QuiltCon Block Challenge: Finished Fundraiser Quilt

This is part of a series of posts about the QuiltCon Block Challenge.  You can see more photos of blocks submitted for this challenge here, and in the Block Challenge Flickr Group.  

To everyone who submitted a block for the QuiltCon Block Challenge, THANK YOU. As I opened and photographed each of your blocks, I could tell how much work you all put into them. It was extremely difficult to decide which blocks would be included in the fundraiser quilt. I hope you’re all as happy as I am with the way this quilt turned out!

I wanted to keep things simple to highlight all of the wonderful blocks, so I just added a minimal amount of Kona white between the blocks on the quilt top.

To mimic the graphic shapes in the piecing, I free-motion quilted in an allover pattern of interlocking boxes using Aurifil 50 wt. in white. I quilted on my home machine, using this process.

The binding is from Violet Craft’s Madrona Road collection for Michael Miller.

The quilt will be on display at QuiltCon. We hope that all of you who are there will come to see the quilt!

(Unfortunately, due to legal restrictions, we can only sell tickets at the event.)

As a way of giving something back to QuiltCon’s host city of Austin, Texas, we’re going to use the blocks that weren’t selected for this quilt to make quilts for each of the 46 beds at the Austin Children’s Shelter. We want to thank all of the guilds who volunteered to complete one or more of these quilts and we’ll be posting more about that process in Spring 2013.

Once again, thank you so much to everyone who submitted a block for this challenge!

20 thoughts on “QuiltCon Block Challenge: Finished Fundraiser Quilt

    • Not really. I never set them on anything wet or ashy, and I’m careful to make sure that they’re placed lightly and not stepped on/rubbed around while on the ground. It may seem like I’m just throwing them on the ground, but I’m actually pretty careful about it.

  1. The quilt is gorgeous! Any way to get instructions for some of the blocks that were done?
    Irene D.

    • You may want to go to the Flickr Pool (linked at the top of the post) and see if anyone who posted photos blogged about their work.

  2. the quilt looks wonderful and I want to convey my thanks for all the work that you have put into it and all the updates as the work progressed. Thanks!!

  3. what a fabulous quilt, wish I could buy a raffle ticket but I live in the UK. all the blocks submitted have inspired me anew, thanks for sharing. Jenni

  4. Elizabeth, you must be congratulated on the amazing job you did with this project. I can’t imagine how hard it was to pick the blocks to be used in the quilt and then to put it together so cohesively. Can’t wait to buy tickets on it at QuiltCon and (hopefully) bring home with me to Canada!

  5. The quilt is beautiful. Love the back. Thank you for all your faithful and persistent work in making this happen.

  6. It looks fantastic! Well done! Thanks for all your work and planning, it paid off.
    I am only sorry that I can’t get a raffle ticket without attending. :(

  7. Oh, yeah, I’m feeling REAL lucky–I am so going to win this raffle quilt! Can hardly wait for February to get here!

  8. i really, REALLY don’t know how you narrowed it down after receiving almost 400 blocks, but it turned out AMAZING! i love the binding and the quilting – really, the whole thing is beautiful!

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