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Thread: Another Challenge - caution, aggressive!

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    Post Another Challenge - caution, aggressive!

    I just saw another virtual quilting weekend being offered, to get us going on our UFO's. Great idea! I am suggesting another challenge. You know all of those blocks we tag, and bookmark and post-a-note in a book or magazine? Let's make a sampler quilt (lap or what ever size you need - depending on MANY you have put on your to do list - haha) out of those tags. Most of the blocks I have tagged are finished at 12 inches. I bet I have at least 45-50 blocks on my to do list. By using a color pallet of - oh,say no more than 8 fabrics - I bet that I can get an exceptionally nice quilt out of it. Even if the blocks are larger or smaller, I am pretty good at making adjustments to make it a 12 inch block. I do encourage posting of pics, even though I am so very challenged at this. Maybe my friend GagaSmith can help me with that. What do you say? The challenge will be to get your steam on and actually MAKE all those blocks you have been promising to do!
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    This sounds like a great idea. I can't wait to see what you come up with!
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    I had to smile a bit when I read your post. I am about to attach the final piece of border to a sampler quilt that I have been working on for waaaaaay to long. It just kept getting pushed aside. It is king size with 56 unique 12 inch blocks and a paper pieced border (that took much too much time but looks fabulous). I don't think I want to do another sampler quilt right now (or you could say that I was the first to finish!) This puppy is BIG and I need help to get a proper pic so can't post one right now.

    You have a great idea tho. I had a lot of fun, choosing the block designs and trying new techniques. Hope you get a bunch of people interested.
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    Sounds good to me!
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    GingerK, I agree, you are the first to finish.

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    I've had this exact same idea! Then I would have a quilt of all the blocks I loved! Now I just need to start. =D
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    I'm in, I have a sampler quilt I need to finish doing 8-12 blocks and put together. Would this count?

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    It will! I am starting my own today - last night looked at the block patterns to see which one(s) I want to start this weekend. The problem I can see already is .......I am going to keep this or give it as a gift to a co-worker who is retiring!
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    Sounds like a good idea. I keep thinking I should do something with all the patterns I have pinned on Pinterest. Unfortunately I have several projects that I need to get finished quickly. I decided a few days ago to make a wall hanging for my DH for his birthday which is in a week. He has always loved Mail Pouch tobacco barns. I gave him a picture 30 years ago. During a remodel of his shop it got thrown away. Yesterday while we were in the car he was telling me he needs a new one. I have most of it pieced and fused. I am still working out the details and need borders and quilting. I will follow this thread to see all of the pretty projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meanmom View Post
    Sounds like a good idea. I keep thinking I should do something with all the patterns I have pinned on Pinterest. Unfortunately I have several projects that I need to get finished quickly. I decided a few days ago to make a wall hanging for my DH for his birthday which is in a week. He has always loved Mail Pouch tobacco barns. I gave him a picture 30 years ago. During a remodel of his shop it got thrown away. Yesterday while we were in the car he was telling me he needs a new one. I have most of it pieced and fused. I am still working out the details and need borders and quilting. I will follow this thread to see all of the pretty projects.
    Please tell us about the Mail Pouch tobacco barns. Pictures?
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    Great idea....I have 12 months of UFO planned for 2015 (even finished January's on Feb 2nd and am well on way for Fenruary) I will put an "*" on the list that says. Start new UFO making the blocks you mentioned --- kind of like a BOM of new blocks.

    Great idea, thanks

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    Great thought Judy, a NEW block of the month with YOUR OWN blocks! I guess the challenge would be to do one or two a week. Think of doing them on the weekend when there may be a bit more time (haha)
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    This is such a good idea will be waiting for pictures of everyone's blocks and finished quilt. I have mine started because I do make a block that I like when I see it. Guess mine will end up a scrappy quilt.
    I don't know how to do that.....YET!
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    Great idea, I'm in, but since I'm still trying to use up scraps, that's what I'll be using.
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    I forgot to add that for those of us who collect the Quiltmakers 100 quilt block series this is a good opportunity to try many of the blocks. If memory serves they are all 12 inch.
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    Sounds like fun--I'll try to fit it in. I have so many I'd like to try that my quilt might cover my state!
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    I love this idea! I was just thinking of doing something like this too! Thanks for bringing up the challenge!

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    I started a sampler quilt in January, choosing blocks from the book Bella Bella Sampler Quilts by Norah McMeeking. THis is my first time doing serious paper piecing and I have ripped out a lot of seams! Here is the latest one, a hexagon star block along with the other 4 blocks I've done. Hope this fits with the spirit of the challenge since several of these have been skills building for me!
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    RebeccaS, that's going to be reeeally cool.

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    love those stars and the shades of gold
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    Great idea! I was planning to go through more of my bookmarked patterns in a few weeks. This would give me a purpose to organize them. I only have a few magazines but lots of things marked on my computer.

    Thanks for the challenge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca_S View Post
    I started a sampler quilt in January, choosing blocks from the book Bella Bella Sampler Quilts by Norah McMeeking. THis is my first time doing serious paper piecing and I have ripped out a lot of seams! Here is the latest one, a hexagon star block along with the other 4 blocks I've done. Hope this fits with the spirit of the challenge since several of these have been skills building for me!
    Rebecca they are all "mini" quilts in their own right. Love your fabric choices great job on all

    Judy in Phx, AZ

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    I completed 2 blocks today, only 7 more to finish before I can put the project together.Name:  image.jpg
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    Okay 1 at a time of my blocks made. Name:  image.jpg
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    Last block I made. Name:  image.jpg
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