I decided a while ago that I’d like to send something in to the Modern Quilt Guild’s Quiltcon Block Challenge.
I ordered a bundle of fabric in the Challenge colours and drew a small Modern Chevron Baby Quilt pattern that incorporated them all.
To fit the pattern into the block sizing guidelines I needed 1 inch finished squares and half square triangles (HSTs). This made me hyperventilate a little until I remembered Elizabeth Hartman’s postage stamp tutorial.
I gave it a whirl; it took a while but all came together quite well.
QuiltCon block submissions are meant to reflect what modern quilting means to you.
I love me some colour gradations, so I was happy I had some of that action going on in the block (albeit very pixilated).
I love coming up with tutorials and the Modern Chevron quilt has been my second most popular one to date (after the bunting lantern) so it felt right to use that pattern.
Another awesome aspect of modern quilting to me is the online community, both the interaction and the information available. Using Elizabeth’s tutorial to help me make the block was the internet sprinkles on my quilt-block cake.
I still managed a few mis-matched points despite the precision of the method. Oh well, these things happen.
It’s a great challenge (I love working within parameters, sometimes free reign gives me a choice migraine) and really love the way it turned out.
Are any of you quilty peeps sending a block into the QuiltCon Block Challenge?