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.
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.
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!
Thank you Carla.
Chris, that is beautiful! Love the quilting. Longarm? The colors are stunning!
Thank you Melanie. I did use my longarm, with pro-stitcher to quilt it. I used a ton of scraps but somehow still have a ton more...that pile seems to be never ending.
I swear the scraps breed whenever we aren’t looking,
I am back from vacation. Kenya and i took my Aunt on a week long vacation where we camped at Kenya's house but each day we did something our Aunt wanted to do. She has terminal cancer so we wanted her to do some things while she is still able. It was a great week and she was thrilled. Now back to quilting!
Glad you had a chance to hang out with your aunt and Kendra. Is this Kendra’s mom?
No. This is an Aunt from a different cousin that passed away a couple of years ago. This Aunt lost her entire family to cancer and now she has it. She is my dads sister and Kenya's mom's sister.
Some of that happened to one of my aunts. She became a widow when her kids and I were under five. Then when we were in early 20’s her son died of ALS. By the time we were in our 30’s her daughter died of a rare syndrome that caused her to need many operations and finally lose her kidneys. My poor aunt lived into old age. Life is strange isn’t it?
Sounds like fun Carla. I have to say that it is pretty quiet around here without you.