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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Hexie Peel


""Hexie Peel"

Project Quilting  8:4

18 x24hexie peel

My take on an orange peel design but with hexie's.

Kristin McCoy - Scrappy Happy Quilter 

I create in the middle of nowhere where Dickens tx 



Ez Hexagon Shapes Cutting Template Ruler

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Double 16 patch

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by Terry Truesdale for Project QUILTING brighter the better challenge


Brights by Susan

"I had a bunch of bright 2 1/2" squares leftover from a rainbow heart quilt I made for the Orlando shooting victims, and they were the first thought I had when I learned the theme was "bright colors."  I was able to make the placemat entirely from scraps and leftovers -- even the back was already fused!  I really enjoyed playing with the arrangement and using the warm/cool distinction to create the pattern.  After piecing the top I sewed it to the back envelope-style and did a little quilting with variegated thread.  The finished project measures  16.5" by 12.5".

proj q bright color

This is my first project quilting entry and I learned a lot.  It was a real challenge for me to actually completely finish the project on time, and not continue to fiddle and embellish and expand as I usually do.  I am really enjoying the fact that it's DONE, though, and not another unfinished project that needs tweaking -- good lesson!proj q in snow

My name is Sue and I hail from Connecticut -- hence the picture on snow -- which really shows the bright colors but not the outline of the mat -- I'm excited to continue with future PQ challenges and will try to do better photography job!".  



Andover Handcrafted Patchwork Precut Fabric

from: Craftsy

Star Bright

Star Bright
Gelli print, lame

Meena Schaldenbrand
Plymouth, Mi



Nature Collage by Tove

Project QUILTING – Brighter the Better Challenge

tove bright

Experimenting with painting on evalon and interfacing. tove bright tCutting leave shapes and inserting handmade silk fabrics. tove detailFinishing shiny metallic thread in free motion and a few broken up silk flowers for dimensional texture.
Size 1 1/2 foot x 2 feet. Made in Phoenix Arizona.



Art Quilt Backgrounds

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Hearts a’Flutter

JeanAnn Fenrich, playing with fabric and fiber in Maple Grove, MN. 

Title: Hearts a'Flutter

Size: 19" x 16"

This week's challenge coincided with Valentine's Day. A week filled with hearts everywhere. The color wheel and an on-line coloring page gave me inspiration for a fabric piece filled with bright color.

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The hearts are are double-sided fabric (Heat n Bond) stitched down the center to allow each to flutter around the winter tree. A few bonded leaves help the color wheel continue. The tree truck and branches are thread painted and small 'scribbled'  twigs are all black. Background quilting follows the heart shape of the tree. The border flange like the hearts is varying widths of the same colors as the hearts and leaves. Black binding finishes the frame. 



Aurifil Over the Rainbow Thread Box

from: Craftsy

Boundless Blenders Ombre Rainbow Precut Fabric - $21.60

from: Craftsy

Cheerful Cornucopia

With all this beautiful weather we've been having I decided to make a bright table runner for our kitchen table.  It is 23" square and my husband named it "cheerful cornucopia".


We live in Waterloo, WI and we discovered your orchard last fall-love it! Thanks for posting the photo!



Big Techniques From Small Scraps - $19.99

from: Craftsy

Bloomin YoYo’s

Wanda Carpenter
8x12 pillow

Fabric coloring



I Must Be Crazy

Shirley Campbell
Pardeeville WI
I Must Be Crazy...      55"x55"

I must be commit to making this large a quilt in a week! I was surprised to actually finish it on Friday.  It will be donated to Quilts For Kids in Milwaukee.



Patchwork Piecing: Woodland Animals - $39.99

from: Craftsy

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Bright Bag

I would like to put this make up bag in the brighter the better challenge.  

bright bag

The bright fabric is from my stash.  The pattern came from a class at the 2106 Lodi Valley Quilt Academy.  

I create in Cambridge, WI. 


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Tossed Salad

Here is Tossed Salad.

A friend gave me salad fixin's way back in 2007, in a clear plastic clam shell. Lucky there was no mold or composting! 


Turned them into a table runner, 17 x 37, yep I had a typical math glitch resulting in it being smaller than I had originally planned. 

This was a terrific theme/idea. Thanks for getting me moving. It feels so great to be creating again.

debb hauck 

Richland,  MI



Dresden Village by Jean Marie

Created for Project QUILTING “bright is better” quilt challenge

Bright Challenge Dresden Villiage 2.17.17

I have loved your Dresden Village for a long time. Here was my chance to make it.



Summer Spice by Claudia M

I had no idea for what to make so asked family if anyone wanted a tote or table runner made with brights for this week's challenge.  I got two yes's!  I have lots of brights in my stash and two block patterns that I have been wanting to try so this is one block times four into a table mat for my sister, about 20 inches square. 

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Really like the "cathedral window" technique.  I also am making a 3-block runner, using brights with black for my sister-in-law (need more black to finish that one!).
Claudia M
Beaver Dam WI



Bright Local Color by Mary G

Here is my entry for the Bright Challenge! I call it Bright Local Color. I used the AccuQuilt die Local Color and bright Kona Cottons. I used 6 main colors and then chose secondary colors to compliment them. At one point I had over 400 pins in the pieces as I pieced in large batches.

