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.....

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.........

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..........

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)