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2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge – Winners!

2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge: Marsala

First of all, I want to say that Adrianne @ On the Windy Side and I are both amazed at the variety of entries and the different ways you all tackled Marsala. I’ve commented on all the entries at this point, and I know Adrianne is working her way through as well. Thank you all for the time and effort you put into this challenge!

We will be emailing winners here in the next day or two.

A quick note about judging. The judging process is truly a subjective one. Everyone has different tastes and favorites. Even if you didn’t win, that doesn’t mean your work is somehow lesser than the winners. It just means that something in a particular quilt spoke to that particular judge. If we all liked the same things, we’d all make the same quilts, and that’d be incredibly dull.  We know our judges found the decision making process really challenging and were generally very impressed with the quality of entries. So please keep that in mind if you didn’t win! We think you’re awesome for entering!

So without further ado, here are our winners!


Finished Quilts

Judged by Amy Gunson from Badskirt

1st – Candied Marsala by Shelly Brooks
Hawthorne Threads – $75 gift voucher

2nd – Marsala Quilt by Rachel from Wooden Spoon Quilts
Fat Quarter Shop – Fat Quarter Bundle of the winner’s choice

Viewer’s choice – Time Warp Quilt by Wendy from Wehago Designs
Westwood Acres – $50 gift certificate

Finished Minis

Judged by Jenni Baker from In Color Order

1st – Marsala Quilt by Christine from Neener’s Quilts
Green Fairy Quilts – $50 gift certificate

2nd – The Colour of Friendship by Anne Read (@ihaveafabricproblem)
Stitchbird Fabrics – 10 piece Japanese fabric fat quarter bundle
The colour of friendship. My entry into the 2015 Pantone challenge. 21 x 24 inches #pantonequilt2015

Viewer’s choice – Marsala Quilt by Christine from Neener’s Quilts
Fat Quarter Shop – $50 gift certificate

Just the Top

Judged by Kristin Link from Sew Mama Sew

1st – From Hell to Breakfast by Jill from Pie Lady Quilts
Aurifil – Large spool collection

2nd – Marsala and an Uncertain Crossroad by Audrey from Quilty Folk
The Intrepid Thread – prize to be confirmed

Viewer’s choice – Green Swallow Sommelier by Robyn from Robynie
Fat Quarter Shop – $50 gift certificate

Random Winners

Finished Quilts – Dorothy Draper does Marsala by Gene Ratcliffe
Sew me a Song – $25 gift voucher

Minis – Invasion by Cecile from Fille Futile
Aurifil – set of four large spools

Just the Top – Marsala is the Star by Ailish from Ailish Made It
Karen Lewis Textiles – £25 gift voucher


hawthornethreads FatQuarterShop Westwood-Acres

stitchbird greenfairyquilts FatQuarterShop

aurifil theintrepidthread FatQuarterShop

sewmeasong aurifil karenlewis

Thank you again to our wonderful sponsors and judges, and also to you all for sharing your beautiful work!

If you have any feedback on the challenge, please let Adrianne or I know. We’d love to hear how to improve for next year!


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