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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Pixelated Confetti - Project Quilting Season 7, Challenge 1

Several years ago I came across an exciting way to challenge my brain and creativity
in quilting.

Kim at Persimon Dreams hosts Project Quilting.
She announces a challenge and you have one week to create something quilty.
Prizes can be won and it's a great way to meet new blogging friends.

Season 7 of Project Quilting has just begun and there will be 6 challenges.

Challenge 1 - Confetti

I've been filling this basket with 1 1/2" squares for years.

The Rules:

1.  The inspiration for  this challenge is confetti.  Interpret it however you wish.
2.  Every challenge piece must be a FINISHED project seen through from INCEPTION to COMPLETION during the challenge timeline. Each piece must stand alone as DONE to count toward prizes.
3.  Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt, but must meet at least one of these requirements:

  1. Include patchwork.
  2. Include appliqué.
  3. Have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.
4. Please remember that these projects need to be created during the week of the challenge
5. Link up either a blog post or flickr image by Sunday, January 10th, 2016, at noon, CDT –OR email a picture/description of your completed project to {lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com} with PROJECT QUILTING in the subject line by11am on Sunday, January 10.

Now the basket is empty :)

I've been wanting to make this and Kim gave me the perfect challenge to get busy.  
I have to admit, this was a little more work than I wanted to put in during the ONE week challenge. But Carla's mojo had been lacking and now it's been kick started!!!

I used white to make the colors appear pixelated and it's just what I had in my head.
Totally random and not thinking, I pieced every square. 

Who needs a label?  I just used my fabric marker on the backing before I made the quilt sandwich.
(I was in a hurry, I only had one week for this quilt...)

Pixelated Confetti
Project Quilting Season 7, Challenge 1 - Confetti
Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas
Size:  45" x 48"
Patchwork of about a billion 1" squares
ok.... 45 x 48 = 2,160 squares.
Freemotion quilting by me
For the first time ever, I used white binding.
(Will it get dirty?)

You can see all the other challenge projects and vote for your favorites starting at noon central on
January 10th
by clicking 

I wanted to share this.  My hubby just added  a new hobby tool for his business.  So he's learning how to use it.
He volunteered to get up early with me and use his drone to take a few pictures.




Farthest.  My quilt looks so tiny.  You can see hubby at the top of the picture. 

The parking lot didn't look as bad just standing on it.  lol
Now I feel just awful that I laid my pretty quilt on that nasty parking lot.

Hope you are having a great start to 2016.
By the way,
The Chiefs won yesterday!!!!!!!!!!  
and I didn't win the 800 million dollar lottery.


Kris said...

Oh my gosh Carla I love this! What fun photos too! You always amaze me!

Amy said...


MegsAnn said...

What a great quilt! I'm impressed that you got it done in a week. Go you!

Leah said...

This quilt is fabulous! I thought I was having it rough with all my tiny squares! Phew! you were busy this week and it was well worth it. Great quilt! Love the drone shots too!

Elaine said...

Oh my god. those pictures are too funny. your quilt is stunning

Vickie said...

Looking at the full scrap basket you wouldn't think there is a pixel in it.....but you certainly had the vision, and it turned out really good.....I'm totally impressed. Drone pics are very cool too ! Have fun with your challenges this year, I'm excited to see what your next one is! I hope you win lots of cool prizes....you're a very talented girl!

Scrapatches said...

Sew fabulous, Carla! ... :) Pat

Carla said...

How cool is that! A drone for quilty pictures : ) This is fantastic by the way

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Sweet quilt, I am playing blog catch up. Love the different pictures using the drone.