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Thread: anyone still working on the 365 quilt challange?

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    anyone still working on the 365 quilt challange?

    anyone still working on their 365 quilt challenge? I started in January of 207., and I'm hanging in there. keeping up pretty good. I sewed my center together, and now i'm working on all the 6" blocks. This challenge made me learn how to make fast 8 HST's, and it is so much easier after I learned how. how's everyone else doing?

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    sorry, I started in jan 2017.

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    Started mine last Sept, and the first few weeks did well, 7-9 per day, so thought I'd smash this in 6 months. Mostly I'd only saved a pic and cutting measurement so a lot of the blocks were put together a different way and took more time. Quite a few just came out the wrong size and had to be re-done. Now I have 15 - 6" blocks to finish the light border but haven't had the urge for sewing for several months now - so it just sits - waiting, till my interest returns - if it ever does. Family issues seem to have taken over my time since starting the quilt, and I tire too easily. This is what I have done, plus the pile of 6" light blocks. not a great photo...
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    Except for about 4 weeks I took off for a shoulder replacement, I have been plugging along. when I started back up, i'ld do the current days, then l of the 'missed' blocks. Yes, life gets in the way and somedays I have to do three. yours looks really good. I'll try to get a picture of my center. finished just like yours. only mine is blue-ish.

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    I started in 2016 and stalled at the point where you start making 6" blocks. I think it's late March. I wish I could get back to it.

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    I'm still saving each block each day- have been so wrapped up in family ( stuff) it seems like for over a year now, but am making progress at catching up on UFO s and late commitments. Very soon I think I will be able to start making blocks. In the meantime I watch others come together and stay inspired. I keep collecting the blocks knowing someday I will be ready. Some projects seem to take me 5+ years to get to but once I do I get them done.
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    I too stalled in 2016...downloaded the blocks until June. Just resubscribed so I can play catch up with the blocks...I love small blocks and really want to finish mine! Some day....
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    kudos to those of you doing the 365!!! (I don't have the guts....stamina....or patience!!! LOL) Please all can you post pics on how far you've gotten to now? I'd luv to see your quilts! Gay, looks really good, can't wait to see more!!!

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    I just started in February. I love the center block. Have I missed it if so can someone direct me to where it is?

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    Tearing along, here are a couple 6" blocks. I'm doing mine quilt as I go, have about 30 of the blocks bound, I've always starched my fabric before I cut, but have found with these small blocks a double starch helps

    and if a block is not per pattern, I'm still happy to use them. the bottom I titled Land of the Misfit Blocks.

    the middle one has 62 pieces for a 6" block.
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    365 quilt

    I'm still working on mine. Sometimes all you need is a little bit of sewing a day to get your fix, this quilt is good for that.

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    today's block. I have almost nothing in my stash that works for fussy cuts, this little piece came in a box of scraps, I've been waiting for the right spot for it.
    No, I'm not doing blocks in order of date, I let a few blocks stack up while I'm binding blocks
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    I did mine last year, but it's still waiting to be quilted.
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    Here is the link to Cathy's top: https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...y-t284890.html

    Here are my January and February blocks: https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...y-t277779.html

    I haven't taken pics of any of March's blocks.

    There are other threads with people's progress, but we were never able to make a single thread stick because the structure of the challenge didn't mesh with the QB rules.

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    thanks for posting the link to the pictures, I thought I had them posted somewhere . . .

    I personally gained a lot of confidence about piecing doing this quilt top. It was a lot of work but in the end I'm glad I did it as now very little "freaks me out" when I look at pictures and consider if I could do it. And after all those 3" blocks, anything that is using 2" or larger pieces seems very easy to work with.

    I did start modifying some of the methods as I got more comfortable and found what I preferred (don't like covered corner method) and found I preferred to use my "easy angle" and "companion angle" rulers when I could, instead of the methods shown. My piecing experience level was pretty low when I started, and I feel it improved significantly.

    I didn't worry a lot of perfection as I considered this a skill building challenge. And the way things go together, it does not matter if you've got cut off points or stuff like that, as you won't notice them in the end result. It might be a lot harder for someone jumping in at the middle since they blocks do start off simple and work up to more complicated piecing. I found that by the time I got to a block that looked scary, I'd already done enough similar, simpler ones that I felt I could tackle it.
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    I started in Jan of 2016 and did very well keeping up until about July when life got crazy. So my plan now is to pick up this year in July and see it through. I printed out most of the blocks for July - Dec last year. Does anyone know if there are changes this year, or will the blocks be the same? It doesn't really matter to me, just curious if there are any differences this year.

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