QuiltCon Fundraiser Quilt Blocks: Group 3

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.  

Another day. Four more blocks!

It’s so much fun to finally be able to show these off.

Block by Tracy Lewien of the Kansas City MQG

I love the various pieced elements that guide the eye around this block, and I appreciate the thoughtful use of print fabrics.

Block by Mary Walker of the Front Range MQG

This block is 12-1/2″ tall by about 6″ wide, making it smaller than most of the other blocks we received. There’s a lot of interest in those tiny little pieced stacks and I love the ratio of piecing to negative space.

Block by Mona Keegan of the Houston MQG

I love this fresh spin on a Spiderweb block, particularly the fact that it’s been elongated into a rectangular shape and the various wedges are of different sizes.

“Elephant Crossing” by Ruth Beeby of the Bay Area MQG

I love the use of print fabrics here, particularly the careful way they’ve been combined and cut. The asymmetrical zigzag stripe adds a lot of movement and I appreciate the focused color scheme.


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.

3 thoughts on “QuiltCon Fundraiser Quilt Blocks: Group 3

  1. Very interesting use of color & design, wedding old w/ new. Like use of busy new fabrics with calm backgrounds. Lots of inspiration for me as I have so many bolts of of the older patterned solids that need an updating. Inspiring & happy to know the blocks destination. Great work.

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