How many of you have completed Tula Pink's 100 Blocks quilt? How many of you have the book? How many of you started and then stopped? LOL. I received the book as a birthday gift. In July. I already had a color scheme and fabrics pulled so I started piecing blocks right away. I figured if I did a block a day, it would get finished without me even realizing it. I made 5 blocks and then fell off the proverbial horse. I have done nothing but look guiltily at the book for the last 5 months.
After a few conversations with Adrienne at Chezzetcook Quilts about both of our abandoned projects we have decided to challenge each other to "Get 'er done!". The plan is one section per month. The book is divided into 6 sections. With a month for assembly and quilting, this means a finished quilt by next fall. And no scrambling to finish in order to meet my Project Inspiration deadline!
January's blocks are Crosses. I started out a little ahead of the game since I made 5 blocks this summer, but I didn't want to leave it until the end of the month. I blocked out some time on Tuesday and finished the section. Overall, I really enjoy piecing the blocks. initially I was quite surprised at how small some of the pieces are, quite a few 1/2" finished!! But I simply press all of my seams open and they are coming together quickly and painlessly.