Sunday, January 28, 2024

FQCB #45 Theme is Outdoor Porch or Deck Furniture starting 28 January 2024

Howdy! Welcome to FQCB #45 Porch or Deck Furniture Theme!

We're looking for pews, benches, rocking chairs, loungers, swings, gliders, etc. items likely to be seen on a porch or deck. 

Show us your countryside charm.

January 28-February 13, 2024 with start and end times at 12:00am CT/Chicago or 6:00am UK for time references.

Bragging rights are possible. Barnraisers Top 3 Picks are for 1-40 entries. Top 5 Picks are for 41-80 entries. Top 7 Picks for 81+.

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The design team crew has done their stash quests and prepared these farm-tastic outdoor furniture projects:

DT member Nana Connie:


[#45 element: rocking chair]

outdoor elements: wood bucket/planter, plants

AND

DT/owner Becca:


[FQCB #45 element: canopied porch/deck glider}

also farm country elements of plaids and wood; outdoors = sun


 Terrific interpretations for theme #45!

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Future participants: use the following Inlinkz tool address to submit your 1-3 field themed projects for #45. Deadline is February 13, 2024 at 12:00am CT/Chicago. Bragging rights are possible. We have 3 tiers of recognition based on volume of submissions: Top 3 for 1-40 entries, Top 5 for 41-80 entries, and Top 7 for 81+. 

LINK=


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Both of our projects also fit the anything farm/country goes criteria at  FarmQuest General Store challenge blog and so will yours. You can enter over there too which will increase your chances for bragging rights!!!

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See you later. Fare thee well. Come back often for more of our country charm!

FarmQuest design team: NanaConnie and owner Becca

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DT Call:

We would love to have 2 more artisans (bloggers and/or IG) who don't mind linking up/networking in other challenge blogs and/or Facebook crafting groups, YouTube video tutorials, Instagram, etc. If you love farm/country/outdoor/rural topics and creating themed projects before each 14th and 28th, then email message FQCB owner Becca Sadler at=

heartsquestbybecca@gmail.com

(note: there recently was a 'design team members needed' page added that you can find on the FQCB homepage)


 

Saturday, January 27, 2024

FQCB #44 Winter Sports with DTCB Collab Partner Announcement for Barnraisers

YEE-HAW!! FQCB #44 Winter Sports theme had 16 entries!!!

Barnraiser recognition goes to these 3 amazing artisans: Debi B, Maria V, and Tracy B!!! Congrats!!!

 If you're seeing this after the competition is over, our spin-off blog, FarmQuest General Store is an always farm/country anything goes themed blog that runs longer and differently than FQCB. So create a turkey, rowboat, bear, hiking, quilting, elk, reindeer, farmhouse kitchen or other project at FQGS. Also FarmQuest Country Christmas is open until February 5th. 

And of course check back after 12:00am CT/Chicago January 28, 2024 for the new theme at FQCB.

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The Barnraisers picks were decided by owner Becca S. 

In order of entry for the 3 terrific submitted outdoor Winter Sports projects:

Entry #7 by Debi B= ice skating



Entry #10 by Maria V= snowboarding



Entry #13 by Tracy B= sledding


These three artisans had terrific interpretations for outdoor winter sports activities!!!

We want to express our appreciation to Double Trouble Challenge Blog for being our collaboration partner!!! Thanks Suzanne for the invite!!! FQCB had 16 amazing projects!

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So long. Fare thee well. See you soon at the farm!

FQCB DT duo: Nana Connie and Becca

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DT CALL for FQCB: If you're interested in joining us for a short-term basis or long-term as a design team member, send a message to owner Becca Sadler =

heartsquestbybecca@gmail.com

FarmQuest challenge blog offers new

farm/country themes on the 14th and 28th of each month.

Take a look back through the blog archives to read the extensive list we've already covered in under 2 years! We've covered farm and ranch animals, crops, equipment, and buildings. We've covered outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and boating,  We've covered farmhouse textiles such as denim, plaid, burlap, quilts, etc. 

