Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Napkin Quilt Challenge

I've never heard of that either, but I saw the exhibit of quilts at Quiltworks and boy was it a good one! The ladies drew a napkin and they were to use it for inspiration to make a quilt.
The inspiration napkins hang to the right of the quilt.


I think the Poppies are my favorite.









What is the best quilt challenge you've ever been involved with? I admit I'm not good at them at all!

31 comments:

  1. Wow! What amazing talent! No challenges for me!

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  2. I love the beach houses. Interestingly they're only a small part of the original, but beautifully developed.

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  3. really neat inspiration idea--they're really all out there aren't they? You have to really "look"! Thanks for sharing, hugs, Julierose

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  4. What a fun idea! Their creativity is amazing. The only challenge I have ever participated in required use of a specific piece of fabric and the quilt had to represent an idiom of the maker's choice.

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  5. Fabulous! Who brings the napkins in the first place?

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  6. What fun ideas!! I love that green string quilt with the wavy strings...curious how they do that!!

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  7. Those are fabulous. That was a good challenge.

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  8. Una idea genial!!!
    cuanta imaginaciĆ³n tiene las quilters
    gracias por compartir
    saludos

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  9. Oh I love that idea. What wonderful quilts. I think we should try this with our group. Thanks for the inspiration Lori!

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  10. Love the elephant !! No challenge for me too but ...why not ?

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  11. Those are amazing! I'm horrible at challenges usually, but I did win a 2-color quilt challenge at my guild in TX, but that's because I already had started it before it was announced. It was the airplane quilt that I made 2 of for my 2 pilot sons. Plus the judge was partial to vintage designs and this was one. :-) Otherwise, I usually don't even enter them.

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  12. What an cool idea. It was amazing to see how the napkins were interpreted. Much cleverer than I am.

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  13. I did enjoy seeing these quilts. I'm going to look at paper napkins in a new light now!

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  14. That's such a fun idea for a quilt challenge! Thank you so much for sharing this!

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  15. Very interesting challenge! The quilts are really special!

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  16. A very interesting challenge. Some took the challenge more literal and others played with color or an element from the napkin. I don't know what I would have done for any of them.

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  17. What a great challenge! I'm inspired. Thank you for sharing.

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  18. What a great challenge idea...I love it!

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  19. They are so creatively interesting and beautiful! The challenge was interpreted so differently from one person to the next. Such fun! I love the elephant the most. I haven't participated in a challenge yet because I am afraid I won't have the time to finish the project before the deadline. It is on my to do list to try it at least once. So I started to follow the blog "Le Challenge" and I might participate in Feb since it is the dot challenge. If you are interested in knowing more here the blog:
    http://le-challenge.blogspot.ca/2015/02/dots-fabric-inspiration.html
    Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Wasn't that a great challenge? I really enjoyed seeing them all. Like you, I'm not very good at challenges. I think I don't like the pressure! :)

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  21. What a GREAT idea for a challenge!

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  22. That is a fun challenge but I would be worried about copyrights?
    We did one where we each sent another person, objects and fabrics and then we had to use all the materials to make a quilt.
    I got stuck with mine but then I sat on it and thought about it and came up with a fun way to use it all.

    Debbie

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  23. Love the challenge theme with the napkins! What a great idea. Those are some awesome quilts. I am never thrilled with the challenge quilts I've made, but I sure do love seeing what other folks come up with. I agree about the poppies. The pieced background really sparkles.

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  24. Very creative. What a fun challenge

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  25. What a clever idea, and the interpretations are amazing. I wished there were more, it was so fascinating to see what was created from the napkin inspiration. : )

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  26. super fun! I love how some are literal and others are impressionistic -

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  27. I have to admit I've pocketed a few napkins in the past because of their inspirational designs but haven't followed through with the concept. I'll have to rediscover the ones I have. Lovely display.

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  28. We did something in our guil but you had a paper gift bag with a piece of fabric in it and you had to use the pic on the front of the bag for inspiration and use the fabric from the bag. It was a lot of fun and had some great quilts come from it. Hugs,

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  29. What a fabulous idea! I love it! Thanks for showing us!

    One of my fav challenges was for the 10 year anniversary of a local newspaper. We were each given a front page of the newspaper from somewhere within the 10 years and we were to make a quilt inspired by the front page of the paper. It was named "black and white and read allover".

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  30. What a fabulous idea! I love it! Thanks for showing us!

    One of my fav challenges was for the 10 year anniversary of a local newspaper. We were each given a front page of the newspaper from somewhere within the 10 years and we were to make a quilt inspired by the front page of the paper. It was named "black and white and read allover".

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