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!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


Rachel said...

What cute blocks!

Unknown said...

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

Quilt Genius said...

Your blocks are great! Good fabric choices.


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 Cooper 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

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