Wednesday, April 19, 2017

100 Days 100 Blocks 2017

I am tempted to do the 100days100blocks2017 challenge - but not with the Tula Pink book (which I don't have and don't really want to buy).

Instead, I would make 8" blocks from Quilter's Cache - free blocks patterns, stick with the paper piecing ones. I'd make it a rainbow, and use the scraps I already have in my collection.

Of course, in doing so, I wouldn't be eligible for the prizes of the 100 Days 100 Blocks challenge, and they are lovely prizes. I just don't want to pay the money for the book - I already have two books of blocks that I don't use - The (in)famous Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt, and Carol Doak's 50 Fabulous Paper Pieced Stars. The Farmer's Wife book (the old one) requires printing out individual template shapes from a PDF, and The Paper Pieced Stars requires photocopying. I could scan the Paper Pieced Patterns, but the Farmer's Wife book is a real tickler, unfortunately...

So, choices. Decisions. Plans. To do or not to do?

Also: this may not be a good time to do 100 days of anything. My Quilt Show quilts are due (they've actually asked me to retract one, apparently they have so many, they're having trouble choosing), and I also have a commissioned quilt to make, as well as roman blinds for my father. So. Busy.

But I am really tempted.


  1. I have one word for you: library. Grab the book from the library and that way you can be eligible for prizes and make a super awesome quilt. Do you have eBook capacity, because if so I may have a gift for you. :) Come to the dark side!

  2. I would like to know if I started today would I be eligible to win prizes? I would a challenge in my life right now

    1. I'm afraid not - you have to have started and gone for the 100days. (Some people did sets of blocks in advance and then posted them for the relevant day.)

  3. Thank you for info I thought because there was still time in the year you could start now and finish in 100 days...oh well guess wasn't meant to try this project


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