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Thread: Block a Day Challenge

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    Anyone interested?

    I've made a block a day for the last 3 months. It's only difficult while traveling. The rest of the time, I say to myself, "Self, if you have time for the internet, boobtube or gabbing with Agnes Kravitz, you have time for a block."

    Today's block is from Carol Doak's free patterns page (love her). The ribbon in a heart ornament. Only 3". I made two and tweaked the second block to thin out the bulk. Carol's block looks better (of course, it does!). Here's the good one:
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    Well, You must switch your nose and that is why you are able to make a block everyday for 3 months.
    Especially if you live next to Agnes K. lol lol lol lol
    You need a big old pat on the back for that
    Hope you post some....would love to see them

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    Thank you for posting this, the ribbon block is perfect and just what I am looking for. I am currently working on a photo quilt to give to a young man's mom and one for his new bride . He landed in Afganistan today and this block will be a perfect finishing touch to work into the quilt.
    Rae

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    What a great challenge to set for yourself. I agree too...If I didn't spend so much time on the computer I'd get LOTS more sewing done.

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    I haven't thought of Agnes Kravitz in years,
    You made Me laugh ! thank's :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by raedar63
    Thank you for posting this, the ribbon block is perfect and just what I am looking for. I am currently working on a photo quilt to give to a young man's mom and one for his new bride . He landed in Afganistan today and this block will be a perfect finishing touch to work into the quilt.
    Rae
    That's why I found it! My soldier is going to Afghanistan. I need to make a couple dozen deployment blankets so I thought about a block a day. And, here we are. :0) Connecting Threads, and some other places, have a larger Ribbon block in their free section. Also you can take six Contrary Wife(!) blocks and position them into a Ribbon block.

    I love Agnes Kravitz but she does go on. Poor Abner.

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    I admire anyone who can commit to and stick to sewing a block a day! My hat is off to you.

    Now...would someone PLEASE tell me how to get off the computer and spend more time sewing! another addict here

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    Y'all can go on pretending you're not crazy type A's who love a block a day. I know better.

    Today's block is from fatquartershop's Pennsylvania Dutch BOM. 12".
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    I love this!!! While I can't commit to doing a block each day (I have 3 high maintenance kids, lol), I really like this one. I have some autistic awareness fabric I'd like to use!!

    Thanks

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    Wow! One a day! That's great!

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    Jane, 4.5" B4 block.

    Also did B6 and three alphabet blocks using bold modern prints as the background and Butterchurn and Cheddar repros as the letters. Smoking!
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    Nice blocks.

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    2" Friendship block with sashing. I don't see very well so anything under 3.5 inches is pretty exciting. Imagine an entire blanket of 2" blocks!
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    You rock

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    Thanks! Love your avatar.

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    Another 2" block with sashing.
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    A block a day will keep you busy! :) Like your 2" block!

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