The Block A Day Challenge has begun!

Ladies and gentlemen, start your sewing machines. The Block A Day Challenge has begun and this month’s prize is three spools Coats and Clark Multicolor mercerized cotton. Each spool has 1,200 yards of Egyptian cotton thread on it, which is perfect for finishing your quilts. I love it for free motion quilting  because the variegated thread helps hide any mistakes.

Here’s how to enter the challenge:

Take a few minutes for yourself each day to sew one quilt block. Then post an image of the block to the Block a Day Flickr Group. Each week I’ll post a round up on Quilt Addicts Anonymous of the blocks that were finished that week.

Each quilt block you post will count as one entry, but you will be limited to one entry per day. That means if you make 45 quilt blocks in the month of January, you’ll only receive 31 entries since there are only 31 days in that month. Blocks sewn by hand will receive 5 entries.

You can get bonus entries for publishing photos of completed quilts made from blocks created for the Block a Day challenge. You’ll get 10 extra entries for posting a photo of a finished top, and 20 extra entries for posting a photo of a finished quilt. You’ll also get 20 extra entries for quilts donated to charity, just indicate the organization the quilt is going to in the photo description.

At the end of the month, one winner will be chosen to receive the thread pictured above.

Block a Day Challenge - Jan. 1, 2011

Yesterday I made a block for my Christmas New York Beauty quilt. I love this quilt, but I can never find time to work on it. My decision to make 81 blocks instead of the 64 called for in the pattern so I’ll have a longer drop on my king-sized bed doesn’t help much. I’ve been working on the quilt off and on for two years, but thanks to this challenge, I should have the top completed by mid-March.

I can’t wait to see what you all are working on!

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