Here on the LPQ team, we’re well and truly in the block-sewing zone at the mo! Alice and Sarah are taking part in the #100Days100Blocks2017 instagram sewalong (you can see one of Sarah’s latest blocks, above). We’re loving seeing our insta-feed filling up with blocks from fellow quilters who are tackling the scrap-busting challenge. Over 500 people and counting are taking part in this year’s sealing, with over 7000 photos posted to instagram since the challenged first launched last year. It’s so much fun to join in with, and whether you just take a look to see what everyone’s making, or take the plunge and decide to give it a go yourself, you’re in for a treat!
Here’s the first of Alice’s blocks – she’s opted for muted greys and toning blues with a nautical twist.
The sewalong is being run by Angie over at Gnome Angel (read all about it here). To join in,quilters are sewing their way through every quilt block in Tula Pink’s book, City Sampler: 100 Modern Quilt Blocks and then taking to instagram to share their pics with the hashtag #100Days100Blocks2017. Angie has arranged a variety of challenges, prizes and giveaways throughout the course of the sewalong (see the complete list here) for those taking part. If you like the sound of it but have missed the start, it’s not too late! You can join in at any point. You don’t have to sew a block a day either – try whipping up a batch in a weekend and then share a photo a day as you go.
6 picks of our favourites so far…
Check out this awesome colour combo from Kalie Jayne
Really lovely fabric choices from Michelle Roberts on day 6!
Does fussy cutting get any cuter than this? Thank you Emma @dreamystitches for making us smile with this one!
Tapping the patchwork trend for kaleidoscopic gems is Muffyduck – she’s opted for gloriously clashing colour combos.
Loving the washing line styling and bold colour choices of Poppyboodesign
Fussy cut foxes and ladybirds! (Is all we need to say about this from Dawn McMinn)
Keep up with how Alice and Sarah are doing over on their instagram feeds – you can find them @lpqalice and @lpqsarah. And don’t forget to follow Gnomeangel and checkout the hashtag #100Days100Blocks2017 to keep up to date with all the latest sewalong news!