ScottHansen July 2nd, 2008
Here is the long awaited Contest/Challenge—-ta-da! the Tootsie Pop MIni Quilt Challenge! This is just a sample of a fun little project I started one evening, and I decided that I wanted to involve others in this mixed media “quiltercize” And how else to get people involved best? Give away FREE stuff!! So here is the dirt on this fun summer take-along project.
1. Your quilt maybe no larger than 4″ by 4″ square. My sample is 3.33″ by 4″ just because that is how it came out. Yours may be smaller or larger up to 4″ by 4″.
2. You must use part or all of a Tootsie Pop wrapper in the design of your quilt. It has to be recognizable as a Tootsie Pop wrapper.
3. It needs to be a quilt, i.e., layered with batting and quilted together somehow.
Those are the three main rules. Please sign up by emailing me at email@example.com so I can put you on the list. When you are finished with your work of art, email me a jpeg of your work, and I will post it with your name on my site. These must be emailed to me by August 15th. After they are all posted, then all who visit the page will vote by commenting on the site. The mini quilts that get the most positive comments by September 1st will win some great prizes from me, Scott at Blue Nickel Studios. My wife said that I need to post pictures of the prizes, but I am exhausted tonight and have to get up early tomorrow for work, so I am hoping that you will come back in a day or two to look at the sample prizes. There will be more than one prize, so don’t think only one lucky dog will get it.
If you want a special starter kit for this project please email me at the above address, and I will send you a kit for $2 (this includes a Tootsie Pop (flavorful surprise), 4″ square batting, bits and trims, buttons, fabric scraps, postage and handling, etc.) But you do not need to buy one to get started. Email me if you have any questions at all. Further announcements will be forthcoming.