I have finished my blocks for the Summer Sampler Series QAL hosted by Katie - Swim, Bike, Quilt, Faith - Fresh Lemons Quilts and Lee - Freshly Pieced.
I feel a tinge of sadness that the blocks are finished because I have LOVED this QAL. It's the first time I've tried paper-piecing, first time I have just dived into my fabric stash and pulled fabrics depending on what I like and how I think they look together, and the first time I've loved every block I've made while doing a QAL!
Above are all my blocks together. The photo is a bit gloomy because it's raining outside but I snapped it anyway because I am so excited to be finished :)
Below is my favourite block. It's called Evening Star, and the tutorial for it is here.
Thankyou so much to Katie - Swim, Bike, Quilt, Faith - Fresh Lemons Quilts and Lee - Freshly Pieced I have learned so much doing these blocks. Now it's onto sashing. I'm planning white sashing with different coloured corner-stones. I had thought of maybe making tiny 9-patches for the corner-stones but I don't know if that's overkill. I'll grab a cup of tea and think about that :)
You can see some of the amazing quilts that are already finished in the Flickr Group
Have a great weekend!
Fiona, these are so very beautiful! I love the sunny photo you have at the top of this post and the star-like block on the second row, all of the way to the left in your "design wall" photo. It's going to be a lovely quilt when you're through!ReplyDelete
Fiona these are pure awesome sauce. I only managed to do the first 6 but you have inspired me to go back and start the others!ReplyDelete
These are beyond gorgeous! What a fabulous quilt this is going to be!ReplyDelete
Your blocks are gorgeous fiona, especially your last one! Really love that you did it all in solids.ReplyDelete
Wow these are stunning. The one you've just finished looks like a lovely summer sun. I've bookmarked the tute on Evening Star - it's beautiful. This will make a superb quilt. JxoReplyDelete
Love the fabrics in your blocks. Wish I had to nerve to try some of these modern prints.ReplyDelete
Wow you did a great job on all those, and they all look fabulous! Well done xxxReplyDelete
They're fabulous - I love the mix of fabrics you've used! Evening star is my favourite, too - thanks for the link!ReplyDelete
Yours is going to look fabulous- the colours work so well together! Look forward to seeing it put together!ReplyDelete
Beautiful blocks made all the more gorgeous by your fabric choices.ReplyDelete
Great choices and a beautiful quilt in the making!ReplyDelete