Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Paintbox Quilt Along: First blocks

Yay! I finally managed to get the first blocks for the Paintbox Quilt Along completed!

Paintbox quilt along blocks, week 1
So far the only issue I've had is that I cut a few (only five, I think) pieces 1/4" too narrow. So I have some 1/8" seams going on in a couple blocks. But it should be okay (I hope!).

My friend Mikki and I have decided to try and quilt along together. She's in Texas and I'm in Washington, so it's going to be a virtual thing. But it will be nice to be able to cheer each other on as we work through this project. I'm also hoping that she'll help keep me focused so I actually finish (instead of adding yet another UFO to the pile!).

We decided we're going to pace ourselves a little differently than the actual quilt along. We did all of our cutting in the first week, and then for the next eight weeks, we're going to try and do 10 blocks a week. If we stay on track, we should be finishing up our blocks around the same time as the quilt along-- just in time for sashing and finishing instructions. Wish us luck!


  1. Wow! You do have quite a few projects in the works, don't you?
    I see 2010 as being a very "productive" year for you.

  2. Good luck!!! Bummer about the seam, but you will make it work. Love the simplicity of the blocks and the fabric is great.