QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Christine Mitchell

We’d like you to meet Christine Mitchell, a Quilt Design Star™ 2012 finalist in our Amateur category!

Christine Mitchell 240x300 QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase   Christine MitchellHer entry quilt is titled “Asian Beauty”.

Christine Mitchell Asian Beauty QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase   Christine Mitchell

Asian Beauty

Christine says: “My friends and family have been amazing with me participating in the Quilt Design Star™ competition. They are so excited and proud of what I have accomplished and the work that I do. The support that I have received from everyone has been truly wonderful; I really do have the best family and friends! Thank you everyone!”

My inspiration and wee helpers 239x300 QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase   Christine Mitchell

Christine and her family

“I think the biggest thing that is going to be affected is the amount of sleep I will get (sleep is overrated!). I work full time, and have three young children (4-year-old twins and a 2-year-old). So when the work day is done, my time is devoted to my family until bedtime. Most of the sewing will be done when the children are in bed, and things are ready for the next day. I will be able to get some cutting, sewing, and pressing done when the children are awake, but they will be my little helpers every step of the way!”

Daughter learning to quilt a couple years ago 300x200 QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase   Christine Mitchellteaching my son to quilt 300x200 QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase   Christine Mitchell

Christine describes her process thus far in Challenge 1:

“I have never made the Amish Star Block before, so I am going to do a couple of trial runs to get a feel for it and know how long it will take to make each block.  I am currently thinking about what fabric, color scheme, and layout to use; I have so many ideas floating around in my mind right now.  I am hoping that a great image will come to me while I am sleeping. I have a pen and paper beside my bed just in case I need to jot some ideas down in the middle of the night. Once I have a better idea for a layout, I plan to put it on paper for a bit of a visual effect and then getting busy cutting and sewing and creating!” Have fun, Christine!

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5 Responses to QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Christine Mitchell

  1. Lisette Léveillé says:

    Christine, congratulation on being a finalist. Your quilt was very artistic, I like the choice of color you had selected. All the best in the competition; I’m proud to be part of the same Challenge…there is so much talent in our group of finalists.

  2. Terri Vanden Bosch says:

    Wow–what a great graphic quilt. The designs that will come from us finalist should be
    very hard to choose from. Precious photo with you and your children!!

  3. Julie says:

    Wow!! Do you ever sleep?? You work full time and have three little ones! You are awesome girl! Congrats!

  4. Judy says:

    What a great quilt! Congrats on making the next round. I cant wait to see all the new projects for this round. Good Luck to everyone!

  5. Terri Vanden Bosch says:

    The countdown has started–are you ready-or will you be needing a babysitting service to give you some uninterupted sewing time!! Have fun and can’t wait until Tueday when all the finalists hard work will be displayed.

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