QuiltCon Block Challenge: Quilt Back

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.  

For the quilt back, I decided to spice things up with a few more of the challenge blocks.

The blocks were made by (left to right):

The rest of the back is Kona Jade Green and Kona White.

I’ll be posting more photos of the finished quilt tomorrow!


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.

17 thoughts on “QuiltCon Block Challenge: Quilt Back

  1. Thanks for picking my block to be part of the back. It was such a great suprise when I looked at the the website today and saw it nestled in with some other geometric beauties. Elizabeth and the Quiltcon crew, thank you for all the time and effort you have put into organizing, documenting, and quilting up this beautiful collection of talent. I am so glad I didn’t have to help pick out the blocks – if it had been up to me we would have a gigantic quilt that everyone could get under. Lisa

  2. WOW, what a surprise to have my block added to this wonderful quilt! Elizabeth has done a wonderful job bringing these awesome blocks together representing the modern quilt movement! Our guild is so excited to be part of this opportunity quilt! Thanks!

  3. Reblogged this on and commented:
    What a wonderful and unexpected surprise to have my block design selected for the QuiltCon Quilt Back! Thank you Elizabeth and MQG. The back of the quilt looks amazing!

  4. I am very surprised and happy to see my block on the back of the quilt. It’s the first true quilt block I’ve ever made. Thanks for including it in the quilt. The quilt is beautiful!

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