Bright Local Color Quilt by Mary G

My quilt is roughly 84 x 65 inches. I had more rows cut out but I was done piecing so they will become a pillow or a bag or some other project.  This is my first time piecing curves so it was quite a challenge. I sewed this at the Electric Needle in Madison, WI. I quilted this with turquoise thread on the long arm and used the magic binding technique for the first time. 

Mary G.





Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Stash Builder Fabric Bundle

from: Craftsy

Friday, February 17, 2017

Door Hanging

for Project QUILTING Season 8 – Bright is Better Challenge


7 x 15 door hanging applique

by Woodra C



Southern Sugar Flowers: Magnolia and Dogwood

from: Craftsy

Bright and Bright

Week 4 Bright Bright 

Sunday brainstorming with the brightest fabrics in my stash---a stack of Kaffe and Brandon 2 1/2 inch squares and miscellaneous vibrant solids. Also three orphan heart blocks, left over from quilts for pulse. 


The inspiration of making different bright blocks came from the Modern Quilt Studio's February calendar quilt, Katsura.


Loving the process of making different blocks but know I want it quilted better than what I can do on my own an in time, so my actual submission is a bright curling iron cover for when I travel. The idea was inspired by a Moda Bake Shop pattern – Curling Iron Pocket.


Learned how to use double folded bias tape and first time using heat resistant fabric too. The size is about 17 inches by three and made in the heart of Wisconsin. Now when I am running out of the house with a hot curling iron I can throw it into the sleeve and into my suitcase. 

Happy Brightness everyone! 

Tracy R. 




Moda Southern Exposure Batiks Precut Fabric

from: Craftsy

Sunrise and Sunset in the City

“Sunrise and Sunset in the city” 57 x 87

The challenge is the Brighter the better.  I am not really a “bright” kind of quilter and my goal was to use only my stash for these challenges. When I opened my fabric drawer there was a jellyroll we received when we attended Mill House’s batik presentation.


After some research on the internet on jellyroll pattern I found Samelia’s Mum site where she gives a tutorial on her sugar almond quilt.  I didn’t follow the pattern exactly and when it was done was not happy with the black portion, I didn’t think it had enough size variation, but when I turned it on its side I noticed it reminded me of a city skyline. 


My favorite part is the binding!!!! Love a bias striped!


Kim Van Etten from Poynette



Intro to Modeling Chocolate: Cityscape Cakes

from: Craftsy

Crazy Cats Tote Bag by Donna

crazy cats tote bag, measures 8x10x4,


was super fun those bright colors,my granddaughter will love it. Made by Donna



Zippered Bags With a Twist: The One-Zip Way

from: Craftsy

“My favorite color is rainbow” by Theresa

My favorite color is rainbow

I quilt in Powder Springs, GA. Years ago I made a rainbow circle bargello quilt for my daughter. It was so hard to find the 18 fabrics that blended into a rainbow so I kept all of the scraps in a box. I used those scraps to make this quilt. It is about 21x40 with an even edge. It is bargello pieced.

by Theresa




Introduction to Bargello

from: Craftsy

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Batik Dresden Color Wheel

I have attached a pic of my pillow cover (although I took the pic flat so it shows better). 

Name of project:  Batik Dresden Color Wheel

Dimensions: 17 inches square


Process: block from Leah Day's current mystery quilt, with Batiks representing color wheel, I am learning fmq feathers on this block

My name: Jenedel Wilcox

Home:  Frankfort, Michigan

Fun challenge. This is my first one. I saw you on Nancy Zeiman show.

Brighter the Better Hexes

Here's my entry for Project Quilting - Brighter the Better!   I didn't think I was going to have time to do this this round. But, I remembered I'd been wanting to do a version of The Jaybird Quilts Lotus, using the smallest measurement on the Hex N More ruler. I ended up making this small table runner. It measures 24" long by 10.5" wide. 


I decided to use scraps that I had on hand. I always learn something when I do your challenges. I was surprised that my orange triangles didn't stand out as much as the green. Not enough contrast. I also wanted to say that I'm getting so much inspiration from the other projects that people share as well. 

Not only did I feel like I learned a lesson from this, but I'm also wanting to get my Hex N More ruler out again and make a couple more and bigger Quilts with it!  I can't thank you enough for doing this!

Thanks again, 

Jill Klop

Boerne, TX

Project measures 24" long by 10.5" wide


Bright Comet by Jen M

This is "Bright Comet" by Jen M. created for the Project Quilting Season 8 challenge 4 - Brighter the Better.    

IMG_1278I used 25 bright Kona Cottons and a dark grey for the background with Jaybird Quilt's new pattern Comet.   IMG_2265Because the pattern calls for fat quarters, I made a little fat quarter bundle with the fabrics that were left over from my cutting. 


I started on Sunday choosing bright pairs of Kona Cotton solids for the shapes.   Each pair of colors created 2 of the blocks in the quilt.   Just as the Grammys were getting kitten Richard was helping me lay out the quilt. IMG_1492

I finished up the rows on Monday morning, and started sewing them together.   Once I had the top done, I decided to quilt it with very bright orange Signature thread.   That led me to choose a backer that would handle that - so I pieced Tula Pink's Moonshine fabric for the backer.   IMG_1494

I did continuous spirals for the quilting to offset all the straight lines in the quilt top and followed with a bright orange binding.   I finished the hand binding Monday night. IMG_1265

This quilt finishes at roughly 72" square.    I quilt in Madison WI.  IMG_1279


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