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Monday, March 21, 2016

Blocks on the Go, Quilts on the Grow: January and February blocks complete!

As if I didn't have enough craziness going on in my life, I started a new quilt-along: Blocks on the Go for Quilts on the Grow.  It's a quilt-as-you-go project where you turn over your backing pieces to become your sashing/binding.  I'm a fan of the red-black-white combo, so I thought it'd be fun to try it here. 
There are 52 blocks, so I got to chopping up some of my Art Gallery Fabrics Pure Elements fabric--this project will use up half of the bolt!
Silky smooth red <3
A friend at my local quilt shop graciously agreed to let me use her backing and batting acrylic templates, so I had a marathon cutting session at our EPP club one night:
That's what 52 pieces of backing and batting look like!

The blocks themselves are English Paper Pieced, which is still my favorite.  Now for the reveal!
Block 1, Marie:

Dear Stella stripes with MM Cotton Couture solid

Machine quilted.  FMQ in the sashing, straight line quilting inside.

Block 2, Carol:

Dear Stella stripes.  I <3 them!

Machine quilted.  Straight line quilting inside, FMQ in the sashing.

Block 3, Sarah:

MM Cotton Couture solid, and fabric from my stash.

FMQ machine quilting throughout.

Block 4, Lorraine:

MM Glitz and MM Cotton Couture solid

Machine quilted: FMQ throughout.

Block 5, Caroline:

MM Glitz, and MM Cotton Couture solid

Machine quilted: FMQ throughout

Block 6, Dolores:

Dear Stella stripes

Machine quilted: straight line quilting inside, FMQ in the sashing.

Block 7, Maureen:

MM Cotton Couture solids, stash fabric in center

Machine quilted: FMQ throughout.

Block 8, Marena:

Dear Stella stripes, MM Cotton Couture solid

Machine quilted: Straight line and FMQ throughout.

And my favorite part--let's see how they play together!
I hope the super-bright Florida sunshine didn't wash these out too much!
And some views from the back:

Thank you, Katja, for another wonderfully inspiring quilt-along!  I'm still working on my Millie, but maybe I'll keep up a reasonable pace on this guy.  I'm not ashamed to say that I've managed to impress myself this time.  I love the fact that it's such a great project to practice my free motion quilting on, so I am super motivated to get this one done.  Thanks for looking--until next time, God Bless!


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