Block #6 of the I Wish You a Merry QAL is designed by Sandra Healy of Sandra Healy Designs. As you can see I have not completed my embroidery and outlining around the angel and stars. This is another project that looked very good in my head but when I attached the applique to the fabric…not so good. The gold lame’ fabric I picked for the wings and sleeve is entirely too transparent. The good thing is I think I can pick another fabric and attach it directly over the lame’.
The angel’s dress is a pretty white with silver sparkles and the blue background is an ombre fabric with sparkles, neither shows up that good in the picture.
Other than my fabric choices it is a very cute block.
Thank you Sandra.
Block 5 of the I Wish You A Merry Quilt-A-Long is the Snowman by Sherry Shish of Powered by Quilting. As you can see, my snowman has a little problem with crossed eyes but I’m sure he will grow out of it.
With this block I am finally caught up after dealing with Hurricane Irma. I am so glad to be back in my sweat shop so I can just sew my troubles away. 🙂
Today the I Wish You A Merry QAL group received instructions for blocks 3 and 4. Block 3 is a cute Santa themed block from Laura Piland of Slice of Pi Quilts. I love this block. It was quick and easy and has 100% of the cuteness requirement.
Block 4 is an applique block called Christmas Memories by Jennifer Fulton of The Inquiring Quilter. The thing I like most about this block, in addition to the above mentioned cuteness factor, is the nice large pieces. With Jennifer’s detailed instructions it was easy to put together. I used black with white dots ribbon for the ornament hangers that (I think) sets it off. The very busy background I picked out was probably not the best choice but I still like it.
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Block #2 of the I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along, 2017 is from April Adams of Janda Bend Quilts. I used the Tri Recs Triangle Ruler for the first time since purchasing it over a year ago. After being intimidated by these little pieces of plastic for so long I decided to make an attempt. I am happy to say it was not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Only two little 3 1/2″ blocks were sacrificed before I figured it out. It may not be perfect but I did not take the tops of any of my trees.
I am looking forward to seeing the other blocks the group has completed.
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Quilt In Piece
I know, I know, here I am doing another quilt along even though I have two going on right now. BUT this one looks so cute and it is for Christmas. Just look at the sparkly white snowflake. How could I resist?
This QAL is brought to us by Quilt In Piece. The Snowflake block is number 1 of 12 and I completed it as raw edge applique. You all know I am not good with applique so I am pleased to say I finished this one and did not turn under any edges. I will feel guilty tomorrow but today I celebrate. 🙂
Thanks Vanda Chittenden of Quilt In Piece for designing this block for us.
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