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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

I have a new idea for a "Sew Along"

You can tell that I have completed my major project, when I start looking for new things to do.  Just recently I had a request from a couple of magazine editors for something they could commission.  First place for me to look is in my UFO boxes!  It would be nice to get  a few things out of the boxes, completed, and a few dollars into my secret sewing account.....you all have one of those, don't you?

I did find a few things I would like to finish, but not necessarily ones that could be published.  Do you have a heap of odd blocks?   I do, and have come up with a plan, and I am going to let you share it, and join along if you like.  Many years ago, one of the first quilts I saw, and admired greatly was one of those "odd block" quilts.....where you add blocks together randomly, and somehow they all match, and look fabulous.  I want one of those!

This is the plan............each time I will show a collection of blocks that adds up to 12".  That might be one 12" .......or one 8" plus, a few 4" blocks,.......... or nine 4".......or any combination there of.  When the time comes to put them together they *should* all fit as the governing size is 12".  Do you get it??

Pictures help.....this is an 8" block, with five 4" blocks, and together they make 12" when all sewn together.  There will be some pieced blocks like these in the photos, and some applique (as that is what I found in the mystery boxes).

If I get enough people, who might want to join in, then I will post the instructions here on my blog.  I am trying to work out how I can do that as a "click on" side bar thing, but if I can't work it out, then it might be just typed in like this.  I am hoping to do one a week.

Are you up for the challenge???

Footnote......I just worked out how to do it as a "side bar" link!  Happy!


  1. It does sound interesting! I am all ears...

  2. I like this idea. I need a spark. Something to get me sewing again. This might be it.

  3. Sounds like fun! Is the side bar link up? I can't find it.

    1. It is there now....top RHS. Took me a bit of fiddling to make it work. After all, I am a quilter not an IT worker. Everything I do is by trial and error. Wendy

  4. I'm in! It sounds like fun! Hugs,

  5. Oh dear another project... but if it uses up scraps and orphans it would be great, I know i have a box full of HST's all ready to throw at something like this

  6. Great idea! Looking forward to seeing the end quilt top!

  7. I would love to join in esp. if it uses orphans and scraps, as Sheila said :)

  8. Sounds interesting but I am not sure if I have enough blocks.