QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Sally Becker

Welcome again to the Quilt Design Star™ 2012 Challenge 1 designer showcase!

Each of our Amateur category contestants must use the traditional Amish Star Block as inspiration for their quilt top. This block and many others can be found in McCall’s FREE Quilt Block Reference.

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Sally Becker, a finalist in the Amateur category, inspired voters with “New Dawn”, her Quilt Design Star™ 2012 entry-round quilt created for our troops overseas.

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Sally Becker


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New Dawn

Sally wrote to us, detailing her progress so far on Challenge 1 of the competition:

“First of all, I just want to tell everyone how fantastic all my family and friends have been through the process so far. They voted for me every day without any reminders and when they found out I have progressed to Challenge 1, they responded so positively I couldn’t be prouder.”

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Sally is already hard at work on her new quilt!

“I have not made the Amish Star Block before, but to me it looks pretty straight-forward. As soon as I got the email yesterday that I was to proceed to Challenge 1, I printed out a copy of the block. Then I just looked at it and ideas were rolling around my head, so I developed a plan. Later on I got another brainstorm regarding the block, but I can’t divulge that until the top is finished and entered. Today I put the pattern pretty much out of my head and did a little shopping for some of the fabrics.” We can’t wait to see what you make with those gorgeous blue fabrics, Sally!

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5 Responses to QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Sally Becker

  1. Lisette Léveillé says:

    Sally, Congratulation on being a finalist just like me. I find we have. We definitely have an excellent group of talent among all of our work. Have fun in your next Challenge.

  2. Terri Vanden Bosch says:

    Great job on the entry quilt–love quilts with personality!!! The challenge is on for all us finalists to set the bar high!! Have fun with it–I know I am.

  3. Julie says:

    Beautiful quilt! Love the softness of the colors mixed with the serious subject matter.

  4. Judy says:

    I love your quilt. I Long Arm quilt for QoV for free and love to go on the presentations. The soldiers are so inspirational. I cant wait to see all the new projects for this round. Good Luck to everyone!

  5. Terri Vanden Bosch says:

    The weekend is almost here–are you ready?? Can’t wait until Tuesday to see all the finished projects!!

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