“Blocks-A-Go-Go” Sampler, perhaps?

We had a great Quilty shoot this weekend — the shows have never looked or sounded or felt better, if you ask me. I can’t wait for them to be unleashed on the world! Mwah-hah-hah!

And when my sister Rebecca and I were talking about a lot of new projects for the show and beyond the show, we thought it would be really fun to do a challenge of some kind where the winner gets all the past Blocks-a-Go-Go blocks, plus the extra “step-out” fabric, pieces, etc. Right? That would be amazing! So I was compiling that box of goodies and a different box of other goodies, and I thought it would be fun to throw a few of the Blocks-a-Go-Go blocks up on my design wall, so I did.

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Now, you’ll see an old project up there to the left that I’m working on finishing — the Rolling Stone block in greens; I’m calling that quilt “Emeralds” and I just need to decide what to do in terms of border/sashing, etc. — but there are a bunch of “Go-Go” blocks on the right. Just for fun, I put up the three leftover/missing blocks from my “Memories” quilt that viewers of LOQ will recognize… I almost lost them again, if you can believe it.

Keep watching this space for info on the challenges — someone needs to actually do something cool with the “Go-Go” blocks, right?? They’re pretty cool. And I need to finish that Emeralds quilt, so I’ll see you later. 🙂

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Mary Fons hails from a prominent quilt mafia family. A professional writer and performer, Mary co-hosted the nationally-airing PBS program "Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting" along with her mom, famed quilter and educator Marianne Fons. In 2010, Mary began hosting Quilty, an online show offered weekly on QNNtv.com. In 2012, Mary became editor of Quilty magazine. She holds a Theater Arts BA from the University of Iowa.

4 thoughts on ““Blocks-A-Go-Go” Sampler, perhaps?

  1. Love the idea of a sampler quilt. I’ve been tossing the idea around for a while, but haven’t actually sat down to do it. This might just be what I need to get started! I look forward to it. Anyway, I chuckled when your blocks were almost lost again and I got to thinking (in a somewhat philosophical way) that perhaps those blocks are trying to tell you they don’t want to be a part of a large quilt. Perhaps they like being out there on there own, kind of rebels without a quilt, so to speak. Perhaps they want to be something small and striking on their own…. a table runner, pillows, a messenger bag even…..Just a thought. Perhaps they are talking to you and just screaming to be talked about more often 🙂

  2. Mary,
    I made a small quilt using this block after watching Quilty, and it is one of my favorites! I didn’t sash it, and I liked the designs made by the blocks lining up against each other. Can’t wait to see what YOU do.

  3. My husband and I have a quilt that probably made sometime in the 1920’s or 30’s. The block is called rolling stone. My husband remembers sleeping on it on his grandmother’s bed when he was a boy. I would love to get some measurements for the block. The blocks on the old quilt are all slightly different. I think it was quilt as you go (when you empty another flour sack) quilt.

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