Wednesday, January 23, 2019

WIP Wednesday - Blooming Wallflowers QAL

Did you see that Christa @ Christa Quilts is hosting a Blooming Wallflowers QAL?  I've been drooling over this pattern since she first shared it on Instgram back in the fall.  But I didn't buy the pattern because I have far toooooooooooo many projects and patterns...and then she announced a QAL.  Sign. Me. Up!!!

The QAL started last week with the cutting instructions.  You can use the templates in the pattern or use a Tri Recs ruler.  I bought the ruler last year for a project I saw online, but now can't remember which one.  LOL

I just discovered that you can use the second part of the ruler (for the side triangles) to make HRTs.  I've been wanting to try HRTs but have been avoiding them because I thought they were a little tricky.   I found this tutorial, and I'm going to give it a try.

You don't always need a specialty ruler, but to me, the cost is worth it.  There's no thinking involved, but I love the notched edges to help you match up pieces.  I need all the help I can to ensure accurate piecing.

The colours for my triangles are actually a lot brighter than they appear in this photo.

These are the low volume triangles.

And blue for the background.

We'll get the next set of instructions on Friday, so stay tuned for more exciting photos once I start piecing the blocks.

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


  1. How awesome that the QAL came along. Looks like you are going to make a bright and fun quilt!

  2. Those fabrics are going to look great together.

  3. Somehow I hadn't seen this quilt looks like so much fun! Those solids will look fabulous against that blue background.

  4. I love that pattern, too! Your colours will look great with the blue background.

  5. Can't wait to see your version Anja!

  6. I really like the colours you went with! I’m with you about the rulers - sometimes they really are worth it especially if they’ll save your sanity!

  7. If a ruler helps me cut or piece more efficiently, I'm on it! Looks like you made a great choice here. This quilt is going to be gorgeous. I predict a lot of fun ahead as you put it together. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  8. This is a really cute pattern and I love the fabrics you have chosen, Anja! I don't blame you for purchasing the ruler. Simpler is always better! And I can't wait to see your progress!


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