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52 Blocks

For the past two years I have run a quilt along that coincides with the ‘off’ weeks of Project QUILTING – first it was ‘Home Sweet Home’ and then ‘My Favorite Block’.  This year I’m going to do something a bit different – well, completely different.  I’m going to share a block tutorial each week for the entire year.

My plan for these blocks is that it’s going to combine the two previous quilt alongs.  What I’m going to share with you all are traditional quilt blocks that are ‘tweaked’ to show a second element – like houses.

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It all started when I saw this ‘House Swoon’ block by Rachael of Blue Mountain Daisy  She tweaked Camille Roskelley’s Swoon block. Clever! She shows you how to do it, get the tutorial.

 

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From seeing that…I went ahead and used it for my inspiration for the Double Wedding Ring Challenge and made my double wedding rings into an entire subdivision – again, tweaking a traditional block…

I’m going to take the 52 weeks of 2014 to explore traditional blocks ‘twisted’ into a secondary image like a house, tree, or even a bird!  I hope you decide to join in with me!

See how you can be a block designer HERE.

Flickr group has been created!  52 Blocks: Twisted Tradition

Hashtag for twitter and Instagram: #52bTT

Fabric suggestions… HERE.

Schedule – each block will be posted on a Wednesday

  1. Jan 1st - Square Dancing Whale
  2. Jan 8th -  Road Trip to California
  3. Jan 15th – Homeward Bound Fish
  4. Jan 22nd – Flutterby Butterfly
  5. Jan 29th – Sugar Fox
  6. Feb 5th – Drunkard’s Owl by Diane Lapacek
  7. Feb 12th – Heart Trick
  8. Feb 19th – Farmer’s Daughter’s New Neighborhood
  9. Feb 26th – Apple Flagstones
  10. Mar 5th – Lucky Clover Vision
  11. Mar 12th – Flying Leaf from Carla of Creatin’ in the Sticks
  12. Mar 19th – Rocky Road to Love
  13. Mar 26th – Talking Heads from Erin Z of Faller Girl
  14. Apr 2nd - Fluttering in Formation from Melissa of Sew BitterSweet Designs
  15. Apr 9th – Hoppy Bunny Basket from Marian of Seems to Be Sew
  16. Apr 16th - Triangle of Spools
  17. Apr 23rd
  18. Apr 30th – Marcia of Marcia’s Crafty Sewing & Quilting
  19. May 7th
  20. May 14th
  21. May 20th
  22. May 28th
  23. June 4th
  24. June 11th
  25. June 18th
  26. June 25th – Colleen of Lucky Duck Dreams
  27. July 2nd
  28. July 9th
  29. July 16th
  30. July 23rd
  31. July 30th
  32. Aug 6th
  33. Aug 13th
  34. Aug 20th
  35. Aug 27th
  36. Sept 3rd
  37. Sept 10th
  38. Sept 17th
  39. Sept 24th – Fat Quarter Shop
  40. Oct 1st
  41. Oct 8th
  42. Oct 15th
  43. Oct 22nd
  44. Oct 29th
  45. Nov 5th
  46. Nov 12th
  47. Nov 19th
  48. Nov 26th
  49. Dec 3rd
  50. Dec 10th
  51. Dec 17th
  52. Dec 24th

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52 Blocks

Once this is all over I’d like to create a  saleable pdf booklet of all the 52 blocks at one time.  Each individual block will still remain free on my site but some may want to have them all in one place.  Please keep this in mind if you volunteer to make a block – of course you will get proper credit in the pdf booklet but there will be no monetary compensation.

Triangle of Spools Block Tutorial: 52 Twisted Tradition Block Quilt Along

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in 52 Twisted Traditional Blocks, Featured, Quilt Along, tutorial | 0 comments

Triangle of Spools Block Tutorial: 52 Twisted Tradition Block Quilt Along

I’m a little delayed today getting the tutorial posted for the 52 Blocks Twisted Traditional Quilt Along!  Sorry about that – but I am at least getting it posted on Wednesday!  It’s a pretty simple block this week but fabric selection, once again, makes all the difference in what you ‘see’ when you look at it!   Triangle of Spools Block Tutorial for 52 Twisted Traditional Block Quilt Along Finished Block Size – 8” x 8” I twisted the traditional block ‘Triangle of Squares”, 1187b, for our next block. By now you know...

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Hoppy Bunny Basket Quilt Block Tutorial from Marian of Seams to be Sew: 52 Twisted Tradition Block Quilt Along

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Hoppy Bunny Basket Quilt Block Tutorial from Marian of Seams to be Sew: 52 Twisted Tradition Block Quilt Along

It’s Wednesday so that means it’s time for yet another fun block tutorial!  This week I have guest blogger Marian Pena of Seams to be Sew sharing her ‘twist’ on  a traditional block.  You can also follow what Marian is up to by licking her on facebook, adding her to Google+, following her pinterest, and check out her YouTube. Before we see her twisted block…let’s learn a bit more about Marian Pena of Seams to be Sew . What is your favorite thing about Quilt Alongs? While I haven’t participated in any quilt alongs...

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Fluttering In Formation by Melissa of Sew BitterSweet Designs: 52 Twisted Tradition Block Quilt Along

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Fluttering In Formation by Melissa of Sew BitterSweet Designs: 52 Twisted Tradition Block Quilt Along

Happy 14th Wednesday of 2014!  Can you believe the year is already over a quarter done!?  Time sure flies when you’re having fun!  I have a ‘streak’ going on here and I have yet another wonderful guest blogger sharing their ‘twist’ on a traditional block with you all.  Today I’m very happy to introduce you to Melissa Dunworth of Sew BitterSweet Designs! You can follow along with Melissa on her blog, facebook, twitter (@craftymamad), instragram (@sewbittersweetdesigns) and pinterest! What is your favorite thing about Quilt...

