Friday, March 30, 2012

Kona Solids Challenge Reveal!

The ECMQG finally had the much-anticipated reveal of our Kona Solids Challenge quilts at our March meeting. Out of the 14 people that took on the challenge, we had 9 finished quilts. Two people brought in their WiPs, and we had a couple people who couldn't make it to the meeting.  Back in December, we received the Brights Charm Pack.  During the reveal, a few people questioned whether or not we all had the same colors in our charm packs.  Of course, we did, but it's amazing how different everyone's quilts turned out, despite starting from the same place!
Here's Melanie's star using lots of half square triangles


And Daryl's WiP


Cindy's cute fishy WiP, inspired by a quilt that was made by a friend for one of her kids


 Another great HST quilt brought to us by Marcy


Gina's "Dashing" quilt


Kira's amazing swirling hexagons


Betty's Tetris-y quilt


This is the beautiful quilt that Kathleen made


Kassie's heart quilt, made in honor of her and her husband's 10th anniversary


Yet another HST quilt by Kelly S.


Last, but not least, Kelly B's Rainbow cross quilt


And here's a group picture with (almost) everyone!


As everyone was revealing their quilts, we heard several times that this really was a "challenge."  A lot of us had never made a quilt using nothing but solids, and some of the colors were out of our comfort zone.  But that's the beauty of this particular challenge - it pushed us to try something new, and the results were beautiful. 

A special thanks to Robert Kaufman for providing not only the charm packs for the challenge, but also FQ bundles to hand out as prizes.  We're a new guild, and a little late to join in all the Solids Challenge fun, so we're very thankful for the opportunity!  If you want to see what other guilds who participated in this challenge have created, check out the Flickr group.

3 comments:

  1. Yippee! So (sew) much fun seeing the beautiful designs everyone created with "just" a little charm pack. I was definitely inspired by the quilts shown today and by the talented ladies who put them together.

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  2. Wow!! There were some real beauties in there! I'm glad you didn't make a tetris quilt, too. :) I'm tempted (in my spare time?) to buy another charm pack and try again. Maybe keeping this one? :) Hardy har har. Maybe in 2015. :)

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  3. Fabulous inspiration here - thanks for sharing!

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