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Thread: Quilt Along January 2013

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    thanks Rosie!! printed and need to check the stash.
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    Me and my sister are going to quilt along with you. Me from Michigan, her from Oregon. She had not quilted before last october, when she visited me and we made quilts for the grandkids, etc from her mothers clothes. She went home with my Singer 301 and all the supplies she will need to get started. I thought this would be a perfect project for her. Lots of help here. She is signed up for the board, but her screen name escapes me. LOL I have sent her a link so hopefully she will check in soon.
    Onalee Rose
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    I just found this thread and this does sound like fun although I do have a question...you said we're making one block per week, from either easy or challenging, and the third week is catch up? So the fourth week is another block? If so, with 52 weeks in the year and we take out 12 for catch up weeks, that will give us 40 finished 12" blocks? Is that right? So, if I make 2 extra blocks and end up with 42, I will have a quilt format that is 6 blocks wide and 7 blocks down and a finished quilt of 72" x 84"?
    Ronda





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    Hope that's right, that is the way I read it also. I'm going to make both of the blocks and then put them together. These 1st two I did today so here's a pic of my start.....Name:  block of the month.JPG
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    Jaba, your blocks are beautiful. Looks like you have a plan. I am still deciding wethere I want to do this or not.

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    I wanted to do something with this "exploding" fabric, so this is making me do it and......it will be a mystery right up to the end. Hope the reveal will have great results.

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    I'm very interested in doing this as well.. I'm hoping it will give me the dedication I need to actually finish! It will be my first large quilt.

    I've done one baby quilt that never got bound as my dog took a wee on it, and it broke my heart! Another baby quilt got sent to the Downy Quilt for Kids charity.. awesome cause and organization if anyone hasn't heard of it.

    Is the plan for this quilt block-to-block or will there be sashing? I'm going to try and get a friend to do this along with me.. surely we can all manage one block a week!

    I'd like to suggest these two blocks:
    http://www.quilterscache.com/S/ScrapbaggerBlock.html
    http://www.quilterscache.com/I/Inter...ondsBlock.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by frenchfryqueen View Post
    I'm very interested in doing this as well.. I'm hoping it will give me the dedication I need to actually finish! It will be my first large quilt.

    I've done one baby quilt that never got bound as my dog took a wee on it, and it broke my heart! Another baby quilt got sent to the Downy Quilt for Kids charity.. awesome cause and organization if anyone hasn't heard of it.

    Is the plan for this quilt block-to-block or will there be sashing? I'm going to try and get a friend to do this along with me.. surely we can all manage one block a week!

    I'd like to suggest these two blocks:
    http://www.quilterscache.com/S/ScrapbaggerBlock.html
    http://www.quilterscache.com/I/Inter...ondsBlock.html
    I really like that diamond pattern

    Dingle

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    Jaba,
    I really appreciate seeing your blocks. Our holiday is winding down. I hope to sew tomorrow! Dotty
    Dotty in NYC

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    Hi Ronda, this is only going to last about 16 weeks. So it should go something like this:
    Week 1 - Easy and Challenging Block
    Week 2 - Easy and Challenging Block
    Week 3 - Catch up on the first two blocks in the quilt
    Week 4 - Easy and Challenging Block
    Week 5 - Easy and Challenging Block
    Week 6 Catch up on any blocks that will bring you up to date and ready for week 7

    We will do this for about 16 weeks. If everyone enjoys it I will run it again, perhaps with a theme color or something like that. You can choose to do either the challenge block, the easy block or both blocks. It's all up to you. I will be working both blocks (hopefully) and will have more time now to dedicate to this since I just finished my twisted bargello top that I took a class for. Look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with for color combinations.

    Rosie the Wyldwytch

    Quote Originally Posted by rwquilts View Post
    I just found this thread and this does sound like fun although I do have a question...you said we're making one block per week, from either easy or challenging, and the third week is catch up? So the fourth week is another block? If so, with 52 weeks in the year and we take out 12 for catch up weeks, that will give us 40 finished 12" blocks? Is that right? So, if I make 2 extra blocks and end up with 42, I will have a quilt format that is 6 blocks wide and 7 blocks down and a finished quilt of 72" x 84"?
    Grab a bull by the horns and enjoy the ride....

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    Ok, ladies look like some have already started their week one blocks. I won't be posting any new blocks until January 5th since that was when we were going to actually start this up. I will be working on both the easy and the challenge blocks as long as time allows. I just finished a twisted bargello top that I took the first class for and will be taking the second class on January 5th. Tomorrow I will be putting the borders on the top and then setting it aside to work on something else that I need to have finished before I go back to work on January 2nd. Then my next BIG project is a wedding quilt for my nephew who is getting married in April, not sure what I will do for it, all I know is that it needs to fit a queen size bed and I need to use "beachy" colors (pastel blues, purples, pinks, peaches, yellows), what I am sure of though is that I will hand quilt seashells around the border and do some type of nautilus theme on the main quilt.

