Thursday, 30 April 2015

2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge - Winners!

2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge: Marsala

First of all, I want to say that Anne @ Play Crafts and I are both amazed at the variety of entries and the different ways you all tackled Marsala. Anne has done an amazing job and has already commented on all the entries.  I have limited time at the moment and want to really read everyone's entry properly so I will be taking my time about visiting, but please know that I will be checking out and commenting on each entry.

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.  We know our judges found the decision making process really challenging and were generally very impressed with the quality of entries. 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!

Finished Quilts
Judged by Amy Gunson from Badskirt

1st – Candied Marsala by Shelly Brooks
Hawthorne Threads - $75 gift voucher

2nd – Marsala Quilt by Rachel from Wooden Spoon Quilts
Fat Quarter Shop - Fat Quarter Bundle of the winner's choice

Viewer's choice – Time Warp Quilt by Wendy from Wehago Designs
Westwood Acres - $50 gift certificate

Finished Minis
Judged by Jenni Baker from In Color Order

1st – Marsala Quilt by Christine from Neener's Quilts
Green Fairy Quilts – $50 gift certificate

2nd – The Colour of Friendship by Anne Read (@ihaveafabricproblem)
Stitchbird Fabrics - 10 piece Japanese fabric fat quarter bundle

The colour of friendship. My entry into the 2015 Pantone challenge. 21 x 24 inches #pantonequilt2015

Viewer's choice – Marsala Quilt by Christine from Neener's Quilts
Fat Quarter Shop - $50 gift certificate

Just the Top
Judged by Kristin Link from Sew Mama Sew

1st – From Hell to Breakfast by Jill from Pie Lady Quilts
Aurifil – Large spool collection


Viewer's choice – Green Swallow Sommelier by Robyn from Robynie
Fat Quarter Shop - $50 gift certificate

Random Winners

Finished Quilts – Dorothy Draper does Marsala by Gene Ratcliffe
Sew me a Song – $25 gift voucher


Minis – Invasion by Cecile from Fille Futile
Aurifil – set of four large spools

Congratulations to all our winners - we will be contacting you over the next couple of days so you should hear from us soon!


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!

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Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Reminder - voting is open on the 2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge

2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge: Marsala

Voting is open on the entries in the 2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge.  Go HERE to vote.  You can vote for your favourite entry in each of the three categories, until 6pm 29 April 2015 NEW ZEALAND TIME.

Monday, 27 April 2015

2015 Finish-Along Q1 Winners!

Woohoo, I finally managed to pull together a list of winners for Q1 of the 2015 Finish Along.  Well done to everyone who participated - if you completed some WIPs then you're already a winner in my book!  However, there are real prizes to hand out, so here goes!

This winner of the Fat Quarter Shop $75 gift voucher is Anne from Springleaf Studio with entry 186, this lovely zingy quilt.

The winner of the imagine gnats $30 gift voucher is Jessica from Just Some Boobs, with entry 15, this fun wallet:

The winner of 3 patterns of the winner's choice from Sew Sweetness is Hollie from Just a Mom who Sews with entry 361, this simple but sweet quilt:

The winner of 3 patterns of the winner's choice from Sew Bittersweet Designs is Teresa from Aurea's Kitchen with entry 88, this totally cute giraffe toy:

The winner of the $25 sew me a song gift voucher is Anita from Day Dreams of Quilts with entry 397, this stunning mini quilt:

The winner of the Green Fairy Quilts $25 gift voucher is Quilting Nonnie with entry 540, this snuggly looking quilt:


The winner of the Mad About Patchwork $30 gift voucher is Jennie from Porch Swing Quilts with entry 198, this truly gorgeous Weekender bag:

The winner of 3 patters of the winner's choice from Tartankiwi is Ali from Needle Down with this lovely little potholder:

The winner of the Fabricworm $30 gift voucher is Just Sew Sue, with entry 110, this really striking and beautifully quilted quilt:

The winner of one large thread set from Aurifil is Carol from Carol Quilts Sometimes, with entry 340, this lovely vintage looking quilt:

The winner of the other large thread set from Aurifil is Kirsten from Gemini Stitches, with entry 352, this cat themed pillow which I obviously adore:

The winner of a small thread set from Aurifil is Marie with entry 313 (here).

The winner of the other small thread set from Aurifil is Deana with entry 3, this amazing medallion quilt:

The winner of  Blossom Heart Quilts' Bright Sky quilt pattern is Who Sew Busy with entry 483, this awesome quilt she made for a friend:

The first winner of a copy of Make Modern's current issue is Mrs K from Mrs K Kwilts, with entry 543, this great artistic piece:

The second winner of a copy of Make Modern's current issue is Kathy from Kathy's Quilting Blog, with entry 277, this great churn dash quilt (I love a good churn dash):

The winner of the prize from Polka Dot Tea is Sarah (@windyrisepatchwork) with entry 517 (here).

The winner of the bundle from Donna's Quilt Studio is Sarah from Things I Make, with entry 212, this fantastic quilt that she and her son made together:

The winner of the surprise prize from Rhonda is Linda from Koka Quilts with entry 48, this beautiful Anna Maria Horner heavy quilt"

On the Windy Side

And finally, the winner of my High Tea quilt pattern is Carol from The Running Hare with entry 103, this very cool mini quilt:

All the winners were drawn using the random number generate at  Congratulations to all the winners - I'm in the process of sending out emails to hook you up with your prizes so you should be hearing from me very soon!

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