Sunday, April 15, 2018

QAL Blocks: Classic Meet Modern and 30 Quilt Blocks in 30 Days

Yesterday, it was all about sewing blocks and Zen Chic fabrics; two for the Classic Meet Modern (CMM) QAL hosted by Kelly Young of My Quilt Infatuation, (you can read about it here) and seven for the 30 Quilt Blocks in 30 Days Blog Hop hosted by Carla Henton of Creatin' In the Sticks, (you can read about it here).  I would like to mention that the weather we're having this weekend is just perfect for staying at home to sew.  Thankfully, we don't have the snow like our neighbors up North.
First up, are the April CMM Blocks: the 18" Rolling Stone Block on the right and the 10" Susannah Block on the left done in Zen Chic's Figures fabric line.
I'm now one-third done with the Classic Meet Modern QAL.  In a rare moment of mental clarity after thinking about how those who are participating in the Gypsy Wife QAL (yes, I'm talking about Nancy of Grace and Peace Quilting ) and are able to post their blocks using a quilt layout to show their progress, I figured out how to do this on PicMonkey using the layout sheet included in the CMM pattern.  It's not perfectly done but now gives me an idea how my quilt is coming along and will help me with fabric choices for future blocks--much easier than laying the blocks on the display board every month.
Last week, I posted about the first seven blocks for the 30 Quilt Blocks in 30 Days Blog Hop and I now have finished blocks #8 - #15 (done in Zen Chic's Hey Dot fabric line. (Sorry for the gloomy photo but it was 1am in the morning and there's no sunshine in my underground studio.)  I'm now current but only for today since we're leaving for a one week road trip tomorrow. I'll have some catching up to do when I return but it won't be too difficult--these blocks really sew up quick and fast.  BTW,  I like to mention again that I have completed my project and post for Block #22 Crosswalk block and excited when I can post it next week, Sunday, April 22nd.

For my fellow bloggers who were unable to participate in these two QALs and said they would be sewing vicariously through me, we are having fun and there's still time for you to join in.  Here's hoping to finding some sunshine and warmth next week ........

Linking up with:  My Quilt Infatuation

8 comments :

  1. Hope you have a very fun and relaxing vacation!

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  2. I love the blocks, Rose! You were quilting at 1 am?? I hope you can sleep in the car! Are you bringing your on the road quilting again, with that squeaky iron? hehe. Have a wonderful trip! Enjoy every minute!

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  3. Love your classic meets modern blocks. I am also participating in Kelly's quilt a long and using all Kaffe Fassett fabrics.

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  4. Your CMC quilt is really coming along! I'm so excited to see what the end result will be. Well, I already know it will be fantastic, because the fabrics are fantastic :) I've never heard of using PicMonkey to do layouts, it's brilliant!

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  5. I really, really like the fabrics you've chosen for CMM! And very smart to layout your blocks like the Gypsies are doing :)

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  6. Your CMM blocks are sew cute!!! Thank you for the mention. You are cleverer than me, figuring out how to do your layout on PicMonkey. I followed directions and used "piZap". Have a safe, refreshing, fun and wonderful trip!

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  7. I'm working on both these QAL's too. Making 2 30 Block tops (they ARE really fast to stitch up!!) and my own version of the CMM. I LOVE the fabric you chose for the 30 Block challenge...dots are my favourite! Your baby quilt top with Block 22 was really nice. Loved it.

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