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Monday, April 4, 2016

When you see the size of your Stash.......You Quilt!

After moving the boxes of stash to Michigan, I am focusing on using some fabric up in 2016.  Luckily for me, there have been several free quilt patterns on the web, and I am enjoying these three:

1) 365 Challenge.....http://www.365challenge.com.au/

Some friends are doing this one also, and there is either a 3 inch or a 6 inch block to piece every day.  I love small blocks and I love pieced blocks, and I love the final version of this quilt, so I am enjoying this challenge.  I post my progress on Instagram (JudyKHansen), if you go there.  I am making these blocks in pink and brown repro fabrics, and usually do a week's blocks at a time rather than one each day.

For example, here is a picture of the seven blocks of the third week of 2016:



2) Splendid Sampler.........http://www.thesplendidsampler.com/

This quilt is all 6 inch blocks, and the blocks are designed by various people, so there are lots of different quilting techniques.  I am using my floral fabrics for this one, and am substituting blocks when there is one that doesn't fit (IMHO) with the blocks already made.  I don't know what kind of setting I will be using on this quilt, but there will be 100 blocks; 2 patterns are issued each week.

Here's the very first block I made for this sampler:



3) Westering Women..........http://civilwarquilts.blogspot.com/

Barbara Brackman's blog is very informative, plus this year she is offering a block each month in 12 inch size, and stories about the women who settled the west.  I am using my stash of plaids for this one, and I like it very much.
After working on 3 inch blocks, it is fun to make a 12 inch block once a month.


Here is March's block:


Are you working on any free Internet blocks in 2016?  These three projects have kept my mind busy and focused on fun as I wait for warmer weather.

Linking up with the usual spots:

Design Wall Mondays   (Here)
Monday Making      (Here)
Oh Scrap    (Here)

9 comments:

  1. No free internet projects but am working on BOM and scrappy blocks in-between finishing UFOs.

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  2. I too am making the Splendid Sampler. I am using Kaffe Fassett fabrics and am making alternates for some of the blocks. Thanks for sharing all your pretty blocks with Oh Scrap!

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  3. I am making the 365 Challenge. I liked the blue and brown version shown on the website so decided to go with those colors. I am really enjoying it. Like you, I am not making the blocks every day. I like your choice of pinks and browns.

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  4. Love all your blocks! Especially your plaid Sweet Gum Tree!

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  5. I have been doing the Westering Women blocks.... the Circa 2016 with Temecula Quilt Co, and the 2016 Free BOM with Craftsy. I have been organizing fabrics to catch up with the 1857 applique quilt with Sentimental Stitches. I hadn't heard of the 365 quilt. It's pretty amazing. Not sure I could work on that small of a scale?? I DO like it, tho... :-) (MaryC from Haslett, MI)

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  6. I am also doing the 365 Challenge. My colors for this are red,black & shirtings. Doing the Splendid Sampler in reproduction fabrics. Temecula Quilt Shop has afree Quilt going on in which we receive a block weekly. Cheri Payne also has a small quilt of 24 blocks & some applique that I'm working on. Kathleen Tracy has a block exchange going on which I signed up for. It's 4' baskets done in reproduction fabrics. Hmmmm--- I think that's it! I have way too much fabric that I need to use up. Donated my huge stash of Thimbleberries fabrics to a womans prison for their use. And why am I going to Paducah?!!!

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  7. My oh my are you busy!! I only started by collecting the Circe 2016 patterns because I told myself not to start another quilt without some finishes first! lol You know how long that lasted, right?
    I did start on the Sweet Surrender quilt and loving it - all the applique and pieced sugar-loaf blocks are coming along.
    Can't wait to see your quilts!!!

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  8. I'm doing the 365 Challenge, Splendid Sampler, Westering Women, and Circa 2016. Fun but not leaving me much time to do my other projects.

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  9. No free internet challenges, I have 3 Baltimores and a Jane Stickle quilt going among my many projects. That is plenty!

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