Saturday, 29 March 2014

2014 Pantone Quilt Challenge - Winners!

orchidbutton1

First of all, I want to say that Anne @ Play Crafts and I are both blown away at all the beautiful entries that were submitted to the challenge. We tried to visit each and every one of you – Anne has done an amazing job but I know I haven't got to everyone yet.  If I haven't commented on your entry yet,  I will soon!

A quick note about judging. The judging process is truly a subjective one. Everyone has different tastes and favorites. Even if you didn’t win, that doesn’t mean your work is somehow lesser than the winners. It just means that something in a particular quilt spoke to that particular judge. If we all liked the same things, we’d all make the same quilts, and that’d be incredibly dull. So please keep that in mind if you didn’t win! We think you’re awesome for entering!

So without further ado, here are our winners!

Winners 
Finished Quilts
Judged by Allison Harris @ Cluck Cluck Sew

1st – Meridian by Little Bluebell
Oakshott Fabrics – £100 Gift voucher plus free shipping

2nd – Radiant Bettey by bemmanator
Stitchbird Fabrics - fat quarter bundle of Ellen Luckett Baker’s Garden collection

Radiant Bettey by bemmanator on Flickr. Photo by bemmanator.
Radiant Bettey by bemmanator.  Photo by bemmanator.
3rd – Radiant Explosion by Mila Cuatro
Fat Quarter Shop - $50 gift certificate

Radiant Explosion by mila+cuatro. Photo by mila+cuatro.
Radiant Explosion by mila+cuatro. Photo by mila+cuatro.

Finished Minis
Judged by Elizabeth Dackson @ Don’t Call Me Betsy

1st – Kitty Love by Whims and Fancies
Fat Quarter Shop – $50 gift certificate

Kitty Love by Whims and Fancies
Kitty Love by Whims and Fancies. Photo by Whims and Fancies

2nd – Rings and Circles by Ahhh Quilting
Intrepid Thread – Mormor by Lotta Jansdotter fat quarter bundle

Rings and Circles
Rings and Circles by Ahhh Quilting. Photo by Ahhh Quilting.

3rd – My Monet Quilt by Quilter in the Closet
Westwood Acres – $20 gift certificate

My Monet Quilt by Quilter in the Closet.
My Monet Quilt by Quilter in the Closet. Photo by Quilter in the Closet.

Just the Top
Judged by Lee Heinrich @ Freshly Pieced

1st – Untitled by Color Me Quilty
Aurifil – Thread pack ($130 value)

Untitled by Color Me Quilty
Untitled by Color Me Quilty. Photo by Color Me Quilty.

2nd – Starburst Quilt by Malini’s Quilts
Hawthorne Threads – $50 gift certificate

Starburst Quilt by Malini's Quilts
Starburst Quilt by Malini's Quilts. Photo by Malini's Quilts.

3rd – Paint the Town by Sew Me Something Good
Robert Kaufman Kona – Half-yard bundle of Pantone Spring Kona cotton solids

Paint the Town by Sew Me Something Good
Paint the Town by Sew Me Something Good. Photo by Sew Me Something Good.

Viewer’s Choice
Judged by you!
Fabricworm – Radiant Orchid bundle
Rings and Circles by Ahhh Quilting

CirclesRingsStarsMini
Rings and Circles by Ahhh Quilting. Photo by Ahhh Quilting.

Random Winners

Finished Quilts – Untitled by Run and Sew Quilts
Sew me a Song – $25 gift voucher


Pantone Quilt
Untitled by Run and Sew Quilts. Photo by Run and Sew Quilts.

Minis – Untitled by jennyrach
Polka Dot Tea – $25 gift voucher

Pantone Mini
Untitled by jennyrach. Photo by jennyrach.

Just the Top -Fractured Heart by Elmosmate
Pink Chalk Fabrics - $25 gift voucher

Fractured Heart
Fractured Heart by Elmosmate. Photo by Elmosmate.

Sponsors

fatquartershop.com
http://www.hawthornethreads.com/

Thank you again to our wonderful sponsors and judges, and also to you all for sharing your beautiful work!

If you have any feedback on the challenge, please let Anne or I know. We’d love to hear how to improve for next year!

 Follow on Bloglovin

21 comments:

Erica said...

Congrats to all the winners! It was so fun to sell so much purple!

Jessica said...

Congrats to the winners! Thanks Adrianne and Anne for hosting. I agree with Erica - keep the purple quilts coming ;)

AnnMarie said...

Congratulations to the fabulous winning quilts! Thanks Adrianne and Anne for hosting!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Congrats to all the winners! Thanks for the challenge!

Kris said...

Congrats to all the winners. This was such a fun challenge.

Reene@Nellie's Niceties said...

Congrats to the winners :) Thanks for organising this year's challenge ladies :)

Cynthia said...

Thanks for hosting this! And congrats to everyone who made a quilt! They were all so fun to look at!

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Thanks for sharing all these gorgeous works of art.

My purple fabric stash is the largest of all my colors so Pantone's choice for the year made me a happy happy sewist. I have yards of purple and have been using it for years in everything I make. My recipients are well accustomed to the various hues, shades and tints of purple which find their way into my stuff and no one has complained yet. My current two pieces are mostly purple again...

Flying Blind... said...

Well done awesome winners, and thank you fabulous hosts xxx

Melissa Miller said...

Congrats winners!

Molli Sparkles said...

I'm so glad this happened! So fancy to see so much of the purple family come to the party. Thanks to our fab hosts, the wonderful judges, and big, loud applause to the winners! Woo!

Sarah @ mila+cuatro said...

Thank you, ladies, for all your work in putting this challenge together - there were so many amazing entries.

Debbie said...

Congrats to the winners! Very fun challenge - thank you!

Soma Acharya said...

Thank you so much for hosting this fabulous event! There were so many beautiful entries! It was really nice to be a part of this :)

-Soma

Leanne said...

Thank you and Anne for hosting, I loved all the entries and congratulations to the winners, thank you to the sponsors.

DeborahGun said...

Congrats to all the winners. It was amazing looking through all the entries :-)

Julie said...

Some absolutely fabulous creations. Congratulations to all the winners. I certainly don't envy the judges having to make those decisions.

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

WOW! Well now I can't wait for next year!

Kirsten said...

Congrats to thee winners! Loved seeing all of the beautiful entries too.

Sarah @ Berry Barn Designs said...

Thank you so much for hosting, Adrianne, along with Anne! I really enjoyed working on the challenge and seeing others' creations. Congratulations to all the winners!

RobinSue said...

All the quilts are winners! It's so interesting what can be done based off one color. Can't wait to see (and hopefully enter) what next year's color inspires.