Monday, July 04, 2011

36 patch quilt along

I've decided that I'm going to host another quilt along. I realize that blogland needs another quilt along like it needs another debate on which type of quilting is superior...modern vs. traditional. (HA!) However, I thought it would be fun to host a 36 patch quilt along to celebrate my 36th birthday. If you want to join in the fun, I'd be happy to have you quilt along with me. I'll plan on starting with fabric requirements and size options next Monday. Care to join me? C'mon...what's one more WIP?

Happy Monday to you!

145 comments:

Sarah C said...

Ohh - my first quilt-a-long! Scary, but I'm with ya, Amanda Jean!

charlotte said...

Okay, you got me with "what's one more WIP?" I'm in too Amanda Jean.

Kathy said...

Hmmmm. Looks like a good stash buster for me. I'm in! Like you said... what's one more WIP? Yippee for quiltalongs! Thanks for hosting.

Carol said...

Why not -- I like your attitude ;)

Kate said...

Can I make a 32-patch since I'm ONLY celebrating my 32nd birthday? ;)

DJ Rose said...

I'll play along (if I don't get too distracted) :)

Cottage Tails said...

How can one not join in on your birthday celebration.
I'm in.

Love Leanne

Deb said...

hahaha gotta laugh at ourselves. I've been waiting for a quilt a long that looks do-able. As in can be crammed into spare minutes while dinner is cooking, because of course you can't have too many projects on the go. Plus my blog is called Works in Progress so that's my get-out-of-jail-free card! Yeah I'm in.

Yvonne said...

This will be my first quilt along. I would like to join you all, but I am going on a holiday for three weeks, is that a problem?
Greetings Yvonne

Tiff Blakey said...

I just finished my biggest WIP. Plus I'll bs 36 in September. I'll join you. Why not?

Alexandria Adams said...

I love your blog! This will be my first quilt along too, I can't wait to get started!

Terriaw said...

Count me in! I can get the supply list from you at our retreat this weekend - woohoo! See you in a few days, my friend!!

Anonymous said...

Maybe that is a good idea - because saturday night I sewed the last stitches on the binding on the quilt that I startet more than three years ago - I discovered your blog at the nineth block in your first quilt along, and cut all pieces that night - It started out really quick, but the blocks were laying in the shelf a long time, until they came along to a shop and we got some help to find the right fabric to borders - so now it is washed and dried - and finished!!
And since I am approaching 49 - maybe a little bigger block would be ok....
Bodil

Bilóba said...

I'm in.

Cheryl Arkison said...

As a fellow 36 year old I should probably join in... Happy Birthday!

Needle in a haystack said...

I'm in! I just ordered a die to cut multiple 2.5" squares at once for my big shot cutter. This is just the excuse I need to start experimenting with it.

Jill S. said...

This will be my first!...Count me in! I can't wait!

Elena said...

Is this like a postage stamp quilt? I have a Dream On layer cake that I'd LOVE to use for something like this. Like, 2.5" finished squares, set off with white. I'm eager to see your next post! :)

Bonnie said...

Count me in too!

qltmom9 said...

Yep, your QALs are always FUN and nice.

Lucy~

Barbara said...

I would love to do a quilt along with Miss AmandaJean.....dusting can wait!

vixen said...

I've been a lookie loo of your blog for a few weeks now a silent visitor if you will and just wanted to say how much I love coming back to your blog posts and how refreshing your writing style of your blog is , I do have one question "do you have any extra tips or tricks on getting a straight 1/4 inch seam?" I recently made my first quilt (go me yay lol) and let's just say the term " scrappy " look has nothing on my quilt but I didn't have the heart to tear my seams so followed threw to the end and it's not to bad but I would love to make something as stunning as your quilts
Hugs

Vikki xxx

Frogdancer said...

Cool. I'm in.

Cille said...

Coun me in. I'm going on vacation for 2 weeks but hopefully I'll be able to catch up with all off you. It will be fun!

Lisa said...

I am in too, my first quilt along as well, although you
have brought me through three finished quilts and four WIP just by your amazing tutorials and blog...thank you Amanda Jean and Happy Happy Birthday!!

Tara said...

Oh yeah!!! Happy, happy birthday to you my dear friend!! You know I'm in too! Looking forward to working on this a lot!

LesQuilts said...

Hi!
I'm in!
I don't need another WIP, but I need another destashing project! Looks quick and easy!
Thanks, take care, Leslie

Heyyo Momma said...

I'd love to do this as well. I am going to try and use up some of my stash in the process. Either way I'll do my best.

tink's mom said...

i'll celebrate your birthday by particpating in my first too. Bring it on. Selina

Elin said...

