Friday, August 2, 2013
Catching up on QALs
This is the Tinkerbell Lantern for the next step of the Lantern Along over at Quilty Habit. These blocks go together so quickly, you certainly could join in and catch up.
I finished all the leaf blocks for the Flower Patch QAL with Green Fairy Quilts. I don't know why they look so yellow as they are actually a spring green colour. I still haven't gotten the rick-rack needed for 5 of the flowers in the pattern. Not sure what width to use - how funny that 'jumbo' rick-rack can be any thing from a half inch to 1.5 inch and spring green really is in the eye of the beholder. I think I will need to take a block with me and shop as I am getting no where via the inter-net.
Our next step for the Star Surround QAL with Melissa at Happy Quilting was to make all the HSTs for each star. I love making HSTs, but come the ninth Star, I was pooped!!
The next block for Cindy's Quilt Doodle Designs 2013 BOM was an easy log cabin block. I need to decide on my sashing fabrics so I can get that made up and ready for a quick finish once all the blocks are done.
Ah, Nabby's Diary with Pam Buda at Heartspun Quilts. I had stated on a previous post about using the '8 at a time' method of making HST's and a lot asked what that was. Rather than explain it, I will direct you to Lynn's Virtual Class Room at Sew'n Wild Oaks. She has a wonderful tutorial and all the math for sizes charted out for you.
I wasn't sure which block I last showed on the blog, so laid out a series of the latest blocks with John'A Lee of The Scrappy Apple Yard - The Rancher's Daughter QAL.
This is the 'Easy as A B C' QAL with Blossom Heart Quilts. The next 5 letters - F thru J. Again, these blocks are very quick to make and you could catch up quickly.
The other QAL I am doing is the Sampler with BeaQuilter, but the next two blocks don't come out until Weds - the 7th.
The final border for the Mystery Quilt with Quilts By Darlene came out, but I haven't even decided if I am doing the previous border(s). It is LARGE - so I may go with just one final border rather than adding 5 more. But this one is going to sit out another month of being played with as I have other priorities.
Did you take a breath yet? Yeah, a lot of things and I am one to do up the new step of a QAL as soon as it comes out - well not the mystery quilt. I have my monthly swap projects all done and ready to mail out on Monday so I know my high priority projects are DONE. I want the rest of the month to tackle that pile of 'to-be-quilted'. Most I can do and the others that need to go to a long-armer may get dispersed to several LAs so they are DONE.
And I have the need to PURGE - our community wide garage sale is coming up in early September - so I will be cleaning house and boxing/pricing things to go into sale. OH YEAH - those apples need to be dealt with too!