Madrona Road Challenge

How would you like to have some lovely FREE fabric to play with?

Michael Miller Fabrics teamed with the Modern Quilt Guild to offer local guilds complimentary fabric to use in a challenge of their choice.  We thought this would be a good opportunity to try out some of the inspirations and techniques in the book we are using this year,

Quilting Modern


So – here’s the plan - each participant will receive at least 3 fat eighths of Madrona Road prints and a fat quarter of Kona Snow.  The fabric will be available at the January 12 meeting.  If you cannot attend the meeting but want to participate, call Janet Suber at 423-364-0684 or via email ( to arrange to get your fabric.

Your challenge is to create one (or more!) pieced blocks inspired by one of the “Log Cabin Makeover” techniques described in

Quilting Modern

, pages 65 – 93.

Here are the rules:


Use only the Madrona Road fabrics and Kona Snow.  You will get at least three fat eighths of the prints, and participants can share the various prints with each other. 

      2.  Make your blocks are 12.5 inch square.

3.  P

ress all seams open.

Additional Option:  Make a “pod block” as described in steps 10 – 12 on page 77 (Lilac Crush Quilt).

Bring your finished square(s) to the February 9 meeting.  For each block contributed, a participant will get one chance at winning enough squares for a quilt top.  We will draw for the winner at the meeting.

We will decide as a group what to do with the remaining squares.  Hopefully, we will have enough for another quilt top, and we might want to provide a finished quilt to a charitable organization.  Come with suggestions!