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.


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!

5 thoughts on “QuiltCon Block Challenge: Triangles

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  2. I am absolutely in awe of these blocks. As a relatively new quilter, I was wondering if any of these talented ladies had tips on how to achieve perfect piecing? The blocks are absolutely flawless – something I try hard to achieve – so impressive!

  3. Hello!
    I´m so happy to see my block here! I made it inspired on the sidewalks of my city, as you can see here: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/47805643

    I´ve first started sewing about 18 months ago… and joined the São Paulo MQG in february 2012. For someone who is just starting it´s truly an honor to be side by side with all these amazing quilters!

    Thanks for the opportunity, and best wishes for all fellow quilters! =)

    • We’re going to show as many as possible. If you haven’t seen yours yet, it may be coming later this week. (Many blocks could have fit into multiple categories, so it may not be in the group you would have chosen.)

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