QuiltCon Charity Quilt: the assembly.

My part of the QuiltCon Charity Challenge is done and ready to ship to Pam in Florida for quilting:

QuiltCon ready to ship

The colors from everyone’s blocks worked well together. I struggled with deciding where each block should go. The assembly went smoothly, though. It’s a very happy quilt top, and I can’t wait to see the finished quilt.

Thanks to Rene Creates for sending the batting and to Shelly Recicar for sending extra white fabric which I used, with some of my stash, to make the backing:

QuiltCon Charity Backing

Now I have to finish the quilt I’m doing for the Michael Miller Spring Cotton Couture Challenge. It is going to be a challenge to get it quilted and finished by the November 30 deadline. Back to work.


QuiltCon Charity Challenge: the process.

Awhile back I agreed to work with individual members of the Modern Quilt Guild to create a quilt for charity.  The challenge was to use their color palette and to use alternative grid design. The color palette they suggested we use: white, light gray, chartreuse, burnt orange, sky blue, cerise, and deep turquoise.

A MQG member organized the bees and assigned individual members to a regional “bee”. I’m in Southeast Region 4 which includes quilters from Delaware to Florida.  Around the first of October we received an email from MQG with everyone’s emails. One of the group members, Jennifer Price, set up an account with doodle.com and a poll to determine what date and time we could all meet in a teleconference. We got together on the phone on October 10. There are 8 of us in this quilting bee.

One of the quilters, Paige Alexander, suggested a design using a post about Jackie Gehring’s guide to Variable Framing. Five of the quilters agreed to make four blocks each with one of the blocks having a “star” design. We would use white as the frame/background for the blocks.  Cheryl Brickey created a flickr group for us to post photos and discuss our progress.

I agreed to assemble the blocks, which measure 18″ by 18″ finished, and they have started to arrive:

QuiltCon mail

Shelly Recicar from Boca Raton, Florida created these blocks:

Shelly's Block


Paige Alexander from Easley, South Carolina created these blocks:

Paige's Blocks

Cheryl Brickey from Greer, South Carolina created these blocks:

Cheryl's Blocks

When I have the quilt top assembled, I’m going to create a quilt sandwich and send it to Pam Chamberlain in Miami, Florida to quilt. She’s then going to send it to Jennifer in Delaware to bind and finish, mailing it to MQG for display at the upcoming QuiltCon convention in Texas. The deadline for submission is the first of January 2015.

We will then give the quilt to a charity. We haven’t decided yet on which charity.  The process continues.