It is the second week of our QAL over at Christa Quilts – Squiggles QAL.  Which means it is time to make some blocks.  A total of 154 blocks.

I worked a bit ahead and have the blocks done and trimmed.

 

 

Christa mentions in the pattern that you can have bonus units, by sewing on both sides of the diagonal line.  This would leave 1 1/4″ HSTs.  Too small for my fat fingers.  But I know have a pile of very cute triangle pieces.

Is anyone interested in these triangles?  Let me know, if there is more than one person, I’ll do a drawing.

 

Linking up with:

Small Quilts and Doll Quilts – Design Wall Monday

Ems Scrap Bag – Moving It Forward Monday

Love Laugh Quilt – Monday Making

Cooking Up Quilts – Main Crush Monday

 

 

 

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A few of my quilty friends from the 2017 New Quilt Bloggers Hop talked me into this Christa Quilts – Squiggles QAL..  I am glad they did.  This is the Squiggles that Christa made.  She also has a couple of kits available.

I went to my stash and pulled this Basic Mixologie Metro by Moda and a Layer Cake of Bella Solids.  Christa’s pattern calls for 4 charm packs of the print and 2 charm packs of the solid.  I had layer cakes of each, so I was ready to cut.

This week is all about picking your fabric and cutting the pieces.  I am all set and ready for the next steps.

 

Linking up this beautiful Monday with:

Cooking Up Quilts – Main Crush Monday

Love Laugh Quilt – Monday Making

Ems Scrap Bag – Moving It Forward Monday

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In late October I ordered Spelling Bee by Lori Holt.  I thought it would be a great book to have.  When I browsed through I decided that a quilt for each of the grand daughters would be perfect with their names added.

You know I am a HST and simple block girl, so this was out of my comfort zone.  I pulled out some scraps and tried the letter S.

I think I did good.  Now is the time to get busy planning two quilts with their names.  Maybe Valentine gifts, if not Easter or Birthdays are in the summer.

Linking up with

Powered by Quilting – Friday Foto Fun

Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday

Confessions of a Fabric Addict – Whoop Whoop

Busy Hands Quilts – Finished or Not Friday

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Late last year I ran across Home Sewn By Us – Regatta Quilt Along 

I decided to join in and use a stash jelly roll, don’t want to call it old, so will call it “cherished”.  No really it is a simple solid jelly roll.

I posted when I got started on this quilt that the roll had two strips of some colors and three of others.  Decided to just go off the roll.  When there were three, two would be on one row and the third on the next row.  It looks pretty good.

There was a strange site to see.  As I was sewing in the afternoon, it was the sun.  Bright and strong.  Made me think spring is on the way.  Not really, but our weird weather is suppose to give us high 50’s tomorrow.  That will make for a mess when the snow melts and has nowhere to go.  It will melt and then freeze when it gets cold again on Friday.  Oh well, it was great to see that sun.

Still needs a good pressing and I need to decide on backing.

Yesterday I also broke a few of my rules.  I started working on this quilt top before I finished my 10,000 steps for the day.  I got them finished before lunch though so that is ok.  You all know that I don’t have any work in progress, I’m a one project girl.  Another rule breaker, I cut up more fabric getting ready for Christa Quilts – Squiggles QAL.

The good news is when I couldn’t sew for several weeks last year, I planned ahead and took the machine in for servicing.  2018 started with a fresh cleaned machine, new needle and new cutting blades.

Bring on more project, wait a minute, I need to go get my 10,000 done first.

Linking up with:

Inquiring Quilter – Wednesday Wait Loss

Quilt Fabrication – Mid Week Makers

Sew Fresh Quilt – Let’s Bee Social

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I get to Quilt Along with the Fat Quarter Shop – Double 9 Patch.   Back a bit ago, they were looking for quilters for an upcoming project.  I replied and was accepted.  I’ve said this before, but it feels like when you were a kid and the cool kids asked you to join them.  I feel like a cool kid.

The QAL was for a Double 9 Patch block.  This was a first for me. In the few years I’ve been quilting, I didn’t really do many blocks.  I’ve challenged myself to do more blocks in 2018, so this is a good start.

I pulled out some scrap Cotton & Steel strips and some white Kona strips and got to cutting and sewing.

 

Surprisingly it went together quickly.  Except for a small rip out because I didn’t pay enough attention to my nesting seam.

Here is my block  Not bad for a first #double9patchquilt.

Be sure to visit the other block makers

 

AJ of Home Place Quilts @homeplacequilts

Angela of A Little Patchwork @alittlepatchwork

Cara of That Crafty Cara @thatcraftycara

Carole of From My Carolina Home

Cynthia of Quilting is More Fun Than Housework @cynthiabrunzdesigns

Denise of Pieced Brain @piecedbrain

Felicia of Fa Quilts @faquilts

Gina of Carpe Quiltin  @gina_tell_carpequilting

Karen of Karen’s Sewing Room @karenmaloley

Kim of Lily Patch Quilts @lilypatchquilts

Leanne of Daisy and Jack @daisyandjack

Martina of Quilt Collection @malu27117

Melissa of The Nyfty Crafter  @basketangel1970

Michelle of Creative Blonde  @creativeblonde66

Rebecca of One Wee Bird @oneweebird

Sarah L. of Pirouette Papercraft @sarahboirin

Sarah S of 123 Quilt @123quilt

Seema of SSK Craftshop  @sskcraftshop

Teresa of Aurea’s Kitchen @aureaskitchen

Tracie of Riceford Streams @joyfully_tracie

 

Thanks for stopping by today and hope to see you again soon.

Wishing each of you a happy and healthy 2018.

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