WIP Wednesday: The MMQG Challenge

Back in June, the President of the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild had the idea that it would be fun to put together a small exhibit of modern quilts in the Montreal area.  The goal of the exhibit would be to showcase modern quilting, educate the public about modern quilting and maybe even recruit some new members for the Guild.

Before we could put on an exhibit though, we needed quilts.  So we issued a challenge to the guild members:  make a small quilt inspired by one of the design elements of modern quilts.  We could choose between improv, negative space, minimalism, asymmetry or alternate grid.

I chose negative space.

I pinned a number of chevron quilts recently...  There's something about those zig zags that I really like.  So I pulled a charm pack in nice bright colours and paired them with some Kona Snow to make 4" HSTs.  

The members of the MMQG will be showing off their quilt tops at the next meeting.  I cannot wait to see what everyone else came up with.

Now that this quilt top is done, I will be spending most of the coming week working on the two hockey quilts for my nephews.

Linking up at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.





  1. How pretty, Izzy! The zig zags are a great choice for a modern quilt. Your guild sounds like a fun group of quilters.

  2. Very pretty, looking forward to seeing how you quilt all that -ve space! Linda

  3. I can't wait to see what you will do for the quilting in the negative space. I'm sure it will be great. I love simple quilts like this.

  4. Would love to see the exhibit. When will it be?
    I'm considering joining MMQG myself but worried that I'm not 'good enough' to join a guild... thoughts? nbrisse@gmail.com


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