My Favorite Block Quilt Along, Block 3 from I’m a Ginger Monkey

I’m excited to be sharing the third block on our ‘My Favorite Block’ Quilt Along Journey.  Have you finished your first two blocks yet?  Be sure to check out the progress so many are making on their blocks in the Flickr Group.

bookcoverThe next designer for the ‘My Favorite Block Quilt Along’ is Katy Jones from I’m A Ginger Monkey! I love ready Katy’s blog and she has some pretty recent big news – she has a book coming out this May!  She’s being very modest about the book saying, “It’s only a little book…” but I think it’s really exciting news!  Okay – now let’s here more from Katy before we get to see her block.


What is your favorite thing about Quilt Alongs?

I like the community style support of quilt alongs, and the hand holding. I tend to get a little competitive though and try and finish fast. Which is probably a good thing, because otherwise they might not get finished!


When you look at your quilts - what color do you seem to use the most of?

I use a lot of quite a few colours because I tend to make very busy quilts with a lot of colour and different fabrics. If I had to narrow it down I would say I use a lot oranges and pinks. And probably red.


When you look at your fabric stash - what color do you seem to have the most of?

heaps and heaps of blue and green and not a lot of quilts that use it. I intend to use a LOT of it this year to try and get rid of some!


What other quilt alongs are you participating in in 2013?

Along with Brenda from and Megan from we are hosting a year long series of informal and low pressure quilt alongs on instagram and flickr. A new one every month. P1028041Our first one in January was the #scrappytripalong using Bonnie Hunter's scrappy trips around the world tutorial. It's been ridiculously popular - which has shocked all of us. We thought a few people would join in, but it seemed to blow up and we currently have over 3,500 photos hash tagged with #scrappytripalong on instagram and almost 900 members in the flickr group. Everyone is welcome, there are no official blog posts, no pressure to do anything, just make blocks as and when you want to, hash tag your pictures or upload them to the flickr group  and enjoy yourself. The idea of the IG-alongs is to use up fabrics in your stash rather than having to go shopping for specific yardage, we are choosing tutorials that are free and block based, so if you want to make a few blocks or a few hundred you can end up with a great mini quilt or a great giant quilt!   [I’m tripping along!]xplus

February's IG-along is the #xplusalong there's already a flickr group for that and currently almost 250 pictures on instagram hash tagged #xplusalong so I think that one will prove to be pretty popular too!

Apples or oranges?

apples - all the way


Favorite Number:

hmm. I've never thought about it, I don't really have one. Let'ss ay 4 because that's my family


Follow @ImaGingermonkey on twitter and instagram to keep up with all the fun she’s involved with!

Alright – I’ll make you wait no longer… head over to I’m A Ginger Monkey’s Blog to find out how to make Katy’s favorite block – photo

the Scrappy Churn Dash


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  1. I just hopped over and read your post and then hopped over and printed the instructions -- So I am already to cut and sew tonight! Yippee!


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