QuiltCon Block Challenge: Scrappy 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 post is all about scrappy blocks! All of the blocks in today’s post include little bits of multiple fabrics, including lots of print fabrics.

Here’s a breakdown of who made what.

Block A = Amanda Whited of the San Diego MQG

Block B =  Mona Keegan of the Houston MQG

Block C = Lauren Jonkman of the Pittsburgh MQG

Block D = Monica Cuartero of the Philadelphia MQG

Block E = Susan Holland

Block F = Heather Lott of the Portland, OR, MQG

Block G = Mary Walker of the Front Range (Colorado) MQG

Block H = Amy Verne of the Baltimore MQG

Block I = Bonnie Damron of the Los Angeles MQG

And here’s a second group of beautiful, scrappy blocks.

Here’s a breakdown of who made what.

Blocks A & F = Stephanie Jabcobson of the Omaha MQG

Block B = Gina Konopack of the Pittsburgh MQG

Blocks C = Melanie St. Amant of the Emerald Coast MQG

Block D = Lauren Jonkman of the Pittsburgh MQG

Block E = Amber Wilson of the Portland, OR, MQG

Block G = Melissa Lytle of the Kansas City 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.


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!

2 thoughts on “QuiltCon Block Challenge: Scrappy Blocks

  1. I need to credit Sharlene Jorgenson’s book Miniature Crazy Quilt as a source of inspiration for my block. I made a quilt using her book years ago, and lost the book, but based my quiltcon block on that quilt. This weekend I found the book again, so now I know who to credit.

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