QuiltCon Block Challenge: Applique and Embellishment

This is part of a series of posts about the QuiltCon Block Challenge. From August 27 – September 22, I’ll be posting photos of blocks received for the challenge. On September 24, I’ll start announcing which 20 blocks will be used in the quilt. You can see more photos of challenge blocks in the Block Challenge Flickr Group.  

Some of the blocks we received didn’t fit the challenge guidelines and, as such, they weren’t considered for inclusion in the raffle quilt. They’re just too fabulous not to show you though, so today we’re going to take a look at some applique or otherwise embellished blocks.

Here’s a breakdown of who made what.

First Row:

  • Barbara Bruce of the Kansas City MQG (This block is called I’m On the Way.)

Second Row:

  • Pat Hilderbrand

Third Row:

  • Candy Chin

These blocks may not be up for the raffle quilt, but there’s no reason they can’t be a part of our quilt project for the Austin Children’s Shelter!

Here’s a breakdown of who made what.

First Row (left to right):

Second Row (left to right):

  • Eun A. Chung
  • Jen Madsen of the Minneapolis MQG
  • Beth Copeland of the Houston MQG

Third Row:

  • Ginger Krenn of the Pittsburgh MQG

As a way of giving something back to QuiltCon’s host city of Austin, Texas, we’re going to use the blocks that aren’t selected for this quilt to make quilts for each of the 46 beds at the Austin Children’s Shelter. This will be MQG’s first large-scale charity project and we look forward to both using the many beautiful blocks we received for the challenge and getting as many guilds as possible involved in the process! Participating guilds will receive a package of 7 or more blocks (much like the groups of blocks being shown in these blog posts) to expand into a 68″ X 88″ Twin bed quilt. This can be accomplished by adding blocks, adding negative space, or some combination of the two. The quilts will need to be machine quilted, bound, washed, and shipped to Austin in advance of QuiltCon. MQG will also be interested in hearing about each guild’s process and will feature the completed quilts in a series of blog posts in Spring 2013.

If your guild is interested in this project, please e-mail info@quiltcon.com to let us know.

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Note: It’s important for us to give proper credit to designers. If you used a pattern or tutorial to make your challenge block, but didn’t mention it on the application form, please use the comments below to tell us more about your inspiration. Thank you!

QuiltCon Block Challenge: Curves

This is part of a series of posts about the QuiltCon Block Challenge. From August 27 – September 22, I’ll be posting photos of blocks received for the challenge. On September 24, I’ll start announcing which 20 blocks will be used in the quilt. You can see more photos of challenge blocks in the Block Challenge Flickr Group.

Today’s blocks feature a variety of different kinds of curved piecing.

Here’s a breakdown of who made what.

First Row (left to right):

Second Row (left to right):

  • Tiffany Baxter (adapted from a quilt featured in American Quilts – Gift Wraps by Artists)
  • Michelle Urbanek of the Pittsburgh MQG
  • Amanda Whited of the San Diego MQG

Third Row:

  • Paul Krampitz of the Vancouver MQG (inspired by a quilt in Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr’s Modern Quilts Illustrated)

I love the variety of block styles.

Here’s a breakdown of who made what.

First Row (left to right):

  • Michelle Urbanek of the Pittsburgh MQG
  • Judy Gauthier

Second Row (left to right):

  • Kathleen Placek of the Kansas City MQG
  • Karen Foster of the South Bay Area MQG
  • Arita Rai of the Vancouver MQG

Third Row (left to right):

And still more variety!

Here’s a breakdown of who made what.

First Row:

  • Melissa Jennings of the Emerald Coast, FL, MQG

Second Row (left to right):

  • Sue Erdreich of the New York Metro MQG
  • Ebony Love of the Chicago MQG
  • Paul Hibberd

Third Row (left to right):

As a way of giving something back to QuiltCon’s host city of Austin, Texas, we’re going to use the blocks that aren’t selected for this quilt to make quilts for each of the 46 beds at the Austin Children’s Shelter. This will be MQG’s first large-scale charity project and we look forward to both using the many beautiful blocks we received for the challenge and getting as many guilds as possible involved in the process! Participating guilds will receive a package of 7 or more blocks (much like the groups of blocks being shown in these blog posts) to expand into a 68″ X 88″ Twin bed quilt. This can be accomplished by adding blocks, adding negative space, or some combination of the two. The quilts will need to be machine quilted, bound, washed, and shipped to Austin in advance of QuiltCon. MQG will also be interested in hearing about each guild’s process and will feature the completed quilts in a series of blog posts in Spring 2013.

