Last year I participated in the 100 Days 100 Blocks Instagram challenge and it was so much fun I’m participating again this year. I love the 2017 quilt (take a look here). I don’t often make the same quilt twice. With a different color scheme and different setting, they won’t look anything alike. The challenge is hosted by Angie from Gnome Angel. The goal is to make each block from Tula Pink’s City Sampler book in order and post it on Instagram on the appropriate day.
It sounds easy enough, right? Just make one six-inch block per day. Really, it IS pretty easy and it only takes a few minutes to sew a block. Since they are small, even little scraps work well. With so many blocks, a few with less than stellar fabric choices will work fine. I selected a few fat quarters, a charm pack and some scraps, put all of it in a box and am working from that one box. Having the one box of fabric means the color palette is somewhat coordinated and I don’t have to pull out dozens of fabrics each time I cut a few blocks.
This time around, I have a control fabric in each block. This will bring some cohesiveness to the blocks. I love navy so my control fabric is the navy and gray diagonal plaid. I will use another navy fabric for sashing.
Here are my blocks 1-9.
Thousands of people are participating in this challenge. Each day I look forward to scrolling through my Instagram feed to see that day’s blocks. I am not a fussy cutter–don’t have the patience and don’t like the waste of fabric–but am totally inspired by those who are. There are some amazing blocks! It’s also fun to see everyone’s fabric choices. Sometimes I wonder how I missed out on so many great fabrics.
It is still early in the challenge and it is not too late to join in. Just check out the information page from Gnome Angel and start sewing. Even if you don’t want to participate, take a look at the blocks on Instagram by searching the hashtag #100days100blocks2018.
And now, it’s time to cut six-inch blocks again!