WELCOME TO THE 2019 BLOCK BUSTERS FIUP CHALLENGE!

This challenge will last all of 2019!!! It will be broken into 4 quarters :

 FIRST QUARTER :JAN. - MARCH

Carla - quilt valentines quilt top and one other swap block  top either pumpkins or Christmas. *Finish the Snowman blocks into a top. 

Jean - quilt Under The Sea top.

Anna 

Mary anne -* snowman blocks into runners.

Connie - finish quiltalong , snowpeople swap. 

Wilma  - snowmen and Christmas blocks. ** 

Kathy 

Beth

Chris - 

Lisa

Carri - *

Melanie K. Sgt peppers, tourquoise and choice of  swap block 

SECOND QUARTER: APRIL - JUNE

Carla - quilt two quilts. Assemble another set of squares.

Connie-  pumpkin patch, butterflies and roosters.

Wilma - snowman 

Jean- under the sea quilting, sew butterfly top, sewing themed quilting.

MaryAnne - snowman runners, start under the sea, sewing blocks.

Chris - jamestown landing, under the sea, green argyle , diamonds jubilee strips. 

Melanie - forward 1st quarter goals..

Beth - bird swap.  Hst swap      heart block swap

 THIRD QUARTER:JULY - SEPT.

Carla- quilt two quilts. Assemble another set of blocks.

Connie - quilt pumpkin top. Dresses and christmas patchwork blocks into tops.

Chef - wedding quilt completed

Chris - green bargello, ringo lake

Quilt glacier star, a keeper quilt and finish wedding star.

FOURTH QUARTER: OCTOBER -DEC.

 This challenge will have ZERO swapping in it. It is strictly created to try to get some finishes on our swap blocks!  You may join in at any time and you can finish any number of quilts  or other projects you wish in each quarter but the hope is to complete at least one each quarter! 

Here is how it works:

* sign up quarterly. This will prompt you to have accountability!

*make goals!! Be willing to post your goals each quarter and do your best to follow through! 

* choose your blocks for the quarter! It can be blocks we have swapped or even ones you have just had setting around forever! 

* be prepared!  Whether it is scrappy or perfectly chosen have it ready to go. Choose a setting! 

*share ideas to help others move forward! Sometimes the hardest part of this is deciding on a setting. Let's help each other by sharing ideas!

* be prepared to post progress and hopefully pictures if you are able! 

* the main goal is to get all the way to a finished quilt!! Binding and all! Or if you prefer you may use the blocks to complete some other project such as table runners, place settings or bed runners. 

But even if you are only able to get to the quilt top stage at least it's not a pile of blocks!!

             ************** HAVE FUN!! *************

This is the main thing! When it stops being fun you stop making progress! Lets keep it fun. You never know I may add prizes in here at some point! 

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If you would like to sign up for a finish for the first quarter let me know!! I will add your name. 

Remember! You are working at your own pace! You may be able to finish more than one project in a quarter especially if you have a long arm machine and can fit in your projects! 

Hopefully by year's end you will have 4 completed quilts using your past swap blocks!!

As you know, I am in, Carla.  Better say all quarters. :-)

O.k. Jean thats great. Just remind me at the beggining of each! This will be a good thing!

Signing up! I would like to finnish one quilt made from swap blocks. Not just the top but the whole quilt finnished, quilted and labeled. I know slow go, just one quilt, but I have some life stuff happening. It will be a realistic doable goal for me and still leave space to work on other projects or swaps. This will give me something to look forward to.

Thats great Anna!

II'm in for the first one Carla - Lord knows I have piles of blocks from our swaps to get done........

Sign me up...two for first quarter:

1.  Snowman quilt.  Finished to gift to my sister for her birthday on January 7.

2.  Finish Christmas blocks, which will be a bedrunner.  Actually two...one fir a king, other a queen.  Started it right after the swap and here it sits.

I am thinking of the snowmen first too since its still nice and wintery.  :)   

Wilma i'm glad you mentioned bed runners because i meant to add that other projects are also included in this block buster.

Yes, I want a bedrunner for each season.  Original plan was one for each month, but I know that will not happen...at least not for awhile.  I like the idea of table runners/toppers and placemats also.  I may even do some lap quilts for donations to local memory care areas.  People in wheelchairs are always chilly and a full quilt is just too large.

Very good ideas. One of the quilt shops here does wheel cair quilts. Its awesome.

Good plans, Wilma.  I need to start making smaller items.  These queen sizes are very time consuming.

Good goals girl.

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