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Thread: 2015 Monthly Color and Design Challenge

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    Lightbulb 2015 Monthly Color and Design Challenge

    Hello QB members,

    A few years ago I purchased the book - Quilt Challenge "what if" ideas for color and design, by Sharyn Craig and Pamela Mostek. I recently retired and now is the time to dive into it and expand my creativity.
    I would like to invite you to join me. The QB has approved this challenge.

    Please note that due to copyright laws, everyone who participates must acquire their own legal copy of the book. There can be no sharing of any part of the book among participants. This includes quotes, paraphrasing, and no discussion, chat, emailing or private messaging that would enable a person to participate without having the book.

    Challenge Details:

    In January we will begin with the first challenge in the book- Quilt challenge "what if " ideas for color and design. Refer to Challenge #1 on pages 8 & 9 for details.

    1. Select a fabric similar in color and value to the challenge fabric. Add whatever fabrics you wish.

    2. Use the required block and fabric somewhere in your quilt. The idea is to take the block and make it your own. Modification of the block is encouraged.

    3.Your challenge project can be any size. This is your challenge, so make it work for you. I plan to make "Warm hug" size quilts for children and seniors.

    4. At the end of the month post a photo of your quilt or work in progress for all of us to enjoy and learn from.

    As we progress, the challenge participants will decide to continue with challenges in the book, modify them or create our own. Maybe we could use the QB Live Chat to do this? We could set a date and time to meet in the Live Chat to decide on subsequent challenges ? Example: meet in the Live Chat on the 4th Monday of the month at 9 pm EST. Day and time can be selected by challenge participants. Each months challenge details will also be posted in this thread.

    Life gets in the way of quilting sometimes. Feel free to join in the challenges when you are able. Do not feel obligated to participate in every challenge.

    Please contact me by PM with any questions you have about this challenge.

    playswithcolor

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    I ordered the book today!
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    This looks like so much fun! I've added the book to my wishlist but will not be able to particpate this year due to UFOs, QALs, and other complications. I will follow eagerly though and hope that this continues into next year or that I can come up with some time later in the year.

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    Found the book, I'll look it over and see how it goes. It's not like I need a new project for 2015....I'm swimming in them but this could be a great way to push myself along. Thanks for the idea.

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    Looks like an interesting book.. I googled *Sharyn Craig Amazon* and found the author was generous enough to include pages 8-12 and front covr and back cover, so now that I know the color and block.. can debate what to do on that concept... I still think I want to have the book if I can find it at Joanns with a coupon... , looks like a super good book....

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    ? Is this color challenge making a block each month from a certain color or a whole quilt?Looks interesting. I just ordered the book. I might be in.

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    There will be monthly challenges. You may make what ever size project you wish. Block size is also up to you.
    Feel free to participate when you are able.

    Once people are "in", we can decide on the challenge for February. Options are to continue using challenges from the book, modifying them or creating our own. The end of the month is a goal, not a set in stone deadline for your project. This is supposed to be fun. Please post your project when ever you get it completed.

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    So the first challenge begins in February, is that correct?

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    I think the first challenge was in January at the beginning of the book...

    I like the idea...it sounds like so much fun! And I really really really want to do a challenge with you all. So I'm thinking about it. I'm headed into town tomorrow to the Quilt Store...maybe I'll get some inspiration. Not sure though, if I could get a whole quilt done in a month though!
    Kristi

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    I looked on Amazon too and there are a number of 'used' ones that are real inexpensive with only a $3.99 shipping charge. I think I might go that way.
    Kristi

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristijoy View Post
    I looked on Amazon too and there are a number of 'used' ones that are real inexpensive with only a $3.99 shipping charge. I think I might go that way.
    Ordered mine! Estimated arrival is Jan 9-15. Hopefully though, since I chose a seller from my own state it will get here sooner!
    Kristi

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristijoy View Post
    I looked on Amazon too and there are a number of 'used' ones that are real inexpensive with only a $3.99 shipping charge. I think I might go that way.
    Thanks for the tip Kristi, I went ahead and picked this up! It won't get here for a week or two but I'm really interested in this challenge even though I don't think I have time for it. I will happily follow along and participate when I can.

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    The challenge for January is to use a purple fabric like the example on page 8, correct? As I read it, the block/quilt we create is our own choice; the challenge is to use the color indicated.
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    Okay, my bad. I went back and reread (always a good thing, when one hasn't paid close attention the first time around). She says we will begin in January with the first challenge. Thanks for clarifying. We are to use purple and a rail fence in some project we choose. I can do that, I think.

    Now off to order the book.

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    The challenge starts in January.

    In January we will begin with the first challenge in the book- Quilt challenge "what if " ideas for color and design. Refer to Challenge #1 on pages 8 & 9 for details.

    1. Select a fabric similar in color and value to the challenge fabric. Add whatever fabrics you wish.

    2. Use the required block and fabric somewhere in your quilt. The idea is to take the block and make it your own. Modification of the block is encouraged.

    3.Your challenge project can be any size. This is your challenge, so make it work for you. I plan to make "Warm hug" size quilts for children and seniors.

    4. At the end of the month post a photo of your quilt or work in progress for all of us to enjoy and learn from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepshed View Post
    Looks like an interesting book.. I googled *Sharyn Craig Amazon* and found the author was generous enough to include pages 8-12 and front covr and back cover, so now that I know the color and block.. can debate what to do on that concept... I still think I want to have the book if I can find it at Joanns with a coupon... , looks like a super good book....
    used copies in good condition for less than $2 at Amazon

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    I received a notice from Amazon that my book shipped, then the next day the order was cancelled. Something odd must've happened. So I had to reorder. Did that tonight so not sure exactly when the book will show up. I'm still hoping by the end of the week! I've got an idea for my project and I'm anxious to get started!
    Kristi

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    Can I just say I am SO enthused about this challenge. My book arrived yesterday ,and I read it cover-to-cover in one sitting (not that it's a long read--it's not at all--but I was excited and loved every picture).

    I am VERY inspired and already have some ideas working in my head.

    January's project will be small, considering the time frame. Well, they'll all probably be small since I plan to continue making doll quilts for Operation Christmas Child and a month is a good amount of time for that. Good thing the block is just a Rail Fence this month. I think I MIGHT be able to start and finish a little project with the the easiest-peasiest block out there!

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    Cool What to do while I wait....

    I received my book and took it to be spiral bound. I didn't realize they would make me wait a week. Based upon comments here I think I get the idea for January and have a flicker of an idea for a miniature that might be fun and a bit challenging. I don't want to rush ahead until I get my book back and review the material for the first challenge....Friday, I hope. Ok, so I'll dig out all my purples from stash. That will take a while, Lol.

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    Still waiting for my book!
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    I am still waiting for my book. It should have arrived by now. I need to check with Amazon. Can't wait to start. I have lots of purple too. That is my favorite color.

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    My book came today--looks like fun. Thinking about my project now--I want to do it from stash, and I have plenty of purples. Do we need to have the fabric approved here for the challenge?
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    I'm glad that your book arrived today.

    No you do not need to have the fabric approved for the challenge. Just try for something similar to the challenge fabric in the book.

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    I'm still waiting for my book too! It shipped though so I'm pleased about that! I have a collection of purples on my table. I think while I'm waiting for the book to arrive, I'm going to attempt to get another quilt put together. I have one more row to go!
    Kristi

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