Be Inspired | NYC Metro Mod Quilters Cirrus Solids Challenge


Finished Cirrus Solids HST Challenge quilt

We had the opportunity to work with one of our local quilt guilds, NYC Metro MOD Quilters, on a Cirrus Solids HST Challenge. The challenge was to create a block using one of three color combos and using only half square triangles, with an added touch of only one or two accent triangles in the block. The results are amazing! Here is the finished piece of all the member’s blocks, which were jointly arranged and then pieced by Maria Gualdoni and quilted by Rachael Dorr. You can see the 3 winning blocks below (one block from each of the color combos).


Details of Rachael Dorr’s quilting.


Winning block by Andrea Murray


Winning block by Emily Klainberg


Winning block by Nellie Wu


Maria Gualdoni (on left) pieced the top and Rachael Dorr (on right) did the quilting and binding



Gina and Michelle were excited to be asked to be judges for the North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild’s The Land That Never Was block challenge. Wow, what great blocks! It was not an easy choice. But in the end, 3 bubbled to the top and we are excited to share them with you. Congratulations to the winners Jessica Fabula, Aubrey Cece, and Josephine Dakers!

The challenge: create a block using 3 blindly chosen fat 1/8ths of fabric, using only white as a contrast color.