If your guild is interested in this project, please e-mail info@quiltcon.com to let us know.

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Note: It’s important for us to give proper credit to designers. If you used a pattern or tutorial to make your challenge block, but didn’t mention it on the application form, please use the comments below to tell us more about your inspiration. Thank you!

QuiltCon Block Challenge: Log Cabins

This is part of a series of posts about the QuiltCon Block Challenge. From August 27 – September 22, I’ll be posting photos of blocks received for the challenge. On September 24, I’ll start announcing which 20 blocks will be used in the quilt. You can see more photos of challenge blocks in the Block Challenge Flickr Group.

Log Cabin-inspired blocks are always a popular favorite, and today we have many beautiful examples.

Here’s a breakdown of who made what.

First Row (left to right):

  • Dawn Green of the Kansas City MQG
  • Tracy Lewien of the Kansas City MQG
  • Dayna Harris of the Westport, CT, MQG (This block is called Playing House.)

Second Row (left to right):

  • Allison Page of the Northhampton, MA, MQG
  • Carol Turznik
  • Kathy Durochik

Third Row (left to right):

  • Pamela Gavin of the Bakersfield MQG
  • Joomi Lee
  • Meredith Fleming of the East Texas MQG

I’m stretching a little to call some of these “log cabin inspired,” but I think they all employ similar piecing (and, of course, they all look great together)!

Here’s a breakdown of who made what.

First Row (left to right):

  • Liz Dougherty of the Central Jersey MQG
  • Janora Hayes of the Des Moines MQG
  • Heather Jones of the Cincinnati MQG

Second Row (left to right):

  • Stephanie Akorli of the Pittsburgh MQG
  • Melody Baker of the Kansas City MQG
  • Maria M. Johnson of the Music City (Nashville) MQG

Third Row (left to right):

We’re not done yet! Here are some more great examples.

Here’s a breakdown of who made what.

First Row (left to right):

  • Susan McAdams of the Austin MQG
  • Terry Aske of the Vancouver MQG

Second Row (left to right):

  • Vicky Murphy
  • Mona Randall of the Pittsburgh MQG
  • Mari Hull

Third Row (left to right):

  • Victoria Gibbons of the Minneapolis MQG
  • Susan McAdams of the Austin MQG

And here’s the last group. So many fabulous shapes and colors!

Here’s a breakdown of who made what.

First Row (left to right):

  • Therese M. Ramsey of the Kansas City MQG
  • Kathleen Robertson of the Bay Area MQG (blocks two and three)
  • Vicky Murphy

Second Row (left to right):

Third Row (left to right):

As a way of giving something back to QuiltCon’s host city of Austin, Texas, we’re going to use the blocks that aren’t selected for this quilt to make quilts for each of the 46 beds at the Austin Children’s Shelter. This will be MQG’s first large-scale charity project and we look forward to both using the many beautiful blocks we received for the challenge and getting as many guilds as possible involved in the process! Participating guilds will receive a package of 7 or more blocks (much like the groups of blocks being shown in these blog posts) to expand into a 68″ X 88″ Twin bed quilt. This can be accomplished by adding blocks, adding negative space, or some combination of the two. The quilts will need to be machine quilted, bound, washed, and shipped to Austin in advance of QuiltCon. MQG will also be interested in hearing about each guild’s process and will feature the completed quilts in a series of blog posts in Spring 2013.

If your guild is interested in this project, please e-mail info@quiltcon.com to let us know.

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Note: It’s important for us to give proper credit to designers. If you used a pattern or tutorial to make your challenge block, but didn’t mention it on the application form, please use the comments below to tell us more about your inspiration. Thank you!

