I signed up to participate in another QAL. I guess you could call it a string-along!
The host is Julie of juliekquilts, who made the original lovely churndash nine-patch quilt I have been trying my hand at in the last couple of days. She has fairly ripped along with the QAL instructions and is just about finished her quilt if not actually finished.
Julie's quilt is in plaids and very scrappy. She has also featured a reader's quilt on her blog which was made of prints. Both are lovely!
By contrast I have been a real sluggard and slow poke to get started but now have four blocks done and tried out fabric to set my blocks too.
But first here is my pile of plaid strings
I have set my blocks in a similar way to Julie but instead of a nine patch cornerstone I have a simple print one.
I think this will either take hold of me and I will get my blocks done quickly or it will be done at a leisurely pace - a lot depends on the children as two are on holiday and one is in her last week at school. Both she and I will be leaving our local Primary! She has been there for seven years and I have been there for 12! It will seem strange not to be standing in that playground...
I am trying out a different colourway for me - you can probably tell from previous quilts that I love green. For this quilt I thought grey would go with all the fabrics and then I added pale yellow so the sashing wouldn't be too gloomy. I think I need more blocks to tell whether it will work or not...
Which colours are you drawn to and which do you avoid? Fess up all those pink lovers - you know who you are...heehee!
As for me - I've told you I love using green and I don't much like taupe!
Block size 6" square finished
Sashing in Kona Coal from Mandy at Simply Solids and yellow scraps
Inspiration Julie of juliekquilts