I am a HUGE HUGE HUGE fan of Project Runway. I don’t have cable so I always wait patiently for each season to come out on Netflix and then my family knows not to bother me as I watch episode after episode. After watching my first few episodes, I wanted to learn how to make clothes. I know how to sew – so why can’t I make clothes?
After thinking about it for a bit, I decided I really don’t have time for a new ‘project’ right now so I thought more about the show. What do I really like about it? Is it the fashion? Sure, that’s neat but I’m not really a fashion girl. Is it the people? Of course – I absolutely love Heidi and Tim Gunn. But I think my answer is – it’s the challenge. These people are give a task, a few dollars and little time to complete it and they make the most amazing things! I want to do that! I want a challenge – with guidelines for budget, time, and end result.
So how can I make this work for my needs – Project QUILTING of course!
Here’s the deal. My mother-in-law, Diane, a talented quilter and teacher herself, posts a ‘challenge’ every-other Sunday at Noon. You will have one week to complete the challenge and post your pictures to the flickr account, tell your story of how you decided to solve the challenge the way you did. If you want to make a video to go with it – that of course is a bonus! Once the challenge entries are up voting will be open for a few days and hand-dyed fabric will be the prize! (Not sure how many prizes yet, again – I’ll fill in the minor details later – before the first challenge goes up).
Also, I have to make the disclaimer that I will have NO IDEA as to what the challenge is. I am giving my MIL permission to post to my blog so that I can participate since I absolutely LOVE challenges! I can’t wait to hear what you think about this idea and how many plan on participating – I know I’m excited!
I started this back in April of 2010. You can check out everything that’s been happening since them on my other blog: www.kimscraftyapple.blogspot.com
I am going to use this blog to show off each project and emphasize the amazing creations that have been completed in just ONE WEEK!