When we launched our first ever Readers’ Competition back in January, we were hoping that maybe a few readers would submit their projects made from Fat Quarterly patterns.  We never expected to receive so many fantastic entries!  We were truly blown away by the beauty and creativity of each and every entry.  BIG thanks to everyone who shared their work with us.

We broke the competition down into two categories: quilts, and other project types.  Here are the 12 entries we received for the quilt category:

Readers Competition - category A (quilts)

Top row (left to right): Jewel Box by Doe, Sanctuary by Johanna, Fall equinox by Lee, Mini Bob by Shruti
Middle row (left to right): Rooted by Annie, Sanctuary by Linda, Little Folks Sanctuary by Liz, Jewel Box by Cindy
Bottom row (left to right): Urban Circus by Judith, Fat Geese by Dana, Crazy patchwork by Jo, windowpane by Linda

And here are the 20 fabulous entries in the “other projects” category:

Fat Quarterly Readers Competition - category B (other)

Row 1 (left to right): Cabbage Bag by Judith, Tree Skirt by Dana, Flying Fish Table Runner by Krista, Merrylegs by Jennifer, Utility Apron by Terri
Row 2 (left to right): Circular Logic by Janet, Utility Apron by Shruti, Hex bath mat by Karlyn, Pillow by Britt-Inger, Pouch by Kimberly
Row 3 (left to right): Birdie Embroidery by Wendy, Evynn pillow by Jenn, pouch by Mari, Tree Skirt by Mary, Autumn pillow by Mary
Row 4 (left to right): Bathmat by Florence, Hexed-in Pillow by Kati, bathmat by Heidi, Hexed-in Pillow by Karen, Cerenjinha by Margarida

It was WAY too difficult to judge the competition ourselves — plus, we didn’t want to be biased towards the projects made from patterns that we each designed! — so we assembled a panel of crazy talented guest judges to do the heavy lifting.  They’re bloggers, quilters, designers, authors, shop owners, and (of course) Fat Quarterly readers!  We’d like to thank our judges, whose thoughtful evaluation of all of the entries helped us select the winners:

So have we made you wait long enough?  Without further ado, we’re pleased to announce the winners of our first Readers’ Competition!


First place winner: Cindy Lammon (clammon on Flickr), www.hyacinthquiltdesigns.com
Pattern: Jewel Box Quilt, Fat Quarterly Issue #1
Prize: A copy of EQ7 from the Electric Quilt Company and a feature in an upcoming issue of Fat Quarterly

Jewel Box

Runner-up: Johanna Wilke (Jona&Lili on Flickr), http://jonaetlili.blogspot.com/
Pattern: Sanctuary Quilt, Fat Quarterly Issue #2
Prize: A Robert Kaufman fabric sampler pack

Runner-up: Doe Agres (Silly lil Doe! on Flickr)
Pattern: Jewel Box Quilt, Fat Quarterly Issue #1
Prize:Moda Fabrics fabric sampler pack

Jewel Box quilt


First place winner: Janet Kornegay, entropyundone.blogspot.com
Pattern: Circular Logic Pillow, Fat Quarterly Issue #2
Prize: A bundle of craft books courtesy of Lark Books, and a feature in an upcoming issue of Fat Quarterly

Runner-up: Wendy Banta (Wendymoon Designs on Flickr), http://wendymoondesigns.blogspot.com/
Pattern: Autumn Embroidery Pattern, Fat Quarterly Issue #3
Prize:Moda Fabrics fabric sampler pack

Day 11: Birdie Embroidery

Runner-up: Kati Spencer (from the blue chair on Flickr), www.fromthebluechair.com
Pattern: Hexed In Pillow, Fat Quarterly Issue #1
Prize:Robert Kaufman fabric sampler pack


Congratulations to our winners, and thanks again to everyone who entered.  Stay tuned for more fun Fat Quarterly Readers’ Competitions!