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Project Challenge 2012 - Challenge # 7 - Piecing Pillow

ProjectLOGO_finalSo we are over the hump... You all have now been following loyaly Project Challenge 2012 for over 6 months. Ladies, you have been doing a great job and we hope that these challenges have helped you grow as a sewer/quilter.

So without further adieu I give you July's challenge: Piecing Pillow.

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This month we decided to pay homage to the Fouth of July and make this pillow project in some patriotic colors. We used Oval Elements in Mood Indigo for the backing and border, to form the word LOVE we used Nature Elements in Hibiscus, Living Elements in Red Ribbon, Lace Elements in Cherry Lace, Floral Elements in Scarlet, Pure Elements in Spiceberry, Modernology in Mod Vines Raspberry and Rhapsodia in Frida's Dream Red.

You can make any word as long as it contains a minimum of 4 letters.

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Requirements:

1. Must use the piecing technique.

2. Pillow can be any shape.

3. Each letter must have a minimum of 2 different fabrics.

That's it ladies (and gents if there is one of you out there)

As always the rules are:

1. Join our Facebook group to enter into the challenge, and "like us" if you want...
2. Must use Art Gallery Fabrics ONLY to make the projects.
3. Must be completed and submitted in the allotted time.
4. Must let your imagination run wild!

All entries must be submitted by 12 am on July 31, 2012. They must be original works and use only AGF fabric.

Judging:  We will have 7 more people voting this month ...  AGF team (5 votes), our great designer & creative director Pat Bravo (1 vote) and awesome designer Bari J. (1 vote.)

 

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May your thread be strong and your machine be speedy! Get set GO!!

XOXO, Anais

 


Project Challenge 2012 - Challnge # 6 - Placemat

ProjectLOGO_finalHello ladies, (& gents if you're out there join us!)

It is that time of the month when one challenge ends and a new one begins. Last month you all made wine bottle covers and included a drawstring technique with some embroidery (for bonus points.) Well as always ladies... you exceeded our expectations. You can look at the entries here.

We are in the middle of voting and some fierce words are being thrown around as to who is the winner.... you know we always get along but during this time of the month... well let's just say we all have "different" opinions..lol. I mean this in a good way because you all are so great.

There is a decline in entries... Remember that in order to qualify for the sewing machine at the end of the year you must have completed all 12 projects (you can turn them in later.. you just wouldn't qualify to win the 10 half-yards)

So now on to June's challenge.. A placemat.

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Requirements:

1. Must use the ruffles technique.

2. Any shape you like but BONUS for a unique (functional) shape.

That's it ladies (and gents if there is one of you out there)

As always the rules are:

1. Join our Facebook group to enter into the challenge, and "like us" if you want...
2. Must use Art Gallery Fabrics ONLY to make the projects.
3. Must be completed and submitted in the allotted time.
4. Must let your imagination run wild!

All entries must be submitted by 12 am on June 30, 2012. They must be original works and use only AGF fabric.

Judging:  We will have 7 more people voting this month ...  AGF team (5 votes), our great designer & creative director Pat Bravo (1 vote) and awesome designer Bari J. (1 vote.)

May your thread be strong and your machine be speedy! Get set GO!!

XOXO, Anais

 

 


Project Challenge 2012 - Challenge # 5 - Wine Cover

ProjectLOGO_finalBy now I have come to LOVE and HATE Project Challenge 2012. I look at all the projects submitted and I feel like it is picking my favorite child. You all have made such different and beautiful bags that I know we will all be cringing during voting time.

I love the fact that each one of you created bags with so many different functions and all different sizes. This one was by far the most varied challenge and I think you guys are doing really well thinking outside the box.

You can see all of the entries here

This month we have Mother's day and many of us have family dinners to show appreciation to the many mothers in our families. So we thought what way to incorporate a challenge and possible Mother's Day gift than in a wine cover/bag project. This is a great gift for Mother's day (of course with or without a bottle.. but with is always nicer) because it works well as a personal gift to someone in your family or for you children's teacher/coach/sitter etc.

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Above we used the Rhapsodia collection. Fabric used is Artistan Ruby, Boho Sitches Sand, Frida's Dream Red and Terre Stamps Smoke.

So now to the nitty gritty of the challenge.

1. Must use the drawstring technique.

2. BONUS if you add an embroidery technique.

That's it ladies (and gents if there is one of you out there)

As always the rules are:

1. Join our Facebook group to enter into the challenge, and "like us" if you want...
2. Must use Art Gallery Fabrics ONLY to make the projects.
3. Must be completed and submitted in the allotted time.
4. Must let your imagination run wild!

