Wednesday, January 26, 2011

It Starts - Block-A-Palooza!!!!

Okay, so now begins my WIP that will last until the end of March, which is a long time for me to be working on one project :)  But I am so super excited about this.  If you haven't heard of Block-A-Palooza, it is a quilt-a-long but there are 18 designers of the one quilt.  Oh, and ya, they happen to be some of the biggest names in the virtual quilting world.  Check it out :)  I have been anticipating this for the last month.  I decided that this was the perfect candidate to knock off my "using up some of my stash" goal.  I grabbed the following prints out of my stash to rock the Block-A-Palooza :)

And yes I took this picture on my treadmill. I figure since it never gets used to run on it might as well be good for something :)

And here is Block One designed by John of Quilt Dad.  He calls it Flying Over Fields.  I am loving the way this block turned out.


I am super excited for this Quilt-A-Long and excited to share you the Work In Progress along the way :)

And a final reminder . . . Check back tomorrow for my Newest Moda Bake Shop Tutorial.  I can't wait!!!


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10 comments:

  1. Too funny - using your treadmill for quilty photos. That's great!! And good for you, shopping in your stash. I'm trying to do that more myself. Happy WiP Wednesday!

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  2. Your first block looks great! I really like the contrasting yellows and blues.

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  3. LOL...everyone I know that has owned a treadmill uses it as a clothes horse! =) Your fabric horse is beautiful. =)

    can't wait to see your quilt along progress. Love your fabric selections!

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  4. Oh I wish I had such beautiful fabrics in my stash.
    Thanks for the link but I am going to be brave and not look. I am addicted to signing up to things.LOL
    What a great block. Gorgeous fabric chose.

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  5. I'm excited to see how your Block-a-Palooza quilt turns out!

    And your Moda Bake Shop quilt will be offered as a kit from Burgundy Buttons? That's exciting! And so tempting!! (I saw a mention of that on Kate Spain's blog.)

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  6. I'll be watching your Blockapalooza quilt! I like what you've done so far. I really wanted to do that one, but couldn't add another thing to my WIPs. hee hee!

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  7. I like your first block .. makes me want to join!

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  8. I'm excited about Blockapalooza too, although it's a little challenging going into something blind like this! But your block looks great, nice job.

    Thanks for linking up with WIP Wednesday, have a great week!

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  9. Awesome block one! I just did my first block. I am looking forward to seeing the second one tomorrow. Btw- I just noticed that you are from South Bend. I went to school there!

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  10. You should get a bowflex, they work great for not only hanging clothing to dry, but for draping freshly ironed fabric on when prepping for a new quilty project.
    At least, that is what I use mine for!
    Have fun in your quilt along project!

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Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa