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}

Splash of Color QAL

Another fun quilt a long caught my attention, hosted by Myra at Busy Hand Quilts.  All it calls for is black (and / or) white, and a splash of color.  Any color.  I'm in! Fabric picks: Insignia in Orange Fruit Dots Metallic Gold Stripe on Orchid Fruit Dots Metallic Gold Stripe on Orange Petal Rumpled … Continue reading Splash of Color QAL

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

I Wish You a Merry QAL Block 9, Reindeer Games {2017-10-26}

The blocks in the I Wish You a Merry QAL continue to shine!  The hosts of the QAL have created such a delightful range and depth of blocks so far, making this a one of a kind fun QAL just ahead of the holidays.   The current block, Reindeer Games was designed by Bobbi Bridgeman at Snowy … Continue reading I Wish You a Merry QAL Block 9, Reindeer Games {2017-10-26}

I Wish You a Merry QAL Block 8, With Love at Christmas (Christmas Presents)

Alice, or "Sola" at Alice Samuels Quilt Co. created the 8th block for the I Wish You a Merry Quilt-Along and while the block was a challenge, I was so excited and rewarded when it was finished.  Her tutorial can be found at With Love at Christmas / Christmas Presents. I knew exactly what I wanted … Continue reading I Wish You a Merry QAL Block 8, With Love at Christmas (Christmas Presents)

I Wish You a Merry QAL Block 7, Poinsettia

Sandy Maxfield of Sandy Star Designs created this Poinsettia for the I Wish You a Merry Quilt-Along which was her second design for this QAL and it also was as fun as the first   (I Wish You a Merry QAL Block 6, Angel Block). I mentioned with the last block in this QAL that … Continue reading I Wish You a Merry QAL Block 7, Poinsettia