A Challenge Met

A couple of months ago I signed up for a challenge hosted by Nicki Lee Seavey with the HGTV quilt group. Nicki also took part in the challenge. Each participant sent her a small fee and she sent us 6 items that had to be included. After the materials, she used the rest of the money to give as prizes. The six items were: a length of lace, a lace motif, a length of green ribbon, a pin-tucked piece of white fabric, a piece of fabric with swirled ribbon on it, and 3 charms. I was so out of my comfort zone with the items she sent, I stuck them in a drawer for several weeks. A couple of the things I downright hated. My Granddaughter kept asking me if I was going to do it and I finally was guilted into it, if for no other reason than to show her I followed through on things I committed to do. That turned out to be the challenge for me.

Below are the 4 winners of the challenge. I think all of the participants were winners and only about half of those who signed up actually finished.

Fourth Place - Ely Ahsanulla - I met Ely at the Adventure and she is a beautiful person who really loves CQ.

Ely #2

Third Place - Lynn Gelston.

Katiemedarlin #1

Second Place - Nicki Lee Seavey - I met her at the Adventure but she has been a friend since well before I had the pleasure of meeting her.

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First Place - I couldn't believe it. After all the problems I had with the materials used - I Won!! It just goes to show ya!

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To see all of the winners, 1 through 22, go to: http://www.flickr.com/photos/crazyladie/sets/72157627671642431/

4 comments:

  1. Your work is beautiful, as always, Maureen. Congratulations on a well-deserved win. Is that velvet bird from Schmalberg’s? Hugs, Cathy K

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  2. Congrats, Maureen! Lovely work.

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  3. It is lovely, Maureen. I guess it is good to get out of our comfort zones once in awhile if it produces work like this!

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  4. Love all that blue and the placement of that bluebird with the letter is the penultimate in perfection! Another one to add to my Inspired by Maureen file...

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