Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Challenge Quilt - Building Blocks Tuesday

Today for Building Blocks Tuesday, I thought I would share the block I made for the Michael Miller Challenge through the Modern Quilt Guild.

MQG Michael Miller challenge

The block is a modified Small Dahlia block from EQ7.  I made a sample block (which is still unfinished), and modified the center.  This challenge has challenged me in several ways.  First, the block is difficult. Second, the challenge only gives you fat 1/8 ths of the challenge fabric to work with, and I was really stretching it to finish the block.  You can add a solid or another Michael Miller print to complete your quilt.  I went with the solid, but I've seen several other people add multiple solids and multiple other MM prints.  I guess it all depends on how you interpret the instructions!

 It is still a work in progress, but it is getting there.  Here it is all stitched in the ditch.

MQG Michael Miller challenge quilt in progress

Fingers crossed I don't mess up the rest of the quilting!

Anyone else going to QuiltCon?  Registration for guild members starts today, and I'm hoping to get into a class or two.

What blocks have you working on?  I would love to see.  Link up your fabulous blocks.  You put a lot of hard work into them - show them off!  This free linky will stay open until the first Monday of next month, but I will repost it every Tuesday until a new month starts.

Quilter in the Closet


1) Please link up only to the page in your blog showing your wonderful blocks, not just the blog homepage.  Flickr pictures are also OK.
2) Make sure to put your blog name as the description so people know where they are going or the name of your block!
3) Please grab my button and post it in your blog post or sidebar.
4) Visit other linky participants!

Thanks for reading!



  1. I'm so impressed with this block. So far the quilting looks great.

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  3. jen this is amazing -- great job

  4. wow, that is loooking super tedious!

  5. I think I have block envy - just gorgeous!!

  6. Wow, did you machine piece this?!

  7. That is stunning and I love the solid turquiose/teal you've used for the background xx

  8. Wow! Your block is awesome, I absolutely love it! I love how the flower is highlighted with the ditch stitching.

  9. Wow. This is amazing... and a little intimidating. I am finishing up my challenge quilt at the moment and I am in awe.

  10. Wow! Your block is stunning Jen, well done!

  11. What a pretty block! love it! I'm still scared of piecing round things i guess..


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