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!
This is amazing. I love your fabric choices.
That's awesome!! I agree. Fabric choices are spot on.
So cool, Jean! Excellent fabric choices!
Oh wow. I so love this. Like I’m not even kidding. Love it!!
Thanks, Connie. I am thinking of turning the kitchen into a chicken coop, lol. Not really, but I have a watercolor I painted of two roosters that may end up in there, a tea cozy with retro chickens on the fabric, an old chicken feed sign I bought at an antique store one, and I could finish up some mini-rooster-wall hangings from those patterns I mentioned before. Now do you think I ‘m off my rocker? Oh, just remembered...among those 80 projects is a kit for a small wall hanging of a rooster among sunflowers. Hmmm, might need a bigger kitchen. Lol.
The roosters were one of the hardest ones to do. SO MANY PIECES!!! This turned out awesome and is another great example of how the frienship star sashing can add to a quilt.
Beautiful! Will you keep this or gift it?
Sure wish I had been in that swap...love those roosters.
Also can’t remember if I posted my finished snowmen
This one turned out so great! I missed out on this one. Didn't sign up quick enough!
Look at you go girl!!! Great job! I need one ofvyou long armers to bring your equipment and move in to my garage. Lololol.