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Description

 Just Takes 2™ is a mystery quilt.  It is divided into four main sections. It’s finished size without borders is 72 X 90 inches. Every three months, you will receive instructions for assembling one section of the quilt. By the end of the year, you will put all four sections together. The blocks are 3, 6, 9, 12 and 15 inches. There are both pieced and appliqued blocks, although the majority of the quilt is pieced.  NOTE: You cannot beg, borrow or steal a peek at this quilt before we give it to you. It’s like being pregnant in the olden days when we had our children: you have to wait until this baby is fully developed before you can see all it’s parts!

We’ll add the finished size of the blocks to this chart as they’re posted.

Block 1 – 6″ Block 2 – 6″ Block 3 – 6″ Block 4 – 12″ Block 5 – 6″ Block 6 – 6″
Block 7 – 9″ Block 8 – 6″ Block 9 – 6″ Block 10 – 6″ Block 11 – 9″ Block 12 – 12″
Block 13 – 3″ x 12″ Block 14 – 9″ Block 15 – 9″ Block 16 – 9″ Block 17 – 9″ Block 18 – 9″
Block 19 – 15″ Block 20 – 3″ x 15″ Block 21 – 3″ Block 22 – 3″ x 15″ Block 23 – 12″ Block 24 – 3″ x 12″
Block 25 – 6″ Block 26 – 6″ Block 27 -15″ Block 28 -3″ x 15″ Block 29 – 15″ Block 30 – 3″
Block 31 -3″ x 15″ Block 32 -3″ x 15″ Block 33 -9″ Block 34 -9″ Block 35 -9″ Block 36 -6″
Block 37 -6″ Block 38 -12″ Block 39 -3″ x 12″ Block 40 -12″ Block 41 -3″ x 12″ Block 42 -12″
Block 43 -9″ Block 44 -6″ Block 45 -6″ Block 46 -6″ Block 47 -6″ Block 48 -6″
Block 49 -6″ Block 50 -6″ Block 51 -12″ Block 52 -3″ x 12″ Block 53 -6″ Block 54 -9″
Block 55 -6″ Block 56 -3″ x 9″ Block 57 -9″ Block 58 -9″ Block 59 -15″ Block 60 -12″
Block 61 -3″ Block 62 -3″ Block 63 -3″ Block 64 -9″ Block 65 -9″ Block 66 -3″ x 12″
Block 67 -12″ Block 68 -9″ Block 69 -6″ Block 70 -9″ Block 71 -3″ x 6″ Block 72 -12″
Block 73 -6″ Block 74 -6″ Block 75 -3″ x 12″ Block 76 -9″ Block 77 -12″ Block 78 -3″
Block 79 -3″ Block 80 -3″ Block 81 -3″ Block 82 -9″ Block 83 -3″ x 9″ Block 84 -3″ x 12″
Block 85 -3″ x 9″ Block 86 -3″ x 9″ Block 87 -3″ x 12″ Block 88 -9″ Block 89 -6″ Block 90 -9″
Block 91 -12″ Block 92 -3″ Block 93 -3″ x 6″ Block 94 -9″ Block 95 -3″ x 6″ Block 96 -6″
Block 97 -6″ Block 98 -6″ Block 99 -12″ Block 100 -3″ x 12″

 

 

Blocks  of the Month – UNITS

 Twice a month you will receive “pieces” of the quilt as digital downloads. These “pieces” will be a minimum of two blocks. Sometimes there will be 5-6 blocks. We have tried to balance the time involved in making each UNIT. All blocks will come with instructions. You do not have to be a master quilter to make Just Takes 2™. Beginners are welcome!

On the first day of the month, you will receive a”Unit” from Gay at  Sentimental Stitches. The second “Unit” will be available the 15th of the month on Brenda’s Dear Jane site.
All UNITS are free for one month. After that time they can be purchased in the Online Store. Retired block sections are $3.00 each and available as instant digital downloads.
The patterns are PDF files and you’ll need a program on your computer that can open and display those files. The most common program is Adobe Reader. It’s a free program you can download and use right away. Click on the Get Adobe Reader text and you’ll be directed to their web site.

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Fabric Selection

Keeping with the tradition of the Exhibit, Gay and Brenda are making red and white quilts. We talked about wonderful blue and white quilts, yellow and white, pink and white…. You may want to use black as one of your colors. Pink and brown make a good, traditional combination of colors. Just Takes 2™
would also be beautiful made ‘scrappy’ from your stash!

 

Fabric Requirements

Fabric requirements: background –  9 yards

Color— 6  yards

Add 1 yard for binding.

NOTE: We have added about three-fourths yard to this estimate. Like many of the older quilts in the Exhibit, Just Takes 2™  does not have a border. If you think you will want a border, you need to allow for it. We give you yardage for the block area only. However, we will be making suggestions for the borders later in the year. Also, if you do lot of paper-piecing, you will need at least an additional yard. (Secret: this quilt contains about two thousand six hundred pieces, if you’re a counter)

 

Embroidery

After  a lot of discussion, we decided not to include any embroidery in  Just Takes 2.  There were many wonderful embroidery quilts in the Infinite Variety Exhibit, and we will be giving you embroidery patterns to substitute in your quilt from time to time. First, we must launch Just Takes 2™ January 1, 2012!

 

 Name those Blocks
You all  will be naming the blocks as we get each unit. There will be a ‘Name that Block’ contest. The person whose block name is chosen by you, the quiltmakers, will receive a free fat quarter of Dear Jane Fabric. (“It ain’t much one way ye looks at it, but in some ways, it’s a heap.” Aunt Jane of Kentucky) We just think it will be a great deal of fun!

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Just Takes 2™ is our very own quilting bee! We will all be very involved in sharing this unique quilting journey.

We are so excited to be giving you all Just Takes 2!