Sewvivor 3 Quilters Edition: The Winner

This post is a little late, as the winner was announced a week ago, my only defence is that September snowballed in to a very busy month for me, ending in my 6 year old’s birthday party. Things have calmed down a little now and I am back on the blog!

So, who is the winner of Sewvivor 3 I here you cry (although you probably got bored of waiting for me to tell you and have already looked for yourself), big congratulations to Nicole from Snips Snippets.

The Winning Quilt

Nicole has called this very unique creation carousel, the colours certainly have all the fun of the fair! Have a read of her blog to find out how she made this quilt, there are some really interesting design details such as the plus signs and although it does not show up well in this photo, there are some very pretty starburst designs that have been hand quilted.

To find out more about Nicole and the other runners up, and to get a round up of all the entries made throughout the course of the competition, head over to Rach H’s blog FamilyEverAfterblog.

Lisa at The Quilting Bird.

 

 

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Sew-vivor 3: Hexies

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It’s the third and penultimate challenge of Sew-vivor 3: Quilters Edition. I can’t imagine the stress and nerves the competitors are feeling now we are nearing the end of the competition.

The challenge for this week was to sew and quilt anything using the hexie design. Hexies are used extensively in english paper piecing (epp) and given the number of projects I have seen lately using both hexies and epp, I was very interested to see what this challenge would yield.

There are only 5 entries this week so I am only showcasing my favourite, which is this adorable floor cushion made by Nicole from Snips Snippets.

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I love everything about this. The fabric choice is beautiful and has been used to create a secondary design in the centre of the cushion. The star design is clearly visible yet it does not overpower the hexies, in some of the other entries the hexies were lost among the design features, but this cushion is beautifully balanced. The points on the stars also being a star fabric shows great attention to detail. The whole cushion is made in the shape of one big hexie, which finishes the piece off perfectly.

To find out more about how Nicole made this gorgeous floor cushion, and to see some cute pics of her boys, head over to her blog Snips Snippets.

Voting is underway to send the final 3 through to the final challenge where they will be tasked with making a lap quilt. Cast your vote on Sew-vivor3.

And remember you can still join in the fun by posting your own challenge entries on flicker and instagram, where you might even win a prize.

Lisa at The Quilting Bird

 

 

Sew-vivor 3: The quilted bag challenge results are out

The Sew-vivor 3: Quilters Edition is now half way through with two challenges completed. The results for the quilted bag challenge is out today and I am pleased to say that Jade from Stitch Mischief is still in!

Have a look at my favourite quilted bag entries here.

Here is Jade’s quilted bag entry for you to admire.

 

Jade was one of my favourite 3 from the top 16 contestants. There are now just 5 contestants left in the competition and two more rounds to go. Next weeks challenge is Hexies, I can’t wait to see what they come up with.

Get the full list of who’s in and who’s out over at Rach H’s blog Family Ever After

Lisa at The Quilting Bird

Sew-vivor 3 Quilters Edition: The Quilted Bag Challenge

I missed posting my Sew-vivor3 update last week.

We have had the first round, The Nautical Challenge, where two of my fave from the top 16 were knocked out, including my favourite entry for the nautical challenge from Kerry at Penny Dog Patchwork. Kerry made a great homage to Billy Bass, but perhaps this did not translate internationally (Penny is British, as am I). Do take a look at it and see what you think, was she robbed?!

Billy Bass by Penny Dog PatchworkIt even plays music when you push the button! Click here  to find out how Kerry made Billy.

This weeks challenge is the quilted bag, the entries are in at the Family Ever After Blog. Continue reading

Sew-vivor 3 Quilters Edition: Top 16 announced

50592-sew-vivor3competitionThe top 16 contestants were revealed on Monday. There are some really great pieces of quilting in there. To have a look at the 16 who made it through to the competition click here.

Some of my favourite entries only made it into the runners up position, choosing just 16 contestants must have been a very difficult task for the judges. From those that made it through I want to share with you my favourites, in no particular order as they say…

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This is made by Kerry Wilkinson from PennyDog Patchwork. I love to see quilts that I simply do not have the patience to make, this pixel quilt would so try my patience! Well done Kerry.

Sewvivor top 16no2This cute dress is made by Chelise Patterson.

Sewvivor top 16no4Here is my last fav made by Jade Prossor from Stitch Mischief, she describes it as simple yet striking and I have to agree.

Well the competition is under way, the first challenge has been set to sew anything quilted with a nautical theme. Remember you can still join in all the fun and quilt along on Instagram #sewvivor and there is also a Flickr group.

Lisa at The Quilting Bird

You might also like to have a little peek at my Etsy shop TheQuiltingBird

 

 

 

 

Sewvivor 3 quilting comp entry…not quite

The auditions for Sewvivor 3: Quilters edition close today. To find out more about this online quilting competition click here 

Here is my entry:

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…hmm…this is not the work in progress shot, this is actually how the quilt looks right now. My original blog on sewvivor was called ‘are you up for a quilting challenge’, clearly I am not.

Perhaps it looks better close up…

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…No?

My quilt, as you can see is unfinished. Continue reading

Are you up for a quilting challenge?

Do you have what it takes to ‘sew-vive’?

If you love sewing and quilting then check out Sew-vivor,  a blog based sewing competition, loosely based on the TV program ‘Survivor’ and hosted by Rach H at Family Ever After Blog.

This is the 3rd season of the competition and this one is a special quilters edition. Continue reading