Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Freefall QAL--I'm Still Stepping


I have to admit that I pretty proud of myself for completing Step 3 of this QAL which Sandra of mmm! Quilts is hosting.  It's been awhile since I done any foundation piecing and it's good to sew something out of your comfort zone. I still had to draft the pattern for the large leaf points since my printer won't print the correct size which is the reason why I was procrastinating making these blocks.  I'm glad to say these blocks turned out well and am hoping that the large leaf points will click into place once they are sewn with the leaf blocks.


I'm using two different lights from the same fabric line for these blocks since I didn't have enough of just one print.  I'm using the smaller print for the leaf blocks and the larger print for the large leaf points and open areas; I think it's going to work.

Updated Version                                                                   Original Version
Update:  I changed two of the blocks by switching to the other light fabric; I think this creates a nicer flow.


Most of the fabrics I'm using for this quilt were purchased when we were on vacation in Arizona exactly one year ago.  It's funny I didn't realize it until this week when Facebook reminded me of this trip and as I was laying the blocks on my design board that this quilt is going to be a nice momento of the Grand Canyon--it was absolutely breathtaking.

Linking up with mmm! quilts: Freefall QAL Link Up #3, Crazy Mom's Quilts Finish It Up Friday, Busy Hands Quilts: Finish or Not Friday
and Confessions of a Fabric Addict's Can I Get A Whoop Whoop

22 comments :

  1. I love your blocks and the two backgrounds work really well. Great job on the drafting/paper piecing too. So weird your printer won't behave!! What a treat to use fabrics that are a reminder of a great trip.

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    1. Hi Kathleen, would you believe I've already made a change on one of the blocks, it looks better now. I know what the problem with the printer is, it won't print full size because of the margins. I just have to figure out how to change the printer default. Have you made your blocks yet?

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  2. I like the colors you are using. It's looking really nice! Wendy at piecefulthoughts@gmail.com

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  3. Your blocks are looking great! I love it with the two different background fabrics.

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    1. Thanks Tish. I'm liking the process involved in making these blocks, a little more involved than I'm used but glad I did the QAL.

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  4. These are great! Looking forward to further updates.

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    1. Thanks Wendy. I already changed two of the blocks and glad I did.

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  5. These blocks are coming along nicely. I'm looking forward to seeing more of the quilt as it begins to grow.

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    1. Thanks Andrea! This has been a fun QAL and just six blocks left. It's going to make a nice wall hanging.

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  6. your version of this quilt is going to be stunning. Wonderful fabric choices.

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    1. Thanks Lisa. I'm enjoying the QAL and making these blocks.

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  7. Great fabric choices, and I like the changes. I did my large leaf points on freezer paper, drew out the measurements and went from there. Your large leaf is fabulous.

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  8. WOW! This is looking fabulous Rose! I had to find Sandra's blog to see what it was going to look like and how big it is! And dare I say, I like it more than the original! What a lovely memento of your trip too!

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    1. Thanks Susan, your beautiful creations have inspired me to try foundation piecing and I'm loving it.

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  9. The small change in your background fabric and placement does indeed help with the flow. I really like seeing all your blocks laid out together!

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    1. Thanks Yvonne. I'm glad I changed the two blocks and what was annoying is had I look at my diagram first, I had noted that this was the background I wanted to use for this block. But no. Another example of something I should have labeled on the zip lock bag.

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  10. I had to look twice (glad you added the arrows!) to see just what change you made! It looks wonderful, and ha, I had to look twice to realize you had two different light backgrounds, so excellent job on all accounts, especially for persevering with templates, THANK you! I wish I knew (maybe ask Tish, lol) how to do the margins adjustment. I know with mine I had to click some box to get the 1" square to be correct when I was doing Joanne's (Canuck Quilter) Snow Along. I just LOVE your fabrics, as I've said before, and wow, so cool that it will be a memento of that stunning canyon. :-)

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    1. Thanks Sandra, I am loving the QAL and I'm happy these fabrics can be used on your wonderful pattern. I was worried that they were going to just sit in my stash.

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  11. Great fabric choices! I love how you are using two different 'lights' very effective!

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  12. Thanks Linda! I'm glad the two lights are working out and it's great to find a project which you can use your stash.

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