I Wish You a Merry QAL Block 11, North Star {2017-11-29}

We are nearing the finish line with the I Wish You a Merry QAL with block #11 being a North Star designed by Kathleen McCormick of Kathleen McMusing. You can find her blog post with the block pattern right here. This block was a challenge, as using the triangle ruler is still foreign to me.  … Continue reading I Wish You a Merry QAL Block 11, North Star {2017-11-29}

Splash of Color QAL Check in {2017 11-14}

It is check in time for the Splash of Color QAL.  The pattern I chose is  Cascading Stars by Afton Warrick.  I am happily further along than I thought I would be after posting this update a couple of weeks ago. The colors are so bright against the charcoal to black background fabric.  And, I … Continue reading Splash of Color QAL Check in {2017 11-14}

I Wish You a Merry QAL Block 10, Christmas Lantern {2017-11-13}

I started my last blog post I Wish You a Merry QAL Block 9, Reindeer Games {2017-10-26} with the statement "The blocks in the I Wish You a Merry QAL continue to shine!".  Well, that is so true of this block too!  It is a Christmas Lantern that lights up the rest of the blocks.  This … Continue reading I Wish You a Merry QAL Block 10, Christmas Lantern {2017-11-13}

Scrappy Cross Baby Quilt and 5 FQ Challenge

I am not one to shy away from Instagram challenges, and so the concept of a 5 fat quarter challenge excited me to whip up a baby quilt for a dear neighbor's first child. I narrowed the choices down to 2 bundles of 5 with similar tones.  The first is a simple set of blues … Continue reading Scrappy Cross Baby Quilt and 5 FQ Challenge