Sunday, 19 February 2012

Sew Happy QAL

I am afraid to say this half term has been a bit of a wash out. All I have done is babysit my parents business, which has needed a lot more watching than it normally does and dealt with problem house alarms!! (my parents one!)
We have waited in for engineers and I've dealt with stock problems, all while trying to keep 3 children entertained and on Wednesday the Wii broke. Needless to say they have been a tiny bit bored, we have not been on many child friendly outings and I've got virtually nothing crafty done.
So today, while the sun was out and they where enjoying themselves in the garden, I stole a few hours to get on with my blocks for my Sew Happy QAL. Here is what I've done.

Diamond Peek-a-Boo block

Churn Dash Redux block

I'm over the moon how good the blocks have come out and I can only put that down to the marvelous tutorials by Jenna at SewHappyGeek.

And here are my 9 blocks together so far.

The light is terrible, but I didn't get to take the photos till late this afternoon, I might re-attempt this photo in the morning. (I now have updated the photos, they were just too dark! But this time someone was trying to pinch blocks.....)
We are nearing (two weeks away!) the block I am most worried about, the paper pieced QuatraStar! But I have to say this QAL has really taught me so much about building the blocks and Jenna has been a star to help a beginner like me with planning the material I will need for the sashing and final layout.
It is slowly turning into a proper quilt and I can't wait to get it finished.
If anyone has any suggestions on an easy way to quilt it when it's finished I would love to hear from them. I've pinned lots of binding tutorials on my Pinterest board but am still undecided on what to use. I'm too scared to try anything to difficult and this week need to get to John Lewis to get a walking foot, which should make it all a bit easier.
I'm off to find a quilting tutorial for dummies!! Have a great evening.


  1. I feel your pain...half-term when you can't be on constant entertainment duty for your kids is hard.

    Your quilt pieces look amazing, you're doing such a good job, I'm sure that you will be alright when the harder piece comes up, look how much you've obviously already achieved.

  2. So sorry to hear your half term wasn't a relaxed one. But glad you have managed to grab a little you time. Your blogs are looking amazing. Well done you. dee x

  3. Wow, your blocks are fabulous. I must check out the tutorial.


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