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Challenges from 2002 to 2004.  Click here to see more challenges.


Fiesta Fireworks - June 2002 Guild Challenge; any paper-pieced quilt, no other requirements.  I have always wanted to tackle the New York beauty block and this was my incentive.  In addition, this was my first time working with batik fabrics.  The pattern was from an Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine.  This quilt won 2nd place in the machine quilting category and 3rd place in paper-piecing category.  This was the first time I won awards for my craftsmanship.  I was too excited.  2002


Riding The Waves - A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle...or does it need it - June 2003 Guild Challenge; make a quilt based on a quote and use at least three different types of embellishments.  Since I don't use a lot of quotes throughout my day, I thought this quilt would be a real challenge.  However, after brainstorming at work, someone came up with this quote and I got busy.

I used 10 different embellishments.  They are:  personally hand dyed fabric, buttons, beads, 3-d appliqué, trapunto, chenille yarn, couching, hand embroidery, machine embroidery, and shells.  Can you find them all?  I won four ribbons:  1st place Viewers' Choice; 1st place Best Interpretation of Theme; 3rd place Best use of Embellishments; 3rd place Best Workmanship.


The So Sew Busy Quilt Guild wanted a way to commemorate our friendship.  We had a friendship basket challenge swap.  The members made baskets that were first voted on in a challenge and then swapped.  Some made the same basket while others made all of their baskets different.  Not only did we have fun, be we have beautiful blocks to make into quilts that will remind us that our friends are near and dear.

1st Place - Debra H.

2nd Place - Teajuana M.

3rd Place - Sarah C.-J.


Friendship Baskets These blocks are the result of the SSBQG 2003 Friendship Basket Challenge.  Began:  May 23, 2003  Completed:  October 2, 2004  One of my few hand quilted items.  28.5" square



Log Cabin Swirl - This quilt actually was made to be in two challenges.  Instead of making two quilts, one for each challenge, I decided to get creative and combine the two efforts, especially since I have over 76 UFOs that must get completed.

The first challenge is for the SSBGQ challenge due May 28, 2004.  The requirements were for a completed quilt made from using two or more sizes of the same block.  This quilt won 1st place.


The second challenge was for the Flower Valley Quilt Guild June 2004 challenge - "Cheaper by the Dozen."  The quilt has twelve blocks and uses twelve different marble fabrics.  This quilt won Best of Show, 1st place for machine quilting, and honorable mention for best interpretation of theme.


Pattern retrieved online from Quick Quilts but was also published in their January 2004 magazine issue.

I can't wait until the next challenge; check back next year.



Created 12/4/2002

This page last updated 3/31/2005

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