All entries must be submitted by 12 am on May 31, 2012. They must be original works and use only AGF fabric.

Judging:  We will have 7 more people voting this month ...  AGF team (5 votes), our great designer & creative director Pat Bravo (1 vote) and awesome designer Bari J. (1 vote.)

May your thread be strong and your machine be speedy! Get set GO!!

XOXO, Anais

 


Project Challenge 2012 - Challenge #4 - Saddle Bag

ProjectLOGO_finalAlright ladies I know the table runner was a toughie and therefore we decided to give you a small break this month.

April's challenge is a "Saddle Bag." The term "saddle" refers  that fact that this purse is worn to one side. This bag features a long strap so that runs across the chest and a unique shape.

This is a free month... So that means that we give you a break in the requirements and on size. You can let your imagination run wild and create the bag however you want it...

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We used Chocolate Cherry Oval elements for this bag and accented the style with a tassel. Simple and cute, right?  The strap is made using White Champs Elysee's from the Dreaming in French collection.

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Well,  as always the rules are:

1. Join our Facebook group to enter into the challenge, and "like us" if you want...
2. Must use Art Gallery Fabrics ONLY to make the projects.
3. Must be completed and submitted in the allotted time.
4. Must let your imagination run wild!

All entries will need to be submitted by midnight, Monday, April 30, 2012

Have fun with this one... there are no limits :)

Judging:  We will have 7 more people voting this month ...  AGF team (5 votes), our great designer & creative director Pat Bravo (1 vote) and  our awesome designer Bari J. (1 vote.)

May your thread be strong and your machine be speedy! Get set GO!!

XOXO, Anais

 


Project Challenge 2012. Challenge #3 - Table Runner

 

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Ladies you did such a great job last month that we are stepping up the game! We are so proud of you :)

This month's challenge will be a table runner. It can be any shape and size that you wish so use your imagination!

The requirements for this challenge will be:

1. Geometric design top

2. Must combine with solids

3. The quilting motif has to be geometrical too (no swirls or feathers, please)

Simple, simple, simple, but challenging at the same time!! So with that being said (you guys still with me?) you can add any technique learned to spice it up and make it more complex (in the picture below we made a sample using different collections and adding yo-yo flowers)

Now show us yours!

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As always here are the rules:

1. Join our Facebook group to enter into the challenge.
2. Must use Art Gallery Fabrics ONLY to make the projects.
3. Must be completed and submitted in the allotted time.
4. Must let your imagination run wild!

You have until March 31st to submit your final product and remember that the prize for this month will be again (as every month) 10 YARDS OF ART GALLERY FABRICS! Whoooo-hoooo!!

Judging: We LOVED that you guys got going and showed off your stuff. Please keep sharing all that you do because it truly is inspiring!

We have had many questions on how the public vote will work. The public vote in FB (person with most votes) will count only as 1 vote. We will have 7 more people voting this month ... So in total there will be 8 votes for the winner: AGF team (5 votes), our great designer & creative director Pat Bravo (1 vote), our awesome designer Bari J. (1 vote) & public vote (1 vote)... Very exciting!! 

May your thread be strong and your machine be speedy! Get set GO!!

XOXO, Anais




Project Challenge 2012. Challenge #2 - Headband

 ProjectLOGO_finalSo we hoped you liked the first challenge and that got your creative gears in motion... 


This month the challenge will be a headband. We love how easy are they to make, so you can get as creative as you want and the styles can vary.

This month requirement is: Yo-Yos or twisted flowers.

So here are the rules:

1. Join our Facebook group to enter into the challenge.
2. Must use Art Gallery Fabrics ONLY to make the projects.
3. Must be completed and submitted in the allotted time.
4. Must let your imagination run wild!

We will show you our product and it's up to you to make your own version as creative as possible! Get dramatic, get creative, be daring and bold:) We loved what we've been seen so far on the first challenge!!

 

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You can upload your completed project on our Art Gallery Fabrics Facebook Event page here 

JUDGING: This challenge is getting interesting... Sooo we will have 3 judges (Pat Bravo, Bari J and and an AGF staff member) and the 4th will be voted on by the public...   Yay!!!!  Yes, from this month on voting will be open to the public on Facebook!!

Voting will begin March 1st and end March 5th. Any LIKES on your specific project in our Facebook album page before March 1st will count... so early birds will have more voting time... So get those sewing hands typing e-mails and let EVERYONE know to vote for you....


May your thread be strong and your machine be speedy! Get set GO!!

XOXO, Anais