I will consider participating...I have joined you in a quilt along some years ago. I wait and see, ok?

serpentillusion said...

36 patch? Sounds simple enough. Count me in. :)

Quilter Mom of 2 said...

I'll celebrate right along with you!!

Theresa said...

Ooooh you temptress!

Sharon M said...

Count me in. Looking forward to it.

Joelle said...

I remember 36- well, maybe I don't. How about on my next birthday I host a quilt-along where we make 59 blocks? Oh, yea. They'll be lining up. 36 is a better number.

Jen said...

That sounds fun!

Dara said...

Yep, I'm in. I did your quilt along last summer and I didn't finish until Jan, but it was worth it. This one sounds a little easier.

Karen said...

I had so much fun doing last year's QAL that I'm in for this year's. And you're right, what's one more WIP?

Holly B said...

I'm in!

nettie said...

oh man, i haven't finished your last quilt along...

Bonnie said...

Count me in! I've always missed your other quilt alongs. This one looks like fun!

PinkGranny said...

I will do it...but it is my first one so tell me more about it. I am going to just remember 36...this month I celebrate 14 more but...36 was a good year so I will stick with that!

MissesStitches said...

I'm game! You're right--what's one more WIP?!?

thirdmonkey said...

ooh, just in time for the school holidays, when I'm supposed to be working on finishing quilt tops for youngest and middlest, as well as renovating. Sounds like just what I need! But I would like to give it a go....

Bumme said...

I'm in! Can't wait for details!

cathy said...

I have never participated in a quilt along. I have followed you from afar but this time I am jumping right on in. I look forward to quilting along with you. btw, I just completed my first piece quilt top this weekend. I am officially hooked. Now if I could just figure out how to quilt it...:)

April said...

Don't. Tempt. Me.

I will consider it. :)

Ann Marie said...

If I can find this page again when I get home tomorrow, I will join along and add myself a link on my blog too to help me remember what I am doing.

michele (maryland) said...

OMG! Another WIP! I am IN!

Lexi said...

All right...I'll do one more. I'm doing two others at the moment but I'd hate to miss out. Thanks!

Homeschool Mama said...

I'm in! This will be my first quilt-along. So, be gentle, please! Yay! I'm very excited!

Cyndi Frailing Nelson said...

I've never done a quilt along, but I would love to try it : ) I'm in!!

Denice said...

Considering I just finished the tops to your last summers quilt along and the 9 patch before that, what the heck? I'm in. I think.

dabv said...

will someone explain how this will quilt a long will work? sounds fun and with everyone supporting each other, the quilt is sure to get finished

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Oh my, I had my 54th birthday a couple weeks ago but 36 sounds good to me.

Happy Happy Birthday, May each step we take lead the way to Peace.

Tante Gul said...

I think I will join :)

Greta said...

I can't think of anyone I'd rather quilt along with than you! And 36 is such a fine square number, much more manageable than the next square milestone on my chronological trajectory. (Hint: It's bigger than 49.) Looking forward to all the soon-to-be-revealed details and the fun.

Kristal said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! I love your quilt alongs, even if I only read them right now.

Heleen Groot said...

I'm in. Who cares about another WIP? I've got so many now and to be frank it just makes me happy! More quilting, more fun. Bring it on!

Shilpa said...

My first quilt along! This will be fun! I simply love reading your blog and i hope i can keep up with your speed for this quilt along :)

Leena Salleh said...

I want to jump in...hopefully in time with the readiness of my new room and I am already being intrigue with 36P...so far 20...and now...the ultimate - 36P and then it will evolve to D36P ...wowzaaaaa! LOL!

Carol w said...

I think I will join my first quilt a long. This is my first foray into online quilting!!!

MonetPaisley said...

I'll try, sewing machine is on the blink atm, perhaps it will be hand stithing to start

evamarie said...

I would love to join!
Eva-Marie

Elämäntapaidiootti said...

How does this system work? I've never made a quilt, I don't know, if I'll be able to follow, gonna be off on vacation too soon... And my English is not so good :P Well. I'm in :D

PikkuUnelmia said...

I'm in! My first time ever in a quilt along... this will be fun!

Diane N said...

I've never done a quilt along before. I'm considering making this my first!

stephka said...

i have never ever done this before, but as i am expecting my third child in 12 weeks, my youngest begins this weeks with kindergarden and we just moved three weeks ago - i guess it is time to start something new. i'm in!!!

Quiltlady said...

