Thursday, June 7, 2012

BAMQG Block Challenge: Deadline Near!

Have you designed your block yet? Made it?
Like the QuiltCon Block Design Challenge, we are having a BAMQG Block Design Challenge.

For the local challenge, we are asking you to duplicate your Quiltcon block submission in the Bay Area Modern colors of orange and teal.  If you need to brush up on the QuiltCon challenge guidelines, you can find tons of info here, here, and here.  Solids and prints are both great to use.  If you would like to use solids, we recommend the following shades:

  • Kona:  School Bus, Orange, Jade Green, Bahama Blue, White, Medium Grey, and Coal.
  • Moda Bella:  Turquoise, Orange, and Robin's Egg Blue, White, Slate, and Charcoal (no really good match for light orange)
  • Art Gallery Pure Elements:  Burnt Orange, Fresh Water, and Tile Blue (no really good match for light orange)
  • Free Spirit:  Peach Blush, Caribbean Sea, and Jade (no really good match for dark orange)
Please use whites & greys for your neutrals, rather than creams or tans (just like the QuiltCon block).  See the above banner for a visual of the colors.

You can make up to 3 blocks for this challenge.  Some people have mentioned that their QuiltCon block design doesn't translate well to the reduced number of colors in the local palette.  While it's great to get a 2-for-1 deal, it's also fine to modify your design or create a new one.  Be creative!

We will show our challenge blocks at the July meeting (although if you are running late, we will only heckle you a little if you bring them in August or September).  The submissions will be used for a fantastic (and still to be determined) guild project. 
No blocks will be returned!

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