Monday, December 26, 2016

Starting the Solstice Challenge!

I've never done a quilt along so I've decided to jump right on in and join Pat Sloan's 182 Day Solstice Challenge. She says we'll be making 25 blocks in 182 days.

Pat Sloan 182 day solstice challenge

I think I can handle that!

I have no idea what types of blocks she's going to come up with and I don't really have a stash of coordinating fabric, so I decided to go monochromatic. I am actually going to try and do set in greens and one set in purples, both with white backgrounds.

The first block she posted was a churn dash that finishes at 12.5".

Pat Sloan Block 1 Solstice Challenge

So here are the two that I made:

I think it's funny that I JUST made a giant churn dash dog quilt for Chewie last week. So this block was pretty easy! I used 3 Sizzix dies for this block - 4.5" square die, the 4.5" half square triangle die, and the 2.5" x 4.5" rectangle die. That made it go really fast. I love my Sizzix!!!

I'm really looking forward to having finished blocks to use on my new quilting machine that I'm hoping to have this summer!

Until later, happy sewing!

 I'm linking up:
Sew Fresh Quilts


  1. Pretty! I love Pat's sew alongs, they're always super organized and fun!

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