Category Archives: MQG Challenge quilts

Long Time Gone Progress

These are the March blocks for Long Time Gone by Jen Kingwell.  Several members of our Mount Battie MQG are working on this quilt and have divided the blocks so that we only have to do a few each month.  This is the third installment and I love these little 3.5 inch churn dash blocks.   I made the 9 patch block and was happy–then I read the directions and they called for 21 blocks all together.   Cute, but a lot of work to do these tiny squares.    20180326_191614_001

Coastal Quilters, a chapter of the Maine Pine Tree Guild, issued a challenge last June at our final meeting before summer break.  We were all given a paper bag with 3 coordinating fat quarters (all donated by the members and I have to say, the group who organized this did a good job of coordinating the assortment that was received).   20171231_160008I got fat quarters of the 3 fabrics used in the square in the square block.  I ended up two 5 inch blocks short of the green fabric, put a call out to the members and it turns out the fabric was donated by our president who fortunately had a bit left so I could finish my quilt!   I had the stripe in the sashing in my stash and knew I’d find a use for it someday!  Now it awaits a baby to use it.

Went into my  fabric/craft storage area to try to clean it up a bit and organize–but found too many distractions and ended up playing instead.   Anyone else have the same problem?  My intention is to see what I can donate to our local guild chapter’s auction later this year.  It is the major fund raiser and has been very successful.   I have a few months to get this done–have to keep myself on track next time and not get distracted by all the pretty things and potential projects!

Hope to have another finished  project to take a picture of soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MQG Michael Miller Fabric Challenge

I belong to the Mt. Battie Modern Quilt Guild and took the Michael Miller Fabric Challenge offered by MQG.   Participants received 5 fat eights of  fabric and were challenged to make a quilt using some of these fabrics and any MM Couture solids.  I chose to do improv cross blocks, something I really enjoy making.   My finished piece measures about 24″x24″ and I machine quilted it on my Janome 8900).   Best thing of all is that the challenge quilts will be displayed at QuiltCon in CA in Feb 2018!!!    This is the second challenge I have participated in with MQG and I have enjoyed both.  This is called “Cross Roads”.

The top quilt is from the first MQG challenge I participated in and it is called “Flying Geese Breaking Formation”.   If I remember right, this was done with Riley Blake fabrics and participants received a selection of 6 fabrics to work with.   Another fun project!

MQG RIley Blake challenge hand quilted Breaking Formation.DSCN0009