want to give away stuff to everyone!) and so I’ve asked to of my quilty buddies, Alyce Blyth of Blossom Heart Quilts and Janice Ryan of Better Off Thread to help me out and pick the winners. The judges decisions will be kept confidential (so you won’t know who picked what) and they will be final (so you won’t be able to argue with me that you were robbed).
The competition is open internationally, so don’t let geography hold you back! I’m hoping you’ll find incentive here to get involved and I look forward to seeing your creative masterpieces, good luck! FIND OUT HOW TO DO THE COLOUR BLOCK CHALLENGE BY CLICKING HERE.