Challenge quilt for the 2018/2019 guild season


It was my intention to design and write all the instructions for this block challenge. As I got into the process, I realized that I had bitten off more than I could chew. The blocks that will be presented to you each month are someone else’s hard work and we have been given permission to use them. My apologies for any confusion and I hope you all enjoy making this year’s challenge quilt.


It is my pleasure to give you a sneak preview of the guild’s challenge quilt that will start in September. It will be a block challenge with the final quilt to be determined by you. You can do all the 12 inch blocks (16 in total) or make one block many times … you can make a table runner, a baby quilt, a big quilt, whatever, but in the end it must be a “quilt” to be in the running for the prizes. Your final quilt will depend on what you do with the blocks; using sashing, borders and/or setting blocks on point. I will be providing some inspiration regarding these elements as we go along. The fabric requirements are very approximate as each quilter will decide on their preference – scrappy, solids, 2 colours, 3 colours, etc. You will need approximately 9 meters of fabric to complete all 16 blocks. Extra may be required for borders and sashing.

There will be three (3) 12 inch blocks per month in September, October and November, one (1) block in December and two (2) blocks in January, February and March. The instructions for each monthly blocks will be located on the website under the Guild Activities Tab at the top of the page and as a link on the main page (just like the newsletter). You can decide to start in September or you can wait and do them at a later date just by clicking on the tab on the website. All the previous month’s blocks will all be located there, so you can jump in whenever you want. No signing up, no special emails… just easy and fun.

Let’s see how creative we all can be. I hope you enjoy making these blocks and you make it your own and something special.

Have a great summer and see you all in the fall.


Owly Design 2017