Friday, 5 September 2014

Butterfly Challenge Winners

Thank you so much to everyone who entered the Butterfly Challenge.

I loved seeing the creativity that you all displayed and the variety of butterflies that you produced.

I really really loved that so many of you dared to step out of your comfort zone and tried something new. Whether it was your first time paper piecing, or your first time altering a pattern, I am super proud of you all.

Both Rascal and I found it a tough job to choose a winner.

I thought long and hard about my decision and second guessed myself many times. In the end I chose On a Gossamer Wing by Lisa as the winner of the Oakshott Cotton Fat Eighth Lipari Bundle.

I felt that Lisa embraced the challenge on many many levels. Not only that but she created a stunning butterfly- I am sure you will agree.

Rascal was hysterically funny while she was judging, she took her duties very seriously.

"Ooh Mummy, this one is amazing", "I love THIS one", "Aaaah a pink one, sooo pretty!", "ooh I really like the bumble bee butterfly mummy!"

In her first, second and third scans of the entries, she managed to eliminate a grand total of one entry. I was beginning to worry that she wasn't going to manage to choose a winner at all.
Finally I suggested that she choose her three favourites and once they were chosen the winner quickly became obvious.

She loved the winning entry so much that she drew a picture of it.
Judge's comment: "I like it bekos it has a big flawer. by Rascal"

Congratulations Leonie, I hope you recognised your work in this masterpiece and that you enjoy sewing with your Oakshott Cotton Fat Eighth Ruby Bundle!

The winner of the Oakshott Cotton Fat Eighth Lakes bundle was chosen by

Congratulations Mara of Secretly Stitching. If you haven't seen the butterfly dress that she made, make sure that you hop over and take a look- no wonder her daughter loves it!

The winner of the tartankiwi patterns and a little something from me was also chosen by
Congratulations Jamie k.b.
I love the way that Jamie has used the butterfly to add a little accent to her quilt top- it works perfectly!

Thanks again once again to everyone who entered I hope that you enjoyed yourself and that this experience will encourage you to step out of your quilting comfort zone more often.

An extra big thank you goes to Michael Oakshott for generously providing the prizes. 

If you haven't sewn with Oakshott Cotton and want to, there is a sale going on at the moment so now's your chance (just don't call me a bad influence ok!?!)


  1. Eeeeeeee!! So excited! Thank you Rascal and Juliet! Love the picture too - warm fuzzies xxx and congrats to all the other winners!

  2. I really enjoyed the challenge and I am thrilled to know that lovely Oakshotts will be coming in the mail. Thank you so much! It was great seeing the different versions of your pattern -- so inspiring!

  3. All the butterflies were so amazing and awesome to see what everyone did with theirs. Congratulations to the winners!

  4. Oops! Meant to say winners. :)

  5. Congratulations to the winners and Rascal looks like she is a designer in the making, lovely picture.

  6. Congratulations Everyone! Loved all the butterflies.

  7. Congratulations to all winners! And well done to Rascal, what a hard job she had!

  8. A really fun challenge, especially love Rascals painting, so darling and her spelling is fantastic, she is so smart. So excited that Mr. Random picked me ;)

  9. Juliet,
    Thank you so much for the patterns and LOVE the fabric. Received my package in the mail today and love love love all the fabrics; they will work perfect in my gypsy quilt and will have a great back story. I am excited to start working on my big bear.
    Thanks, again.


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