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Talking Heads Block from Erin of Faller Girl: 52 Twisted Tradition Block Quilt Along

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in 52 Twisted Traditional Blocks, Featured, Quilt Along | 1 comment

Talking Heads Block from Erin of Faller Girl: 52 Twisted Tradition Block Quilt Along

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I’m super excited to welcome you all back to my blog for the 13th ‘Twisted Tradition’ block tutorial!  I’m even more excited to be introducing you to my friend Erin Zinobile of Faller Girl who twisted the traditional quilt block and created a tutorial for you all.   Before we get to the block I want to share a few fun facts about Erin Z! Erin with her #scrappytripalong quilt. Erin blogs at Faller Girl and you can also find her on facebook, pinterest, flickr and twitter (@erinrebeccaz).   What is...

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Rocky Road to Love Block Tutorial: 52 Twisted Tradition Block Quilt Along

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in 52 Twisted Traditional Blocks, Featured, how to, Quilt Along, tutorial | 0 comments

Rocky Road to Love Block Tutorial: 52 Twisted Tradition Block Quilt Along

Woot!  It’s time again for yet another 52 Blocks Twisted Tradition Quilt Along Block!  I have to say…I may have misplaced my lovely sketch book with my 30+ design ideas for this quilt along…so I’m starting all over.  BUT on the good side – great new ideas have been popping into my head as I look through traditional blocks again.  I will be sharing one of those blocks with you today. Rocky Road to Love Block Tutorial for 52 Twisted Traditional Block Quilt Along Finished Block Size – 12” x 12” I twisted the traditional block...

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Flying Leaf from Carla of Creatin’ in the Stick: 52 Twisted Tradition Block Quilt Along

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in 52 Twisted Traditional Blocks, Featured, Quilt Along | 2 comments

Flying Leaf from Carla of Creatin’ in the Stick: 52 Twisted Tradition Block Quilt Along

I’m so excited to have a guest blogger share with you the next block in the 52 Blocks Twisted Tradition Quilt Along!  It’s a fabulous block…I made it yesterday…and I’m sure you’ll all want to make more than one! Before we get to her block I want to introduce you to today’s designer, Carla Henton of Dodge City, Kansas, and share with you a little bit more about her. Carla blogs at Creatin’ in the Sticks.  You can find her on her blog and she’s also now on facebook!  I first met Carla because she’s a regular participant on...

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Lucky Clover Vision Block Tutorial: 52 Twisted Tradition Blocks Quilt Along

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in 52 Twisted Traditional Blocks, Featured, how to, Quilt Along, tutorial | 0 comments

Lucky Clover Vision Block Tutorial: 52 Twisted Tradition Blocks Quilt Along

It’s Wednesday!  Happy Hump Day AND Happy New Block Tutorial Day for the  52 Blocks Twisted Tradition Quilt Along!  For the first block tutorial of March we’re doing a little ode to the Irish!  Enjoy!   Before I begin, I have to give a big shout and Thank You to Pip for waiting patiently for me to make and take pictures of this block last night.  I would have been up WAY LATER than I already was if it weren’t for her cooperation. I asked if I could take her picture so everyone could see who helped me so...

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Apple Flagstones Block Tutorial: 52 Twisted Traditional Block Quilt Along

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in 52 Twisted Traditional Blocks, Featured, how to, Quilt Along, tutorial | 0 comments

Apple Flagstones Block Tutorial: 52 Twisted Traditional Block Quilt Along

I had all the photo’s taken and was on track to get my blog post done by last night for the next block of the 52 Blocks Quilt Along but then, I was distracted by #talknt and other online chatting, before I knew it, it was 11pm and I really needed to get some sleep.  I could have gotten this done this morning BUT I decided that I needed to go to the gym.  So – here I am and it’s almost noon and I’m just getting this to you.  I really need to work on my planning!  I could have been sewing instead.  Oh well – it’s a cute block...

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Farmer’s Daughter’s New Neighborhood–52 Blocks Twisted Tradition Quilt Along

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in 52 Twisted Traditional Blocks, Featured, how to, Quilt Along, tutorial | 1 comment

Farmer’s Daughter’s New Neighborhood–52 Blocks Twisted Tradition Quilt Along

I’ll admit it.  I almost completely forgot to put together a tutorial for this weeks tutorial for the 52 Blocks Quilt Along.  I don’t know what triggered it but I did remember it at about 5:00pm on Tuesday.  Luckily for me, my in-laws had already asked if they could take the big girls to gymnastics – which gave me just enough time to put together the block and take the pictures for the tutorial.  Whew!   52 Twisted Traditional Block Quilt Along Finished Block Size – 10” x 10” I twisted the ‘Farmer’s Daughter’ block...

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Heart Trick–52 Blocks Twisted Tradition Quilt Along

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in 52 Twisted Traditional Blocks, Featured, how to, Quilt Along, tutorial | 3 comments

Heart Trick–52 Blocks Twisted Tradition Quilt Along

I really wanted this weeks tutorial for the 52 Blocks Quilt Along to be ‘heart’ related in honor of Valentine’s Day on Friday.  I’ll admit – I didn’t really ‘twist’ the Card Trick Block much…if at all.  This is mostly about the color choices you make so that you can really ‘see’ something different than what you would normally ‘see’.  Today – we’re going to ‘see’ four entwined hearts in our block the ‘Heart Trick’. Heart Trick Block Tutorial for 52 Twisted Traditional Block Quilt Along Finished Block...

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