Crayon Challenge 2003
--- a huge thank you to Jane Stodghill for providing the pictures and descriptions ---

Click on the name of the quilter to see the picture. (Alphabetical order by first name.) See the Rules.

Quilter Color Description
Betty Phillips Cerulean Blue Betty had three Easter dresses this color. So, she used an bunny dressed up in her cerulean blue dress. The back of her quilt was a graduation of this color from very dark to very light.
Cathy Brown Indigo She said she paid $25.00 and spent 4 hours to find out that Shasiko meant a long quilting stitch. This was highlighted with her little color quilt. Her back is just as interesting as the front. The back depicts the color indigo that she thought it was and the front show the color of the crayon.
Clara Friese Blue Green She delightfully demonstrated this color with her Sun Bonnet Sue sewing her little quilt. The corners show various sewing tools she uses.
Caroline Tilghman White Last color challenge, her color was black. She said she just pulled from her stash. She has embellished her crossword puzzle with little letters to fill in all the words
Carlene Jung Red Violet She used a bear paw pattern to demonstrate the use of color. Her hand quilting if very fine with precision piecing.
Darla Snider Violet The name of Darla's quilt is "Fly Me to the Moon and I will sing among the stars". The color reminded her of the night sky. She has quilted rocket ships into the background of the quilt surrounding the friendship stars.
Darlene Jackson Black Darlene used the black fabric and constructed a reverse applique to create a crossword puzzle. She has filled the puzzle in with appropriate words for the challenge, the quilt guild and herself. She used red as an background, accent color.
Judy Robinson Violet Red Judy hand dyed her fabric to achieve just the right shade of red violet and her additional color of green. This little quilt is heavily embellished with beads, buttons, lace applique, and embroidery.
Karen Gay Dandelion Karen adapted a new technique to create three dimensional butterflies using a garden trellis setting. She effectively used the butterfly pattern to quilt the borders.
Linda Abernathy Red Orange Linda loves quilting and challenges. Her design uses a black and white cat looking at a bright sunrise (or sunset) through the window.
Lynne Taylor Blue Lynne was at first disappointed with the color blue and found it a challenge to use. She designed an original pattern using the word "blue" to create a central medallion. She combines applique and piecing for an effective use of her color.
Madeline Gieselman Blue Violet Madeline created an effective design using sampler blocks in various sizes connecting all together for a clean, refreshing look.
Marcy Abernathy Brown This a beautiful crazy patch design that is old fashioned, yet fresh with a delightful embroidered center. Marcy used many of her favorite things to embellish each block.
Mary K. Reed Yellow Orange Mary's granddaughter is an ice skater and her sillouette was used in this original design. Mary used beads to embellish the surface and create sparkle on the ice. Mary attends many of the ice skating meets and through this project met another quilter who also attends.
Mary Lou Rutherford Apricot Mary Lou constructed an apricot tree. She used applique and pieced blocks to create her design.
Merle Deneke Yellow Because this is a crayon challenge, Merle knew early on that this was what she wanted to make. Her humorous design is backed with a crayon fabric.
Nancy East Yellow Green Nancy used the unique celtic design to create this pleasing and artistic quilt focusing on Yellow Green.
Patty Stone Scarlet Patty used wild animal prints to create flowers for a delightful floral design. She used zebra strips as a quilting design, calling her quilt "The Wild Thing". Nothing tame about this one!
Phyllis Herbst Red Phyllis pulled red fabrics from her stash which she started purchasing after 9/11/01. Her little quilt is truly a patriotic gem.
Rita Whaley Green Yellow Rita noted that she had never used this color before and in preparation purchased yards of fabric to get the right color, meaning she will have to make quilts using this color again. Her quilt is an impeccable example of the stained glass design.
Terrie Olsen Gray Terrie created this little quilt combing two blocks, the fan block and the roman stripe block, using the paper piecing method. By placing the two blocks together in a strategic way, a secondary design emerged, creating a mirrored pattern.
Vonda Slinkard Pink Carnation Vonda said that all she could think of when she first got her crayon was the pink carnation boutonierre the young men wore to a high school prom. She created a trellis back drop with the shoulder of her young man in front wearing his treasured flower. The quilt is embellished with silk pink carnations.
Rules
This was a challenge to use a specific crayon color which you was selected from the box. Here are the rules they had to follow for this challenge:
  1. The color chosen must be the predominent color (at least 60%) of the quilt. Black and/or white and one additional color may be added. Fabric may be purchased or hand dyed. Fabric is not required to be 100% cotton.
  2. The size of the quilt is 18" x 24". This includes the binding. In other words, when you finish the quilt with the binding the outside measurement should be 18" x 24". (If you do not have a binding, the outside measurement should be the same as stated.) This quilt must be displayed in "portrait" manner (up and down).
  3. There must be three layers: the top, the batting and the lining.
  4. You may use patterns, blocks, etc. or your own design. You may use paper piecing, piecing, appliqué. There are no stipulations with regard to the pattern or design. You may use various techniques, including but not limited to embellishment, painting, three dimensional, etc.
  5. You may use either hand or machine quilting or a combination of both.
  6. The quilt must be finished including quilting and binding, as desired, by January 12, 2004.
  7. Please make every effort to pay attention to detail and technique and present your best "sewing" forward.
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