Project 48 – a Quilt Along for 2016

Finished school in December.

Took a short break from everything.

Now I have gone off the deep end and started not one but four (maybe five) quilt alongs for the new year. The first one is Project 48. Linden and Crystal (I think they are in Australia) and 24 of their quilting friends have designed 48 nine inch blocks to be released over the next year, that’s one every Friday except holidays. I’ll be using Elementary by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics for my blocks. I had a layer cake but tracked down a bundle of fat eighths just to make sure I had enough.

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Block 1 is a traditional Churn Dash block.

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Block 2 is what I call a Disappearing Nine Patch. Fabric choice is very important. It has an optical illusion thing going on and you want the emphasis on the right squares. I wish I had given more thought to the direction of the black and white print when I was cutting the rectangles and piecing the squares. I really wish I wasn’t so fussy about things like that.

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I decided to skip Block 3.  It was supposed to be a wonky version of Block 2 but I just wasn’t warming up to the results I saw on Facebook.

I believe there is a charge for joining the Project 48 quilt along after a certain date but the challenge of doing these blocks has been fun and would be well worth a small fee for the weekly patterns. I highly recommend the quilt along for those who like a little something different every week.

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