It's time to vote for your favorite Hummingbird Lane Rise Up Design Challenge Quilt!
These 9 amazing contestants have worked feverishly and tirelessly on creating some absolute masterpieces. Now they need YOUR help!
Take a look at the gorgeous quilts below and read some details behind the creation of the quilts then cast your vote!
The top quilt from this Rise Up Design Challenge will win a fabulous prize pack of Ruby Star Fabrics.
So vote for one of your favorites! Which one will you choose?
Contestant #1: Susan Karr
From: Huntington Beach, CA
This quilt is called “Mask Avenue” following “The Avenue” pattern design by Jen Kingwell. Susan did fussy cutting the masks to make the trees and then used the strips and square masks for the trunks and bases. The rest of the mask panels became the background and the backing.
Contestant #2: Michelle Haskell
From: Cedar Grove, TN
Used almost all of the 2 panels and did some fussy cutting. Great incorporation of all the designs in the panels!
Contestant #3: Lacey Poirier
From: Libby, MT
Lacey used almost all of 2 panels using the English Paper Piecing method then appliqued the hexagons onto a pretty teal background
Contestant #4: Alline Anderson
From: Rutledge, MO
Alline pieced the mask squares together exactly as they were. Then used plates from her kitchen to mark circles on the top for quilting. She had just started her quilting business (Amish Quilting by Hand) and sent it to an Amish quilter. The quilting is absolutely stunning; the stitches are so tiny! The binding is pieced using stripes from the masks.
Contestant #5: Julianne Ferguson
From: Mesa, AZ
Julianne created a 64x60” quilt top. She used Carolyn Friedlander’s The Local pattern and Dumpster Fires pattern by Sagebrush Patterns.
Contestant #6: Lani Colianna
From: Hamden, CT
This quilt is called "We're All In This Together". Lani used the Scrappy Heart pattern by Emily Dennis for the middle heart and the Village pattern by Moda for the houses.
Contestant #7: Angela Miller
From: Roanoke, VA
"I had already used half of a panel to make masks for my family - so I loved the idea of putting the rest of the panel to use in a special quilt. I used 3" squares because that size let me take best advantage of the entire fabric. I ended up using every bit of the 2 1/2 panels, plus a little pink and blue to coordinate. I loved using the printed instructions and scrappy pieces. The pink backing fabric was from my stash - bought while attending a quilt retreat with my Mother in pre-COVID days. The happy colors and whimsical designs make me smile! This has become a house favorite." - Angela
Contestant #8: Kimi Blake
From: Fort Worth, TX
"The quilt is 35x44. I used Maureen Cracknell’s Flower Child faces and put the little face masks from the panel on them. Each is framed in a pleated mask print. This used a full panel of Face Mask 2 plus a little from another panel and from Face Mask. I love these prints!" - Kimi
Contestant #9: Alexia Hoefs
From: Fergus Falls, MN
"I wanted something that would make a person laugh and be lighthearted plus the fitted face masks kind of look like butts." - Alexia
Contestant #10: Jan Ransom
"All Masked Up" I had never entered a quilt challenge before, so I felt the need to rise up from the craziness of 2020, and give it a whirl. I redesigned the masks to make them a little smaller and to look more like a Mardi Gras party mask, a happier time than the pandemic was and is. I machine embroidered each mask onto a block, and made these blocks the same size as the corresponding blocks. I used what skills I had to free motion quilt on the blocks that I had not embroidered. I chose different designs of free motion quilting that I had learned from Angela Walter’s videos online. - Jan
Cast your vote below for your favorite quilt! You can only vote once here on the website so choose wisely.
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