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Darlene's Slackers Quilt Along

Love those huge sampler quilts with tiny blocks (like a Dear Jane quilt) but don't feel quite up to making one? Then this group is for you! We will be making one using larger (six inch) blocks and our quilt will have ONLY 140 blocks.

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Latest Activity: Sep 22, 2020

Welcome Fellow Slackers!

Not up for doing two-hundred and twenty-five 4" blocks? Then this group is for you! We will be using Jennifer Chiaverini's book, Sylvia's Bridal Sampler from Elm Creek Quilts to make ONLY (?) one-hundred and forty 6" blocks. The challenge is to have the quilt finished in one year. We will officially begin on June 15, 2009 and finish on June 15, 2012, however, please join in the fun anytime. You can see that I will be making mine from our new collection Hearth & Home but you can use anything you like. This quilt is a good way to use up all your scraps and in the end you will have an amazing quilt.

I will be making the blocks in the same order as they appear in the quilt not how they are alphabetically listed in the book but you are free to make them in any order you like. Each week pictures and tips will be posted in the Discussion Forum. Since some of you will be making them in the order they appear in the book or in no particular order we will include those blocks in the discussion too. A list of each block has magically appeared and you can post your tips and/or pictures under the blocks you made. Everyone is encouraged to add tips and/or pictures of their blocks. Our only rule is that each block has to be different. Let the fun begin!

Discussion Forum

LOOK Who FINISHED!!!

Started by Darlene, WA. Last reply by Vilma/AR May 16, 2014. 70 Replies

Yankee Puzzle (Block I-9)

Started by Darlene, WA. Last reply by Gico/NS/CAN Jul 1, 2012. 16 Replies

Weathervane (Block H-9)

Started by Darlene, WA. Last reply by Gico/NS/CAN Jul 1, 2012. 9 Replies

Sawtooth Star Block J-1

Started by Darlene, WA. Last reply by Gico/NS/CAN Jul 1, 2012. 13 Replies

Mother's Favorite Block L-2

Started by Darlene, WA. Last reply by Gico/NS/CAN Jul 1, 2012. 12 Replies

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Comment by Nancy/NC on September 18, 2015 at 6:27pm
Hi everyone, just saw an email message asking if this group was still active, but I don't see her post here? Her name is Kate Jesse? How's everyone doing? I would love to see this group chatting & active again, how about you all? Once again, hubby & I are on our way to CA again, tonight we are in Kingman, AZ at a KOA. It's been a long week, but we are getting closer, yeah! What's everyone working on now? I have been working on a couple of Millefiori quilts, & I have started knitting again! Socks, at the moment, & a wrap, how fun! Post when you can, would love to hear from you all!!!!...
Comment by Cat Lady--MO on September 11, 2014 at 8:05am

YaiYai, I am still working on mine, that is if you can call working on as knowing where the box of blocks I completed is located.

In the discussion area above, you will find a lot of photographs of the different blocks, including "Look Who Finished".  That ought to help answer some of your questions.

I chose to use two different backgrounds, but the colors are all over the place for mine.

Good luck with yours. 

By the way, some of us pop in here so if you have more questions, ask.

Comment by YaiYai on September 10, 2014 at 3:39pm
Hello,
I'd love to start this, have ordered the book from Amazon. I'd like to know if there are any others who are starting or have already finished.

I have several questions for those of you already started.
(1) did you choose the same background for all the blocks or just what ever you have on hand?
(2) are you choosing a color theme or making it scrappy? I'm having a hard time coding if I should go with the colors of the time frame (civil war) or something else.

Your thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.
Thank you
LaQuita
Comment by Vilma/AR on May 31, 2014 at 5:36am

CorinthParos, Greece.  This is Greece to me.  Deep blue water and the white house blocks on the hill overlooking the sea.

Comment by Vilma/AR on May 31, 2014 at 5:32am

Gayle,  you need to go and take those quilts with you.  You might need extra luggage or two.  I cruised Alaska with my family in 2009.  DH did not go and now we want to do Alaska. 

Comment by Gayle/La. on May 30, 2014 at 8:17pm

Hey ladies if either of you need a travel mate to go to Alaska with you I am available.  HeHe  My sister lives in Chugiak which is just a hop skip and jump from Anchorage.  Her 2 daughters and their families live in Anchorage and I went there the summer/fall of 2006 and would have stayed if I could have.  I have not been in cold weather but think I would like to try it. Maybe you could just deliver their Christmas gifts for me since they are ready.  LOL  I have 15 quilts that are packaged already and 2 more are in the process of getting labels and bindings and another on the quilting frame.  I am not going to quit now. Just staying busy!

I bet you 2 enjoyed your cruises and I would love to see a few pics of whatever you saw.

Comment by Vilma/AR on May 22, 2014 at 4:03am

Wow, Lucia,  a world traveler you become.  I just got back from a cruise to the Mediterranean (Greece, Turkey, Cyprus and Israel)  I want to go to Alaska next with DH.  Don't know when.  

Comment by Lucia Butler on May 21, 2014 at 6:20pm

Hi, Old friends-Havent checked in for awhile.  Hope you all are doing well.  I haven't worked on SBS for while but have lots of blocks ready to work on.  I just got back from a cruise to Japan.  I did some handpiecing with Inklingo printed pieces.  Getting ready to go up to Alaska.  I plan to get back to SBS this winter.

Comment by Barbi on May 21, 2014 at 12:50pm

haha Gayle -- i suppose it depends on their size!! You're amazing though I'll bet you can do it!!

I need to get rolling on putting my tops into actual quilts.

Comment by Gayle/La. on April 23, 2014 at 12:54am

Barbi I sure miss getting to sit and chat also.  I know that if I sit and chat I am not quilting and I still have more of my UFOs to finish if I am going to finish my challenge of getting them all done.  I have finished about 15 - 20 of them and have more than that left to go.  Do you think I am going to get them all done before Christmas?

 

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