Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Oh Quiltalongs, I love you!

I just can't resist a quiltalong, can you? Spellcheck doesn't like the word, but it makes perfect sense to me, and it sounds like one word, not two.

I joined one for my Swoon blocks, I'm still working on them (slowly!). Lots of people joined that group, some of the fabric choices were just stunning!

Then I joined one called Oh My Stars, and learned more than I really wanted to know about Sawtooth stars. The quilt is finished, and it was lots of fun seeing how everyone else's colour choices worked out. We traded tips on making flying geese and admired everyone's efforts. That's the thing about a quiltalong, it comes with tips, advice, and a cheering section. Those are all things that motivate me!
There's a picture of that quilt under the tab above for 2012 quilts. I must get a better picture.

So when I saw that Katy of I'm a Ginger Monkey was having a quiltalong with a pattern by Anna Maria Horner, I couldn't resist! It kicked off today, but being a keener I had already started. I thought I'd make a baby quilt, so I'm using Little Apples by Anneela Hoey. Today I find I need more, so on to another favourite activity, fabric shopping. Did I really need an excuse?

Here are my blocks so far, big guys, 18", so I only need six for my quilt.

Linking to WIP Wednesday, I can't wait to see what everyone else is doing!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

 Till next time



  1. That will be a nice and quick baby quilt!

  2. Cute! I was in the swoon-a-long and I am contemplating joining in on this one. Your blocks may have just convinced me!

  3. Those blocks are great! I'm going to have to check out that QAL.

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  5. I am pretty new to quilting... well I keep saying that but is has been over a year now. I can still consider myself new right? Anyway I did one QAL so far and LOVED it, I would love to participate in another one but I seem to never be on the right blog at the right time lol I am stopping by from the WIP blog hop. I have my WIPs up today if you want to stop by :)

  6. These blocks look wonderful in the bright fabrics - so tempting to join in the QAL too.......

  7. So do tell - easy, hard, confusing... give me an excuse not to join other than no spare moment in my day! They look lovely btw

  8. Oh dear! I don't need something else but those are darling! Great job.

  9. All of your quilts are gorgeous..... Yea this fabric buying is very addictive. Today sharing on my blog, I am looking at everyones blog and WOW...Inspiration, I think Quiltalongs needs to be added to the spell check..


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