Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Desperate Housewife's Quilt

I must be mad. 50 Blocks in 50 weeks!

July 1st is the kick off date for 'The Desperate Housewife's Quilt'. I will be presenting 50 original blocks over 50 weeks. I will show you how to make these 8" finished blocks in easy to follow tutorials, covering as many techniques as possible.

These blocks can be made into a sampler quilt or just used as a solo block to make a full quilt.

It is not a quilt-a-long. It's a 'only quilt as you wish' -a-long.

I will be using fabrics from my stash - solids, reproductions, modern retros - anything goes.

I will even throw in the occasional giveaway or two (or three).

Why should I have all the fun? The first fifteen volunteers to leave a comment (with contact details) will be chosen to create a unique 8" finished block and write a tutorial showcasing its amazing beauty and functionality. 

So let the Desperate Housewives begin their adventure, toss off their slippers, slip on their red stilettos, grab a martini and get sewing.


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26 comments:

  1. I was all ready to volunteer when I saw the word, until I saw what you had to volunteer for.... create a unique 8" block!!

    I'm not sure I can do that.... but if you want to add me to the list, just put me a long way down so I've got a chance to think up something ;) I've never designed a block before.

    Feel free to bump me off if someone else is eager!

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  2. Hey Jane, ofcourse I'd love to design a block for the Desperate Housewives Quilt.

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  3. This is just what I need -- a regular quilting activity for which to be responsible. I'm in. And, yeah, I think I could come up with a block of my own.

    Sally H

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  4. Sounds very interesting! I am still deciding if I should put my hand up to do a block or not...let me know if you need me!

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  5. Block design? Why not? I would be glad to give it a try! The only part that worries me is the "unique" bit. There are so many out there, how do you know if you are unique?

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  6. I can check something off my bucket list. I'd love to participate.
    www.auntiepami.blogspot.com

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  7. I just found you via another blog. I would love to follow along but I don't know that I am up to designing a block. Thanks anyway!

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  8. Oh, I changed my mind...delete my earlier comment....I do know what I can design. If I made it in the top 15 that is. I am excited!

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  9. Oooh! I would love to design a block. Sounds like fun :)

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  10. How fun! I'm not anywhere near ready to volunteer for unique tutorial sessions or anything, but totally can't wait to follow along with my own stash to make a sampler quilt!

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  11. ...raising my hand...but, a bit shy...I will volunteer =)

    but...can I leave on my slipperz and have a glass of juice instead of stilletos and a martini? =P

    hugZ,
    annie
    rubyslipperz106.blogspot,com

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  12. Sounds like great fun. I've never created a unique 8" block before, but hey there is always a first time!

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  13. How fun!! I would love to volunteer and contribute a block design if I've made it in the first 15. What a great idea!

    Jennifer :)

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  14. Ok,I thought about my block today. It's in my head, so just let me know and I'll do some drafting...

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  15. Great idea! I'd love to share a block!

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  16. I'd love to take on this challenge if there is still room. Please don't put me in the first 4 weeks though okay?

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  17. I am excited to see if I will be up to the challenge. As long as I don't have to wear those red high heels, I will have a constant nose bleed and twisted ankles!

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  18. I'm going to follow along but definitely not able to design a block. Will leave that to all those talented folk out there

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  19. If you are still looking...I'll take a stab at designing a block! Please let me know.

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  20. Hi Jane,
    I'd love to play along with this fun project. My monthly White Rabbits To Do list is getting very, very long and a bit scarey but I don't think I can miss out on this one.
    I'm more a gin and tonic than a martini girl but I do like a nice pair of heels.

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  21. I would love to join this Desperate Housewife's Quilt group! I feel that I have met the requirements...I am desparate to have some fun! Include me in your mailings/notices!!!
    Can't wait for the first block!!!!

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  22. I love the easygoing nature of this quilt along. I'll try to quilt along, but if not, I'll definitely be quilting vicariously!

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  23. This sounds fun. I am just starting out quilting but think I can handle a block a week.

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  24. Hi Jane, Only just seen your request - if I'm not too late - I'd love to create an 8" block. Ros

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  25. Hmm just wondering if i'm too late to join... i'd try to catch up. I'm very new to quilting, but love the idea of 8" blocks.
    marta -

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  26. Sounds like fun! I see that there are some in the first 15 that aren't sure they want to design a block, but I'd be willing if you need someone to fill in. Can't wait for the kick off.

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