Wednesday, December 26, 2018

WIP Wednesday - Freefall Spring QAL

This is the oldest WIP in my sewing room.  Sandra @ Musings of a Menopausal Melon hosted the Freefall Spring QAL back in 2017.  For some reason, I got behind and then never got around to finishing the blocks.  I only made it to Step 2 -- the first eight blocks.

Here are two of the blocks I made back in April 2017.  I thought it was a great project to use some batik fat quarters I had in my stash.

When I pulled out the project box, I had all the fabric pieces cut.  They just need to be sewn.  And I discovered/remembered that paper piecing is involved.  Perhaps that's why I didn't finish the QAL.

After I sewed the first seam three times (and it's still not sewn), I decided to give up for the day.

I laid out all pieces for all the blocks to make sure I had everything in place.

I'll work on the blocks tomorrow after I've had a good night's sleep.  Even though I am capable of paper piecing, it is still a challenge for me, and I need to be in the right frame of mind.  I'm hoping to get all the blocks made and pieced before the end of the year.

Linking up with:

Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts
WIP Wednesday @ The Needle and Thread Network
Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication
Wednesday Wait Loss @ The Inquiring Quilter

✔ Day 26 of the 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge.


  1. All the paper piecing you've been doing lately is going to turn you into a pro.

  2. So....your oldest UFO is from 2017? You are a very disciplined quilter. Aren't you glad you chose batiks for this block.

  3. I have come to really love paper piecing, but I agree, it requires a focus that I don't always have (and especially not late at night)!

  4. Lovely project to pick back up and finish! I'm wishing you nothing but good luck this time around. Thanks for sharing this on Wednesday Wait Loss.


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