Monochromatic Thread Challenge

Each year, the guild puts on a challenge to members that the results are displayed at our annual show.  This year I volunteered to be in charge of it.

The challenge rules that I came up with were these:

1.  Each participant must buy a spool of King Tut Threads by Superior (these were generously provided by Superior at a reduced cost – Thank you for making the challenge possible!).  They were randomly given to participants; basically, I stuck them in a box and pulled a thread spool and handed it to the person – no choice was given – what color they got was what color their quilt was to be. 

2.  The perimeter could be no less than 36” and no more than 60” – but it could be any shape they wanted.  They could also use any technique to construct their quilt.

3.  The quilt had to be monochromatic based on the thread they pulled.  They could not use white, black, grey, or cream (unless their color NATURUALLY went to those colors – ie: brown goes to cream).  They also had to use at least 50% of their quilting had to be done with the thread provided.

Forty-seven purchased thread to try the challenge and twenty-one completed the challenge

At the guild meeting preceding the quilt show opening, members were allowed to vote for their top three choices.  The votes were then tallied and ribbons were given to the top three.

Here are the entries and winners:

CIMG2559

Sharon Nakasone – The Blue, Blue Sea – Color 1031 – First Place Winner

CIMG2565

Lily Kamikihara – Green Fun – Color # 1008 – Third Place Winner – President’s Choice Winner

CIMG2546

Sue Larson – Exploring Textures in Taupe – Color #974 – 3rd Place Winner

CIMG2551

Jean Harr –Dreaming – Color #1021

CIMG2552

Jo Malmstrom-Okita – 973 – Color #973

CIMG2553

Sally Bartholomew – Blue – Color #1030

CIMG2554

Barbara Vasold – Misty Mountains – Color #1023

CIMG2555

Beverly Powell – Challenge Quilt – Color #1004

CIMG2556

Lorraine Tokuyama – Magma Gone Amuck – Color #1001

CIMG2557

Dawn Peerson – Under the Sea – Color #1032

CIMG2560

John Haushalter – Paradise in Crush – Color #1014

CIMG2562

Ellen Owens – Wrinkled Whelk – Color #1015

 

CIMG2566

Richard Jones – Paradise in Golden Glow – Color #1013

CIMG2573

Rowena Bellando – Lone Palm – Color #1007

CIMG2574

Susan Haushalter – Tear of Envy – Color 1009

CIMG2575

Mary Ann Jones – Celestial – Color #1020

CIMG2577

Barbar Joy – The Bud –  Color #1005

CIMG2580

Donna Kanealii – Welcome – Color #1011

CIMG2581

Mona Bonbright – Rosie Rosie – Color #1018

CIMG2582

Tahmi Brodhead – Tutu – Color #1022

CIMG2583

Charlotte Szarmes – Crazy Cranberries – Color #1000