Wholecloth Challenge

As some of you know, I have been trying to teach myself to quilt on my domestic sewing machine (DSM).  I have been pricing on a BERNINA 145S for the past 14 years but just picked up my NEW BERNINA 750QE.  Now,  so I don’t fall off the wagon and give up, Teri Lucas and I have come up with a whole cloth challenge.  We would love to have you join us.  It is a small project and shouldn’t take up too much time.

Here are the particulars:

Size: 18″ -22″

Fabric:  Robert Kauffman’s Radiance – for a nice selection of this fabric go to  Olde City Quilts.

Thread and batting of your choice…

Time Frame…. done by Oct 13th (in time for Houston Market)

Sky’s the limit!  I will be posting about the design process that I go through and show step by step photos.

I will be doing this project on a domestic machine… not my longarm.  This is a monumental task for me as I am just teaching myself how to quilt on the domestic.

For those of you who wish to join us, I encourage you to send me pictures of what you are doing and your design process… if you have a blog, please post it there and send me the link.  I think this is going to be a fun, no pressure, small project for the summer.  Who’s in??


Happy Quilting



48 thoughts on “Wholecloth Challenge

  1. I’ve been wanting to do a wholecloth, and this challenge might be just what I need to actually do it! Small enough that I’m not easily overwhelmed, and using Radiance which is something else I’ve been wanting to try! Now to make the time…

  2. Sounds like fun. I need another deadline like a hole in my head but I work best under pressure so I’ll join you. And I’ll use my Bernina too!

  3. I checked out the other site challenge criteria are different. I recently finished a WCQ in a sit down longarm it was great fun and a great learning experience. I’ll be watching for sure.

  4. I’m in, but I live in the UK, I am organising a group of us to participate, we are all fairly new Handiquilter owners and have met through Facebook, we don’t live near each other, would you be happy for us to participate as a group and then to have our work displayed at a local quilt show?

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    • Hi Annie! No its never too late. Welcome aboard. You can send any pictures to me as I would love to post in progress pics on my blog or if you have a blog, I can link to that.

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  8. Lisa is that 18″x 22″, or from 18″ square up to 22″ square? Also, does it have to be Radiance fabric only? Are you teaching at quilt fest in Houston or just going to have a booth?

      • Hi Irene,
        No, it doesn’t have to be Radiance. You can use whatever you like. 🙂
        I won’t be teaching at Houston, I will be working in a friends booth. Demonstrating my rulers and doing mini classes on Divide and Design and Mastering the Mini. 🙂 Hope to see you there.

  9. Gonna give it a try. May not turn it in, but it will be a learning experience. I was born and raised in Houston. I live in the country now, but still close to my hometown. I’ll be there!

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