Lizzy House Challenge Winners Announced

Lizzy has chosen her picks and they are:

Winner, Large category – Jen C for her Aerial Grove quilt

Winner, Small category – Pam for her Tinker Tote

Lizzy loved both Jen’s and Pam’s thoughtful selection of fabrics and their careful placement (oh those fussy cuts!) within the project.

Jen hand-appliqued various pieces of Lizzy’s fabric lines in a spectrum of colors set against various shades of gray and low-key fabrics. Then she free-motion quilted waves that provided a relief effect to the applique circles that made them stand out.

Pam’s Tinker Tote showed that she has been hiding some Lizzy stash that I’m very glad she had an excuse to use (is that Red Letter Day I see in there?). Pam, if you ever need me to help you carry anything, I’d love to pretend that bag is mine. Great placement of fabric, practical details such as inside pockets for sewing tools, and the Bakelite button is a cool vintage touch.

I loved how each project highlighted Lizzy’s fabric lines and spirit. Big applause to you both.

There were some other projects worth singling out. Lizzy loved these runners up:

Large category: Rachel’s Unicornia quilt, Jenny D’s Shattered Mirrors quilt

Small category: Katie’s Prismatic Medallion mini quilts, Izzy’s Butterfly espadrilles

Rachel’s quilt showed some great unicorn love, using colorful log cabin strips and sewn up as a baby blanket featuring hand ties. And to tug at your heart strings even more, her 5-year-old son named her quilt. Collectively now: Awww!

Jenny D gave herself a double challenge: to not only use LH fabrics, but to stick with the warm-toned colorway (proud of me Color classmates?) of the fat eighth pack she chose in December. Her appliqued butterflies seem to fly off the quilt and her prismatic quilting highlights their movement even more. In her own words: “If you watch this quilt while listening to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, they totally sync up. It’ll blow your mind.” I’m listening…ok mind blown.

Katie’s use of various shades of green gives a gem-like depth to a pattern designed by our own Susan K for Robert Kaufman. (Download it here.) Katie assures me that the minis came together fast, so in Katie-like form, she made two! So go to it people, make your own now.

Finally, Izzy’s Butterfly espadrilles. How many of us are going to head to Hobby Lobby to buy some soles to make our own now after seeing hers? Great use of the fabric for something fun that you can look down and admire all day long! You got me at one word: shoes.

Congratulations, finalists! Prizes will be awarded at our upcoming guild meeting, but only if you bring your projects in and allow us to pet them. (Just kidding… maybe)

Honorable mentions to everyone else. Lizzy enjoyed seeing everything that was made, and what an honor it was to show off our collective talents. There were no slackers in this group. Don’t be shy – make these photos public. Can’t wait to see all the projects in person.

Next challenge for the second quarter — The Make It Modern Challenge. Take a traditional block and make it modern, however you define modern. Details to come.

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