Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Let's Book It Challenge - May 2014

It's nearly the end of May and time to report progress for the  Let's Book It Challenge hosted by Vroomans Quilts.  

The challenge is all about pulling out those books and magazines we all adore and actually making something that's in the pages.  Back in February I started working on Poinsettia's Allure from the December 2013 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine.  

Poinsettias Allure designed by Judy Blok
from the December 2013 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting
This has been my leaders and enders project since February, so it's not on the fast track to being completed.  Though the blocks are starting to add up.  

There are 42 half square triangle blocks completed, plus 12 of the other blocks.  I need 72 of each of these blocks for the quilt.  There are 6 different sub-units that need to be made.

This month I started cutting the pieces for Unit 1 and Unit 4.  I'm going to cut the pieces for all the units this month and mix it up a bit.  I'm ready to see some blocks materialize (making just Unit 2 got boring even as a leaders and enders project).  

That's it for my Let's Book It progress.  Check out all the other paper to fabric transformations over at Vroomans Quilts.      


  1. But you are progressing even if in baby steps - a lot of work in this pattern, so take your time and enjoy it.

  2. It's not a race - the rules just say you have to make something from a book you own. I think its coming together nicely!

    I started cutting bits for my new project yesterday about complicated !

  3. Its going to be stunning when it is finished and as its a xmas quilt there is one of those every year.

  4. Oh, good one! Using leader Enders for the units is very good use of stitching time! Someday I'll find myself as clever as you I hope

  5. Isn't leaders/enders a great technique? It's one of the best ways to get big quilts like this done. It's all about eating the elephant one bite at a time!

  6. Oooh! Your leader and ender pieces are pretty! :)

  7. Oooh! Your leader and ender pieces are pretty! :)

  8. I like watching the progress on this beautiful quilt, yep, it's going to take time but it will be so worth it!


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