QuiltCon Block Challenge: Rainbow Blocks

This is part of a series of posts about the QuiltCon Block Challenge. From August 27 – September 22, I’ll be posting photos of blocks received for the challenge. On September 24, I’ll start announcing which 20 blocks will be used in the quilt. You can see more photos of challenge blocks in the Block Challenge Flickr Group.

The colors of the QuiltCon logo create a beautiful rainbow, and a number of quilters played with this in their blocks.

Here’s a breakdown of who made what.

First Row (left to right):

Second Row (left to right):

  • Alice Webb Greer of the Boston MQG
  • Doris Lovadina-Lee of the Toronto MQG (This block is called Modern Arch.)

Third Row (left to right):

All those bright colors look wonderful against the white and gray negative space.

Here’s a breakdown of who made what.

First Row (left to right):

Second Row (left to right):

  • Jodi McLaughlin of the Pittsburgh MQG
  • Carole Kelley of the South Bay Area MQG (This block is called Modern Quilt Guild DNA Profile.)
  • Jen Eskridge of the San Antonio MQG

Third Row (left to right):

  • Virginia Bobro of the Santa Barbara MQG
  • Kristy Daum of the St. Louis MQG
  • Stacy Olson

As a way of giving something back to QuiltCon’s host city of Austin, Texas, we’re going to use the blocks that aren’t selected for this quilt to make quilts for each of the 46 beds at the Austin Children’s Shelter. This will be MQG’s first large-scale charity project and we look forward to both using the many beautiful blocks we received for the challenge and getting as many guilds as possible involved in the process! Participating guilds will receive a package of 7 or more blocks (much like the groups of blocks being shown in these blog posts) to expand into a 68″ X 88″ Twin bed quilt. This can be accomplished by adding blocks, adding negative space, or some combination of the two. The quilts will need to be machine quilted, bound, washed, and shipped to Austin in advance of QuiltCon. MQG will also be interested in hearing about each guild’s process and will feature the completed quilts in a series of blog posts in Spring 2013.

If your guild is interested in this project, please e-mail info@quiltcon.com to let us know.

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Note: It’s important for us to give proper credit to designers. If you used a pattern or tutorial to make your challenge block, but didn’t mention it on the application form, please use the comments below to tell us more about your inspiration. Thank you!

QuiltCon Block Challenge: Triangles

This is part of a series of posts about the QuiltCon Block Challenge. From August 27 – September 22, I’ll be posting photos of blocks received for the challenge. On September 24, I’ll start announcing which 20 blocks will be used in the quilt. You can see more photos of challenge blocks in the Block Challenge Flickr Group.

Triangles are present in all of today’s blocks. Here’s a group of triangle blocks that include white solid fabric.

Here’s a breakdown of who made what.

First Row (left to right):

  • Charlotte Jean Hatch of the Houston MQG
  • Joan Nicholson of the Vancouver MQG

Second Row (left to right):

  • Holly Wright (This block is based on Hobson’s Kiss from Judy Hopkins’ Around the Block, and also used Latifah Saafir’s Half Rectangle Tutorial.)
  • Amanda Ranck
  • Charlotte Jean Hatch of the Houston MQG

Third Row (left to right):

And here’s a group that includes more gray and blue.

Here’s a breakdown of who made what.

First Row (left to right):

  • Michele Benner of the Charlotte MQG
  • Nicole Newman
  •  Lora Douglas of the Gainesville MQG
  • Stephanie Akorli of the Pittsburgh MQG

Second Row (left to right):

  • Teri Emerson of the Triad MQG
  • Rewata Prazeres of the Sao Paulo, Brazil, MQG

Third Row (left to right):

As a way of giving something back to QuiltCon’s host city of Austin, Texas, we’re going to use the blocks that aren’t selected for this quilt to make quilts for each of the 46 beds at the Austin Children’s Shelter. This will be MQG’s first large-scale charity project and we look forward to both using the many beautiful blocks we received for the challenge and getting as many guilds as possible involved in the process! Participating guilds will receive a package of 7 or more blocks (much like the groups of blocks being shown in these blog posts) to expand into a 68″ X 88″ Twin bed quilt. This can be accomplished by adding blocks, adding negative space, or some combination of the two. The quilts will need to be machine quilted, bound, washed, and shipped to Austin in advance of QuiltCon. MQG will also be interested in hearing about each guild’s process and will feature the completed quilts in a series of blog posts in Spring 2013.

