Friday, August 1, 2014

"Use What You Got" Challenge/AKA "Purge Challenge"

     I'm doing a 1 year challenge with some friends and it's all about using what we've got AND being accountable for it from using a single fat quarter to paying for quilting etc.  We've been given a spreadsheet to record any purchases, yardage used, projects assembled etc.....   I think it will be fun and eye opening at the same time.

     The challenge starts today 8/1/2014 and continues until July 2015.

     My first project to log will be the finish of my first quilt.  I made 4 blocks back in the winter and then over the last 2 weeks or so I've been making 16 more.

     I'd decided that "purple" was the color to start with.  My goal is to empty each color bin within reason and with luck, I can put 2 or 3 colors of left over pieces into 1 basket and reduce my closet shelf from 10 baskets to 4?    

     The challenge is not just for using a single color, we can do anything as long as we use what we have.  I have a few bags of blocks I'd like to assemble so that will finish them off as well as stash fabric if I need to make more.  I was up for any kind of challenge as long as I can purge my room!!!



Here's the finished star quilt.  It measures approx. 64-1/2 X 81-1/2.

So, here's my purple star quilt.  I need to look for some backing fabric for it and send it out to my favorite quilter.......

Stay tuned, there will be a lot more challenge projects coming your way.


Peggy


   

7 comments:

Terry said...

Your purple star quilt looks great! Congratulations on getting it all put together! :0)

Christine said...

I seriously need to do this challenge. I won't be working this winter so I need to start getting my budget under control ASAP. I think forcing yourself to use what you have can make a person more creative anyway.

Mina said...

I love all the purple! The stars look great

Carolyn said...

Your purple stars look great! I love that so many are working on purging this year. I see a few purge challenges up, too. I am trying to make myself use up my crazy collection of scraps right now and sew from stash as much as possible. Love the idea of tracking your purchases!

Kris said...

Wow that is a beauty!

Michelle C. said...

Congratulations with your first finish in the challenge, and best wishes on many more to come!

antique quilter said...

Congrats on your first finish. Hope you will keep us updated on your challenge! Kathie