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Saturday, February 9, 2013

MADRONA ROAD CHALLENGE BLOCKS






These were the fabrics in my packet for the Madrona Road Challenge Blocks that my Modern Quilt  Guild is participating in.
Fabrics were provided by Michael Miller Fabrics.
 
Our challenge was to use these fabrics in as many blocks as possible made in a wonky log cabin style that was introduced in our program book,  Quilting Modern, written by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen.
 I made two blocks.



We will turn these in to the chairman of the Challenge at the February meeting. 

TIP OF THE DAY:

A little tip I have when you make blocks that you will be sharing with a group and blocks that will be handled several times before use is to back them with Freezer Paper.  This keeps the edges from fraying and the Freezer Paper can be peeled away when it is time to sew the blocks together.


 
 
 

I had enough fabric left over to make these little "pods".  These are great little fillers or they can be used in a border for accent.
I offered a tutorial on how to make the pod blocks on this site.
January 18, 2013
 
 
Our Modern Quilt Guild is so much fun!!!  We are growing in membership and having lots of good sharing of ideas in our meetings.
 
-sandi 

8 comments:

  1. Oh Sandi the blocks are wonderful and the cute pods will be a great addition. Can't wait to see them all. Thanks for the tip on the freezer paper. See you soon.

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  2. Wow. I am so excited about my blocks as well. It really is a fun group and I am enjoying the challenges. It keeps me going. Thank you for all you do and share.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Bren. Glad you are enjoying this guild.

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  3. So much fun! I love the pods. I've never seen those before. That would be a great little block to use when putting together those "orphan blocks" to help even them up! Good ideal Sandi!!

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    1. Glad you liked the pods. They are a wonderful idea for any filler spot you might have. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. It was a wonderful meeting this morning! There are so many talented gals in the group...and they're always eager to share. I'm so glad I found the ChattMQG!!

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    1. I am so glad you found ChattMQG too!

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