If your guild is interested in this project, please e-mail info@quiltcon.com to let us know.

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Note: It’s important for us to give proper credit to designers. If you used a pattern or tutorial to make your challenge block, but didn’t mention it on the application form, please use the comments below to tell us more about your inspiration. Thank you!

QuiltCon Block Challenge: Graphic Shapes Assortment

This is part of a series of posts about the QuiltCon Block Challenge. From August 27 – September 22, I’ll be posting photos of blocks received for the challenge. On September 24, I’ll start announcing which 20 blocks will be used in the quilt. You can see more photos of challenge blocks in the Block Challenge Flickr Group.

We have an eclectic mix of blocks today, but they all feature graphic areas of color. This first group includes a lot of gray.

Here’s a breakdown of who made what.

First Row (left to right):

  • Yvonne Fuchs (This block is called Rainy Day.)
  • Barbara Mars of the Milwaukee MQG

Second Row (left to right):

  • Anne Woodman of the Portland, OR, MQG
  • Kim Lapacek of the Madison MQG
  • Jean Impey

Third Row (left to right):

The blocks in this second group feature prominent use of solid white fabric.

Here’s a breakdown of who made what.

First Row (left to right):

  • Dr. Jeanne Bergeron of the South Florida MQG
  • Dr. Jeanne Bergeron of the South Florida MQG
  • Jen Bland of the Charlotte MQG
  • Ellen McKee of the Cincinnati MQG
  • Dr. Jeanne Bergeron of the South Florida MQG

Second Row (left to right):

  • Chris Sullivan of the New York Metro MQG
  • Holly Dumont (This block is on it’s side. If you look at it sideways, you can see that is says “love” in letters and binary code.)
  • Donna Ramsey of the Charlotte MQG
  • Jen Bland of the Charlotte MQG

Third Row (left to right):

  • Jen Bland of the Charlotte MQG
  • Mary Beth Clark (from the Mint Julep pattern in Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr’s Transparency Quilts.)
  • Janet Archibald of the Vancouver MQG

Many of the blocks in this third group play with print fabrics.

Here’s a breakdown of who made what.

First Row (left to right):

  • Anne Woodman of the Portland, OR, MQG
  • Mona Keegan of the Houston MQG
  • Louise Wackerman of the Seattle MQG

Second Row (left to right):

Third Row (left to right):

As a way of giving something back to QuiltCon’s host city of Austin, Texas, we’re going to use the blocks that aren’t selected for this quilt to make quilts for each of the 46 beds at the Austin Children’s Shelter. This will be MQG’s first large-scale charity project and we look forward to both using the many beautiful blocks we received for the challenge and getting as many guilds as possible involved in the process! Participating guilds will receive a package of 7 or more blocks (much like the groups of blocks being shown in these blog posts) to expand into a 68″ X 88″ Twin bed quilt. This can be accomplished by adding blocks, adding negative space, or some combination of the two. The quilts will need to be machine quilted, bound, washed, and shipped to Austin in advance of QuiltCon. MQG will also be interested in hearing about each guild’s process and will feature the completed quilts in a series of blog posts in Spring 2013.

If your guild is interested in this project, please e-mail info@quiltcon.com to let us know.

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Note: It’s important for us to give proper credit to designers. If you used a pattern or tutorial to make your challenge block, but didn’t mention it on the application form, please use the comments below to tell us more about your inspiration. Thank you!

QuiltCon Block Challenge: Sunday Dozen

This is part of a series of posts about the QuiltCon Block Challenge. From August 27 – September 22, I’ll be posting photos of blocks received for the challenge. On September 24, I’ll start announcing which 20 blocks will be used in the quilt. You can see more photos of challenge blocks in the Block Challenge Flickr Group. 

We have so many blocks that we needed an extra day to post about them!

Here’s a breakdown of who made what.

