Favorites from the Madrona Road Challenge!

Onwards by Casey York (Tied for Favorite)


Untitled by Iara Ferreira from Bragança, São Paulo, Brazil (Tied for Favorite)

Quilt da minha amiga Iara

Recently I had the most difficult task of picking my favorite project from The Modern Quilt Guild / Michael Miller Fabrics Madrona Road Challenge. There were hundreds upon hundreds of amazing entries and more are still pouring in even though the official deadline has passed. I am so thrilled that everyone is still finishing their projects and I plan to keep looking through all of them as they come in.

I honestly didn't know where to start and I wrote a little about my dilemma. Lindsay from ellesquare responded with her blog post

Steal This Quilt

. To quote her, "In short, I wish I'd made it and I want to steal it. I want it. I will take it and hide with it for years in an underground cave, and then after I lose it in a game of riddles, I will follow a pair of tricksy hobbitses through the gates of Mordor only to jump into the fire of Mount Doom to be with it forever. My precious." Thank you so much Lindsay!

So that is how I started to bring my numbers of favorites (hundreds) down to something I could work with (dozens). When I had a workable number of favorites I asked myself, would I jump into the fire with it? I'm a total geek, so you can see how this post really resonated with me. When I was all said and done, I had ten that I couldn't let go of... and I had two top pics that I completely could not separate. I loved them both for totally different reasons and I wanted to pick them both... and fortunately,

The MQG allowed me to do just that


Above are the two I could not separate from being my favorite. Below are in no particular order of awesomeness. Click on the photos to see their Flickr streams. Again, thank you SO MUCH to everyone who participated in the challenge.

Buckles and Belts by Linda (Flourishing Palms)

Madrona Road Challenge

Madrona Road Scrappy Stars by Terry Aske

Terry Aske - Madrona Road Scrappy Stars - 34 x 42 inches

Untitled by mb slinko

Madrona Road front 4

Madrona Road Challenge Quilt by Irelle (Jibberish Designs)

Madrona Road Challenge Quilt 005

Projective Plane of Order Four by moonbrightinjune


Untitled by Lindsay (ellesquare)

Madrona Road - finished! (54x54)

Madrona Road Challenge Quilt by Anne (anne @ play-crafts {asdesigned})

madrona road challenge quilt - 48

Sweet Dreams by Disentangled

Sweet Dreams - 10X35

Amazing, right? The Michael Miller QuiltCon booth choices are all

posted on The Modern Quilt Guild blog

- those were all high on my personal list as well! And with more entries still coming in, I foresee at least one more post soon :)