Saturday, November 28, 2015

Let's Book It Progress for November 2015

Sharon over at Vrooman's Quilts has been sponsoring the Let's Book It Challenge the last couple of years as one way to encourage quilters to use all those wonderful books and magazines we buy, drool over, but somehow never manage to actually make something from them.  

Sharon was going to stop the challenge after this year due to poor participation in the linky party, but then decided earlier this month to keep it going next year. I've been playing along with the Let's Book It Challenge, but the project I've been making has been my leaders and enders project so progress has been slow and I don't often link up, so one of my 2016 goals is to do better on having some type of progress to post each month.  

Thankfully, there is good progress to post this month on Poinsettias, my year long Let's Book It project.  I finished off all the block and sashing parts earlier this month. 

  

Now that all the pieces are made, I can start putting the blocks together.  

Poinsettias By Judy Blok for the December 2013 issue of
American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine

This is the top three rows of one quilt block.  The last two rows are over at the sewing machine waiting to be sewn together.  There are 25 - 4.5" blocks that go into each Poinsettia block. That makes for a lot of seam matching, so block assembly has been slow going, especially as I'm still using this project as my leader and ender project.  As soon as I clear out a couple of other projects it may get elevated to the main project on the design wall and my number one priority in terms of getting it finished.  For now, it's still progressing slowly which is better than not at all.  I have another leaders and enders project lined up, but I don't want to start something new till I finish off a couple more quilts.

Check out Vrooman's Quilts for more quilts by the book.    

6 comments:

  1. This is coming along at it's own pace and is going to be so pretty when it's done.

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  2. Slowly but surely those pretty blocks are appearing!

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  3. That is going to be a fabulous pointsettia block!

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  4. Kate, it's going to be gorgeous! I wish I had known about the challenge as I have had a number of finishes from old books this year. I will definitely participate in 2016!

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  5. Ooh, love that block! That is going to make a gorgeous quilt. it's funny you should mention the Let's Book It because I just started a quilt and was going to post there the next time I could.

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  6. Nice work! The quilt will be gorgeous no matter how long it takes.

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