First Row (left to right):

  • Amanda Kattner
  • Alyssa Wolney of the Minneapolis MQG
  • Jo Lawson of the Tacoma MQG

Second Row (left to right):

Third Row (left to right):

As a way of giving something back to QuiltCon’s host city of Austin, Texas, we’re going to use the blocks that aren’t selected for this quilt to make quilts for each of the 46 beds at the Austin Children’s Shelter. This will be MQG’s first large-scale charity project and we look forward to both using the many beautiful blocks we received for the challenge and getting as many guilds as possible involved in the process! Participating guilds will receive a package of 7 or more blocks (much like the groups of blocks being shown in these blog posts) to expand into a 68″ X 88″ Twin bed quilt. This can be accomplished by adding blocks, adding negative space, or some combination of the two. The quilts will need to be machine quilted, bound, washed, and shipped to Austin in advance of QuiltCon. MQG will also be interested in hearing about each guild’s process and will feature the completed quilts in a series of blog posts in Spring 2013.

If your guild is interested in this project, please e-mail info@quiltcon.com to let us know.

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Note: It’s important for us to give proper credit to designers. If you used a pattern or tutorial to make your challenge block, but didn’t mention it on the application form, please use the comments below to tell us more about your inspiration. Thank you!

QuiltCon Block Challenge: Angles Both Wonky and Not

This is part of a series of posts about the QuiltCon Block Challenge. From August 27 – September 22, I’ll be posting photos of blocks received for the challenge. On September 24, I’ll start announcing which 20 blocks will be used in the quilt. You can see more photos of challenge blocks in the Block Challenge Flickr Group.

Today’s blocks are filled with angles. Some are wonky. . .

Here’s a breakdown of who made what.

First Row (left to right):

  • Donna McDole-Meyer of the Chicago MQG
  • Rebecca Williams of the Dallas MQG
  • Susan Bagato of the Richmond MQG
  • Mirna Milebato of the Sao Paulo, Brazil, MQG

Second Row (left to right):

  • Shea Werener of the Beaufort MQG
  • Susan Morgan (This block is called Oh, the Places You’ll Go Quilting!)
  • Rene Iannarelli
  • Stephanie Jacobson of the Omaha MQG

Third Row (left to right):

  • Jodi McLaughlin of the Pittsburgh MQG
  • Rene Iannarelli
  • Chris Shippey
  • Stephanie Akorli of the Pittsburgh MQG

. . . and some are not wonky.

Here’s a breakdown of who made what.

First Row (left to right):

Second Row (left to right):

Third Row (left to right):

  • Emily Robbins
  • Emily Vardeman of the Des Moines MQG
  • Michelle Boyd of the Bay Area MQG

As a way of giving something back to QuiltCon’s host city of Austin, Texas, we’re going to use the blocks that aren’t selected for this quilt to make quilts for each of the 46 beds at the Austin Children’s Shelter. This will be MQG’s first large-scale charity project and we look forward to both using the many beautiful blocks we received for the challenge and getting as many guilds as possible involved in the process! Participating guilds will receive a package of 7 or more blocks (much like the groups of blocks being shown in these blog posts) to expand into a 68″ X 88″ Twin bed quilt. This can be accomplished by adding blocks, adding negative space, or some combination of the two. The quilts will need to be machine quilted, bound, washed, and shipped to Austin in advance of QuiltCon. MQG will also be interested in hearing about each guild’s process and will feature the completed quilts in a series of blog posts in Spring 2013.

If your guild is interested in this project, please e-mail info@quiltcon.com to let us know.

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Note: It’s important for us to give proper credit to designers. If you used a pattern or tutorial to make your challenge block, but didn’t mention it on the application form, please use the comments below to tell us more about your inspiration. Thank you!

QuiltCon Block Challenge: Bold Stripes and Woven Blocks

This is part of a series of posts about the QuiltCon Block Challenge. From August 27 – September 22, I’ll be posting photos of blocks received for the challenge. On September 24, I’ll start announcing which 20 blocks will be used in the quilt. You can see more photos of challenge blocks in the Block Challenge Flickr Group.

Today’s blocks all feature bold stripes. Here we have a group of them in all solids.

