Friday, June 30, 2017

AmandaJean's QAL ~~ Top Finished!

A Finish! Just last night I was whining about not getting anywhere this week and in desperation (almost) I made a little bag just to make myself feel better. 


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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14 comments:

Preeti said...

I see a red, white and blue quilt with fireworks!!! I am sure it was fun to work on this project.
Have a Happy Fourth.

Gretchen Weaver said...

What a colorful and happy looking quilt. Very nice. And using all the scrap too has to feel wonderful.

piecefulwendy said...

I didn't participate, but I really should have. No matter, I can make the quilt later. Funny thing though -- if I had I would have used this colorway (I have a bright orange waiting). I love this quilt -- it is so happy and scrappy!

somethingrosemade14@blogspot.com said...

I love your quilt, it's a great color combination. I'm going to be starting my quilt next month; I finally finished some projects and now it's time to play.

Mari said...

This looks so great! It's amazing how changing the colors can change the quilt so much. Everyone's looks so different. I love your version!

jann said...

Love your orange background with the red cornerstones...really makes the scraps pop. I waffled back and forth on whether I should do this...now, seeing yours, sorry I didn't! Congrats on a great project

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A lovely quilt, and great colour combo! I'm enjoying seeing all the different versions of this QAL.

Louise said...

This quilt is so fun and bright! I love a good bright background like orange. Shakes things up a little bit, doesn't it? You have a great selection of blue scraps, too :)

Karen S said...

It is wonderful when everything just comes together. Well done.

Kaja said...

Well, Mary, it looks like your sewing mojo wasn't gone for very long at all! Great quilt.

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Goodness! I didn't realize that so many people had left comments on this post. I should hang out with AmandaJean more--it seems she has a positive effect on me!
Actually AmandaJean made the whole QAL very easy. Her directions are spot-on and she explains them in detail. There's no quasi-connection. Strangely, when I follow a pattern (and want to stick to it), I need to be held by the hand. It's a drawback of being a free spirit, I suppose. Usually I start with the pattern, follow the directions until I make an error, fly off to fix the mistake, and there's no turning back.
Thank you all for visiting! I'll send an email in the next day or so,
Mary

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

I missed that QAL. Everyone needs a little pick me up every so often. You did a great job. Love your colours. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF.

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

Lovely colours and great job with the blue scraps! A fun and happy quilt!

-Soma

grammajudyb said...

Oh gosh! I love the blues with the orange.....psst(Bronco fan that I am!). I had every intention of doing the QAL, but I only decided on the main fabric. I will still do it, because it is one of the quilts I really liked in her book, No Scrap Left Behind. I have got to cut some more strips and get busy. My other challenges are almost, mostly, on target! Thanks for posting your QAL entry.