Wednesday, January 27, 2016

PVQA Quilt Fair- Challenge Blocks

Every Year my local guild (Pajaro Valley Quilt Assosiation, Santa Cruz County, California ) offers up several challenges to our membership to produce a variety of projects to be exhibited at the show.  This year my friend Jan organized the Block Challenge and I thought it was a particularly fun idea.
These blocks were definitely improved so I'm linking up with AHIQ Check it out!
Each package contained a 13" square of the blue background fabric with the instructions to produce a block/s that depict something that you would see in your neighborhood.  Additionally the block could be any multiple of 3" in width and height.  So you could make a 3"x 6" block or  6"x 6" or 6"x 9" or 9" x12"  etc.
I decided to make mine 6" x 6".  First I made a house and that was so much fun I went on and made a few more.
I left the 4 blocks seperate so who ever wins them can lay them out however it suits.  I kind of like the 'all in a row' look; but, they look kind of cool all as one block too! 
I'm thinking this graphic approach could really make a nice quilt all on it's own?!  
Very Tempting, but I have a few other challenges to finish for the Fair before I can start anything new!!!!!!!
Cheers, Claire W.

12 comments:

  1. I'm impressed that you are exercising some restraint! Very awesome!

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  2. Love e blocks! You can always come back to it when you have more time

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  3. These blocks are so cute! I like the square trees, and the car is just awesome.

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  4. This piece makes me smile:-).

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  5. The car in the garage is my favorite!

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  6. What a great challenge. You've come up with some interesting views of your neighborhood. And these blocks will be a sure hit with whoever wins them. I think your guild show is coming up soon. Hope to get there. Thanks for linking up with AHIQ.

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  7. You could definitely make a whole quilt using this approach - it's a great idea! I love it. Thanks for linking up with AHIQ.

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  8. Lovely idea and you have such a fun view of your neighbourhood!

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  9. Your blocks are so fun, Claire. I like the colors you used along with the blue. The car is my favorite. And wouldn't blocks like these make a fun quilt for a baby or child?
    Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

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  10. It all looks like so much fun! I especially like the triangle tree...it's just so cute. Well, they all are. Wait, is that my car? lol

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