Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Spring is here - progress slows!

Mystery Quiltalong, block 1

This is my first block for the Mystery Quilt quilt along. This one is large - 18.5" square. I hear rumours that not all the blocks are not all going to be so big and some will be small (4" was hinted at). The group of quilters quilting along are very talented and very silly so I am having a lot of fun. You could join too, it is a nice pace, a new block every fortnight (every two weeks for those of us who don't speak Brit)

Bella Solids QAL blocks

I am also having fun making colourful tiny blocks, loosely following, inspired by, the Bella Parade quilt along.

Bella Solids QAL blocks

These are about 2.5" square, and the original pattern asks for 12 of them. I am going to make a bunch and then see what I make. I am hoping to use all the colours in the Bella Parade bundle.

Bella Solids QAL blocks

Now that it is finally spring, sewing is going to slow for a bit around here. I have to go out of town and I have to take my sewing machine in for a tune up, so I am going to do both at the same time. I hope to get a chance to do a little sewing while I am away, and I will be able to knit. I have a plan, I am going to cut up some bits of fabrics and put together a hexagon kit tonight to take along!

I am linking to WIP Wednesday, I hope you have a chance to look at all the projects there - I always enjoy them.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced