Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Follow Your Own Path QAL

Did you follow this year's QAL hosted by Sandra @ Musings of a Menopausal Melon?  Sandra's QALs never disappoint, and Follow Your Own Path was no different.

I made the baby version and used Kona Storm for the background.  I used Kona Tiger Lily, Clover, Duckling, and Rich Red for the arrow shadows.

Due to my basement flood, I was behind in making the first set of blocks.

The blocks pieced together quickly.  Next time, I think I'll put the shadows below the arrows.

And before I knew it, the blocks were all made and ready to be pieced into a top.

I was a rebel (again) and skipped the borders.  I did add a small border so I don't lose the arrow points when adding the binding.

The end is in sight for my basement repairs...the new vinyl plank flooring was installed today, and it looks amazing.  More painting and finishing work tomorrow, with the plan that my stuff will be brought back on Thursday.  My first task of the weekend is to get my mid/long arm back up and running so I can get this quilted, along with a few other tops.

If you missed the QAL, the pattern is in Issue #15 of Modern by the YardBenartex's ezine.  But if you didn't download that issue, Sandra will have the pattern available for sale shortly.


  1. Sorry to hear about your basement flood & you've done well with your progress. Hope you get the long-arm up & running soon. Love your navy background with the fun bright colours. Take care & stay safe.

  2. Kona Storm makes a really lovely background for the bright arrows! I'm so glad that the basement repairs are almost complete. Fingers crossed you'll be set up and quilting in just a few more days.

  3. Love the background choice it sure makes the arrow colours pop! Hope your basement repairs are soon done.

  4. Glad the work in your basement is nearly done. Fabulous version of Follow Your Own Path...hope the quilting goes easy!

  5. I bet you're glad to be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with your basement. As for shadows beneath the arrows, just flip your quilt the other side up! ;-) Thank you so much for making another wonderful quilt in my QAL this year!

  6. I wasn’t able to jump on that QAL, but your quilt is giving me all kinds of regrets! It looks fabulous with the dark background. Happy to hear your basement repairs are almost done!

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