04 August 2013

Productive Times

Well the last few days I have been very productive in the sewing room.   I am currently in 3 Quilt-A-Longs (QAL) not to mention 4 that are wrapping up or will be by the end of the year.   I took the last couple days and got fabric and myself organized cut so when I can I will be able to pop into my sewing room and sew.  

I joined the Star Surround QAL over at Happy Quilting with Melissa.  I am going to make two 24" stars that I am going to quilt up for my side tables in the living room.  I am using Aqua, Orange, Dark Blue and Grey. I am a few weeks behind so I needed to play catch up. 

Flower Fields by Joel Dewberry, Painter Canvas #CJ4816, Noteworthy Sing Out Loud Grey for Moda, Riley Blake Aqua, Backyard Baby Snake Skin Grey Michael Miller and Sprout in Tangerine Madorna Road Michael Miller 
I got my pieces all cut out and finished with this week's assignment of doing up the Half Square Triangles.  

Next up I have cut out all the pieces for my Impromptu Quilt Along happening over on Flickr with Katy at Monkey Do.  Now I need to get these pieced, I see from browsing the Flickr page some very wonderful finished quilt tops.  Now that it is cut it should go quick I hope. 

The final QAL is for the Prism Quilt designed by Faith at Fresh Lemons and hosted by Amy at 13 Spools.  I am really behind on this one but final link ups are open till September 13 so I have plenty of time.  I have changed my mind on my fabric selections a couple time and then decided to go heavy on a mix of blues.   

Here is the fabric I will be using: 

This pattern is paper pieced and is very simple so I expect it to go together very nicely, most time consuming thing will be taking the paper off.  I cut a bunch of strips up and got started making six blocks to make sure the fabric selection worked out. 

I am already in love with it.

Do you remember the paper piece Forest QAL blocks that I have been doing for the few months well that QAL is wrapping up and I have till the end of August to link up my finished quilt top.  I put the boarders on my first block last night and cut out all the rest of the boarders so I will be sure to have it done in time.  

Here is a sneak peek at what the blocks are going to look like.  I was originally going to try to do a quilt that sort of looked like a vintage travel poster but I just could not get it to work out so decided on something a little more simple to let the blocks stand out more.  Which I am sure will be the best since the blocks took so much work to put them together. 

Thank you for stopping by. 



  1. Wow, you were super busy. Wait to go!! I love the fabrics you have chosen for the Star Surrounds. So pretty!!

  2. Your Prism blocks are gorgeous! I wanted to join that QAL but have too much going on. I'm being encouraged by everyone who is saying that it's pretty easy, so it might wrap back around later to make it my first paper piecing project.

    1. Thank you Jessica. I have a lot going on too but I have trouble saying no. :) I love doing QAL's. The Prism pattern is a great first paper piece quilt and if you pre cut pieced it will go very fast.