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!

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