Whisper Challenge

Lighthouse - Whisper ChallengeThe beginning of this post was written in December, 2018.

The Boundary Bay Quilting Guild (I’m a member) is having a quilt show in May.  One of the challenges is called a “Whisper Challenge.”   In THIS POST I wrote,

  • Whisper Challenge: You sign up for this and the organizers put you in secret teams of 4.  You are not told who is on your team.  The first person completes a quilt for the January meeting and hands it over to the organizers.  The 2nd person gets to look at the quilt for 5 minutes (no picture taking) and needs to make a quilt as close to the one they saw and hand it in at February meeting.  Then the 3rd person looks at the quilt handed in at the February meeting and makes one for March.   The 4th looks at the March quilt and hands it in in April.  The 4 quilts will be displayed at the show.   A friend talked me into this … why oh why did I agree to it?

Around the time I wrote about it, I received an email telling me that I was to be the FIRST person.  My little 12″x 18″ quilt needed to be finished by the January meeting.  Oh – the pressure was on … I knew I would miss the January meeting because I would be basking in the sun in Hawaii.  SEW … what’s a gal to do?  Get on with it.

IMG_2717.jpg9 degree rulerMy husband, the great idea man, suggested making a lighthouse quilt.  What? HuH?  ME?   Sew, I tried to digitize one … still needs lots of work … too much work … so we drew it out.  He thought the lighthouse should be at 10 degrees.  Ha! Ha! not happening!   But then, I remembered I had a 9 degree ruler.  Perfect.

Then there was marking the beach / water line … curves … OK … I can do this – right?  Sew … I sewed very slowly and it worked!!!  Attaching the sky was a straight line … Easy Peasy!

I used Seam-a-Steam Light for all of the pieces, used a rotary cutter to make sure the lines were straight.  Then they were placed in position and pressed into place.The next step was the dreaded CR-appliqué portion.  Satin stitching around the lighthouse bits and pieces.  I took my time.

Screen Shot 2018-12-13 at 2.45.00 PMFor the door and windows, I just used what I call the “3 step” stitch … when you don’t have a width on it, it makes a “heavy” stitch. It goes back and forth and then moves forward.

And here’s the final quilt for the whisper challenge.  It will be fun to see how the next people in line replicate this quilt!

Lighthouse - Whisper Challenge

Here is a picture of the 4 whisper quilts.  Each participant kept the original theme (that didn’t happen in some of them!) I love the variations that each one made.  Remember, they only got to look at the quilt before them for 5 minutes!   It was a fun challenge. And, I think the followers did an awesome job, don’t you?

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Design Wall

Piecing & Quilting

sewing machine pic

Lots of secrets!  You’ll just have to wait!

 

 

 

Stash Report 

Nothing finished, nothing added!

13 thoughts on “Whisper Challenge

  1. Oh, I’m going to keep this idea for a challenge in mind. I’m the activities coordinator for our quilt group, so I’m keeping a file of ideas. Your strip poker idea was a bit hit. Now we’re doing a brown bag challenge — each participant brings a brown lunch bag filled with 5 fat quarters of fabric he/she loves and a tag with their name on it. All the bags are put in a “kitty” and everyone draws a bag. With the 5 FQs, they make a mini for the owner of the 5 FQs, only adding either a light or dark neutral to the mix. A deadline date is set for the completed mini to be given back to the owner. The bag I drew? It has ALL NEUTRAL fabric — ack! I’m still pondering a design, and it needs to be done by our July meeting. Anyway, I like seeing the different spins on your quilt. So fun!

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    • Oh, I’m going to keep this idea for a challenge in mind. I’m the activities coordinator for our quilt group, so I’m keeping a file of ideas. Your strip poker idea was a bit hit. Now we’re doing a brown bag challenge — each participant brings a brown lunch bag filled with 5 fat quarters of fabric he/she loves and a tag with their name on it. All the bags are put in a “kitty” and everyone draws a bag. With the 5 FQs, they make a mini for the owner of the 5 FQs, only adding either a light or dark neutral to the mix. A deadline date is set for the completed mini to be given back to the owner. The bag I drew? It has ALL NEUTRAL fabric — ack! I’m still pondering a design, and it needs to be done by our July meeting. Anyway, I like seeing the different spins on your quilt. So fun!

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  2. Hi Gail! What a fun idea!!! I had to giggle right out loud and am still smiling about the 10 degrees comment. Sure – whatever you say honey. Huh?! And then you had a 9 degree ruler – sweet. It was meant to be. Love, love, LOVE the different variations yet you can see they all remembered a good portion of your original idea. I adore the light beacons – they look like they are really doing their job and helping the sailors and boaters on the water stay safe. Fabulous! ~smile~ Roseanne

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