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!
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.