52 Blocks Quilt Along

For the past two years I have run a quilt along that coincides with the ‘off’ weeks of Project QUILTING – first it was Home Sweet Home’ and then ‘My Favorite Block’.  This year I’m going to do something a bit different – well, completely different.  I’m going to share a block tutorial each week for the entire year.
My plan for these blocks is that it’s going to combine the two previous quilt alongs.  What I’m going to share with you all are traditional quilt blocks that are ‘tweaked’ to show a second element – like houses.

It all started when I saw this ‘House Swoon’ block by Rachael of Blue Mountain Daisy  She tweaked Camille Roskelley’s Swoon block. Clever! She shows you how to do it, get the tutorial.

From seeing that…I went ahead and used it for my inspiration for the Double Wedding Ring Challenge and made my double wedding rings into an entire subdivision – again, tweaking a traditional block…
I’m going to take the 52 weeks of 2014 to explore traditional blocks ‘twisted’ into a secondary image like a house, tree, or even a bird!  I hope you decide to join in with me!
See how you can be a block designer HERE.
Flickr group has been created!  52 Blocks: Twisted Tradition
Hashtag for twitter and Instagram: #52bTT
Fabric suggestions… HERE.
Basic Embroidery Stitch Tutorial
Schedule – each block will be posted on a Wednesday
  1. Jan 1st - Square Dancing Whale
  2. Jan 8th -  Road Trip to California
  3. Jan 15th – Homeward Bound Fish
  4. Jan 22nd – Flutterby Butterfly
  5. Jan 29th – Sugar Fox
  6. Feb 5th – Drunkard’s Owl by Diane Lapacek
  7. Feb 12th – Heart Trick
  8. Feb 19th – Farmer’s Daughter’s New Neighborhood
  9. Feb 26th – Apple Flagstones
  10. Mar 5th – Lucky Clover Vision
  11. Mar 12th – Flying Leaf from Carla of Creatin’ in the Sticks
  12. Mar 19th – Rocky Road to Love
  13. Mar 26th – Talking Heads from Erin Z of Faller Girl
  14. Apr 2nd - Fluttering in Formation from Melissa of Sew BitterSweet Designs
  15. Apr 9th – Hoppy Bunny Basket from Marian of Seems to Be Sew
  16. Apr 16th - Triangle of Spools
  17. Apr 23rd - Sunny Butterflies
  18. Apr 30th – Twisted Rail Fence from Marcia of Marcia’s Crafty Sewing & Quilting
  19. May 7th - Shoofly Chickens
  20. May 14th - Grandmother's Love
  21. May 20th - Dresden Neighborhood
  22. May 28th - Cross Orchard
  23. June 4th - Nine Patch Bird
  24. June 11th - Mosaic Turtle
  25. June 18th - Old Fish Puzzle
  26. June 25th – Kaleidoscope Twist from Colleen of Lucky Duck Dreams
  27. July 2nd - Milky Way Fireworks
  28. July 9th - Crocodile Heaven
  29. July 16th - Weathervane Neighborhood
  30. July 23rd - Woodland Neighborhood
  31. July 30th - Mosaic, Spools
  32. Aug 6th - Fish in the Window
  33. Aug 13th- Mount Home
  34. Aug 20th
  35. Aug 27th
  36. Sept 3rd
  37. Sept 10th - Nancy of Patchwork Breeze
  38. Sept 17th
  39. Sept 24th – Fat Quarter Shop
  40. Oct 1st
  41. Oct 8th
  42. Oct 15th
  43. Oct 22nd
  44. Oct 29th
  45. Nov 5th
  46. Nov 12th
  47. Nov 19th
  48. Nov 26th
  49. Dec 3rd
  50. Dec 10th
  51. Dec 17th
  52. Dec 24th
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Once this is all over I’d like to create a  saleable pdf booklet of all the 52 blocks at one time.  Each individual block will still remain free on my site but some may want to have them all in one place.  Please keep this in mind if you volunteer to make a block – of course you will get proper credit in the pdf booklet but there will be no monetary compensation.

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