I still have yet to put my quilt back on from last years quilt along. But it's the only way I get my quilt tops done - count me in. Yes, I was hoping you would do one this summer. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Suzanne said...

I'm such a sucker. I want to, I really want to. I wonder if I can keep up. I am putting myself in the maybe going crazymomquilts category. I think that means yes because, heck, what is another WIP?

Happy birthday!!

Jenny said...

I have two piles of fabric ready to be made into quilts for Christmas gifts. I had better join this quilt a long so I can get them done!

Jessica Christensen said...

Hahahahahahaha! I do believe that's my motto. "C'mon . . . what's one more WIP?" I totally love you, Amanda Jean.

Kathy B said...

count me in - I hope!

Connie said...

I'm so with you -- Happy Birthday!

Miss Lola said...

Count me in!!

Cathy R said...

Why not! It sounds like fun! I've not been in a quilt-along before, so I am looking forward to it.

Anita said...

Hehe. Happy Birthday! I'm glad you aren't quilting along for my birthday! That would require so many more blocks! Can't wait to see what you are going to do.

cristina said...

Please, count with me. I would love to quilt with you. Cristina from Spain

puntadas de una peregrina said...

36 me parece un buen número, lo intentaré.

Gracias.

Maria

Melissa said...

Looks like an easy summer project:) Count me in!

LN said...

I've been hoping to find a quilt along! Count me in!

Katherine said...

You're an enabler. What's one more WIP, you say. LOL

Seriously, what a fun way to celebrate your birthday! Happy Birthday my quilting hero!

Neicee said...

36! Thats a nice age! Im in like flint! Excited to see what is going on.

Happy Turtle said...

I'm in. And this will be my very first quilt along! Yaay! :)

Bouchizzle said...

How often will the new block be posted? Daily? Weekly? Every other day? I might be interested .. :)

Becky said...

I can't resist a quilt along!! Happy B-day!!

Amy - Amy's Creative Side said...

Hope you had a fab birthday with your family! Your QA will be fun ;)

Mary said...

I'm in. Just found out that a friend is expecting her 3rd baby. I'm sure this will make a darling baby quilt! Happy bday!

bethanndodd said...

Why not...I love QA's...and you can never have too many WIP's...HA!
Looking forward to it. Happy 36th! I just turned 35 last week so I am right behind ya! Smiles~beth

Alli said...

What fun! I've been resisting all the other quiltalongs, but it's such a nice idea to celebrate your birthday this way that I think I have to join in. Especially since yours is one of the first blogs I followed when I started quilting! :) Happy birthday!

Sharon Pernes said...

What a fun QAL!

Eileen said...

Sure I need another quilt hehehe

Sooz said...

You know I can't resist your QALs! I just made a second "Round and Round", so clearly I'm smitten. Oh, and thanks: I need another WIP like I need a hole in the head... :-)
Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us!

peaknits said...

I just loved last summers QAL - though I must confess my twin sized quilt top is still just a top...Work in progress:) I don't think I can resist another QAL with you - I can't wait to see what you get started!:) Thanks for the opportunity!

April said...

Count me in! It'll be my first QAL, my sewing machine needs a tune-up, and I've got two unfinished quilt tops on my spare bed...but like you said, what's one more WIP?

Rachel Hauser said...

Oh, man, I was just thinking of organizing a sew-along/quilt-along WITH you to share the fun (and the work). Darn. I've often wanted to make a postage stamp quilt. Looks like these squares will be bigger (2" maybe?) but it's pretty close. Definitely tempting.

ladybelle said...
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ladybelle said...

I did one of your quilt alongs a few years ago. My first and so much fun. Maybe I'll try it again.

Bonnie said...

Gonna have to think about this one....just finished one quilt along and started another one today....hummm....see you next monday...HA!!

倩™ © said...

yes!!! just cant wait to join in the fun :):) thanks and Happy Birthday Amanda :)

Nicole said...

Best Birthday wishes....please count me in

Candace said...

I enjoyed the 9 patch quiltalong, I think I'm in on this one too. Happy Birthday.

Andee said...

Happy Birthday! I might tag along on this one if I can find the time...lol what IS one more WIP!

Shanna said...

Happy Birthday!! I definitely NEED another quilt along, lol! I'm in :o)

GC&K said...

I'm in. My bithday is next Monday so I can celebrate along with you. A little older than 36 though!

Corrie said...

because I am crazy and didn't finish the last one I'll say yes:)

Brittany said...

This is the only quilt-along I know of. This may be my first. Waiting for more details.

TronWife said...

oh me me me. I need to make a commitment to work on something!

