Sunday, October 30, 2022

WIP - Melodic Mystery QAL

Are you sewing along with Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs for her Melodic Mystery QAL?  I fell behind after choosing my fabrics, but I have now caught up.

I'm using Kona Chartreuse and Storm (background) with two prints.

Cutting instructions were released in August.

We made flying geese blocks in September.

October had two steps:  star blocks and HSTs.  I love this teal print!!  Why didn't I buy more???

I used my Bloc Loc ruler to trim my HSTs.

Now I'm all ready for the November instructions which will be released this Thursday.  It's not too late to join in for the QAL.

Saturday, October 15, 2022

It's Finished! - Stay at Home Round Robin

TGIFF Saturday edition...this quilt was finished before Friday, but I had difficulty taking photographs.  It's that time of year when it's not light enough in the mornings before work or after work.  I fell behind in the Stay at Home Round Robin (SAHRR) hosted by Gail @ Quilting Gail earlier this year.  Gail shared a parade of quilts made during the quilt along.

Round 5 was rail fence or applique, and round 6 was shoo fly blocks.  I decided to skip the final two rounds, but I did add a border and called it a finish.  I used Kona Blueprint with a thin strip of Regal.

I did an all over stipple in light blue thread.

I used the following Kona colours:  Nightfall, Carrot, Kale, Orange, Regal, Blueprint, and Grellow.

This ended up being 34 inches so I can gift it as a baby quilt.

SAHRR Progress:

I'm linking up with:

Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday @ Quilting Gail
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finished or Not Friday @ Alycia Quilts
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation
Brag About Your Beauties @ From Bolt to Beauty
Friday Foto Fun @ Powered by Quilting 

Saturday, October 1, 2022

2022 Monthly Colour Challenge - October Block

Did you sew along this year for the 2022 Monthly Color Challenge hosted by Jen @ Patterns by Jen?  As we come close to the end, I need to start thinking about a layout for my blocks.  

I used Kona Aruba and Sage.

As I often share, I use my Hera marker to mark lines instead of a using pen or a pencil.  It saves time and energy as you can mark two layers at a time.

I use my Bloc Loc ruler to trim HSTs.

Unless a pattern specifically indicates to press to one side for nesting purposes, I always press seams open when making strip sets.

I find the strip sets lies much flatter, which makes sub cutting more precise.

Another 12.5-inch block to add to the collection.

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