July 18, 2013

Prairie Point Junction Challenge

We're celebrating Prairie Point Junction's 15th Anniversary with a contest celebrating our namesake.  

Customers were invited to submit a project including at least one Prairie Point somewhere on their design.  Photos of the entries we've received are posted below.  

Please take a moment to vote for your viewers choice favorite in our two categories (Quilts and Other) in the comments on this post.  Vote now through August 31st.  Winners will be announced in our September 6th e-mail newsletter and on our blog.

Entries in the Quilt Division:

Entry #13:  Appliqued Sampler Quilt
Pastel pieced blocks are accented with hand appliqued blocks and borders.
Prairie Points surround the edge.

Entry #6:  Bow Tie Beauty
Project is from the book Daddy's Ties by Shirley Botsfrod.  Piece border tie blocks are framed with a piano key border.  This quilt was made entirely from scraps except for the backing fabric.
Prairie Points surround the edge.

Entry #12:  Flannel Sampler
Pieced blocks are from a past shop-hop celebrating the 6 Nebraska and Iowa shops that were featured in Quilt Sampler magazine.  Prairie Points float on the outer border.

Entry #8:  Prairie Points create a dimensional pinwheel block that spins.

Entry # 2:  Blocks were made years ago as part of a guild exchange.  Blocks were then set together as this quilter's first project.  Prairie Points float on top of the outer border.

Entry #7:  Prairie Points Doll Quilt pattern is from the book Remembering Adelia by Kathleen Tracy.
Prairie Points float on the border.  

Entries in the Other Projects Category:

Entry # 5:  Tree Skirt/Table Topper
Prairie Points are made in a continuous strip, one of this quilter's favorite way to make Prairie Points.

Entry #9:  Clothes Pin Bag
The clothespin bag pattern is from a British book called: Colliery Days.
The pattern for the flower applique is from a pattern called "Serenity" that was featured on the cover of the April/May issue of Quilter's Newsletter magazine.  Prairie Points form the flower center.

Entry #4:  Scrappy Mini Sampler
Blocks are pieced from scraps from the Farmer's Wife quilt project.  
Prairie Points float on the border.

Entry # 3:  Days of the Week Towels
Pattern is called Sweet and Fancy Days of the Week by Pearl Louise Designs.  Towels combine embroidery and applique and are accented with Prairie Points along the edge.

Entry # 10:  Technique Sampler
Fabric is all recycled fabric from this quilter's stash.  
Prairie Points form the flying geese.

Entry # 1:  Folded Circle Centerpiece, pattern by DJ Richards Design.  Each layer consists of folded triangles.  This quilter's sister saw a 13" tablerunner done in this style.  The quilter says, "She asked if I could make one for her.  I have now made 15 pieces including placemats, snowflakes, and table runners.  They are spread over 4 states in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, and Georgia.  

Entry # 11:  Tablerunner
These were orphan blocks brought to a quilt guild meeting that no one wanted, so this quilter took them and made several table runners.  This runner was finished with prairie points as a sample for a class that she was teaching on finished edges for quilts.

Let the voting begin!  Choose your favorite entry from each of the two categories:  Quilts and Others. 
List your favorite entries in the comments below.

Our winners will receive Gift Certificates from Prairie Point Junction.

July 9, 2013

Last Call - End of Bolt Sale

End of Bolt Sale  -  Edited 1/30/2014  -- Sorry, sold out for now!