QuiltCon Block Challenge: Diamonds and Other Angles

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 blocks in today’s post all include angles of some kind. Some have diamonds, some have stars, and some have triangles. All of them look fabulous together!

Here’s a breakdown of who made what.

Block A = Connie Hudson of the Austin MQG

Block B = Cecile Choi of the Los Angeles MQG

Blocks C and G = Susan Holland

Blocks D and H = Beth Copeland of the Houston MQG

Block E = Patty Villarreal of the San Antonio MQG

Block F = Zonetta Glenn of the Orlando MQG

Here’s a second group.

Here’s a breakdown of who made what.

Blocks A and G = Melissa M. Fontanese of the Pittsburgh MQG

Block B = Doris Brunnette of the Des Moines, IA, MQG

Block C = Laura Pearce of the Austin MQG

This block is inspired by a Native American symbol for friendship.

Block D = Marilyn Butler of the Kansas City MQG

Block E = Lucy M. Radatz

Block F = Patty Villarreal of the San Antonio MQG

This block is called This Way To QuiltCon.

And, today, we have a third group too!

Here’s a breakdown of who made what.

Block A and F = Debbie Maddy 

Block B = Leona McCann of the Bay Area MQG

Blocks C and E = Sally Keller of the Houston MQG

Block D = Lisa Holk of the Kansas City MQG

Block G = Jody Sullivan of the New York Metro MQG

Block H = Bobbi Brekke 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.


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!

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