Thursday, 16 May 2013

Giveaway winners

The winner of Michelle's giveaway - the pattern of the skirt she made is... 

Comment 27 from Amy's Craft Shenanigans

The Fat Quarter Shop giveaway goes to .. 

Entry 2 from Adrienne on the Windy Side! 

Thank you so much to everyone who participated and see you next month for your Maritime entries! 

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Next up...

The next theme for le Challenge is ... MARITIME.

How you interpret it is up to you! We will be showing you our inspirations of course.

Link up on June 15th here!

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Le Challenge #2 -WINGS

Whoohoo! It is time to reveal your second le challenge entries...

Here is one entry..

My entry is not the baby but Flight O2C8R 01, find more here

and here's the second (a little late!)..

find out more here

Now it is your turn.

Just remember that to qualify for the FQS giveaway, your entry needs to be a finished project (including finished quilt tops) - more about the guidelines here

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

More inspiration from Michelle + GIVEAWAY

Hello! I'm Michelle from Tres Bien Ensemble and I am so pleased to be here. Before I dive into my inspiration for this challenge, I want to extend an enormous THANK YOU!! to Nat and Lucy for inviting me to be a guest. I'm so very impressed by the genius of this community. I love a good challenge based project, and I find it inspiring to see the many ways individuals interpret a theme. This blog is brilliant, ladies. Hats off to you!

At the announcement of this month's challenge, my mind went straight to a cut of fabric I had stashed. The combination of the changing season, a new pattern, and my hibernating, butterfly print fabric were the driving force behind my Wings themed project.

To further fuel my fancy, I created a board to keep track and pull ideas from. I found a variety of beautiful butterfly print garments,

Alexander McQueen

Dorothy Perkins

Dorothy Perkins


Beautiful butterfly inspired quilts,
Butterfly Quilt

Kimberly Porter


and applique


I was also able to find a wide variety of Butterfly print fabrics. Lots and lots of ideas to choose from! Are you feeling 'all a flutter' yet? As a closing note and a gesture of gratitude for the delightful privilege of being here, I want to offer a giveaway! On April 15th, I'll reveal the skirt I made using Deer&Doe's, Chardon Skirt ,and Nat and Lucy will randomly select one of you to receive a copy of this pattern! 

To enter:
1. Leave a comment on this Le Challenge post.
2. For a second chance to win, leave a separate comment letting Nat and Lucy know that you are a Le Challenge follower and the method which you use to follow.

I'm looking very forward to seeing the reveal of your wings themed projects on May 15th!

Sunday, 5 May 2013



If you're new to Le Challenge or just what to remind yourself what it's all about please visit Le Challenge in 10 Questions.

In addition to that we just wanted to clarify a few things:

- You project must be finished (a quilt top will count as a finish).

- Please link to Le Challenge in your blog post or Flickr description, or grab the button when you link up.

- Your make must have been completed within the month the challenge was set, please don't link up old projects that happen to fit the theme.
The idea is really to see what you can make within the month and how you interpret the theme... having said that if you finish a project you've already been working on or have made for another purpose but you finish during the month of the Le Challenge theme then we welcome you to link up with it!

- If you can please save your finished projects to reveal during the link, it makes it more fun! Feel free to blog about your progress or show sneak peeks throughout the month though, it is always great to encourage others and share how you're getting on.

- Finally, and this is actually a personal bugbear and request, a lot of the blogs that entered last month had word verification turned ON for comments on their blogs. You can read my original rant about it but could I kindly request that people turn their word verification OFF, it makes commenting so much easier for everyone. If you are worried about spam I have found I have had NONE since switching off anonymous comments and moderating comments older than a few days. You would make me very happy if you would turn off word verification and it makes commenting on your blog so much faster and easier. Thank you!

Charm About You

Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Hope you're all making good progress with your WINGS projects!

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Alternative wings {Inspiration}

We are now mid-way through this month's challenge, have you settled on a project, started it, finished it? I have started mine - whoohoo - and I may even finish it a few days before my entry should be in (unlike challenge #1) - double whoohoo!

Anyway, as we mention in le challenge in 10 questions, how you interpret le challenge is up to you - and we are very open to more obscure interpretations. Here are some alternative (not necessarily obscure) interpretations of the theme.

The aeroplane bag by Sew Sweetness, I may as well mention it as everyone seems to be making one at the moment - you may want to add some 'wings' fabric (Lucy has selected a few in her post) for a double whammy interpretation? 

This may take a bit of time if you have not started yet (probably even if you have) but Anna Maria Horner's feather bed quilt would be a beautiful entry (maybe as a cushion?).

For the knitters out there, you may want to try your hands on the dragonfly wings pattern (free pattern on ravelry) which would be the perfect evening shawl. 

This is Countess Ablaze's version, so lovely!
Now for more obscure interpretation -  you could try to recreate the Icarus marbled paper pattern. I used to make marbled paper when I was younger and it is now on my to-do list.. 

And finally, because I thought it was that cool, here is one of the fabrics Lucy chose and would be right up my street... 

posted here

So here we are, a few alternative interpretations for you guys. So go on, tell me what you are making - who's finished?

One more post before your homework is due! Michelle will be revealing what she is making next week... I love her style, so cannot wait to see it! This is getting very exciting!