Monday, July 30, 2012

Have you heard?

I probably read about this on many blogs recently, but until this weekend, I never really cared much.  What made this weekend different, I'll never know, but for some reason I was compelled to join in the fun.  Perhaps it was because hubby was going to be gone all weekend and I needed something to keep me busy.  (Let me tell you that although I do have my new iPad up and running .....thanks to the Best Buy geek......it's not as much fun as I expected!  I did play Angry Birds for a solid 4 hours on that first day, but even that seemed fruitless for a whole weekend.  Hello!!  lol)

Bet you don't know what I'm talking about, huh?  Well here is the link to my excitement.  For some reason, when a friend mentioned the challenge last week, I could have cared less, but then as the days continued I got more interested and so on Saturday morning I hopped in my car and took off to my LQS for the proper Kona colors.  (I probably had some in my stash, but since I had given my friend my Kona color card when I saw her and my new one with all the new colors hadn't arrived yet, I figured I might as well buy them all.  (Not all of the Kona colors.......EIKES...........just the 10 for the challenge.)  Then I came home and played.  You are allowed up to 3 pieced entries.  (Applique is not allowed.)

I started with this one which finished at 12 by 12 1/2 inches.

QuiltCon Challenge Block #1

Then I moved on to this one.  That ended up to be 10 x 12 1/2 inches:

QuiltCon Challenge Block #2

Did you notice that I didn't use my gray solids for that one?  I thought I'd throw a bit of a mix in there just for fun.  (Besides, I'm really not a gray girl......ugh!  But I do like that print for some reason.)  So, that took care of Saturday.  Then on Sunday, I made this one (which has always been one of my favorites, I must admit!) and it turned out perfectly at just the right size of 11 x 12 1/2 inches.

QuiltCon Challenge Block #3

It sure does look a bit wonky on the picture (don't you agree?), but let me assure you that it is straight.

So what do you think?  Doesn't this look like fun?  I do have some scraps left and for sure there is enough for a block or two, if you want to try too.  I'll even include some white (which, believe it or not, I order in 5 yard bundles.)  If you want more inspiration, go to the QuiltCon Flickr group which is full of gorgeous blocks.  I'll pick someone tomorrow so I can get these scraps off to you pronto.  We wouldn't want you to be late for the challenge, would we???  Enjoy!

25 comments:

Susan said...

Much better than playing games - all weekend. I can easily believe you buy white in large quantities. So bright & cheery - they look great.

SameliasMum said...

Love the 3rd one. Angry Birds is fun but our new app obsession is Cut The Rope. Addictive!!

Ellyn said...

the first block is my favorite! I am a grey girl so you can send me all your leftover greys!

Annie said...

I really like that first block and I REALLY LIKE the 3rd one! I can't believe how many pieces you've stitched into such a small block! Good luck in the contest! I'll be rootin' for ya.

Chelley said...

The third one is my favorite! Love your blocks and love the colors. Thanks for the chance to win some scraps!

Barb and Sharon said...

Although I like all the blocks I do like the purity of block 1 and 3. Block 3 represents you very well. Have fun with your new iPad, I love mine but can't use it to blog with, it won't let me edit or add photos. Blogger and iPad don't like each other. I use it to read blogs and to play Patience, and Word Warp!
Barb@Witsend

Bezdomna Wioletta z Szafy said...

I love all off them, but last one is my favourite! :)

drmithome said...

Try out Are you smarter than a Fifth Grader? I like all your blocks. These colors are amazing.

Leslie said...

All three are amazing. I love the gray print in block #2

Gill said...

Wow! I love them all - especially the last one!!

Cindy said...

Block #1 looks like an artsy free form needle trying to decide what color thread to use. Very interesting.

Well done my friend.

Sami:) said...

I love the first one! So cute!!

Terry@ iluvmybugs said...

Sew pretty!! Love how the colors 'pop' with the white!! TFS

Gmama Jane said...

I would recognize most anything you make without your name even being on it. Lori Holt comes close to your style. You may get tired of me telling you this but I love everything and anything you create!!! Your color choices are uniquely your own...they speak Mamacjt!! I do love Kona and especially Kona White to make all the other colors POP!!
Blessings
Gmama Jane
P.S I used your crayon technique to make some blocks for the Think Christmas Blog Hop! I'm giving you credit for the technique so stop by Aug. 2nd to see what I *colored*.
Blessings
Gmama Jane
Lady #19

Gmama Jane said...

BTW, did you traditionally piece these blocks or do Paper piecing?
Gmama Jane

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

Those are some great blocks!! I can't pick a favorite because I love them all. Am really having fun watching these "solid only" blocks ans quilts pop out here and there...You dont have to be an art student to love color play!!

TexPat said...

I love all of your blocks! Those lovely Kona colors - yum - including the grays! I've become a big fan of white. Really makes all these luscious colors pop!

Nicole H. said...

I love the layout of no.3 and the curves in no.1. How did you do the curves?

Patchwork and Play said...

They are all great but I think I like no. 1 the best! Angry Birds is a real time waster isn't it?!

Teresa said...

Love the colors and the white does make them pop! It is very modern looking. I too, love what you make. Would love some of your white left overs. Wanting to learn color book quilting.

Jess said...

Oh they are fabulous! That last one is perfection - imagine how gorgeous a whole quilt would be!

Elaine said...

I love the second one. Can you believe that I'm actually out of white? I need to start ordering in 5yd increments-- I usually do 2 but apparently I am out... Sigh just when I thought I'd go on a fabric diet! Miss ya, C!

quilt for fun said...

I like block 3 the most. As for the ipad, I LOVE mine - use it for news, checking e-mail, looking at quilt blogs, checking out movie times and reviews, getting a quick answer to just about any question. It's by my side all day. Hope you learn to love yours, too.

piece peace said...

Those are fantastic blocks for QuiltCon!

Cindy said...

eeeeeeep! It is here! I won....and the surprise is wonderful. Thank you Carol.