2024 Quilt Challenge


Any quilt pattern that gives the illusion of curves, circles, or waves.


  • Any size
  • Any fabric/fabric combinations
  • Up to 3 quilts

Not allowed:

  • No curved piercings such as Drunkards Path, New York Beauty, or Wedding Ring and Orange Peel
  • No embroidery (by hand or machine)
  • No applique of any kind
  • No embellishments
  • A quilt you’ve done in the past; all quilts must be made during the challenge period

No matter what your skill level you can do this. Illusion Quilts With a Curve all have straight line piecing.

Here are some ideas to check out (definitely not a complete list):

  • Bargello
  • Curved Log Cabin
  • Storm At Sea
  • Snails Trail
  • Swoon

This is a quilt challenge not a quilting contest. The challenge is to expand on a skill or learn a new one. There are 4 key elements to consider:

  1. An accurate 1/4″ seam
  2. Squaring up elements for “perfect” intersections
  3. Color choice
  4. Pattern

We urge you to go outside your box–we’re sure you will be happy with the results.