East Cobb Quilters’ Guild Challenge — 2018

Mission Possible:

Three Colors in a One Patch Quilt

Should you accept………

Envelope Packet Includes:

(3) Crayola Crayons

(1)  4” x 4” piece of cloth to “color check” crayons

(1) Design graph paper for your favorite “1 patch” pattern

           Examples: – Square – Equilateral Triangle – Diamond — Hexagon – Spools etc.

Challenge Quilt Size:    Min. 24” x 24” — to —   “Size you Design”

You have two options to Design your Mission Possible Challenge Quilt:

  • Design Option 1: Chart your own design: Use graph paper* provided at sign in to decide placement of color schemes using crayon colors that match a fabric
  • Design Option 2: Color your own fabric for difficult crayon color!

*Remember to copy graph paper in case you change your design.

You have two technique options to make your Mission Possible Challenge Quilt:

  • Option 1:  Hand Piece and Hand Quilt
  • Option 2: Machine Piece and Machine Quilt

Anything is Possible!

Interesting Fact:

Crayola did not invent the crayon.  First crayons were made from a mixture of charcoal and oil and records show that Europe was the birthplace for the modern crayon.  Powered pigments replaced the charcoal and substituting wax for the oil in the mixture made them easier to handle.  In 1902, Binney & Smith invented the Crayola Crayon and started to sell it in 1903.  The crayons are primarily made from paraffin wax and color pigment. The Crayola brand just celebrated their 115th anniversary and today manufacture more than 3 billion crayons each year.

Mission Possible ‘?’s:   Quilting Agent on Duty:   Fran Fister

Missed a meeting, and need a packet mailed to you?  Email Fran at knitnstuff@att.net or call 404-229-6228 for assistance

Challenge Rules
  1. Your wall hanging or quilt will be constructed of 1 patch. The term “1 patch” refers to a quilt assembled by repeating the same shape piece over and over again. Common “1 patch” quilts:  square, equilateral triangle, diamond, hexagon, spools, etc.
  2. Since these patches don’t form a typical square block when sewn together (except the square), you can just simply cut half patches or quarter patches to square top if using the hexagon, triangles, diamonds, spools, etc,  or leave them curved or pointed – its your choice.
  3. The average patch size for one patch designs are generally 2”, 2 ½”, or 3”.  The one patch size you use is your choice.
  4. To participate, you must sign out a packet with Challenge Agent in Charge Fran Fister.
  5. The (3) crayons included in each packet are your challenge colors which will create your actual design. A recognizable amount of the fabric you choose to individually represent your (3) crayons should be apparent, however, you will probably have to add a contrast fabric or two.
  6. When you sign out your packet, graph paper will be provided for all (5) shapes mentioned above to decide placement of color from your crayons.  Remember to make extra copies of paper in case you experiment with designing.  Placement of your color value will be the most important factor in your overall design since all patches are the same!
  7. If you have difficult crayons in your packet, you may have to design your own fabric.
  8. A  4” x 4” piece of muslin is included in your packet to “color check” your crayons. Heat set your fabric between two paper towels to protect your iron and board cover.
  9. The minimum size of the completed “1 patch quilt” is 24” x 24”.  There is no maximum size limit.  You can make a larger quilt/wall hanging up to the size you desire.
  10. There are two options to make your “Anything is Possible” Quilt:
    1. Option #1 – Hand Piece/Hand Quilt
    2. Option #2 – Machine Piece/Machine Quilt
  11. A “Mission Accomplished” label will be provided for the quilting agents that complete their mission. This will be provided at the January 2018 meetings.
  12. Mission Possible Packets will be available at all meetings or by email – Agent: Fran Fister – knitnstuff@att.net
  13. Your quilt must have a hanging sleeve, and a label on the back with your name.  The names will not be revealed until after the voting for the top ten quilts at the January 2018 guild meetings.
  14. Your quilt must be made between January 27, 2017, and the guild meetings in January 2018.
  15. Challenge quilts are due at the January 2018 guild meetings.
  16. Only guild members who are current on their dues are eligible to participate in the challenge.



If you are looking for inspiration for the Mission Possible Challenge, try the book One Patch – Classic American Quilt Collection, edited by Karen Costello Soltys.


Challenge Quilt Voting
  • Guild members at the Friday morning meeting on January 26, 2018 will vote for their favorite eight quilts.
  • Challenge quilts from the Thursday night meeting will be collected and included in voting on Friday morning.
  • Voting will be anonymous.

Each quilt must be accompanied by a typed or printed (preferably not hand written) description of or story about the quilt – what motivated you, why you were inspired by the design you chose. This description must be on paper and include the name of the quilt and its dimensions. One person will read the description/story for each quilt before voting takes place. The identities of the quilt makers entering the challenge will be revealed after voting is complete.

If you have questions, please contact Fran Fister.