I have been neglectful in posting about this wonderful project, designed by Yvonne Fuchs of Quilting Jetgirl. I don’t usually sew a lot of curves but the postage stamp setting really called my name. You can see all the information on the QAL here. I selected a group of batiks that I had left from when I was an ambassador and ordered a purple to be the dark, as I had none in my stash and before you know it, I was off and running.
The blocks are 12″ finished and really fun to make. I haven’t fallen in love with the drunkard’s path blocks in the borders, but after 120, I feel that I am getting much better. Some of the blocks have better contrast than others – this is often a problem with batiks. I have learned to live with it; this will be a donation quilt so I just want it to be a great grouping of colors and it is.
Its exciting to have these rows together. I did change some of the order due to the colorings of my blocks.
Constructing the rows makes it feel like there is an end in sight. 3 QALs is a lot for me, but I didn’t know about the new baby when I committed to this one.
What is left for this QAL?
This weekend I should have 60 of the curved blocks cut out and ready to sew as well as the block 9. I have one more row to sew together. I prep 20 of the drunkard blocks at a time and that seems to work just fine. So as soon as I hit publish to this post I will be off an
Coming Up on My Blog
I am looking forward to sharing Diatom Row 2 and My Strippy Stars quilt. I was happing to have it done before the end of the month, but I will early in May as it just awaits binding! I will also show you how I helped a friend with a quilt (not well made by someone I don’t know, if you ask me) so that it could be the remembrance she needed.
Fab Farm SAL – Block 3 (5/8)
My Strippy Stars
Fab Farm SAL – Block 4 (5/15)
Fixing a T-Shirt Quilt
Fab Farm SAL – Block 5 (5/21)
Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd (5/22)