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:

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

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

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

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Jean Harr –Dreaming – Color #1021

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Jo Malmstrom-Okita – 973 – Color #973

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Sally Bartholomew – Blue – Color #1030

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Barbara Vasold – Misty Mountains – Color #1023

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Beverly Powell – Challenge Quilt – Color #1004

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Lorraine Tokuyama – Magma Gone Amuck – Color #1001

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Dawn Peerson – Under the Sea – Color #1032

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John Haushalter – Paradise in Crush – Color #1014

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Ellen Owens – Wrinkled Whelk – Color #1015

 

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Richard Jones – Paradise in Golden Glow – Color #1013

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Rowena Bellando – Lone Palm – Color #1007

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Susan Haushalter – Tear of Envy – Color 1009

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Mary Ann Jones – Celestial – Color #1020

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Barbar Joy – The Bud –  Color #1005

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Donna Kanealii – Welcome – Color #1011

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Mona Bonbright – Rosie Rosie – Color #1018

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Tahmi Brodhead – Tutu – Color #1022

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Charlotte Szarmes – Crazy Cranberries – Color #1000

Welcome to the 2013 Annual HQG Show!

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Welcome!  I hope you are enjoying all the wonderful entries for the Hawaii Quilt Guild’s annual show.  There are some truly amazing artists in the guild!!

Here are links to view more information about my entries to the show.  There are links to additional photos and stories for most of the quilts shown.  You can also peruse more of my projects by clicking on the above link, “Projects”.

Puanani

Pattern:  Art Quilt
Size:  12” x 14”
Methods of Construction:  Machine Applique, Machine Piecing, Machine Quilting.
Fabrics used:  various Batik fabrics

Completed February 2013

This little wall hanging was a result of the “Dare to Dresden” blog hop that I participated in.  After completing my Anuenue quilt for the hop I was loving Dresden blocks.  I would see them everywhere in the blog world.  My day to showcase my quilt was in the middle of the hop, so I had plenty of time to see what other’s had done before me.

I was inspired by many on the “Dare to Dresden” blog hop to create this quilt.  You can read more about it here.

The whole time I was making this quilt, I kept saying “beautiful” to myself, and they are flowers.  I had to look up on Google what “Beautiful Flowers” meant in Hawaiian – “Puanani”.

As my time in Hawaii comes to a close for now, I will be forever reminded of it by this quilt and my Anuenue quilt.

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Japanese Jigsaw

Pattern:  Japanese Jigsaw by Tracy Brookshire
Size: 24″ x 43″
Methods of Construction:  Machine Piecing, Machine Quilting.
Fabrics used:  At Water’s Edge by Blackbird Designs for Moda Fabrics

Completed February 2011

This reversible table runner was made after attending a lecture the guild had with Tracy Brookshire.  She had a very interesting slide show of her work and of a quilt show in Japan.

Tracy was selling patterns and templates for the Japanese Jigsaw.  I had seen several guild member’s quilts at shows and decided I wanted to make one.

At the time I bought the pattern, I had joined “Layer Cake of the Month” and “Jelly Roll of the Month” clubs from The Fat Quarter Shop.  I received a Layer Cake (Forty 10” squares) and a Jelly Roll (Forty 2.5” by the width of fabric) of the same fabric line – this was the only time that both were received in the same month.

The pattern called to have 9” squares cut into quarters.  I figured a layer cake would be optimal for the pattern.  I set out to make the pattern.  I laid the squares out on my design board in a pleasing manner, but forgot to number them when I took them down to work on something else.  I then put away the project for a while.

The backing was made with the matching jelly roll strips to make it a reversible table runner.

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Bouncing Baby Boy

Pattern:  Bounce by Miss Rosie’s Quilt Company
Size:  39” x 48”
Methods of Construction:  Machine Piecing, Machine Quilting.
Fabrics used:  various blue scraps

Completed January 2013

A dear friend of mine that I met while living in Oak Harbor, WA recently had a baby.  I like to try and make a baby quilt for each of my pregnant friends, though sometimes it doesn’t happen until well after the baby is born.  This time it was going to be different.  She was due in early October.  I had asked her to let me know what she was having when she found out – another girl – that would make two boys and two girls.  I was happy for her.

I kept procrastinating and procrastinating over the summer when it would have been the best time to make the quilt and get it sent out early.  I then went back to school for a few months and ANY quilting was out of the question during that time.  The beginning of October came and I thought I should make the quilt, but something kept holding me back. When she gave birth, her baby turned out to be a boy – he was just shy in the ultrasounds.  I am glad I procrastinated now.

At the time of the birth, Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilt Company released this pattern.  It was chosen for the “Another Year of Schnibbles” parade for that month.  I figured it would be perfect for making a baby quilt for my friend. I found most of the blues in my stash and my friend Maureen helped me with some of the others.

I really loved the way the border was pieced.  I loved it so much, I put it on the back of the quilt and around a matching pillowcase that you can see here.

I guess this was a lesson to me to wait until the child is born to make the quilt because you never know if the technicians have their information right or wrong.

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