Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
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.
Mary anne -* snowman blocks into runners.
Connie - finish quiltalong , snowpeople swap.
Wilma - snowmen and Christmas blocks. **
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.
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!
Count me in. I’ll let you know next week the quilts I intend to finish in the first quarter.
I'm in. I may have to light a bigger fire under my butt, but I need to get these UFO's done.
Hey, thats what this is for!!
Kathy you crack me up. LOL Can you torch me too?
Well, this is just my thing. I have a goal as it is. No won't say because then others will be bothered by my OCD personality. Count me in for First Quarter. Now you want to know which ones I need to finish right?
1. Fall Block Swap blocks
2. Pumpkin swap blocks
3. Block Lotto swap
4. Snowman MQP block swap
5. Winter QB block swap
6. 9 patch swap block
7. HST with The Quilt Show swap
8. 5" charm square swap
9. Under the Sea swap blocks.
Yep, addicted to swaps.
O.k. Beth. Lolol. Your OCD doesnt bother me. If anything it makes me want to push harder.
I found 14. Lolol. I can NOT find all of my 9 inch swap blocks! So i am hoping i unbury them at some point. I started gathering them as i ran across them and put them all in one tote. But some of the 9 inch are just gone!
Make that 22. Sigh....
I do not even dare count.
A lot better than 81!
Beth you forgot the sewing themed swap. Didnt you do the dresses too?? Keep counting.