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):
- Tamara Howard
- Lisa Hirsch of the Kansas City MQG
- Jan Myers
- Carol Turznik
- Andrew Montejo of the Los Angeles MQG
- Pamela Gavin of the Bakersfield MQG
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.