Friday, December 30, 2016

Project Quilting Season 8

It's time for Project Quilting's eigth season! It's a three month on-line event that challenges participants to create a quilt in one week, with a week off in between. You can participate in as few or as many as you like. Participants are automatically entered into random prize drawings and at the end of the season there will be grand prizes awarded to all participants, with one entry per challenge quilt, so the more challenges you enter, the better your chances.

The schedule for 2017 is:
Challenge 1: January 1
Challenge 2: January 15
Challenge 3: January 29
Challenge 4: February 12
Challenge 5: February 26
Challenge 6: March 11

Each challenge is posted at noon CDT and due exactly one week later at noon CDT.

Here's a post with some tips about how to participate.

The challenge will be posted on the "Persimon Dreams" Project Quilting blog and you can also find links about past seasons there. Still have questions? If so, check this out.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Custom Quilts made in 2016

It's my annual look back on the custom quilts I made during the year that I haven't shared yet (some were gifts).

Click on the photos to see larger views.

Joy's t-shirt quilt, 41 x 81

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A toddler-sized quilt, 32 x 47, based on my Sea Breeze Baby Quilt.

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"Red Rose" Fabric Mosaic, 11" x 14" framed

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Tis' the Season for Giving: Oranges & Plums Lap Quilt

"Oranges & Plums," 38" x 56", handmade by Pam Geisel, Dec. 2016

For the month of December the Island Batik Ambassador's are celebrating the "Season of Giving" by making quilts to be donated to a charity or cause of our choice. I made this lap/throw-sized quilt using some multi-colored and purple 10" x 10" squares that came with our last fabric shipment and I added some oranges from a few other collections.

I am donating this quilt to to an annual event that raises funds for the Antioch School, a private elementary school in Yellow Springs, Ohio. 

The school encourages children to pursue their innate curiosity. Children are our future and not all learn by traditional methods. Their fund raising event is on Sat., Mar. 4, 2017 and this quilt will be a part of their silent auction.