WIP Wednesday: Y2K Blocks #13-#16

 

It's been over a week since I've done any sewing, but today I managed to finish these 4 blocks. 

The charms in the top 2 blocks are from Anita R-L in Virginia, and she did not include a bio in her squishy.

The charms in the bottom two blocks are from Gloria H. in Maine:  ...I have been married for 28 years...and have 4 super children...I worked at the local bank for 2 years after we got married; then we bought the Western Auto Store...we operated it for 20 years...I don't know how long I've been quilting; but when I started, there were only 2 magazines available...I am completely self-taught and now I'm teaching friends and co-workers.  They call me The Quilt Lady.  I love it.
Woo hoo, 16 completed blocks!  Only 34 more to go, LOL.  I truly enjoy making these blocks and like how this is turning out.  But I'm at a loss on the final setting since I'll end up with 50 blocks.  Neither a 6x8 or 7x7 setting really works for all 50 blocks.  I'm kinda thinking I'll use the small leftover HSTs to make the extra blocks for a 7x8 setting.   Just not sure about the block pattern.  I need to get those creative juices flowing.


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Until next time ... 
Be happy and keep on quilting!

Comments

  1. Any idea why this is called the Y2K Block? Happy stitching!

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    1. Hi Gretchen, I call these my Y2K blocks because I received the charms in a Y2K swap in 2000. I participated in 4 swaps in 2000 and 2001. It was so much fun!

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  2. Ooh, I love how your blocks are looking altogether! They just shimmer and glow like jewels! What about incorporating those leftover blocks into your backing somehow? You could either piece them into the backing or, if you wanted them to look "scattered," just appliqué them in a way that feels random across the backing fabric. Great project. Thanks for linking up with me for TGIFF!

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    1. Thanks for your comment and great ideas. I also appreciate your visit.

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  3. I still have my box of Y2K squares packed away. I haven't taken them out in years. I remember being disappointed that some swappers snuck in double knits and squares that were much smaller than agreed upon. Did you have any problems to deal with? Your blocks look great. It's going to be a wonderful quilt.

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    1. This is my 4th quilt using those Y2K charms and I don't remember receiving any double knits. I am, however, noticing that some charms are cotton blends and some are not accurately cut. Sigh, I just have to make do and make them work. Thankfully this last batch isn't too bad.

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  4. Looking SEW good, Rita!!! I found the squishies for my Y2K quilt when we moved this summer. One of these days, I'll sew mine up, too!

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    1. Well, I'm glad I'm not the only one who has 20+ year-old squishies LOL! Since I didn't go anywhere during the pandemic last year, I had plenty of time to work on older projects. I decided to keep the momentum going in 2021 with this Y2K project. Thanks for the comment and visit!

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  5. Love the scrappy goodness of your blocks and the secondary pattern created. Any idea what the name of the block is?

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    1. I wish I knew the name of the block. I found a picture online of someone's Y2K quilt and just copied their block. It seems to be a variation of the Roundabout block. I'd also like to know the name of the block so I'm going to keep looking. Thanks for the comment and visit!

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  6. What a great idea for a scrap quilt! Good luck figuring out the final setting, I'm sure it will be terrific.

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    1. Thanks for your encouraging comment and visit!

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  7. Yea for making forward progress. No need to rush -- enjoy the process. You know you'll never make a Y2K quilt again. Of course, there are lots of other quilts to make though.

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    1. Hi Bonnie, you are so right! I am trying to be patient and enjoy the process. I always feel a sense of accomplishment every time I finish a set of blocks. And, right again, I will never make another Y2K quilt again as I definitely have plenty of other quilts to make! Thanks for the encouraging comment and visit!

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  8. Those are really pretty - and I like seeing them all laid out together

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  9. What a beautiful quilt this is turning out to be! Love it. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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