This is the first block in my new 5 month long QAL that begins Feb 14th. It will be my first QAL ever, I have never created or participated in one. The reason, I like to see the quilt before I commit to making it because if the patterns aren’t appealing to me I will get bored with it and move on to something else. Or…and the main reason is I don’t like having more than one project going at a time. Many of the QAL’s that drew my attention were 1 block a month QAL’s, I don’t have the patience for that. Hopefully by have this QAL it will teach me the patience needed to participate in anothers quilt along.
The block above is a 17″ block, it took me 6-8 hours to make and that included taking photos and writing notes for 2 pictorials. If it were the start of the weekend I would have the other 3 completed by Sunday. But…since I have a whole month to complete them I may just get some past due things done around the house.
The fabric I am using in this quilt is New Aged Muslin by Marcus Fabrics. Several months ago I purchased a fat quarter bundle because I liked the dusty look the fabric has. After receiving the bundle I went back and ordered 3 more bundles. One I used on practice blocks for another project and I loved it. So the remaining 3 I have saved for “the right” project. Because I wanted a dark sashing I did have to order a couple of yards of the dark blue. It took some going back and forth over the sashing color. My other option was to use the natural muslin that matches my geese sky fabric for the sashing. The geese would have looked like they were floating having all the same color background but I opted for a dramatic effect and went for the dark blue. Off to work now. Oh, did I mention the QAL is free? Well it is, so if you would like to join in come back Feb 14th to pick up the first download. Happy sewing!
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