Friday, March 30, 2018

Mystery QAL - the fiinishes

I know we keep saying how fast time is going by, but really ??? !!! It's the end of March . . . already?? !!!

Sunday is Easter, although in my church we celebrate "Resurrection Sunday" because Jesus was resurrected. 

The purpose of this post is to see how far we I got with my chosen project.

There was only one requirement to participate in this group - a specific fabric.

This isn't a fabric I would normally purchase if I were shopping, but I really liked it. I know it came in other colors. I liked this very pale blue. To My delight it played very well with My other color choices. This also encouraged me to step a little out of my comfort zone

My pattern comes from the lovely Ms. Jacquelynne Steves. This was a free block of the month a couple of years ago. I signed up, but as usual had too much going on at the same time and never got to make it. It turns out it was a bit of a challenge for my limited experience. I managed to get it done and learned much from the challenges.

I chose this print for my feature center blocks and I mentioned, the required fabric wasn't hard to work in. That's what I'm reading from all of the participants.

I had some objectives going into this project:

1. It sounded like a lot of fun.
2. I got to choose my own pattern, so I could do something I wanted to do.
3. I wanted to use fabrics from my stash.
4. I wanted to try something new.

I accomplished all of my objectives.
This was fun, because it was completely different from the other QALs I've done.

I chose a pattern I had never used before, so I got to try something new in that I don't have a quilt that is completely pieced. Typically, I make something with an embroidery focal point.

And I wanted to use fabrics from my stash. With the addition of the required fabric and my chosen focal fabric, I was able to create something that didn't look like all my other quilts because I was able to use other fabrics from my stash that I haven't to date.

I pushed and pushed this week to get this baby done. It's been an extremely hectic month with both Mom and Honey Do have surgery two weeks apart.

And here is my "Mystery".

The top is completely finished. I still need to sandwich, quilt and bind it. I'm still calling it finished for the purpose of the QAL. I'll do the rest as  one of my goals for April.

It's not perfect by any stretch, I'm not perfect. I learned a lot . . . Give myself time to work on something I've never done before . . . Work on it a little at a time (the deadline is closer than you realize) . . . Enjoy the process and the learning . . . I have a pretty good eye for color. I especially liked discovering that about myself 😜

Here's the link to see what everyone else did. I'm looking forward to seeing all the beautiful projects and fun ways we all used this fabric.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with kindness.

Verse of the Day

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6:23 NIVUK

9 comments: said...

It's beautiful and a lot of effort and hard work that has paid off. Love the choice of fabrics. Hope all goes well with the surgeries. Happy Easter, have a great weekend. :)

Tracy said...

Edi you did FANTASTIC!! I absolutely love your four reasons you enjoyed this QAL. They are the exact reasons Cindy and I chose to have a unique sewing experience with the rest of you!! Your fabric choices do look perfect together, and your blocks really do shine! Thank you so much for joining in the fun!❤️��

Anonymous said...

It's fabulous, Ms Edi! I absolutely love the end product. I knew from the blocks it would be pretty, but seeing it all put together is just wonderful. Don't leave it lying around next time I come to visit! LOL

K Reeves said...

Edi, the colors on this are delightful! Not my usual either, but they are so beautiful together. What a great job trying something new, then motoring on through with everything else going on at your house this month. ♥️ It!

Sparkle On! with Abbie said...

Congratulations Edi! Your quilt top is amazing! I love the tea cup fabric you chose too.
I appreciate your words about learning and growing as you sew, I feel the same.

Creativeblonde66 said...

Beautiful quilt, love it 😍

Cindy said...

Edith, I’m so glad that you chose to join in on the Mystery QAL! Your choice of fabrics as well as pattern have created a beautiful quilt top! I look forward to seeing your project when it is complete. :) ❤️

Kathy E. said...

Your blocks turned out so lovely and the Fluffer Nutter fabric blends right in! These block patterns from Jacquelynne Steves are some of the first blocks I ever made. I learned a LOT from making these but also made a ton of mistakes. It was a great learning experience. I do hope you get your project done in April so we can all see it!

Allie-oops Designs said...

I prefer Resurrection Day as well! Oh hon that quilt turned out so beautiful, good for you on doing something you've never done - and so beautifully! How are mom and Honey-Do coming along?