    Ok, off to go work on a couple mugrugs for Dot and perhaps cut out what is needed for our first two blocks.

    See everyone tomorrow.

    Rosie the Wyldwytch (a very tired one at that)
    Grab a bull by the horns and enjoy the ride....

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    I am going to wipe out my small pieces of Christmas fabric and this is what I made tonight the only main factor will be the polka dot as I happen to have way too much of it in scraps (the yolks cut out of little girls dresses I was gifted the scraps of about 40 dresses). I decided not to pay too much attention to pattern just go with colors as its too easy to want to pick only certain ones this way it all gets used.Name:  block of the month 010.jpg
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    Linda
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    Jaba and Elasabrat your blocks are so pretty!
    Wyldwytch, thank you for clarifying for me! I like the idea of going a shorter time! I just have to decide how I want to do this and what fabrics I want to go with...scrappy...not...controlled scrappy...spring...summer...fall...Christmas...hmm m...guess I best get to busy and decide huh? Will be out of town through New Years, but will be able to catch up quickly when I get home...and maybe I'll find some fabric that needs a new home while we're on our last trip of the year?

    Happy New Years Everyone!
    Ronda





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    i've book marked this. going to try to 'tag along'. we'll see if i have 'follow thru'. i like to learn new things. Chat? that would be a first for me also. thx for leading this.

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    Just talked to sister. She found the patterns and hopefully will get started this week. I hope she posts to the thread too. I am going to get started this weekend myself. Lovely quilt blocks posted so far!! Keeps us all inspired.
    Onalee Rose
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    sewnso its fun to chat with other quilters. I find the postings inspiring and seeing the follow along is really great to keep me going on a project. I distract easily so being sorta on a timeline helps me incredibly. A new block this week? better get it done otherwise its a one day I will do it and that day never comes. I am excited to decimate my little pieces of Christmas fabrics. I think always one day I might use that or its too good to throw away and I stare at the 10 x 4 piece and think what the heck are you going to use it in? THIS PROJECT is excellent for that. Yipppeee!!!! I love you guys by the way. I come home to cats who well dont chat much a hubby who is working or too pooped for company and quilting is my sanity .. coming here is a grand place to be a tiny bit goofy and not worry about the real world too much. I am loving this. I might add a block while I wait for the start of the adventure. they are gracing my sewing table now to keep the yahoo part up with me
    Linda
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    Ok, I am in, finished the first weeks blocks. I opted to do both blocks, am going to end up with 2 throw sized blankets when done. I plan to do "quilt as you go" method so that I can practice some different techniques. My goal in the end is to have 2 throws done for charity.

    This is particular quilt as you go method I am using: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUn8ffH-vh8

    The easy blocks I plan on doing a midnight quilt style,

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    I used the greek key decorative stitch from my machine in black to quilt this, then added some stitch in the ditch around the black areas.

    for the challenging blocks, I plan to do a black/white with orange accents:
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    I used the serpentine with bows decorative stitch from my machine in orange to quilt this, I did it in an X pattern

    Most black/white quilts you see use either pink or red as the accent, I chose to mix things up and used a very bright orange batik.

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    ohhh, i like those blocks. and i like the way you show us how a quilt made completely out of those blocks would look. sounds like this is going to be a real nice time.

    if you ladies are caught up, there is a mystery quilt with the first glue being given tomorrow morning, oh, mid morning, here in michigan , by paintmejudy, i think is her member i.d. it will be in the BOM section. her last one was called 'judys 3rd mystery quilt.' and it turned out realllllly, realllly nice. and fun. she gives a new clue every saturday morning.
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    I love your choices! your quilts will definetely make a statement. I have never seen a blackwhite and orange its going to be fun to watch you complete that. Yahoo more players!
    Linda
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    Carolyn, I love your blocks! I like the blue/black best.. It is very striking. But I also like how you've taken a typically Halloween color scheme and made it not Halloweenish at all!! Very nice work! I am very interested in the quilt as you go method.. But a little scared to try it!

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    I am absolutely loving what I am seeing and now rethinking what and how I want to approach this...hmmmmm

    Rosie the Wyldwytch
    Grab a bull by the horns and enjoy the ride....

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    Well almost ready to post my first block, well as soon as the motivation train rolls through.

    Rosie the Wyldwytch

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    Boy am I a dummy. I can't find a sign up page and I can't find the first two blocks. What's up?
    Learning daily!!!

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    sand344 go to page 4 #39 to get the 2 blocks. Have fun

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    Here you go....
    Easy Block
    http://www.quilterscache.com/F/FancyStripesBlock.html
    Challenge Block
    http://www.quilterscache.com/F/FancyStripesBlock.html

    Hope that helps.

    Rosie the Wyldwytch


    Quote Originally Posted by sand344 View Post
    Boy am I a dummy. I can't find a sign up page and I can't find the first two blocks. What's up?

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