QuiltCon Fundraiser Quilt Blocks: Group 2

This is part of a series of posts about the QuiltCon Block Challenge.  You can see more photos of blocks submitted for this challenge here, and in the Block Challenge Flickr Group.    

Today we have four more beautiful blocks that look great together! These blocks will also be included in the QuiltCon Raffle Quilt.

“Wonky Cross” by Rebecca Williams of the Dallas MQG

I love this composition. The gray cross over the top of the colorful piecing adds interest and movement.

“Building Blocks” by Dayna Harris of the Westport, CT, MQG

The tiny squares in this block really sparkle against that vibrant red-orange background. I love the asymmetrical columns of piecing and the judicious use of the gray and white squares.

Block by Charlotte Jean Hatch of the Houston MQG

I love this unusual pyramid block – particularly the spacing between the rows of triangles. Beautiful work!

Block by Susan Kephardt of the San Diego MQG

From Susan: “This block is inspired by the Googie style of architecture that once was so common in Southern California.”

This is a lovely composition that is very well-crafted. I love the shapes and the architectural inspiration.


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.