This morning I checked on Crazy Mom Quilts to see whether AmandaJean's quilt along instructions for week four were up. I'd decided to participate a couple of weeks ago. While working on all those blue scraps, I sewed up enough for this QAL, too. (I've been eating up some blue scraps, let me tell you!) There you go--a project with a purpose!
Because I had everything already cut out, it took almost no time to get the pieces on the design wall. I have to admit that it took a couple of minutes to wrap my head around the on-point setting. Perhaps the fact that I'd somehow missed one set of triangles made a difference. (There's a block E?) Ha! I cut those out and suddenly everything fit together!
Once I got past that niggly problem, it was off to the races. Well, race when some grandie wasn't hanging around "bored." Now you know I heard enough of that with my own kids.
In no time all the pieces were connected to create one wow quilt top. I love it! I think it's that crazy orange, which had to be turned around at random because the print didn't match up along the edges where the quarter pieces are. No problem, I switched them around before sewing and then didn't look at it again. I really liked AmandaJean's use of two different aquas, so I did the same with the reds, but it's not terribly obvious unless you know it.
I can't wait to load it on the long-arm. Hopefully that will be tomorrow and I'll have it quilted before leaving for vacation. I haven't measured it but it's big. Much bigger than I expected, but that's a good thing.
Are you participating in AmandaJean's QAL? If so, how is it going? Remember to include her hashtag: #JunequiltQAL
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