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    Old 11-22-2014, 07:46 AM
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    Default Affairs of the Heart by Aie Rossman QAL

    This quilt-a-long will follow the book “Affairs of the Heart” by Aie Rossman. We will start collecting fabrics in December and begin the making the quilt in January of 2015. No patterns will be published or shared during this event. You must purchase your own copy of the book.

    Our goal will be one block per week with every fourth week off for catch up. This also gives us a month at the end of the year for catch up or to sandwich and quilt. There are 36 blocks, make as many or as few as you like.

    [TABLE="width: 885"]
    [TR]
    [TD]Jan 4 - 10[/TD]
    [TD]Block 1[/TD]
    [TD]Mar 29 –Apr 4[/TD]
    [TD]Block 10[/TD]
    [TD]Jun 21 – 27[/TD]
    [TD]Block 19[/TD]
    [TD]Sep 13 – 19[/TD]
    [TD]Block 28[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Jan 11 - 17[/TD]
    [TD]Block 2[/TD]
    [TD]Apr 5 – 11[/TD]
    [TD]Block 11[/TD]
    [TD]Jun 28 – Jul 4[/TD]
    [TD]Block 20[/TD]
    [TD]Sep 20 – 26[/TD]
    [TD]Block 29[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Jan 18 - 24[/TD]
    [TD]Block 3[/TD]
    [TD]Apr 12 - 18[/TD]
    [TD]Block 12[/TD]
    [TD]Jul 5 – 11[/TD]
    [TD]Block 21[/TD]
    [TD]Sep 27 – Oct 3[/TD]
    [TD]Block 30[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Jan 25 - 31[/TD]
    [TD]Catch Up[/TD]
    [TD]Apr 19 - 25[/TD]
    [TD]Catch Up[/TD]
    [TD]Jul 12 – 18[/TD]
    [TD]Catch Up[/TD]
    [TD]Oct 4 – 10[/TD]
    [TD]Catch Up[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Feb 1 - 7[/TD]
    [TD]Block 4[/TD]
    [TD]Apr 26 – May 2[/TD]
    [TD]Block 13[/TD]
    [TD]Jul 19 – 25[/TD]
    [TD]Block 22[/TD]
    [TD]Oct 11 – 17[/TD]
    [TD]Block 31[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Feb 8 – 14[/TD]
    [TD]Block 5[/TD]
    [TD]May 3 – 9[/TD]
    [TD]Block 14[/TD]
    [TD]Jul 26 – Aug 1[/TD]
    [TD]Block 23[/TD]
    [TD]Oct 18 – 24[/TD]
    [TD]Block 32[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Feb 15 - 21[/TD]
    [TD]Block 6[/TD]
    [TD]May 10 – 16[/TD]
    [TD]Block 15[/TD]
    [TD]Aug 2 – 8[/TD]
    [TD]Block 24[/TD]
    [TD]Oct 25 – 31[/TD]
    [TD]Block 33[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Feb 22-28[/TD]
    [TD]Catch Up[/TD]
    [TD]May 17 – 23[/TD]
    [TD]Catch Up[/TD]
    [TD]Aug 9 – 15[/TD]
    [TD]Catch Up[/TD]
    [TD]Nov 1 – 7[/TD]
    [TD]Catch Up[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Mar 1 - 7[/TD]
    [TD]Block 7[/TD]
    [TD]May 24 – 30[/TD]
    [TD]Block 16[/TD]
    [TD]Aug 16 - 22[/TD]
    [TD]Block 25[/TD]
    [TD]Nov 8 – 14[/TD]
    [TD]Block 34[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Mar 8 - 4[/TD]
    [TD]Block 8[/TD]
    [TD]May 31 – Jun 6[/TD]
    [TD]Block 17[/TD]
    [TD]Aug 23 – 29[/TD]
    [TD]Block 26[/TD]
    [TD]Nov 15 – 21[/TD]
    [TD]Block 35[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Mar 15 - 21[/TD]
    [TD]Block 9[/TD]
    [TD]Jun 7 – 13[/TD]
    [TD]Block 18[/TD]
    [TD]Aug 30 – Sep 5[/TD]
    [TD]Block 27[/TD]
    [TD]Nov 22 – 28[/TD]
    [TD]Block 36[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Mar 22-28[/TD]
    [TD]Catch Up[/TD]
    [TD]Jun 14 - 20[/TD]
    [TD]Catch Up[/TD]
    [TD]Sep 6 - 12[/TD]
    [TD]Catch Up[/TD]
    [TD]Nov 29 – Dec 31[/TD]
    [TD]Catch Up[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]

    Please DO post pictures of blocks in progress or finished blocks, ask questions, give advice, and generally commiserate with your fellow quilters while we attempt to achieve this rather lofty goal. Be supportive and encouraging, and most importantly HAVE FUN!

    Please DO NOT share the pattern (we MUST respect the copyright of the author), be critical or discouraging.
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    Old 11-22-2014, 09:26 AM
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    Thanks for setting this up. I'm looking forward to doing this.
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    Old 11-22-2014, 01:55 PM
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    Me too! I'm so excited that I've gotten such a positive response from everyone here. I've already got my fabrics. [ATTACH=CONFIG]499905[/ATTACH]
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    This is going to be such a great challenge, I'm looking forward to doing it. I have things pretty lined up, I hope..lol
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    I've been wondering how this was going - not sure if I'll be doing it at this time, but will for sure follow along!
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    Ooh - I'm excited! I've got my book, sorted out what size I'm making the blocks and now I'm waiting on the backing fabric I ordered. Can't wait!

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    now to dig the book out & get ready to start. This is going to be fun!
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    Got the book ....and some ideas for fabric ! Should be a good one. Thanks for organizing this - the best way I can really thank you is to actually participate to the fullest.
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    I've put my wish list in to Santa for the book! Now if I can get to the fabric store for some yummy fabric...and stay on target with the blocks. LOL! I've drooled over this design so much the keys on my keyboard stick! Thanks for organizing.
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    I just told my kids about the book too. I have problems with the black background fabric though. Mine always winds up with white cat hair all over it. I normally use Kona from Joanns. Anyone have any good ideas for a nice black that doesn't wear fur well. Is Moda any better? Another brand? Or is it just the nature of the beast? Love the batiks though.
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