WIP Wednesday-QuiltCon Block Challenge

My fabric is washed and pressed. I have some designs drafted. After two failed attempts at completing a block for the QuiltCon Block Challenge it has come down to the wire. I need to have something done and in the mail in seven days. I plan to start cutting and sewing tonight. Let’s hope I’ll have something to show you by the weekend.

I purchased all three fat quarter packs of the QuiltCon Block Challenge fabric offered by three manufacturers.  First, the Michael Miller Couture Cotton. I love the silky hand of this fabric and the colors are nice. Next, the Robert Kaufman Fabrics Kona Solids. This fabric is heavier and the colors are gorgeous. I can see why so many quilters are gaga over this fabric. Last, the Bella Solids from Moda Fabrics. I like the hand of this fabric, but wasn’t wild about the color choices. This has been my first time working in all solids and I guess I am a little intimidated. It’s good to challenge yourself, right?

Just for the record, here are photos of my rejects.

And that is what I have in progress at the moment ~ Lora

15 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday-QuiltCon Block Challenge

  1. Wow, I think the “rejects” are beautiful!! You’ll have no problem making something even more gorgeous and fun in the next seven days. Happy sewing! 😀

  2. Your rejects are winners. I just purchased my first batch of Cotton Couture and love them. I’ve only worked with Kona before and a bit of Bella which I liked too. It’s fun to explore with solids – enjoy.

    1. Thanks for this post! I am just starting to build up my stash and haven’t rlleay considered solids. I’ll be on the lookout for the Kona at Joann’s (I get a teacher discount there on top of coupons nice!) Thanks also for sharing where you purchase your fabric online. That’s very helpful. Love your work!

  3. Wow! thanks for all your kind comments. I may have to rethink the rejects. Actually the triangle one is not the correct size, I may remake a version of it. The squares block is not up to par, quality wise (you just can’t see all the problems). I may remake a version of this one also. However, I do have some other ideas in mind. I’ll have to check the rules to see how many blocks I can submit.

    1. They are so fun all piled together! I tend to get Kona sodlis because I can buy them at my local Joann Fabric’s and use the 40% off coupon that comes every week in the Sunday paper! Hey if I save a few bucks there, I can put that extra cash away for my next trip to the LQS!

  4. Wow, thats a lot of solids. how nice and orgnziaed they are now:) i always get so crazy over the prints when i buy fabric that i forget how important a selection of solids is. i need more. i love all your quilts! i am working on one right now and i am free motion quilting every other square. i can only do a few squares a night because it makes all my muscles tighten up, ha. truly, it makes me so nervous, hoping that will change with practice.

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