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February 15, 2016

Happy Belated Valentine's Day!

Did y'all have a good weekend?  Mine was very hectic but I still managed to get quite a bit of sewing done.  Let me catch you up on my week.  First up, here are the blocks from last week for the 365 Block Challenge....

365 Block Challenge - Feb Week 2

We are still doing 3-1/2" blocks.  With a few exceptions, these all went together pretty quickly.  Valentine's Day had a bonus block so there are 8 from last week.

Then I worked on my Project 48 block for last week.  These blocks have been pretty quick too.  I really am looking forward to seeing where this goes.

Project 48 - Week 6

Then I finished up the 4 blocks for the Ugly Christmas Sweater QAL.  I am making the 2 blocks Lorna posts each week and adding 2 supplemental blocks using Christmas fabric.

Ugly Christmas Sweater QAL - Week 2

These have been so much fun to make.  Thanks for such a great pattern Lorna!

And finally, The Splendid Sampler has started!  This is a worldwide, 100 block, year-long quilt along.  It was put together by Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson.  There are 2 blocks a week and there are so many designers working together to make it happen!  I've been looking forward to it for a month now.  And the first block was not a disappointment.

The Splendid Sampler Block 1

This one is going to be for my brother and sister-in-law and they have a king size bed so the 6-1/2" blocks were an issue.  I designed a layout to increase each block to 12-1/2" and I am simply loving this first block.  It's a pretty simple upgrade but I'll write up a tutorial this week for those that asked!

And that should do it!  What have you been working on?  I'll be linking up at Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday, BOM's Away at What a Hoot, Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts, Design Board Monday at Bits and Bobs, and with Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt. On Wednesday with Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for our monthly link up showing our leader/ender progress for the last month!
A Quilting Chick


  1. Good on you keping up with all your projects - whew! Good idea with your Sampler solution - I'm sooo tempted to start this project!

  2. Wow! You have been busy. Nice collection of beautiful blocks. Your ugly sweater blocks are so fun!

  3. I sew a few postings of the heart blocks yesterday - I like how you have upgraded yours to a larger size - very nice :)

  4. You are doing so well keeping up with everything. I love the Grinch block on your ugly sweater quilt. So cute.

  5. Your purple blocks are just gorgeous, I really like that little heart one. Your Splendid Sampler block turned out beautifully too. Lots of fun projects in your sewing room.

  6. Wow! I have trouble keeping up with one bee block a month commitment! You are doing a fabulous job keeping up with yours. That ugly sweater quilt is going to be adorable. I really like some of the fabrics you are using in those blocks. Thanks for sharing your projects on MCM!

  7. Wow! You have been busy. Your 365 blocks are lovely and so intricate. I am following 365 and Splendid sampler but haven't started either yet, but what I really love is the Ugly blocks, and a great idea to make some plain, now I'm sure my local shop has Christmas fabric at 25% off. Have to go .......

  8. Awesome projects! And wow, you're making such great progress on all of them. At the end of the year you will have such lovely quilts!

  9. I don't know how you do it! Your blocks are all very nice. I love that Project 48 block, especially. Your progress on all these projects is amazing!

  10. You've joined the sewalongs that have been tempting me. Love your purple blocks - which makes this one even more tempting!