Wednesday, January 19, 2011


A group of women that I quilt with has decided to do a stashbusting contest for 2011. Here are the rules:

2011 Stashbusting Challenge

• Quilters receive one point per square inch for finished tops. Measure width and length and multiply them to get final points.
• If you finish a quilt — including quilting, binding, etc. — you receive another point per square inch. Tops quilted by others do not count.
• Projects started previously — in stages such as a few blocks done, or with quilting yet to do — will be counted in the challenge.
• If you give fabric to another person in the challenge, you receive one point per square inch.
• If you need fabric that you can't get from another person in the challenge, you can buy it for .5 point per square inch penalty.
• If you are unable to resist buying fabric, you will be penalized 1 point per square inch. Example: a fat quarter will cost you 396 points or a full yard will cost you 1,584 points.
• The following items are allowed to be purchased without penalty — batting, backing and binding. You are also allowed to buy notions such as thread, rotary cutters, etc., with no penalty.
• Fabric given to you as a gift is penalty-free, but you cannot use gift cards for fabric without penalty.
• Photos of finished tops and finished quilts should be emailed to the group.
• All points — earned or lost — will be reported to Natalie. She will keep the running tally for everyone.
• Only quilts measuring at least 1000 square inches will be counted.
• The challenge will run from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011.

So far we have 8 participants and 6 completed tops/projects. I hope to post pictures of everyone's progress which will happen if folks actually send me photo's.