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QAL – Week 7

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We got to assemble our quilt top this week.  All my points aren’t perfect…..but I’m ok with that.   I think that adds to the beauty/uniqueness of something that is hand made and not mass produced.  I will only go back and redo something if it is really off and it bothers me.

We’ve got two weeks to sandwich and quilt our tops if we want to participate in the final quilt parade.  I don’t know if I will get mine done….but I am happy to have the top finished.  For a quilt with colours that are totally outside of my comfort zone…..I like the final product.  It has a bit of a modern feel to it even though the blocks are more traditional.  I’ve been playing around with free motion quilting ideas….but I’m not totally happy with my plan so far.  I need to do a little ‘surfin’ and ‘pinteresting’ to see if I can fine tune my ideas.

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QAL – Week #6

This week’s assignment was to assemble the pieces that fit around the centre star.  With these pieces done, we were so close to assembling the blocks that I decided to go ahead and just sew them all the together to complete the full 16″ block.  Here are all 16 of my blocks.

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QAL – Week #5

This week we have started to assemble our blocks for the Star Surround quilt-a-long.  I am happy to say that I finished piecing my centres two days before the deadline.  Wow that’s two weeks in a row that I didn’t finish at the last minute.  I’m liking the results and looking forward to adding the colour around the stars next week.  Linking up to Happy Quilting’s QAL

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WIP Week #5

I’ve managed to get all 35 of my 6×6 blocks done and 4 of the 24  3×3’s.  I’ve ordered some fabric to use for my background but it hasn’t arrived yet so I am going to be in waiting mode soon.

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We are starting to assemble our centre blocks in the Star Surround QAL.  I’ve got one inner star completed…..only fifteen more to go.

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Linking up to The Needle and Thread Network, Freshly Pieced:WIP and Happy Quilting: Star Surround Quilt-a-long.

2013 WIP Size   Current status
Pink & blue batik King   waiting for borders
Asian Shadow Box King   waiting for border s
2012 BOM ‘Blues’ King   quilt top
2012 BOM ‘Opera King   quilt top
Kimono Wall hanging   quilt top
Waterlily Wall hanging   quilt top
One block wonder Queen   piecing
Peacock Lap   quilt top
Leftovers I Lap   quilt top
Leftovers II Lap   piecing
Star Surround QAL Lap   piecing
Blue Hydrangea King   FMQ
Dragonflies Wall hanging   Binding
2013 Completions   Size
2011 BOM ‘Spring   King
Blue Odyssey   King
Kassidy’s flannel   Baby
Sue’s Summer Breeze   Queen/King

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WIP Wednesday #4 and QAL Week #4

I have the week off work so I’ve been able to play in my studio a lot more than I normally would. This is week four of the Star Surround Quilt-a-long (QAL) and this week I had to cut and piece 192 flying geese. Here are mine all pressed and ready to go.  The past two weeks I have finished my assignments with just hours to spare before the deadline.   This week I am finished 4 days early…..yeah me!!!  Next week we start assembling our first block.

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I also started working on Leftovers II.  I had so many left over 1-1/2″ wide strips of fabric from my Blue Odyssey Quilt so I came up with a new quilt design to utilize a few of them.  It will have thirty five 6×6 blocks of 1 inch squares and twenty four 3×3 blocks of 1 inch squares set on point and then a border of 1×1 inch squares.  I haven’t decided if my background will be a bright white kona solid or a deep black.  I’ve ordered both from my local quilt store and I will make my decision once I can lay out my blocks and see which one makes it ‘sing’.

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Linking up to The Needle and Thread Network and Happy Quilting: Star Surround Quilt-a-long.

2013 WIP Size Current status
Pink & blue batik King waiting for borders
Asian Shadow Box King waiting for border s
2012 BOM ‘Blues’ King quilt top
2012 BOM ‘Opera King quilt top
Kimono Wall hanging quilt top
Waterlily Wall hanging quilt top
One block wonder Queen piecing
Peacock Lap quilt top
Leftovers I Lap quilt top
Leftovers II Lap piecing
Star Surround QAL Lap piecing
Blue Hydrangea King FMQ
Dragonflies Wall hanging Binding
2013 Completions Size
2011 BOM ‘Spring King
Blue Odyssey King
Kassidy’s flannel Baby
Sue’s Summer Breeze Queen/King

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QAL – Week #3

Here it is late Sunday night and once again I am finishing my QAL tasks with only hours to spare.  I got my HST done fairly quickly so I thought for sure I would be finished this week’s task days in advance…..little did I know how long it would take to square up 256 half square triangles.  Look at the pile of trimmings…..man that’s a lot and my right hand is exhausted.  I’m liking what I see so far…..can’t wait to get these babies all pieced together to see the full effect.

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QAL – Week 2

Week two and with only hours to spare, I’ve managed to get all my fabric cut.  Tomorrow we get the piecing instructions.  I’m looking forward to seeing how all of these pieces will work together…..hopefully???

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