Friday, August 31, 2007

My Senior Year Project

My quilting anniversary is September 4. This year I will be starting my 4th year of quilting - AKA my Senior Year. Last year I wrote about my plans for my Junior year of quilting.

We're at the Deutsche Bank Golf Championship again this year. Today, while watching Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh and Phil Mickelson play together I formulated my plan for my Senior year of quilting. The good news is one of my readers gets to help me choose my Senior Year Project.

How's that you ask? Let me tell you. I want to be challenged on my project so here is my plan. I'm going to list six guidelines. I want you to choose no more than three of them and send them to me in an email. I will put all the entries into a drawing and on Tuesday, September 4th (my anniversary) I will draw one of them and that one will become my Senior Class project. I will have until June 30, 2008 to finish the project. In honor of choosing someone's name I will make a donation to her favorite charity.

So, without further ado, here are my six guidelines. Remember, you can choose up to three of them. I have listed some suggestion for the choices so you understand what I mean. By no means, I am limited to those choices.
  1. Choose two or three blocks. These blocks can finish to any size.
  2. Choose two or three colors.
  3. Choose at least one type of embellishment; such as buttons, beads, redwork, stitcheries, applique
  4. Theme - should it be for baby? for a girl? for a boy?
  5. Fabric choices - Civil War prints? 30s? batiks?
  6. Type of project - wall hanging? table runner? lap quilt? This is the only choice where I ask that the project not be any larger than a lap quilt.
There you have it. C'mon and make my senior year project a challenge. You have until Tuesday night to enter your suggestions. I can't wait to see what you challenges you come up with for me.


Libby said...

Now that's a challenge *s* You are brave to leave it up to us!

Tracy said...

I can't wait to see what people come up with for you! Congrats on being a senior! LOL

Carole said...

Wow, you'r brave! I can't wait to see what the drawing comes up with! Good luck!

Mary said...

September is my quilting anniversary also. I can't believe that it's 7 years for me.

I think in addition to continuing to improve my custom quilting and working on string quilts for HeartStrings, my project at least for the next few months will be doll quilts and hand quilting. I've felt like I was too busy to take on a hand quilting project but had been wanting to do some for months, maybe even for a couple years. The doll quilts are the perfect size and I still feel like I'm accomplishing the other projects I need to get done.

I'll look forward to seeing what you work on.

Shelina said...

I hope you are feeling better now.
Congratulations on being a Senior in quilting! I hadn't thought of it in those terms, but I do try to learn something new with each quilt, even if it is just perfecting a technique I have already learned. So I think I am going to let you decide what you are going to make and challenge yourself to learn something new.

Rose said...

Hope ur feeling better Paula!! Thats a real challenge....could i suggest u try the SBS quilt (now theres a challenge lol)......ur Senior year project, will be found from within and u will shine!!!!

Clare said...

Hi Paula. This is not a challenge, but a sort of request. Would you do a redwork 8.5 inch block for my Quilts 4 Leukaemia project?

I suppose I've reached my Senior Year too. We must have started quilting at about the same time, though you've been a lot more productive than I.

Morah said...

Wow! Your senior year? Let's see....that means a senior picture, prom, graduation ceremony and then on to "higher education." Whew! Looks like you are taking your senior year seriously by already attempting "higher education" in the form of your challenge. I think it's great that you are expanding yourself with your challenge. I don't think I would be able to work on something that someone else picked. I can't wait to see which criteria you pick.

Kathy Wagner said...

I think a real challenge is to sew a mystery quilt using colours that are outside of your usual range.