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. **
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.
Melanie. Lonley hearts runners. Christmas blocks and t shirt quilt.
WILMA - SNOWMAN blocks and Christmas quilt, gifts and T shirt quilts.
FOURTH QUARTER: OCTOBER -DEC.
Carla - finish quilting my fall quilt.
Bind my Christmas quilt.
Bind Annas quilt.
Work on another set of blocks of my choice.
Connie- quilt pumpkin quilt. Dresses and Christmas blocks into tops.
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!
Still working on the Sunbonnet Sue, but almost done. Taking great care because it is special. Have gotten more done on the Chicken quilt from 1999, now that's progress. Finally getting Bird blocks together, remember them! Dresden Plate blocks are together and sandwiched. Doing pretty good and it's only the beginning of February.
Carla, hope all goes as you want at the doc' today and you'll be up and running full time before long.
Thank you. And way to go!!! Getting something worked on from 1999 must feel great!
Wishing you well Carla!
Beutiful quilts ladies!
I’m just peeking in now and then. I got off track with a couple of quilt alongs and a request for 3 table runners. Hoping to get back on track soon.
Its easy to do! I bet you can tuck a finish in there somewhere! And thank you!
I have my Kyoto Garden quilt on the frame and it is about 1/2 quilted at this point. I started quilting it on my Dream Machine, but I bought my longarm a couple of weekends ago and am using that quilt to learn some ruler techniques and some prostitcher methods.Since it is for my bed, my husband and I will sleep just fine under it, even with all the imperfect quilting.
I have made all of the string blocks I need for my Jamestown Landing quilt (I think) and have pieced about half of the star and connector blocks from my pile of HST's. I think I had 950 made, and I hope that is enough. If not, I will need to cut some from my scrap pile with my accuquilt and HST die.
I started a new project with a friend of mine, we are doing Bonnie Hunter's On Ringo Lake mystery from last year. Mine is not going to be very scrappy and I have replaced some of her colors for others.
Under the Sea needs borders but I am not sure what I am going to do exactly, so that is back in the box for now.
I have Glacier Star and Wedding Star tops that will need quilting if I ever get Kyoto Garden quilted....Think Glacier Star is next on the frame.
And hubby and I have a cruise coming up at the end of the month, so no sewing then! Think I have enough to keep me busy?
Wow, Chris! Impressive. And bet you are looking forward to the cruise.
Wow!!!!! That is quite the achievement already!! Way to go!
Here is the wedding quilt. I hope to quilt another next week. I’m off to see my Marine who gets a quick trip to the U S. I haven’t seen him in 2 1/2 years
It is beautiful, Connie. Enjoy your visit. That must be hard to have to wait so long in between.
Yes it is. He lands in 7 1/2 hours not that I’m watching the clock. Lol