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52 Blocks in 52 Weeks!

WELCOME to 52 Blocks in 52 Weeks!

How exciting that a nation of quilters is going to participate in a weekly Block Party!

How this works:

Starting January 15, 2019, each Tuesday morning a new set of instructions for a block will be posted here. There will also be a post on social media (Facebook and Instagram) reminding you to download your new set of instructions.

Instructions will only be on the website for 3 weeks and then they will be removed, so make sure you download each week.

There is a facebook group for those participating called 52 Blocks 52 Weeks if you want to join that and share your blocks and see what others are creating.

Block:

Each block is a 6 ½” unfinished (6” finished block).

The blocks themselves can be print, solids or a combination. It is a great stash buster or a fun time to use up some unique prints.

Each block will be written up using the same 3 colours to demonstrate. An example of fabric yardage for only these 3 colours is 1.5 yards for each.

If you’re going to post your block, and we encourage you to do so, please use the hashtag #52blocks52weeks. This is great for Instagram and twitter to allow quilters to search for other quilters doing the block challenge with us. Then we can see what everyone is creating!

Quilt:

You can arrange it anyway you want, but if looking for a finished size with no sashing or borders the quilt would be 36” x 54”.

For a quilt with a 2” sashing throughout and 2” border the size would be 46” x 70”. The  sashing and border fabric requiring 3 yards in total.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email at jacwhite10@gmail.com

Week 5 Block InstructionsWeek 5 Block Instructions – FrenchWeek 4 Block InstructionsWeek 4 Block Instructions – French Week 3 Block InstructionsWeek 3 Block Instructions – FrenchWeek 2 Block InstructionsWeek 2 Block Instructions – FrenchWeek 1 Block Instructions Week 1 Block Instructions – French  

The Canadian Quilter’s Association/Association canadienne de la courtepointe wishes to thank all of the participants of the 52/52 weekly blocks for participating in this fun program.  Week 4 caused some concern and we apologize, it was not our intent to upset any participant or follower on social media.

Inspired by a tube of lipstick, some saw an offensive symbol, and we are sorry.  Rest assured that we would never knowingly publish any offensive quilt block, they are designed with thought and responsibility.  Please feel free to be creative and change the blocks, we can’t wait to see the finished quilts.

We hope you continue to enjoy making the 52/52 blocks and sharing on social media.

Heather Black
CQA/ACC President/Presidente
2018/2019