Thursday, May 5, 2016

#BraveQuilter Winner for April & May Linky OPEN



Welcome back to the #BraveQuilter link party!

Although anyone is welcome to link up, four bloggers completed the challenge for April, linking up at both the beginning and end of the month. I had my husband draw lots, and he came up with #3. That means Jennifer at 
The Inquiring Quilter is the #BraveQuilter winner for April! She will receive a custom dyed bundle of fabric from me in the next few weeks. Congratulations, Jennifer! Cheers to everyone who joined the challenge.

And now it's time to open the May linky!

Are you ready to join in the #BraveQuilter link up?


I encourage you to be a #BraveQuilter, and set just one goal to work on something that is challenging to you.

Do you want to...

Figure out zippers? Learn to piece a Y-seam? Enter your work in a show? Applique something--anything? Dye fabrics?Work with repurposed fabrics? Make a block with curved piecing? Paint with acrylics on fabric? Take a class on something totally new to you? Make buttonholes? Host a sewing day? Etc.

Set a goal to try ONE thing.

Pick just one new thing you vow to try this month, and link it up here. Write a blog post or add it to a blog post this week, or simply post it on Instagram. It doesn't have to be a big thing. 


Write a Blog Post

For example, assuming you have never tried or 
mastered curved piecing, and would like to. 

1. Add something like this below to a blog post. 

"I would like to try curved piecing. I'm participating in the Pink Doxies new link up, #BraveQuilter. As part of the link party for March, my goal is to try making one 12" block with curved piecing." 

2. Add a link somewhere in your post back to Pink Doxies. You may add the #BraveQuilter button, if you'd like.

3. Link up that post here.


Or an Instagram Post

Instagram could be a simple picture of your materials or an example of what you'd like to achieve, and say the same thing as above. Use the hashtag #BraveQuilter, and tag me @PINKDOXIES. 

Then DO it! Try it. If you wind up making something fabulous, cheers to you! If you try it, and maybe it's just so-so, cheers to you, too, because you still worked at it. Maybe someone else will have words of advice to help you out. These do not have to be finished projects. We are taking small steps together to become better quilters, sewists, and artists. We are celebrating the learning process.

The link party will stay open for one week. May is now OPEN, and will close May 11, 2016 at midnight EST. When you've completed your own challenge, write and publish a blog post or Instagram post. The link up for finished projects will be June 1-3. I will draw one winner to receive a bundle of vibrant, hand dyed fabrics from the Pink Doxies Studio. You must link up both at the beginning and end of the month to be eligible for prizes. 

Remember: No one is asking you for a finished project of any kind. Pick something that is a personal challenge, and take it on. 

Be your own inspiration, 
and grow this year!

Life begins outside your comfort zone.





5 comments:

  1. Thanks Julie! I never win anything, so this is a real surprise. Even if I didn't win I'd feel like a winner because this challenge has really pushed me. Thanks again for hosting! Now I've got to figure out my challenge for May.....hmmmmmm.

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    1. Congratulations Jennifer - this is new to me but definitely have a goal for May!

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  2. This is fun! It forces me to do things I'd normally avoid because I like staying in my comfort zone. Thanks for hosting.

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  3. Lots of fun goals this month.

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