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

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. 

 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! 

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Ohhhh...so sweet! What's his name?

His name is Parker Reid. :)

So cute!

How precious:))

So precious. Congratulations 

Oh, how precious, Carla!

Thank you girls!! He sure is a sweety!!

I have finished up my 9 patch swap blocks, my charm square swap, and working on HST swap.  These are swaps from another board that I participated in.  I am working also on my fall blocks swaps.  I was in three of them and I have several blocks.  Trying to figure out what to do with them right now.  I have one idea, but that will only use 13 of them.  Well back to my grindstone.

Y’all post pics as you finish things. I hope I can get to quilting this weekend 

Well I finished my lanai finally. Our puppy went to heaven last week Monday and Dave went into the ICU this past Monday diabetes sure is a beast. I went and sat with him at hospital and he hasn’t improved much. Keeping my fingers crossed they get him stable. Wedding in less than 3 weeks. 

Oh, Lisa, I am so sorry.  Hope Dave is better soon.  And puppies are part of the family... it’s so hard when your furry friend dies.  I will cross my fingers for Dave.  Hang in there.

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