Friday, October 26, 2007

A Quilter's Challenge!


In doing a little surfing around Blogland, I've been surprised--although I don't know why I SHOULD be--to see Marcie's patterns popping up on blogs all across the land! Do you know Marcie? If you don't, you should!

Sometime about a week ago, Marcie posted a picture of a new little Christmas pattern she had designed for a small tabletopper. She was a little undecided on what to do for a final border, came up with three different versions, and then designed one that combined the elements of two of those three versions (that's the picture above). So, altogether, there are four versions of her Christmas tree pattern. Best of all, the pattern is free!

So, okay, here's the challenge--pick one of Marcie's versions and make it this weekend. No, you don't have to get it all quilted, but see if you can get the cutting and piecing done. That's what I'm planning to do, and I think it would be fun if some of you "played" along--almost like all of us getting together for a little quilting retreat. I don't think it will take more than a few hours. So, do you want to "play"?

Here's all you have to do--visit Marcie HERE. This will take you to her directions for all four versions. The topper ends up at 24" square--wouldn't it also be cute to make it into a little tree skirt for a tabletop sized tree?

If you DO join me in this project, please send Marcie a photo of your pieced topper as she's requested if we use her pattern. You can also post a comment on my blog on Sunday or Monday to let me know if you made one and whether you have a photo on your blog too (assuming you have a blog).

I have several more of Marcie's patterns, and they're all great--take a look at her patterns while you're over there if you aren't already familiar with them. This weekend I should be working on quilting the Thimbleberries Christmas tabletopper I made a couple weeks ago, but I just can't stand waiting any longer to make this little project, so I'm just going to set the quilting aside and have some FUN! I DO hope you'll join me!


P.S.: If you do accept my challenge, feel free to duplicate this post on your blog or direct your readers to this or tell them what you're doing with a link to Marcie's pattern--wouldn't it be fun if we could get a bunch of people making the same little quilt this weekend? Marcie would be so proud!

15 comments:

Sharon said...

Now do you really want me to join you in another project?? Do you??? ROFLOL!!!! I know that kit is in my sewing room somewhere. But where?? I may just surprise you and take this new challenge. Maybe!! I do love it though. It's way cute.

Anonymous said...

I might take the challenge if I knew how much fabric the little cutie took. I like these little table squares on my kitchen table. Makes it festive when the two of us eat there.

Linda Z

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Thimbleanna said...

Boy that sure sounds fun! If I weren't up to my eyeballs in projects that I need to finish in the next two weeks, I'd do it! Have fun!!!

Pat E. said...

What Christmas table topper are you getting ready to quilt??? I must have missed seeing it!

I have way too many projects started alreayd or I'd join you!

Eileen said...

OK why not? See what fabric I can find.

Tina said...

Very tempting! Thank you for the link.
Tina

Darlene said...

It's tempting but my days are beyond full right now. HMMMMM - we'll see.

Pat E. said...

Oh heck! The pattern is just too cute to resist!!!

I have to work today and go to a costume party tonight. I suppose my plans for housework tomorrow is the only thing left to cut out...

Not only is the pattern adorable.. I REALLY hate to back down from a challenge!..At least my DH will be able to understand that part when I serve him fast food for dinner all week because I didn't make it to the grocery store. :-)
LOL.

Count me in after all!

Libby said...

I started mine two days ago *s*

Nan said...

Thank you for introducing me to Marcie! What a lovely blog, and her patterns are wonderful! I think I'm going to join you in this challenge, Kim. I'm about to go upstairs and see what mischief I can get into! Lots and lots, I'm thinkin'! Enjoy your weekend!

Vicky said...

I love that pattern, but I'm still working on your LAST challenge! LOL! I need to sew faster, heh?

Can't wait to see yours!

Marcie said...

Why do I love Kim? Let me count the ways! If only a few people make this little quilt and enjoy it, it will have been worth the effort for me. I get so excited about each project and it is fun to share!Thanks for spreading the word!

Carole said...

Okay, I'm late already! Can't even be on time for a play date! lol Hey, Ms prolific writer, 12 entries for me to read! What an exciting life you lead! Oh, this post is from Oct 26, gosh, don't ask me to do math - I guess I need to press the "older post" button! Sounds like a fun challenge! Keep well!

happy zombie said...

I'm always late... just heard of this today (via EVERYONE!). Challenge excepted!

And by "this weekend"... that's code for mid-November. Right? Ok, so maybe it's not - but I'm still gonna do it. I'll just Rosie Ruiz myself into the finish time. In two or three weeks I'll have a post, "Oh look what I forgot to blog about WEEKS ago".