Ginette said...

I will be turning 36 this year too!! I can't wait to see how this will turn out... it is my first quilt-along!
Happy Birthday to you!!!

Jantine said...

I would love to join... But summer holidays just started here in Holland, so I am sure I will get behind pretty soon!

Contented Caroline said...

Many happy returns on your b.day. I'm thinking 36 is a lot of tenny-tiny fiddly pieces right? Not, then may just join in with the fun, otherwise I may just play watch-a-long and drool over the beautiful quilts you all produce.

Lizzii Bii said...

Sounds like fun. . . I've been looking for inspiration. do I have to tell my husband?? He thinks I have enough UFO's as it is!!

Clair said...

Don't plan on joining this quilt along, but I am look forward to seeing how it turns out.

QuiltChick said...

Let's go! this will be my first quilt along....

martilindsey said...

I've never done a quilt along....go slow for us newbees...lol!

Cheers~
Marti in San Diego

LT said...

i;m in.

Linda said...

Sounds a good idea. However if i stick with your birthday theme I'll have to make an awful lot more............ 64! Good way to utilise some scraps though!

Angela said...

As so many others, this will be my first quiltalong too. Only fitting that my first is one of yours, I've been a lurker on your site for such a long time (embarassingly long...followed you for years and this is my first comment). Can't wait to get started and follow along!! :)

Cristina said...

I think I'll join too. It will me my first. Can't wait to begin!

hart44 said...

Im in :) Im drowning in FQ's so need a nice project to use them :)
Happy birthday Amanda :)

The Mayo Family said...

Hello-
I thought I was already in...?
Am having trouble getting my comment on.
So...Please put me down!
Happy be-lated Birthday wishes to you!
What a wonderful idea!
My first quilt-along~
Blessings~
~Lori

Josie McRazie said...

All in!! Card laid card played! And hey, Happy Birthday!!

Anonymous said...

Have too many WIP already, but what is one more to add to the pile.

Wanda

mammalchupie said...

I'm In. Keeping myself busy helps me to keep at my own goals. I need something that'll require me to use my 12lbs. of scraps....

Dedra said...

I'm such a nerd that I just now figured out what WIP even stands for, let alone starting another one. I'm IN for sure. This will be my first quilt along ever.

Kris said...

My first quilt along, I'm in! I love your blog, AmandaJean!

Chase said...

Love to join since I missed last one, the one before last one.. I am out of country right now and wonder if I will be able to catch up..:)

Leslie said...

like I really need another WIP but I am in! YAY!

Mary Jo said...

I'm in on this one. Everyone always needs more quilt alongs!

Thalia said...

Hey with fourteen WIPs and counting, you're right, what's fifteen?

I've been thinking of making a postage stamp quilt too and this could certainly get me going on it. Very tempting.

And happy 36!

petrakt said...

This sounds like a nice first time quilt along for me...I'm in.

alicaz said...

I would like to join in too - It's going to be my first quilt along too and since I'll be turning 36 in 2 months it works for me that way too!

Nneka Kusema Gamble said...

It seems like the only time I complete a project is when there are others involved....so I'm in! This will be my first quilt-a-long!

Deven said...

Me!!!!

Cindy B said...

I'm in... :)

Missy said...

I'm about to finish a top from the last QAL I participated in. I believe it's time for another!! I'm in! Oh and BTW, I love your tutorials.

Tracy T. said...

I'm in! I am recently unemployed...:( but now have plenty of time for sewing. And if it busts stash, it works for me. Also, I love, love my nine-patch quilt that I made a couple of summers ago from an earlier CMG Quilt-along!
Tracy

traceyfitz said...

Sounds like fun - I've never done a quilt along. How do I join? Will it be posted on your blog?

KristaKay said...

I'm in. I think that since I just celebrated my 36th as well, this is the right place to be.

Princess Martha said...

I have been waiting for months for some inspiration...this is it! halalluya!! I loved the last one!!

girlyhurley said...

This will be my first quiltalong. . .I hope I can do it! Can't wait!

Lori

vthiker said...

I'm going to try...this will be my first QAL! I think I will do the baby quilt but I'm thinking of adding another row to make it a square...so 16 blocks.

Hedgehog said...

I'm in!

Pippa Parsons said...

I'm 36 too and I need to use up some stash, might make mine totally scrappy though. Thanks for doing this and I'll hopefully start on Monday :O)

Very Lazy Daisy said...

I'll be 36 on my next birthday, too! So I'm going to join in on this quilt-along. Maybe I'll have this done by my 36th.. (in June) haha