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.


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!

4 thoughts on “QuiltCon Block Challenge: Curves

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  2. I’m so glad you took time to post all of the INCREDIBLE blocks that were created. These are going to make some AMAZING quilts! I’m also really glad I’m not you all – it will definitely be tough to choose just 20! Good Luck!

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