Here’s a breakdown of who made what.

First Row:

Second Row (left to right):

Third Row (left to right):

  • Louise Gates of the Chicago MQG
  • Pavielle Elan

And here’s a group of blocks featuring stripes that appear to be woven together.

Here’s a breakdown of who made what.

First Row (left to right):

  • Sarah Dobrauc of the Kansas City MQG
  • Lisa Hirsch of the Kansas City MQG

Second Row (left to right):

  • Lisa Hirsch of the Kansas City MQG
  • Therese M. Ramsey of the Kansas City MQG

Third Row (left to right):

  • Sylvia Davis of the Los Angeles MQG
  • Chris Shippey
  • Pam Biswas of the Houston MQG
  • Bonnie Brannen Biciunas of the Triangle MQG

As a way of giving something back to QuiltCon’s host city of Austin, Texas, we’re going to use the blocks that aren’t selected for this quilt to make quilts for each of the 46 beds at the Austin Children’s Shelter. This will be MQG’s first large-scale charity project and we look forward to both using the many beautiful blocks we received for the challenge and getting as many guilds as possible involved in the process! Participating guilds will receive a package of 7 or more blocks (much like the groups of blocks being shown in these blog posts) to expand into a 68″ X 88″ Twin bed quilt. This can be accomplished by adding blocks, adding negative space, or some combination of the two. The quilts will need to be machine quilted, bound, washed, and shipped to Austin in advance of QuiltCon. MQG will also be interested in hearing about each guild’s process and will feature the completed quilts in a series of blog posts in Spring 2013.

If your guild is interested in this project, please e-mail info@quiltcon.com to let us know.

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Note: It’s important for us to give proper credit to designers. If you used a pattern or tutorial to make your challenge block, but didn’t mention it on the application form, please use the comments below to tell us more about your inspiration. Thank you!

QuiltCon Block Challenge: Postage Stamps and Repeating Shapes

This is part of a series of posts about the QuiltCon Block Challenge. From August 27 – September 22, I’ll be posting photos of blocks received for the challenge. On September 24, I’ll start announcing which 20 blocks will be used in the quilt. You can see more photos of challenge blocks in the Block Challenge Flickr Group.  

Today’s blocks all feature repeating shapes. This first group includes postage stamp style piecing and other groups of small squares.

Here’s a breakdown of who made what.

First Row (left to right):

  • Angela Dufresne of the San Diego MQG
  • Liz Smith of the Bakersfield MQG
  • Janice Mitchell of the South Jersey MQG

Second Row (left to right):

Third Row (left to right):

This second group features repeating shapes other than squares.

Here’s a breakdown of who made what.

First Row (left to right):

  • Ivete Tecedor of the NYC MQG
  • AnnMarie Cowley of the Portland, OR, MQG

Second Row (left to right):

  • Irene Bokman of the Los Angeles MQG
  • Teri Emerson of the Triad MQG

Third Row (left to right):

  • Barbara Mars of the Milwaukee MQG
  • Lily Gonzales-Creed of the Austin MQG

As a way of giving something back to QuiltCon’s host city of Austin, Texas, we’re going to use the blocks that aren’t selected for this quilt to make quilts for each of the 46 beds at the Austin Children’s Shelter. This will be MQG’s first large-scale charity project and we look forward to both using the many beautiful blocks we received for the challenge and getting as many guilds as possible involved in the process! Participating guilds will receive a package of 7 or more blocks (much like the groups of blocks being shown in these blog posts) to expand into a 68″ X 88″ Twin bed quilt. This can be accomplished by adding blocks, adding negative space, or some combination of the two. The quilts will need to be machine quilted, bound, washed, and shipped to Austin in advance of QuiltCon. MQG will also be interested in hearing about each guild’s process and will feature the completed quilts in a series of blog posts in Spring 2013.

If your guild is interested in this project, please e-mail info@quiltcon.com to let us know.

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Note: It’s important for us to give proper credit to designers. If you used a pattern or tutorial to make your challenge block, but didn’t mention it on the application form, please use the comments below to tell us more about your inspiration. Thank you!