Every month, Lucy (Charm About You) and Nat (Made in Home) host a contest called Le Challenge, and they start by announcing a theme—anything from bright to nature, from ink to wood. Participants then create something in line with that theme and submit their completed project to a linky on the 15th of the month. One randomly selected player receives a prize. Nice, right?
Usually, I look through my WIPs to find one that fits the theme at hand and send it to the top of my to-do list. For me, the fun part is interpreting the theme in an unusual, if not completely whack-a-doodle, way ...
Era (September 2014)
For my first-ever Le Challenge, I made a Rubik’s cube ornament (which my husband has since deemed too large for our Christmas tree) because it harkens back to the era I grew up in, the 1980s. I have just one thing to say about quarter-inch sashing: never again.
Mix (October 2014)
I interpreted mix to mean mixed up and rendered a cross-stitch pattern in fabric instead of floss—ha, ha!
X (November 2014)
A theme like X was full of possibilities. I made 10 tissue cozies because the Roman numeral X stands for 10. (I thought this was clever. I am also easily amused.)
Passion (March 2015)
In March of last year, I was finishing up my fifth Sew Together Bag, a testament to my passion for that pattern and its requisite four zippers. Of course, since then, I’ve made a sixth and seventh!
Direction (July 2015)
There were geese flying in every direction in my mini-quilt for the Lizzy House swap. : )
Method (November 2015)
This quilt, my Ridiculously Easy Jelly Roll Quilt, and its accompanying tutorial exemplified last November’s method theme.
Round (February 2016)
My most recent submission was the Complementary Tote, complete with rounded corners, that I made for Bonnie Christine’s Succulence Blog Hop.
So that’s my spiel for Le Challenge. You don’t need to blog to enter the linky—you can play with a Flickr or Instagram account instead. The theme for this month’s theme is reading. What the heck?! I don’t have any idea where to go with that.
How about you? Are there any ongoing contests or linky parties you are drawn to? I’m always looking for new ones to participate in, so please share your recommendations. : )
Linking up to Let’s Bee Social, Needle and Thread Thursday, and Finish It Up Friday ...