Project Modern Challenge complete

Who knew a challenge could be so, *ahem*, challenging?

I’m so happy I entered though.   I think it is completely true that you won’t grow unless you step outside of your comfort zone.   I am officially outside!


  • This is my 8th quilt
  • My first contest entry
  • My first drawn and completed design
  • First time using a walking foot
  • First time straight line quilting (this was the most challenging part! man, that’s hard work!)
  • First solid colored quilt

I’m sure my husband is wondering if I can now go back to being a little less neurotic.   This is an outtake from my submission photo shoot.   I think I had taken about eleventy-eight photos and he was ready to punch me.  “Just one more”, I shouted!

Don’t tell him that I have 3 other quilts in the works already.   Our secret, k?

xo, Lindsey

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  • Danielle's Dish

    I love the finished product. Great job!

    P.S. that last photo is adorable. 😉ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer

    It is beautiful!! I love it. Great job Lindsey!ReplyCancel

  • Looks great! I didn’t enter this challenge but entered the last one, and it was such a good experience to get outside my comfort zone and push myself. Even if you don’t win, you’ve made a great quilt and learned a lot in the process. Give yourself a pat on the back! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Amazing job – it is absolutely beautiful! Like you, I entered too – and it was a huge challenge (I’ve been quilting less than 2 years and wanted to try this!). I love seeing what people came up with. Good luck in the judging!!! You did great! Here is mine.ReplyCancel

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  • Love that quilt!ReplyCancel

  • Great job – really love the yummy blues you used! And the design is great!ReplyCancel

  • just beautiful! great job and I can’t believe you tried all those new to you things, that’s just amazing. it turned out awesome!ReplyCancel

  • I spotted this over on flickr and had to follow the link. I love the lines and the colors! So pretty and fresh!ReplyCancel

  • Eileen

    WOW! Do you think you’ll have a tutorial {pretty please} so I can step out of my comfort zone and make one?! It’s so beautiful! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Holy cow, that is amazing! Love, love, love it! So glad I popped over here. Will be following =)ReplyCancel

  • Hi Lindsey,
    I just came across this quilt on Pinterest and I love it! Can you talk a little bit about how you designed this quilt? It looks like you started with strip piecing and then cut in to pie shaped wedges? Can you share? I would love to make something like this.ReplyCancel

    • Hey Shannon!

      Thank you! Yes, it is paper pieced in wedges and then all sewn together. I actually have several pictures in progress on my old hard drive. I’m preparing to go out of town, but would be happy to share more in depth how I made it when I return. Would that be okay?ReplyCancel

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