Diatom Top Linky Party

I loved this pattern from the moment I saw it; it was designed by Yvonne Fuchs of Quilting Jetgirl. You can see all the information on the QAL here. I decided to join the QAL and went for the most difficult setting. Of course, this was all before I knew I would be running my own QAL, but once I am committed, I am in. I persisted with this; it is the last of my 3 2023 QALs to be finished. It is nearly there, but the quilting will be delayed a little longer. However, this is a post, celebrating the QAL and connecting the parade of quilts, hosted by Yvonne here.

My Fabric Choices

For QALs, I try to use my stash and was able to that for this one. I did need to purchase one fabric, and that was the purple used in the drunkard’s path blocks.

Diatom Block 1

Yes, my first block was a bit muddy….but I persisted.

Here is what the first 6 blocks looked like. I could have been a bit more precise on the piecing of the curves! I decided not to let pride get in the way and forge ahead.

Diatom QAL

These are the next 3 blocks. You can see I did not follow Yvonne’s setting, mostly because my colors shifted a few times and I moved things around row by row.

As the final row was added, you will see the top row is now the third row! I am waiting to assemble the quilt and batting as I will need to finagle this quilt on the frame a little differently since it is a bit bigger than most of my quilts.

I am hoping the humidity drops and I can do the spray basting in a day or two. My long arm also had an upgrade, and so I am relearning a few things. A benefit quilt is being quilted before I put this on the frame. I am glad to share in the final linky party, only sorry that I didn’t get it quilted, but it shouldn’t be long. I the fall, I am hoping to begin training for hospice and hope that I can send this quilt to a hospice.

Coming Up on the Blog

More Ferry Pillows
Yoga Quilt #1
Ultimate Travel Bag

Linky Parties

Diatom QAL Final Linkup
Patchwork and Quilts
Monday Musings
Sew & Tell
Friday Foto Fun

Fabric Stash

NET Fabric: -17.75 yards
No changes from prior post. I will add Diatom in when it is quilted.

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Annies Soft and Stable Foam Stabilizer
By Annie’s Clear Vinyl
Heat N Bond Iron On Vinyl
Omni Thread, Purplelicious
Aurifil 50 weight thread
Hobbs Tuscanny Wool Batting
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Nexcare Clear Skin Tape
Cluck Cluck Sew Tape
Simple Folded Corners Ruler
Free Motion Quilting Workbook
Shape by Shape Collection 2
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DayLight Wafer 1 Light Box
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Dream Cotton Batting
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Hex N More Ruler
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Awesome Ocean Pattern
Schmetz NonStick Needle
Sulky Totally Stable
Barn Quilt by Sherry Shish
Applique Pressing Sheet
Mary Ellen’s Best Press Starch
Clover Bias Tape Maker 12mm
Woven Diamonds Pattern
Hobbs Premium 80/20 Batting
Woven Star Pattern
Wefty Needle
Quilt Hanger
Fat Quarter Shop
Westalee Sampler Template Set
Mettler 60 wt. Cotton Embroidery Thread
Sandboard for Hand Sewing/Appliqué
Clover Needle Threader
Sewline Black and White Pencil
Sewline Grey Pencil
Backyard Birds
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Quilt Pounce
Hobbs Thermore Batting
Clover Chaco Liner – silver
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Electric Quilt 8
Quilter’s Dream Select Batting
Quilt in A Day Log Cabin
Judy Martin Log Cabin
Emiko Toda Loeb
3M Command Strip Clothespins
Paper Templates for Lucy Boston
Lucy Boston Templates,MPP
Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Cross
Clover Wonder Clips
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