Kona Charm Pack Challenge - LAMQG (Guest Post)

This is a guest post written by the lovely Alissa of Handmade By Alissa & co-author of Block Party - The Modern Quilting Bee, published by C&T Publishing (May 2011).

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The Los Angeles Modern Quilt Guild was so thrilled when Robert Kaufman generously offered to sponsor a solids challenge with all of the different Modern Quilt Guilds!  We jumped at the chance to take part. 

In LA, we decided to go with the "dusty" palette charm pack. We announced the challenge at our January meeting and the results were shown off at our March meeting, giving us two months to complete a quilt.  Everyone who wanted to take part in the challenge was given one charm pack and from there we were allowed to add only ONE additional solid fabric for the quilt top, and one more for the binding. 

We all had so much fun working with the wonderful solids!

The whole guild with their quilts.We thought it would be really fun to have a few prizes for the challenge so we passed out ballots and the whole guild voted! 

Best of show was a tie!

Best of ShowThese quilts were made by Chris and Andrew.  Isn't it amazing how they seem to work as a series?  Both winners picked Ash as their background fabric!

Other amazing results:
Wonderfully improv pieced by Jane who cheated a bit by adding two fabrics!


Made By Kelli who appliqued on all of the lovely butterflies.

Ramona made these amazing cathedral windows - can you imagine the time she put in??

You can check out all of the quilts that all of the Modern Quilt Guilds are making in this flickr group!  Looks like there's countless beautiful modern quilts out there being made with the Kona charm packs!