Zakka Along Week 8 :: Block Quilt

This post is part of the Zakka Style Sew Along, please visit here to catch up if you’re just joining us!

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Hello Week 8!

(Click on the picture to see who made each mug rug).

Lots of cute mug rugs last week and 34 entries!

The winner of the last $30 gift certificate to Zip It is ::

#5 Sheila, bluepatchquilter

Congratulations Sheila, I loved the sunshine you added to your mug rug!

Thank you  Zip It for your generosity in sponsoring three of our project weeks!

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This week we tackle the biggest project in the book, the Zakka Block Quilt.

I’m excited to have Michelle from I like Orange sharing her inspiration for us!

She has a great eye for color and I know you’ll love her quilt.

(Peek at her Etsy shop too, she designs gorgeous bag and quilt patterns.)

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We have a great giveaway prize for those of you who are ready to tackle this one week challenge.

Even if you’ve never made a quilt before, this is a simple patchwork design that would be great for a first time quilting project.   I will give fair warning, quilting is addicting, so this may not be your last quilt!

I’ve put together some resources for a newbie quilter:

If you find yourself stuck, please let us know in the flickr group or send me an email.

I want you to be successful!   You can do it!

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Projects that are completed and entered this week will be eligible to win a $75 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop.

Shopping for  fabric without having to spend a dime is a heck of a motivator, right?!

You may begin linking up your finished Block Quilt today through Sunday May 27th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win the $75 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop!

Click on the frog picture below to link up (one) of your projects or to view the entries.



Have fun!

xo, Lindsey

simone - It’s so much fun, how one small project inspires in so many different ways!

Flying Blind - Congratulations to Sheila xxxx

shirley - I am 12 hr behind on ALL my projects, to many family obligations, but not this week, I have been preparing… this is fun

Debbie - Very fun – great prize so congrats to the winner!

Vera (vexa) - wow, what a price. I might try smaller one.

Linda - Lindsey – it appears to me although the Zakka Sew Along header on your home page does not have weeks 5 through 8 attached to it. I have found this a useful place to go back and look at the different weeks projects including all the linked up projects. Can you update this for us? (Or am I doing something wrong?) Thanks!
Linda F.

Lizzie - Thanks for gathering together the helpful tutes! I’m really looking forward to this one. I just hope I can make it with my own time crunch ( packing to move). Gonna try my best….

Lizzie - Linda, Check out Ilikeorange– she listed it there with her fab lead-in!

spunkychilddesign - Lindsey, Do mini items of the zakka sew along count? like mini quilts? sheesh, had I known that was a possibility I may have made a mini! :-) I had never made a quilt before so this was a first for me, I was very excited with my results. Fantastic fun! can’t wait for the following weeks!

Sarah - I think it needs to be clear what is or isn’t allowed. This week there are mini quilts and also an unfinished quilt top in the entries. I think it’s only fair if everyone puts in the same amount of work and makes the project from the book. I don’t want to sound grumpy, this is such a fun sewalong and I’ve enjoyed every week so far.

Danielle Raichel - I agree Sarah, its not very fair. At this point in time I think 3 ladies have made minis, I understand how spendy linen is, but those of us that DID make the quilt from the book had put in a lot MORE time and effort than the gals with the minis its really unjust (took me 4 days only because ive never made a quilt before). I too am not trying to sound grumpy but, where is the fairness in that? if that was the case, my entry for week 1 should not have been pulled out of the pot ya know? I hadn’t finished it-at that time I didn’t know there was a group to upload photos= I would have just shared it that way but, I linked it up-unknowingly. But, I finished my quilt FULL size and its only fair to make what is expected for the week, don’t “cheat” others out of the chance to win also. Sorry, I know I sound really winey.. but its not fair.

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