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Sunday, January 10, 2021

Practically Luminous - Project Quilting Quilting Season 12, Challenge 1

 This is the first challenge of Season 12 of Project Quilting.

I'm excited to join in the challenge -  Illuminating + Ultimate Gray

My entry:
Practically Luminous

this is the 9th year I'm participating.
Kim 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.

The rules in this challenge are that the project must feature Pantone’s Color of the Year 2021 – which is actually two colors: PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating.  It must include either applique, piecing, or have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.

I worked on a quilt top all week off and on for the challenge but in true Project Quilting style,
I had to scrap that idea because of the time and make something I could finish.
I'll be able to finish the quilt top later for my personal challenge of finishing quilts 
for all of my quilt blocks in 

To have a finish for Project Quilting,
I printed a paper pieced pattern and made myself a
Practically Luminous Pincushion.

Practically Luminous Pincushion

Project Quilting Season 12, Challenge 1 - Illuminating + Ultimate Gray

Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas
Size: 4" x 4"
Foundation paper piecing, quilting on a domestic with Aurifil 50 wt thread
stuffed with crushed walnut shells

You can see all the other challenge projects
by clicking HERE.  


Stitchin At Home said...

I like your quilt top, but I think your pincushion steals the show this time.

Carol Andrews said...

I so agree with the previous poster. The quilt is beautiful but the pincushion wins Carla. Great finish! 😉

Carol S. said...

The pincushion is amazing...love it!

The Joyful Quilter said...

I sympathize on scrapping the large quilt for your entry. At least, you were able to complete the pieced top, as mine refused to grow beyond 24" square! I think a "daily user" entry is just as nice as your big quilt would have been for the challenge. Congrats on finishing this striking pin cushion for PQ12.1, Carla!!

Kim said...

Yellow and grey is such a beautiful color combo. Your pincushion is so pretty!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

The top is great, but that pincushion is freaking awesome, Carla!! We need a tutorial on that! PLEASE?!!

sjaoce said...

This pincushion is breathtaking -- love the colors, love the design. Willing to share where I can purchase the pattern? Your quilt is lovely as well, but can't take my eyes off your pincushion!

Carol said...

As others have already said, the quilt top is really neat, but the pincushion steals the show. It is awesome! I would love to have the pattern for that! I know the gray and yellow as colors of the year have received a lot of criticism, but I think they go together beautifully. I like them.

Charlotte M. said...

Your pin cushion is what stopped me and made me look. It really grabs the eye. Nice job.

Kathleen said...

Love your pin cushion!!
Kathleen - kakingsbury at verizon dot net

Danette said...

You can never have too many pincushions! This is so cute, I love paper pieced blocks!

Kathleen said...

Love that pincushion, and the postponed quilt will be awesome. That reminds me I have some Guicy Guice blocks that could be good for the future weeks.

PersimonDreams said...

Great make it work moment! And your pincushion is stunning! So happy to have you joining in the fun again ;)

Susan said...

Wow those are tiny pieces! It's beautiful, though.