My Favorite Block Quilt Along - Recruiting Designers *FULL on 11/24

It is time for me to announce the next Quilt Along that I’ll be running via my blog.  This past year I once again fell in love with Quilt Alongs.  It’s been a great way for me to use up my scrap stash and I’m having lots of fun learning new techniques and honing the ones I’m not very good at yet.  I’m going to keep the theme of this years Quilt Along pretty simple.  In fact it’s simply going to be called:

“My Favorite Block Quilt Along”mfqbal

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Which means – I’m recruiting 19 block designers to volunteer to post a tutorial on their favorite quilt block.  I can either link to your blog post from mine or you can send me the info and I can blog it for you if you don’t have a blog. Your block can be pieced, appliqued,  paper pieced or using templates. All I request is that they are not the same block as another designer picks.  Once you sign up for a date let me know the name of the quilt block you’ll be demonstrating – first come first serve.  If it’s one you came up with yourself – even better.  Just tell me ‘Original Block’ and we’ll go into more details when it’s time for your tutorial.

The other twist to this quilt along is that I want the dimensions of the blocks given in both 12.5” block sizes AND 6.5” sizes.  We’ll be doing this so participants can decide if they want to do one 12.5” blocks or 4 6.5” blocks.  Once all the tutorials are up everyone will still have 20 blocks to make a quilt top with but added ‘dimension’ if they choose to do one or ten of the blocks in the 4 6.5” options.  Throughout the quilt along I’ll also show you some options if you would rather do one 6.5” and then add around it in other ways to make your block 12.5”.

My Favorite Block Quilt Along Schedule:

I’ll be posting two block tutorials during the ‘off weeks’ of Project QUILTING.  Once Project QUILTING is done I’ll be posting two a week every week.

Block 1: Tuesday, January 15th - Diane from Lapacek's Orchard

Block 2: Thursday, January 17th - Amy from Amy's Creative Side

Block 3: Tuesday, January 29th - I'm A Ginger Monkey with the Churn Dash Block

Block 4: Thursday, January 31st - Pamela of PamelaQuilts

Block 5: Tuesday, February 12th - Bea from Bea Quilter

Block 6: Thursday, February 14th - Pam of For Quilts Sake with a Heart Block

Block 7: Tuesday, February 26th - Karen from Little Birdie Quilting with a Leaf block

Block 8: Thursday, February 28th - Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts

Block 9: Tuesday, March 12th - Kim of Persimon Dreams

Block 10: Thursday, March 14th - Shannon of Fabrics N Quilts with an original block

Block 11:  Tuesday, March 26th - Mishka of Quilting Gallery

Block 12: Thursday, March 28th - Jane of Quilt Jane with an original block

Block 13: Tuesday, April 2nd - Shelly of Prairie Moon Quilts with Missouri Star Block

Block 14: Thursday, April 4th - Soma of Whims and Fancies

Block 15: Tuesday, April 9th - Kym of FabricFascination

Block 16: Thursday, April 11th - Dawn of Spring Water Designs

Block 17: Tuesday, April 16th - Laurie

Block 18: Thursday, April 18th - Sara of Army Quilting with a Yankee Puzzle Block

Block 19: Tuesday, April 23rd -  Pat Sloan, The Voice of Quilting with an original applique block

Block 20: Thursday, April 25th – Melissa of Sew Bittersweet Designs


Christmas In July Block-A-Thon

Above is a picture of the ‘Christmas in July Block-A-Thon’ that I designed a block for and participated in this year.  Each designer chose a different size block and then we were given a layout for putting them all together.  I love the piece-y crazy modern-ess of this quilt and I hope to achieve the same type of effect with this ‘Favorite Block Quilt Along’ but hopefully with less final construction directions (not that they were hard to follow).

20 Craftsy Blocks! These are the blocks from the CRAFTSY BOM I participated in earlier this year.  I intend on adding some fun pieced sashing to help bring these 20 blocks together cohesively.  Home Sweet Home Quilt - FinishedThe Home Sweet Home Quilt Along from earlier this year included 49 pieced sashings to help bring a cohesiveness to the qulit.

8 inch block a thon8" block - take 2

And finally – here is the BOM Quilt Along that I’m working on now.  Here I am creating 8.5 inch blocks from multiple quilt-alongs, using only my scrap fabric, and combining them all to create this funtastic, scrappy look.

***Thank you to all of our block design volunteers!  We are full up and now it's time to just get excited about the Quilt Along!  Grab the button at the bottom of this post and help me spread the word about the fun!

Hopefully this quilt along sounds like as much fun to you as it does to me!  If you want to be a block designer for the project please email me at:  lapaceksorchard {at} gmail {dot} com with the date you want and the name of the block you want to make a tutorial for.   It’s going to be completely on a first come first serve basis.  I’ll be editing this post as often as I can to show which dates and blocks are taken.


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  1. So excited! Sounds like lots of fun!

  2. I'd love to join in. I'll take block 18 if it's still open.
    Now comes the hard part of picking my favorite. :)

  3. Fantastic! You're in! Thanks so much!

  4. I'd love to do block 17...

  5. Sure! It's yours! Do you have a blog or website you'd like me to link up to?

  6. Working on one...will get it to you shortly

  7. How exciting! I would love to do block # 14 if that's still available. Thank you so much!


  8. Block 14 is yours! Let me know when you decide which block you want to show!

  9. still looking for designers? I would love to join- have to think about a block though, but I'm thinking something foundation pieced.

  10. Yup! I have February 12th, 26th and 38th still open as of right now - which would you like!?

  11. If there is still a vacancy on Feb 26 can I put my hand up? (I've also sent you an email). Thankyou

  12. I will take the last block!!!! Soma can vouch for me!!! !

  13. I will take the last date! I am loving the designer thing!!

  14. Hi Amy! I'm sorry I'm all full up already for the blocks! I'll definitely keep you in mind for the next quilt along! Sorry!

  15. So sad I missed out on this QAL! That will teach me to wait a day :-)

    Keep me in mind if you have another one! Thanks - Cyndy

  16. I will definitely keep you in mind for the next one! Hopefully you can follow along with this one - it should be fun! I am shocked at how fast the spots filled up!

  17. I'm trying to add your button, but all I get when I add it to my page is the broken page image. Do you know if anyone else is having trouble?

  18. Hmmm...I'm having problems with it now too...I'm trying to fix it but it's being weird. I'll keep you posted!

  19. okay - I think it's working now - let me know if you have any more problems...

  20. I'm going to do the Yankee Puzzle. Do I need to send you a picture?

  21. Nope - that's fine! Thanks for letting me know :)

  22. [...] Dieser Quilt Along klingt sehr spannend und ich möchte da gerne mit machen. Bin schon sehr gespannt, wie das wird. [...]

  23. I really would like to participate in this QAL. Hope this would be ok. This will be my first one as I am quite new in quilting. But I already love it.
    Greetings from Munich / Germany

  24. OF COURSE you can! I'm so excited for you to follow along - QAL's have really taught me A LOT about piecing and quilting! It's been great for me (even ask my Mother-in-law - lol!)

  25. Thats great :-))). Can't wait to start!!! Thank you!


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