We have this terrific way of making our raffle (opportunity) quilts in our guild. Each year, there are 3 quilts in various stages. The first stage is the block contest. The chair picks a theme and the fabric and then gives us a challenge to make a block for the quilt that meets the parameters and uses some of the fabric provided. During our quilt show, the blocks are exhibited and voted on by the public. The maker of the block that wins the most votes gets a small award and their block gets made into a pin that we sell to members. The second year, the quilt top is put together from all of the blocks, it gets quilted and bound and is presented to the guild at the end of the 2nd year. The third year, it is our raffle quilt and that is also the year the pin that matches the quilt is sold. At the end of the year it is given to the raffle winner. All of the proceeds of our opportunity quilt is given to a non profit charity in Clark County.
This year, the block contest was to make a Kaffe Fassett 8" round block and use some pink grunge fabric that was provided to us. It had to be pieced with no embellishments and only a tiny amount of applique.
Here's the finished block.
And here are all the rest of the blocks that were displayed at the CCQ quilt show in April 2018.
It's so much fun to participate in the guild challenges and to see what every else comes up with. We always end up with unique and beautiful quilts and I can't wait to see how this one turns out.