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The Sewing Place's Project Linus Quilt Challenge

Iminei

The Sewing Place's Project Linus Quilt Challenge
« on: April 02, 2018, 12:14:39 PM »
Right Girls,

There are 4 months until the Festival of Quilts and you mentioned you would like to make a Linus Quilt as part of The Darkside's year of Events, so here we go ......


The Sewing Place's Project Linus Quilt Challenge


Project Linus have an excellent website
which tells you everything you need to know but basically we are looking to
make and donate quilts in one of these three sizes ....

Lap quilt – 36″ square
Cot quilt – 47″ x 55″
Single bed quilt – 55″ x 79″

I intend to take them up to the Project Linus stand at FOQ this year,
but you may take yours up yourself if you so wish.

The deadline for getting the quilts to me will therefore be the 2nd of August 2018.
This gives you a full four months to make your quilt.

To give a sense of uniformity for The Sewing Place's quilts,

we would each make a quilt in just TWO colours ...
plus a neutral background colour of Black, White or Grey if desired.

The Main colour and its Complimentary partner ... eg

Red and Green,
Yellow and Violet,
Blue and Orange etc.

These colours will be randomly allocated by draw to each participant on Monday 9th April 2018
and the rest is up to you ....You choose the size, pattern, and technique(s) used.

There will be a common color for the binding of your chosen neutral background colour or Black,
if no background colour was used, as that will frame and emphasise the lovely bold colour combinations.

The Gals at Project Linus will remove any labels to ensure complete anonymity,
so lets save them the trouble ... No labels please! :(

Send Pics of your finished quilt to me at  iminei@thesewingplace.org.uk before the end of July

and we will have an anonymous vote for the Best Quilt with the winner receiving an exclusive The Sewing Place Prize Winners badge.


Closing date for Entries is Sunday 8th April at Midnight (GMT)

and the  colour combos will be drawn and allocated on Monday 9th April

That's it (I think) So Sign up here ......

« Last Edit: May 11, 2018, 14:10:25 PM by Iminei »
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Lowena

Re: The Sewing Place's Project Linus Quilt Challenge
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2018, 13:01:29 PM »
I'm in  :angel:
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Fajita

Re: The Sewing Place's Project Linus Quilt Challenge
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2018, 13:16:10 PM »
I will make one.

BrendaP

Re: The Sewing Place's Project Linus Quilt Challenge
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2018, 13:47:47 PM »
A couple of questions before I commit to this.

Just two colours:


Can it be a dozen different reds and a dozen different greens (or whichever pairs of compementaries) or are you thinking of just two fabrics?

Lap quilt – 36″ square
Cot quilt – 47″ x 55″
Single bed quilt – 55″ x 79″


Are those sizes set to within a couple of mm?  Only the 36"x36" will work with square blocks or square blocks plus even width sashing.  The other sizes would need either uneven borders or some other way of getting the exact size.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Ellabella

Re: The Sewing Place's Project Linus Quilt Challenge
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2018, 14:08:54 PM »
I'm in.
Desperately trying to alliterate in North Yorkshire

Efemera

Re: The Sewing Place's Project Linus Quilt Challenge
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2018, 17:20:32 PM »
Love to but colour is my thing... can’t stick to just two colours

Lowena

Re: The Sewing Place's Project Linus Quilt Challenge
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2018, 18:37:21 PM »
I don't know about @Iminei  ( this seems to be her baby ) @BrendaP  but Linus aren't super fussy about sizing  :) In fact I send any size,rectangular or square, as long as it roughly fits the bill
I was wondering the same - does it have to be only 2 fabrics, or many fabrics so long as they are shades of the requisite colours?
« Last Edit: April 02, 2018, 18:38:57 PM by Lowena »
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Iminei

Re: The Sewing Place's Project Linus Quilt Challenge
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2018, 09:24:30 AM »
Ladies, Ladies

I knew I would cause confusion with this colour thang!

@BrendaP  .... I was taught by an expert ... so Yes, you are quite correct .....

use as many Blues and Reds that fit the bill,
as many shades of Turquoise and Magenta to make the quilt sing
as many hues of Lime and Purple to make your eyes cross ...

whichever colours are dead opposite each other on the colour wheel



The sizes are taken from Project Linus's website; I don't imagine the PL organizers will be standing next to their stand with a tape measure  and if you are an inch or two off from the sizes, they sling your quilt into a skip behind a curtain !!

@Efemera .... You also have your neutral, honey! So that makes 3 ... sort of.

I chose this idea as I think they will be visually arresting and if  each of us do one colour combination I think the Quilts will look a bit like a bigger version of The HSTathon ...



or this stunner ....



A year of colour by Rebecca Handyside .... and yes there are 365 squares of colour on that quilt ... Gorgeous!
« Last Edit: April 03, 2018, 09:59:06 AM by Iminei »
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Ploshkin

Re: The Sewing Place's Project Linus Quilt Challenge
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2018, 09:31:08 AM »
I said I needed a reason to make a quilt so I'm in.
Life's too short for ironing.

Pearl

Re: The Sewing Place's Project Linus Quilt Challenge
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2018, 09:33:38 AM »
I'm in. 

Do they have Project Linus in other countries?  It would be good if our overseas friends could join in.

Efemera

Re: The Sewing Place's Project Linus Quilt Challenge
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2018, 09:36:15 AM »
3 colours :S... nowhere near enough, I’m more colour and pattern the better, next time.

BrendaP

Re: The Sewing Place's Project Linus Quilt Challenge
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2018, 09:39:00 AM »
Yes, I'm in. 

I think I know what I'll be doing,    [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  
This quilt is 36" wide, so making just one O or one X with the border all around should be 36" x 36".

I just need to know which colours I will be using.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Iminei

Re: The Sewing Place's Project Linus Quilt Challenge
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2018, 09:45:56 AM »
What are those thingmys on top of your bedheadhanging Brenda???

Lil Yetis??? Lil Owls???

and did you make them ???

Also you are a very naughty Girl!!!! Report to the Headmaster immediately!

It would be a good idea not to show our quilts in this thread so that the competition at the end can be truly anonymous!!!

I will close entry for this on Sunday 8th April at Midnight and then draw the colour combos on the Monday Ok???
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Lowena

Re: The Sewing Place's Project Linus Quilt Challenge
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2018, 09:52:00 AM »
Can't wait! I love the idea of using directly opposite colours, they should look really funky  :D May or may not use a neutral, depends which colours are thrown my way @Iminei .......don't you dare :devil: Actually, I wouldn't mind, as I could interpret  :x as I wanted  :P
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Kenora

Re: The Sewing Place's Project Linus Quilt Challenge
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2018, 13:49:29 PM »
Think I'll pass on this one too. :'(  I'm with @Efemera  on colour - I get inspired by being able to group multiple colours together.  I've recently sent off 3 quilts to Project Linus so I don't feel too guilty. :) I'm still waiting to feel well enough to get out and buy fabric for the cushion swap too - everything is happening at snail's pace here.
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