A-B-C Challenge

A-B-C Challenge
A-B-C Challenge


  • 100% cotton fabric
  • 100% cotton thread


  • Machine pieced blocks



  • Year: 2012-2013
  • Size: 66.5”x58”

Quilted By:

  • Colleen Granger



This quilt was made in conjunction with Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild members as part of a challenge started in 2011.

Each participant made 1-2 blocks, whose names started with the designated letter of the alphabet, each month. In December 2012, we were to bring the finished tops to the group to show. Our intention was to show the finished quilts as a group at the San Mateo County Fair in 2013.

Most of the blocks were made from patterns in the Around the Block series of books. Blocks include:  AAir Castle – Around the Block Again, pg.27, BBasement Window – Around the Block Again, pg.32, CCake Stand – Around the Block, pg.41, DDouble 4 Patch, EEva’s Delight – Around the Block Again (pg.60), EQ 7, FFlock of Geese– Around the Block, pg.61), GGlacier Bay – Around the Block Again (pg.68), HHovering Hawks – Around the Block, pg.76), IIndian – Around the Block, pg.77, J Jewel Box – Around the Block Again, pg.104, KKing’s Crown Around the Block, pg.80, LLincoln – Around the Block Again, pg.84 , MMay Basket – Around the Block, pg.86, NNorthwind – Around the Block, pg.91, OOcean Wave – Around the Block pg.91, PPeace & Plenty – Around the Block, pg.97, QQuilt in Light & Dark – Around the Block Again, pg.99, RRolling Stone – Around the Block Again, pg.104, SSimple Flower Basket – Around the Block, pg.108, TTrue Blue – Around the Block pg.118, UUnderground Railroad – Around the Block, pg.120, VVariable Star – Around the Block Again, pg.119, WWampum Block – Around the Block, pg.122, XX Quartet – Around the Block, pg.127, Japanese X (from Badskirt tutorial via Doodles and Designs Friday Reveal), YYankee Puzzle – Around the Block, pg.128, ZZipper – Judy Martin website, 2003, http://www.judymartin.com/Images/2003augBOM.jpg

The fabrics were solids from the Art Gallery Pure Elements line and Zoe Pearns’Sweet Nothings (C5005) from Riley Blake Designs)