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Check out other blogs in the Quest families:

Heart's Quest challenge blog

Heart's Quest Fantasy challenge blog (previously known as The Fairy and The Unicorn)

Heart's Quest Celebrations of Love challenge blog (1st challenge starts Jan 2, 2024)

FarmQuest General Store challenge blog

FarmQuest Country Christmas challenge blog

FarmQuest HomeStyle Kitchen challenge blog (sneak peek coming in late Dec 2023; 1st competition on Jan 2, 2024)


 



  

Sunday, January 14, 2024

FQCB #44 Winter Sports Theme PLUS a collaboration with DTCB starting 14 Jan 2024

 Howdy! Welcome to FQCB #44 Winter Sports Theme!

We're looking for country winter snow or ice sports. 

Show us your outdoor countryside charm.

Since there is a collaboration with Double Trouble challenge blog we would like you to do their theme to have an embossed or stenciled wintery country feeling background. That way you can submit your project over there and increase your chances for bragging rights.

January 14-27, 2024 with start and end times at 12:00am CT/Chicago or 6:00am UK for time references.

Bragging rights are possible. Barnraisers Top 3 Picks are for 1-40 entries. Top 5 Picks are for 41-80 entries. Top 7 Picks for 81+.

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The design team crew has done their stash quests and prepared these wonderful snowy/icy sport-themed projects:

DT Nana Connie:


#44 elements: FQCB winter sports= ice skates PLUS DTCB embossed die-cut frame and a swiss dot background

and

Owner/DT Becca: sleigh



[#44 winter sports element: sleigh; and
DTCB collaboration elements: embossed snowflake]
 

Terrific winter sports and embossing interpretations for theme #44 and DTCB collaboration!

*Note: DTCB will have an extra prize drawing for project(s) that have a hat included! :)

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Future participants: use the following Inlinkz tool address to submit your 1-3 winter sports themed projects for #44. Deadline is January 27 at 12:00am CT/Chicago. Bragging rights are possible. We have 3 tiers of recognition based on volume of submissions: Top 3 for 1-40 entries, Top 5 for 41-80 entries, and Top 7 for 81+. 

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Double Trouble Challenge Blog collaboration:



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Both of our #44 projects also fit the criteria at the new FarmQuest Country Christmas challenge blog and so will yours. You can enter over there too which will increase your chances for bragging rights!!!

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See you later. Fare thee well. Come back often for more of our country charm!

FarmQuest design team: NanaConnie and owner Becca

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DT Call:

We would love to have 2 more artisans (bloggers and/or IG) who don't mind linking up/networking in other challenge blogs and/or Facebook crafting groups, YouTube video tutorials, Instagram, etc. If you love farm/country/outdoor/rural topics and creating themed projects before each 14th and 28th, then email message FQCB owner Becca Sadler at=

heartsquestbybecca@gmail.com

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Support your local farm country blogs=

our spin-off blogs are FarmQuest General Store challenge blog and FarmQuest Country Christmas challenge blog that are set up differently, also need more DT members.

 FQGS is a monthly competition with anything goes farm and/or country topics.

and

FQCCCB is about exterior Christmas decorations and/or snowy/icy landscape scenes on cards, gift tags, gift cards/money holders, and/or package toppers for bread, candy, etc. 

Double-dipping is allowed for participants.
 

 The current stints started January 7 and will end on February 5, 2024.


New FarmQuest HomeStyle Kitchen challenge blog (FQHSKCB)first competition started January 2, 2024 and will end on January 31 with a restart on February 2. 

The monthly theme will always be anything food goes (kitchen, pantry, produce market, etc.) with an option to include country farmhouse vibes. 

If interested, message me/Becca at=

questbybecca@gmail.com

  

Saturday, January 13, 2024

FQCB #43 Quilts Theme Barnraisers Recognition Announcement

YEE-HAW!! FQCB #43 Quilts theme had 4 entries!

Barnraiser recognition goes to these 3 amazing artisans: Heather H, Deb/DJ, and Jolanda J!! Congrats!!!

 If you're seeing this after the competition is over, our spin-off blog, FarmQuest General Store is an always farm/country anything goes themed blog that runs longer and differently than FQCB. So create a turkey, rowboat, bear, hiking, quilting, elk, reindeer, farmhouse kitchen or other project at FQGS. Also FarmQuest Country Christmas is open until February 5th. 

