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.


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!

Square 1

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


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

  2. Congrats, Maureen! Lovely work.

  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!

  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...