March Challenge

Posted by on 23 February 2019 | 1 Comments

challenge intro cactusMy daughter has decided that it is time for another challenge and just like last time, we would both love you all to join in the fun. Here is Emma to introduce the challenge for the month of March:

March for me is my birthday month, so why not make a challenge that fits the month. Since it's my birthday, I want to make a piece that represents celebration. And to do this, I am going to use the word celebration as one would for an acrostic poem - with something representing each letter of the word. For each letter, think of a sewing term, a color, and a natural element. Mum and I worked together to try and come up with two or three terms for each (some letters were harder than others) - feel free to use some of these ideas or chose your own.

 

Sewing Term

Color

Natural Element

(photos of some elements for fun) 

C

Curved piecing

Chain piecing

Couching

Copper

Cyan

Cream

Cat

Cactus

Clouds 

 

E

Echo quilting

Embroidery 

Emerald

Eggshell 

Egg

Eagle 

Embroidery

L

Layering

Lace Embellishment 

Lilac

Lemon

Lavender

Leaves

Lake

Lily 

 
challenge intro lavendar

Lavendar

E 

Embellishment 

Ecru 

Elephant 

 
B 

Block Piecing

Bargello

Button Embellishment

Blue

Black

Brown 

Butterfly

Bugs

Birds 

 
challenge intro butterfly

Butterfly

R 

Rotary Cutting

Reverse Applique 

Red

Rose

Ruby 

Reflection

River

Rainbow 

 
A 

Applique 

Amber

Aqua

Aquamarine 

Acorn

Apple

Antelope 

 
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acorn

T 

Template

Tulle 

Trapunto

Turquoise

Teal

Tan 

Tree

Terrain

Turtle 

 
I 

Invisible Applique

Invisible Thread

Inking 

Indigo

Ivory 

Island

Ice

Insects 

 
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Inking

O 

On Point 

Orange 

Ocean

Ostrich 

 
N 

Negative Space 

Navy

Neon 

Night Sky

Newt 

 
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Navy

Now that you have some ideas floating about, your first task is to pick one word from each row to use to make a piece that represents celebration for you. You need to make sure you have at least two words selected for each column (for example, you can't just pick all colors and no sewing terms or natural elements). You are also welcome to use things not included in the list, provided you have something from the list for each row (for example, if celebration to you means have a glass of wine, you can still incorporate this into the piece).

Because this is again a piece where I am challenging Mum, I had to include an extra rule for her. My rule this time - she can't pick a word from within the same square of the grid that I have picked. For example - if I pick Cream for my 'C' word, she is not allowed to use a color for her 'C' word and must pick either a sewing term or a natural element.

Let the fun begin!

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  • I am new at this. I am looking forward to seeing the projects.

    Posted by Fran King, 26/02/2019 12:03pm (3 months ago)

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