And of course check back after 12:00am CT/Chicago January 14, 2024 for the new theme at FQCB.

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Bragging rights badge


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The Barnraisers picks were decided by owner Becca S. 

In order of entry for the 3 terrific submitted quilt projects: 

In reverse order:

Entry #4 by Jolanda J=


Entry #3 by DJ/Deb H=


Entry #1 by Heather H= 


These three artisans had terrific interpretations for quilts!


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So long. Fare thee well. See you soon at the farm!

FQCB DT duo: Nana Connie and Becca

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DT CALL for FQCB: If you're interested in joining us for a short-term basis or long-term as a design team member, send a message to owner Becca Sadler =

heartsquestbybecca@gmail.com

FarmQuest challenge blog offers new

farm/country themes on the 14th and 28th of each month.

Take a look back through the blog archives to read the extensive list we've already covered in under 2 years! We've covered farm and ranch animals, crops, equipment, and buildings. We've covered outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and boating,  We've covered farmhouse textiles such as denim, plaid, burlap, quilts, etc. 

-----------------------------------------------------------

Check out other blogs in the Quest families:

Heart's Quest challenge blog

Heart's Quest Fantasy challenge blog (previously known as The Fairy and The Unicorn)

Heart's Quest Celebrations of Love challenge blog (1st challenge starts Jan 2, 2024)

FarmQuest General Store challenge blog

FarmQuest Country Christmas challenge blog

FarmQuest HomeStyle Kitchen challenge blog (sneak peek coming in late Dec 2023; 1st competition on Jan 2, 2024)


 



Saturday, January 6, 2024

FQCB #43.5 Theme of Quilts Midway Reminder Post on 6 January 2024

Howdy! Welcome to FQCB #43.5 Quilts theme Midway Reminder!

We're looking for quilt images, pieces of old quilts, and/or quilt pattern/prints papers. 

Show us your farmhouse country charm.

December 28, 2023-January 13, 2024 with start and end times at 12:00am CT/Chicago or 6:00am UK for time references. Reminder post published on January 6, 2024.

Bragging rights are possible. Barnraisers Top 3 Picks are for 1-40 entries. Top 5 Picks are for 41-80 entries. Top 7 Picks for 81+.

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The owner of FQCB has done her stash quests and prepared this wonderful farmhouse vibe project:

DT/owner Becca S=

heart-swing fold card laid flat with tulip quilt pattern print paper:


this pic shown standing with swing-fold in action:


and the reverse side:


The card construction time is lengthy for this but the set of heart swing-fold card bases does come with the pattern pieces on the back side of the product label. And using coordinating papers from 2 sets by Stampin' Up also helped make the different sections visually interesting. 

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What's in your stash boxes or digital files that has quilts?

Remember FQCB accepts more than cards--layouts, TN spreads, art journal pages/spreads, ATCs, tags, bookmarks. 

Now it's your turn farm and country friends!! Hurry up! I'm waiting for your entries! :)

Deadline is 12:00am CT/Chicago on January 13, 2024. 

LINK=

https://farmquestchallenge.blogspot.com/2023/12/fqcb-43-theme-is-quilts-starting-28.html

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So long. Fare thee well. See you at the farm real soon. 

FarmQuest design team and owner Becca S

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REMEMBER: Entries to FQCB can also be 'double-dipped' over at our anything farm and/or country goes theme challenge blog, FarmQuest General Store. It will open December7th so you can do a couple of farmhouse or country quilt theme cards/layouts/tags towards 1-5 entries for the offset month-long competition. Dec 7-Jan 5th, 2024. 

Next FQGS competition period opens January 7-February 5, 2024.

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Ongoing DT Call=

I'm needing 2 more long-term crafters who love farm and country topics that are launched on the 14th and 28th of each month.

Come help us grow as a themed unique challenge blog that accepts several different formats which allows for lots of variety if you want to do other stuff besides cards.

Send me/Becca your email message of interest:

heartquestbybecca@gmail.com

   



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