Feb 08

Madrona Road Challenge Quilt (107)

*I have made a free paper piecing template and tutorial for this quilt block.


The Modern Quilt Guild hosted a challenge using Michael Miller’s Madrona Road fabric.  We were each given fat eighths of seven different fabrics in the line.  The Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild added an extra aspect by challenging us to use triangles within the design.

Madrona Road Challenge


This is the quilt I designed.  I paper pieced these shapes using the seven fabrics plus Kona Delft and Kona White.

Madrona Road Challenge arrow shape


Here is an up-close look of the shape.  I tried a free motion zig zag quilting design, going along with the triangular theme of the quilt.



Someone commented on flickr that this quilt reminded them of Star Trek and Flying Geese.  I definitely was not intending to make a shape resembling the Star Trek Symbol, just trying to have a little fun with triangles in a new way.

Quilt binding


This quilt was backed with a medium blue Kona cotton (I don’t remember the name) and bound in Kona Medium Gray.

front and back of quilt

The unwashed quilt measures 38 x 42 inches.  It was a fun little experiment.  I didn’t win, but you can see the winners if you click right here.


Thanks for stopping by!







  1. Jenny C says:

    I love it – I had fun playing with triangles too.

  2. Tina says:

    That’s a great shape and a terrific quilt!