Wednesday, 30 November 2011

WIP Wednesday: Charmed Prints QAL

I am thoroughly sick of pink! I decided to split my Children at Play blocks into two groups and make two quilts (a baby sized, and a larger single-bedish sized) - I finished the larger one a few days ago and made a matching pillowcase (blog post here). I have quilted one of the doll quilts and its ready for binding - but being typical me, I have started another project before finishing it off... plus I really needed a break from all that pink!

Last night I chose my fabrics and cut my charms for my Charmed Prints QAL quilt - and started making my feature blocks. I am making it for my 8 week old nephew for his first Christmas, so I've deliberately used boyish sorts of colours. I've decided to make a baby sized quilt (with 36 squares) - and I've made two of each of the feature blocks:






 Some of these photos are shocking - they actually are all pretty square (but need a bit more pressing so they sit flat). I've really enjoyed making them and have a few more sampler-type quilts in mind for my next few projects as I really need some practice with piecing triangles. They all worked reasonably well, except for the pinwheel ones - despite a few efforts they still only measure 4 1/2" instead of 5", so I will pop a narrow border around them before sewing them into the sashing. I have run out of white Kona for the sashing too - so instead of 2 1/2" between each of the square, I'm going with 1 1/2" (I have lots of strips I cut for a project that never happened...) - which will only cut the size down by 5" in each direction so it should still work ok.

This is all my charms laid out ready to sew together:


There's a bit of tufted tweets, some Pop Garden, Saffron Craig, Robots, urban zoologie and the feature squares have a bit of Denise Schmidt fabric I picked up at Spotlight (they are so cool! I wish I had grabbed some more!)

I've decided to do the Summer Sampler QAL (a bit late I know, but I love the look of the blocks!) and I have plans to do a Japanese-style block sampler quilt - and I'll be posting a tutorial for each block as I go if anyone would like to join me? Possibly my first QAL...

No Progress:
*1001 peeps quilt
* Pop garden quilt
* Fandango quilt
* Doll quilts

This weeks stats:

Completed: 1
New projects: 1
In progress: 8

Happy stitching!
Jess

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8 comments:

Rachel said...

What cute blocks!

Tanya said...

Your blocks are just lovely....i think the fabrics are wonderful

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

Your blocks are great! Good fabric choices.

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Dee said...

Oh how fun! I think they look great! I love the colors and prints you've chosen. Well done!

Live a Colorful Life said...

The blocks are super cute. Love the fabric choices--especially the Saffron Craig. I have just some small pieces of that line and this would be a great project!

the quilted fox said...

It looks great. I love the combo of the small blocks and charm prints

Marsha C said...

The color choices you are using are very pretty.

Denise said...

What a gorgeous, bright quilt that will be! Lovely work x x x