Thursday, May 17, 2012

QuiltCon Challenge Block

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saw this challenge here and got excited.  I do this a lot with all the challenges out there, but then I think about how many people actually enter and my enthusiasm kind of dies.  BUT – I’ve been wanting to try out Moda’s Bella Solids, which are one of the fabric bundles listed in the fat quarter shop link on the challenge website AND – the blocks that don’t win will be made into charity quilts, which I wouldn’t mind being a part of. 

so I bought this bundle (at fat quarter shop)

(and used their photo, which I hope is OK because they photograph these colors much better than I do)

and started playing with fabrics.  this is the second time this week I’ve ignored deadline quilts and just cut and sewn – and it’s quite liberating.  I spent some time matching prints in my stash to these colors.  I seem to be stuck in print-mode, but tonight it was actually more fun to play with solids.  I can always work on those deadlines – tomorrow… 


  1. Your block is wonderful! Your seams are awe-inspiring too:-)

  2. i love the curves in your block. did you design it yourself? very cool.

  3. great block! and yes, sometimes, taking time to play a little makes deadlines a little more bearable.