December 31, 2012

Modern Monday - Block 64

Signature Block
Block 64 - Signature Block
Well here we are at the end of our journey. Funny how it happened to fall at the end of the year - a perfect time to reflect on the past and plan for the future! This has been quite a journey for me personally - not only thinking up a new block every week (some better than others I might add!) but being at the beginning of the modern quilt movement has been exciting, and watching it evolve and grow is even better!

If I can be sentimental for just a minute, I'm truly grateful and humbled by how many of you chose to make this quilt along with me! What started out as a fun little project to explore what modern quiltmaking is and what it can be turned into a monster project that took a lot of stamina to finish! But now that the blocks are done, and the quilt is taking shape, it really was worth the time and energy.
 
As you finish your blocks and set your quilts together, don't forget to post them to the flicker group. There's some beautiful blocks there and soon there will be some beautiful finished quilts! If you don't flicker, please post links to where your blocks are posted in the comments so we can all admire your quilt.

But this isn't the very end! I'll check back in over the next few Mondays with tips and ideas for finishing your quilt and I'll post my progress. I have a firm deadline to get the top done by January 14 so these won't be blocks that sit in my UFO box forever (can anyone say Dear Jane???)!

So what's next at 42 Quilts? I have some plans that include lots of quiltmaking tips and hints, much more on applique and possibly another quilt-a-long! (Although it won't be weekly - how does a monthly QAL sound?) We'll continue to have fun talking about quilts - so please plan on coming back to 42 Quilts and we'll continue learning and evolving in our quiltmaking together!

P.S. Your signature quilt is your choice. Do what makes you happy or what you were wanting me to do but I never did! I love the sun and this flower block looked like the sun to me! Plus I wanted to end my quilt with an applique block. You do what you love. Just make sure to sign it, date it (if you didn't date last week's block) and put your town on the block so the historians can find you in 100 years!

Happy New Year everyone!

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