Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Just The Basics

Devoted Quilter is hosting Just The Basics, a FREE Mystery QAL running from March to August 2016.  Sharing via Instagram #JustTheBasicsMysteryQuilt , which I'm getting the hang of.  I'll also share here, just because :)
March =  Size (Baby or Throw) and fabric selections.  I waited until I was England side of the Pond :) Picking fabrics for a mystery quilt isn't fun ;)  I'm going with the smaller size for no particular reason other than I wanted to take part.
2 - 1 - 3 - 4 - 5 (I changed my mind after taking the picture)
 April = 128 HSTs trimmed to 2 1/2".  I gave Leanne's trimming technique a go and I have to say it seemed to go faster... but then I don't remember the last time I've made 128 HSTs all at once.  Not something I want to do regularly ;)

64 Fabric 2 Squares & 64 Fabric 5 Squares

128 Trimmed HSTs
128 Pressed (and dog earless) HSTs

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

This Side of the Pond Catch Up

I was able to get caught up with the Peggy's Cove Lighthouse QAL, hosted by Janeen at Quilt Art Designs after finally getting a hold of some foundation paper, not as nice as the last package I had but better than printer paper.  The shop in Midsomer Norton didn't have a clue what I was talking about... not sure if my 'accent' had anything to do with it or not and I didn't like the brand that Midsomer Quilting in Chilcompton had so Amazon it was.  Fabric arrived from Online Quilting last Monday and the paper arrived on Tuesday so I was off on Week 1 just as the pattern for Week 2 arrived in my inbox last Wednesday.  No sewing over the weekend as I was in Cambridge :)  I got Week 2 done and attached to Week 1 this afternoon.  Doesn't look like much yet... unless I stand back, then I can sort of... almost... see rocks. ;)  Week 2 certainly went smoother than Week 1, not sure if it's because the more Paper Piecing I do the less I have to think about it... or if I work better with smaller units? There are a few mess ups... but they add character :)

Ready to Start

Week 1 in Progress

Week 1

Week 2 Pieces

Week 2

Week 1 & 2