Thursday, October 25, 2012

Stone Soup Challenge

I've been program co-chair of our guild chapter this year (Foothills Quilters).  One of my responsibilities was to create the yearly challenge.  This year we did a "Stone Soup" Challenge.  What is that you ask?  Well, whoever signed-up to participate received a packet that contained an appliqued toy block, a 9-patch block, a nickel square, a fat eighth, and a strip of rick rack.  They were to use a recognizable piece of each item, add their own fabric, and create a quilt.  This year we coordinated the challenge with our charity chair, Mary, so had the gals make children's quilts.  I made up a few too many packets in anticipation of the challenge, so decided to turn them into quilts, rather than have them sit here as orphan blocks.  So, you guessed it, I made more than one quilt for the challenge.  Below are pictures of the appliqued toys that each person chose from, a picture of one of the packets, and the three quilts I made for the challenge.  Following those pictures, there are pictures of all of the quilts the ladies made for the challenge.  I was so pleased with the amount of participation.  What a fun time we had with this challenge!

Toy Blocks

Example of Packet

These are my three quilts:

These are the quilts the other Foothills Gals made:




Linda H's




Mary Ann's




Group Picture:

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