Category Archives: Quilt-A-Long

Week 1 of Unity

I’ve completed the first clue from the Unity quilt-a-long. It is the centre medallion for the finished quilt. I can’t believe how many people had the first clue completed within hours of it being released Monday morning. I made mine last a couple of days….now I just have to wait until Monday for the next clue to be released.

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Unity Quilt-a-long

Bonnie Hunter of Quiltsville.com is generously offering a free mystery sew-in-place quilt-a-long to help unite quilters all around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic and our social isolation.  The quilt is called unity and it is made up of 3 colour ways.  The author chose red, dark blue and aqua.  I am doing mine with pink, black and grey.  Every Monday starting March 30th she will release a new clue.  You’ve got one week to get the piecing done before the next clue is released.  I’ve managed to talk a couple of friends into doing this with me.  It helps me feel less isolated as we talk and share pictures of our progress via Messenger.  Yesterday I pulled all my fabrics and started cutting pieces and today I started sewing blocks together to make the centre medallion.

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Fan Faire BOM Update

I have been busy working on a very special art quilt so I got behind on our Guild’s Fan Faire Quilt-a-long.  I spent the weekend cutting and piecing and now I am all caught up and waiting for our new blocks in January

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October blocks

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November Blocks

 

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December Blocks

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Heidi’s Comfort Quilt

I am way behind in posting pictures of my completed quilts.  I finished the comfort quilt about a month ago.  It was given as a group gift to one of our friends in our Sunday morning walking group.  It includes inspirational sayings that were picked out by members of our group.  I have never been a fan of “scrappy” quilts but there is something about this one that really appeals to me.  I just smile when I look at it.

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Week 2 of the QAL

This weeks’s goal was to finish cutting all the neutral fabric and to piece 5 large and 9 small blocks. Goal achieved. If my math is correct, I have cut 1317 pieces of fabric to make a lap size quilt. Yikes!

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Comfort Quilt-a-Long

This week marks the start of the Comfort QAL (Quilt-a-long).  As soon as I saw this quilt I knew who I was going to make it for.  I am not normally a fan of the “scrappy look” but something about this one appealed to me.  I hope the recipient will like it too.  Week 1 has us cutting all the medium and dark fabrics.  I am making the lap quilt so I needed to cut enough fabric to make 79 small and 30 large blocks.  Our second goal was to purchase and/or source from our stash all the neutrals that we will need.

Week 1 goal complete.  Here are my bright fabrics all cut and ready to go.  Quite an eclectic mix of prints and solids (436 pieces).

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I’ve even got a head start on next week’s goal since I have already cut up all my neutrals as well (872 pieces).

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Big Decisions

Well I’ve managed to complete several blocks and some of the sashing pieces.  I’ve been experimenting with different layouts to try and decide how I want to finish my On Ringo Lake quilt.

Here is my on-point layout as it was designed by the author Bonnie K. Hunter:

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Here are the same blocks with them arranged in rows and columns rather than on-point:

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Here are some of my own ideas that I have been playing with.  I doubled up the sashing to create a secondary design and added blue blocks (on-point and standard layouts).  If I pick this design I am going to add a variety of different blue blocks to keep with the scrappy look.

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And these two use a four patch instead of the solid squares:

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I can’t decide which one I like best.  Any and all opinions welcome.

Linking up to the Mystery Monday linkup at Quiltsville’s Quips and Snips

 

 

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