Well, here we are…past the halfway point and I haven’t gone crazy yet. I’m really excited to share Day 7’s project with you. It’s my Charmed Prints QAL finish! Gen X Quilter has hosted this great QAL and it’s finished just in time for Christmas! Too bad I don’t have anyone in mind for this sweet little quilt, so it’s headed to the linen closet until the next friend’s baby shower rolls around.
I learned several new techniques on this quilt and was surprised just how tricky some of these blocks were to make on a miniature scale. I’m particularly pleased with my choice of quilting, a simple zig-zagged stitch-in-the-ditch style. (Note to self: find out if this is in fact a “real” quilting method, or I did I just make that up…I am really good at making stuff up!)
Here’s the finished quilt, made mostly with fabrics from the Remix collection by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman fabrics:
And here’s a few close-ups of the quilt including the new-to-me technique of flange binding, my favorite part of the quilt: the star blocks from the center, and a close-up of my made-up zig-zag quilting:
I had so much fun completing this quilt-a-long! Thanks again Gen X Quilter for putting this one together!
Speaking of quilt-a-longs, I have this crazy idea…
Have any of you seen the new book Modern Blocks by Susanne Woods? It’s full of amazing quilt blocks and I had such fun looking at all of the blocks, I knew I just had to have one…of each. Yep, that’s right…all 99 blocks. The more I looked at the book, I came to the realization that I couldn’t possibly use 99 12″ finished blocks. So, what’s a girl to do?
Make mini blocks of course! My husband thinks I’m crazy but I want to host a QAL and I think shrinking these awesome blocks down and making a few at a time will fit the bill perfectly! But if you’re interested in the full-size QAL, the folks over at SeamedUP have just the thing for you!
Watch for the official announcement soon! I’m planning to start the QAL on 1/1/2012.