Yes, 2013 is my year of the vomit, one of my quilty resolutions was to get this quilt made in 2013. I've been collecting the squares and have only made 2 blocks, so I'm hosting a vomit block a week along so that I HAVE to get it done. See my thinking, I'm gonna be forced to do a block if i'm hosting.
Katy @I'm a ginger Monkey is the queen of #vomit.
She is on her errr 5th I think now, scrappy #vomit quilt.
There are loads of piccies of finished quilts on flickr and there's even a flickr group here
Katy tells us that the quilt is super easy and only uses 2.5" squares. But lots of them. You can find the instructions from her blog just below. It was inspired by a pattern in American and Patchwork and Quilting from August 2002 that used strip piecing (and smaller squares). I can't take any credit for the original design.
are here but roughly for the smaller quilt that I'm making I need 965 scrappy 2.5" squares, beautiful, ugly and some sparkly :O) and then for the solids, just over 300 2.5" squares, now you might understand why I bought the Sizzix 2.5" die
If you don't have the variety there is a new vomit square swop going on at gnomeangel where you swop 245 squares, I joined her last one and they were truly yummy
Block A construction is fairly easy, grab 49 squares and sew them up 7 rows of 7
Block B construction similar but with the addition of solids to make the diamond, but essentially 49 sewn up blocks.
I've (well Justine from simplysolids) chosen my solid blocks, I've gone with (I think I did anyway, can't find my order and why is it there isn't info on selvedges, that really annoys me with kona solids, never know what I need more off when I'm running low)
ohhh I just love the sprout, such a vivid colour, even better in real life.
Here are the two blocks I have managed to get done
So only another 23 blocks to go in total, so by end of may I should have all the blocks, perhaps even a finished quilted quilt for #FQR in July.
Who's going to join me, just grab your scraps and get cutting and sewing.
I'll be doing a linky party starting Monday and might even get a button sorted by then :)