Friday, April 19, 2013

Denyse Schmidt Florence Challenge {giveaway}

Denyse Schmidt's new line Florence for Free Spirit Fabrics
Great News! Houston Modern Quilt Guild members have been invited by Denyse Schmidt to participate in a really amazing challenge. She has mailed us fabrics bundles from Florence, her next collection for Free Spirit Fabric. This collection will debuted at Portland’s Quilt Market on May 17th and will ship in August. We have until July 15th to make something awesome. Denyse will display her favorites on her website and Facebook pages. I need 30 wonderful members to commit to producing something by July 15th and posting photos onto the Denyse Schmidt Florence Challenge Flickr group by July 15th. Also, look for a special DS Sew-In in the near future.


Who is ready for the DS Challenge???  This challenge is open to all members of the Houston Modern Quilt Guild so get your name on the Flickr list!  Contact Deirdre for more info.

And for fans of Denyse Schmidt not in the HMQG, we have a giveaway for you too!  We have set aside one fat eighth bundle of Florence for the person with the most creative idea!  Post your comment describing your idea and we'll pick the best one and mail you the bundle. You must commit to follow the same rules as the HMQG listed below. 


 Rules:

1. Your project must use Denyse Schmidt fabric from the Florence line provided by DS. You can of course swap among the group if anyone wants to change up the fabrics in their Fat Eighth bundle.
2. Quilt Shop Quality Solids can be supplemented as needed on the quilt top or as backing/lining etcetera but the work’s focus needs to be the new collection.
3. While there are no minimum or maximum size requirements, use your judgment to make sure that you are using a good portion of the fabric that was included in the bundle.
4. If you took one of the bundles you must post a photo of the finished item in the Denyse Schmidt Florence Challenge Flickr group by July 15th and be willing to loan it to Denyse Schmidt or Free Spirit for photos.



Denyse works with Free Spirit Designer Solids and pulled the following solids colors for Florence coordinates :White, Cream, Natural, Salmon, Tango, Red, Scarlet, True Red, Black, Manatee, Slate Grey,Dogwood, Chona Brown, Aqua, Bahama, Parrot Blue, Oriental Blue, Rocket Blue, Chartreuse, Apple Green, Slate

Kona Cottons she recommended include:  Aloe, Old Green, Spruce, Orange

Now if you are a member, please sign up! If you aren't a member but want to be an honoree just post your comment here with what you will make with your Florence bundle. 

29 comments:

  1. This would make some great pillows!

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  2. I'd love to try a quilt with the new line.

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  3. These are gorgeous fabrics - whata lovely collection!! I would love to make a draught excluder with a long row of different houses using the prints. Fun!!

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  4. I'm dying to re-make the liner in my big Longaberger picnic basket into a quilted/insulated one - this would be PERFECT for a picnic basket liner! I'd have to buy more to make a matching blanket later... :)

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  5. I would make something with strips - reds going one way, aquas going the other - not a rail fence, more a frame around insets.

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  6. I'd like to make a sewing machine cover, pin cushion and fabric basket set with this collection.

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  7. I would love to make another weekender tote This fabric would be amazing to carry around all day!

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  8. Dierdre & Becca, Thanks so much for getting us into this challenge. I just got my bundle at today's quild meeting. Looking forward to this project.

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  9. I'd love to make a 1940s inspired travel set (including main bag, cosmetic bag, wallet, etc.) using these fabrics -- gorgeous prints!!

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  10. These fabrics are great, got a little vintage vibe to them. I need pillows for our bedroom as well as my soon to be sewing room (with a daybed). I can see round box pillows with a BIG fabric covered button in the middle!

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  11. got my bundle at saturday's meeting and can't wait to get started!

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  12. I'd love to make an improv log cabin with these!

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  13. I'd love to make a jacket or jumper with matching bag or hat, love the fabrics!

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  14. What beautiful fabrics! I am thinking table runner and placemats with these! They would be perfect for just about any season.

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  15. Love these fabrics! They would be awesome in a Swoon quilt.

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  16. golly! i'd love to work with this line. i'd definitely make a quilt with it. maybe steampunk?

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  17. This fabric (in red/orange) would look awesome in my kitchen!

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  18. In the spirit of DS, I would have to do some improv piecing and stretch myself because I am definitely a pattern follower quilter! I'd cut strips and put them in paper bags, pull them out & sew just like in her workshops!

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  19. I have a big square coffee table and I have been wanting to make an "X" shaped table runner for it. I think this fabric would be perfect!

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  20. I'd make a dolly with a sweet 40's inspired apron with these feedsack-like prints.

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  21. I'd make another quilt like this one I made using a lot of Katie Jump Rope: http://www.flickr.com/photos/20616384@N07/5916985121/, although I might not have people in all the houses. :-(

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  22. I would make a quilt using this pattern from Thimble Blossoms:
    http://www.pinkchalkfabrics.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=12922

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  23. I would use an original pattern that I drafted, and is waiting on the perfect fabric...(I really think that this is it! ;)...) It has triangles and strips, with a modern, minimal flair. Masculine looking in style, but feminine in quality and good looks.

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  24. Wow! I'd love to be included - I have in mind a play on the traditional Hawaiian applique quilts but in a modern fashion. :)

    mrsrachelsbooth{at}gmail{dot}com

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  25. I got my bundle at the April meeting and I have already started on my project: a self designed quilt themed on the 463 steps of the Duomo in Florence. And that is all I'm saying so you have to wait and see it to know more.

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  26. I have been completely obsessin over DS fabrics since QuiltCon. In the spirit, I would make this improv string pieced quilt I have been envisioning with different width strips pieced together in long strings across the diagonal of the quilt with some awesome solid colored negative space in the middle.

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  27. I would make an apron and maybe then, if there was enough fabric (well, I'd make sure I had enough!) for placemats! It is a beautiful range of fabric, as we would expect from Denyse

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  28. I've been dying to make a wonky quarter log cabin quilt and these would be perfect. I would use solid black for the chimneys and mix the warm and cool color ways of this line in each block to make an awesome quilt!!!

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  29. Love this new line and can't wait til August! I would make a really Modern Applique quilt based on the kind of Pennsylvannian dutch aesthetic, i love the kind of patterns they made on pie safes and linen chests, really modern but dripping in layers of tradition and meaning. I made a version here in FMF (http://plainstitch.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/modern-applique-at-seaside.html) but am working on another pattern in the same style and all these dusty corals would be perfect!!

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