Monday, 6 August 2012

How Far Will You Go? QAL





When I saw Vreni's post announcing How Far Will You Go? QAL happening over at  Jessica of Scrappy n' Happy  and  Jessica of The Elven Garden,   I remembered that I'd been toying with the idea of making a sampler with my Denyse Schmidt's fabrics that I've had in my stash for quite awhile.

The quilt-along started 2 Fridays ago - it has 18 different blocks in total, with 1 block design tutorial published each week from either one of the hosts.   I love the idea of making this gorgeous sampler style quilt and decided to join in.   It would be a good way to practice my cutting and piecing skills and hopefully I'll get to learn some new techniques along the way!



Denyse Schmidt's Sugar Creek line

This is the pile of fabrics I'll be using for the blocks and for the background fabric, I've chosen Kona Cotton - Ash.   I think the gray compliments this line beautifully.


Here is my progress so far...

Week 1 - Susannah Blocks








Week 2 -  Weathervane Block





And to sweeten things up, there'll be prizes for lucky winners at the end of the quilt along.   So what do you think?    Would you like to join?   You can find more information here  or  here and join the Flickr group here.



I am linking up with Beth's Let's Get Acquinted! Monday Link up at Plum and June.



Happy Sewing!


19 comments:

  1. I really want to do this, too....but I'm having a difficult time deciding what fabric to use! Love yours!

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  2. Wow, FarahLin, das wird wieder ein toller Quilt.
    Bin gespannt auf Deine nächsten Blöcke.
    Liebe Grüße Grit

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  3. Cant wait to see the finished quilt. I just cut into my Schmidt fabrics, too! But I am using a white background.

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  4. The blocks look really good. it's always fun to start a new project... that's why I have so many UFOs. LOL

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  5. Oh no, this looks so great I want to join. But I don't really need more WIPs. Great fabric choice!.

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  6. I would like to do these blocks, with visitor's I don't seem to have much time, I will join in with thing after September .
    Keep up the good work I will follow your progress .

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  7. Great fabrics and the grey sets them off beautifully

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  8. Lovely fabrics! I would also love to make this but I have to keep myself from starting another project! Too many already! Can't wait to see what you make!

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  9. Popping over from Plum and June. I love the weathervane block. Your QAL sounds like fun.

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  10. I'm glad you are joining in the fun! And your first three blocks look amazing. I haven't even started mine yet, but I have my daughter here for two weeks, so I guess that's my excuse ;).

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  11. What fun! I love the Kona Ash with the DS prints! I'm still trying to be brave enough to cut into mine!

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  12. This going to be a gorgeous quilt FarahLin and your fabric choise is great. Can't wait to see the finished quilt, how big are you making it?
    Greetings Roos

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  13. Hi FarahLin,

    the Blocks are so beautiful.

    Greetings Manuela

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  14. WOW the blocks are utterly gorgeous!! I love the Ash, it looks perfect with the DS. This is going to be stunning :)

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  15. Beautiful blocks and what a great way to use some precious DS! I have way too much collecting dust in my stash! I need a DS project too!

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  16. Hi FarahLin, your blocks look fantastic! Can you let me know how you found the tute for the weathervane block? Some of them aren't turning out as nicely as yours! I'd love your feedback, thanks Jessica

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  17. Your blocks look great! I love the combination of the prints and the grey :)

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  18. These are lovely blocks - the DS fabrics are so pretty too.

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  19. Love your fabrics, I have some DS and still haven't cut into them! Your blocks look wonderful! Looking forward to seeing the rest :)

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