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
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!
My latest UFO - it was a row by row but it depicts a scene on the way to visit our daughter - She coordinated the row by row for her county and it was a great trip - this one will hang in her office and I will bring it home to her in a few weeks. The flowers on the left are the Alberta Rose, above it the Alberta Flag and the scene is the Battle River Train thru the county of Forestburg - Albertaa few weeks.
Mary-Anne, this is lovely!
thanks Jean - I am sure she will love it - at least I hope so!
How could she not? She’ll definitely love it.
Wow. I love it. I’ve had two of my previous safe family children this weekend for a visit to give the grandmother a break. I know why we have children in our twenties and thirties and not my age. Lol
yup I hear ya - going home for 10 days in Feb so see Grandson - and the fam - but yes - getting too old to chase em around but glad they have young parents to do that part LOL...........Can't wait to give him a big hug! Now that you got your kid fix over - back to quilting LOL - I have been down for 2 days from my asthma an gave myself a break but have a few more days to get back at it
Mary-Anne, that's a true of art!
Thank you so much Riana
This is such a nice row. Love the colors and fabrics. Great job.
thanks Wilma - I loved making this one!
This is just so pretty! Love the detail in the train and the shield. Great design!
Thanks for the nice words! Don't turn your backs because i will be stalking you to see if you are making progress!
Thank you Connie for stepping up. We all need that push to get things completed and that's what this group is about!