Do you join quilt alongs?
I did participate in the Hopscotch along last year. I loved that. So when Megan and Heather over at Quilt Story said they were doing a quilt along of their awesome Lucky Stars quilt, I decided to join in. Well sort of. It took me a couple of weeks to get started. I had a fat quarter stack that was just sitting around needing a quilt.
Do you follow me on Instagram? My name there is Anjeanette007. If you follow me, you saw my progress.
I went slow and fussy cut the center of the squares where I could. I love using Washi tape on my rulers for so many reasons. It makes fussy cutting easier. I use Washi tape on my ruler when I am squaring up a lot of blocks. It makes the whole process go tons faster.
I fussy cut some of the postage stamp blocks too. I couldn’t resist. July 4 just barely fit. I love it.
And I tried not to waste anything. I put a couple of extra HSTs I made in the postage stamp blocks. There are two extra HSTs in the block below. Can you find them?
My points are so happy to all be pointy and accounted for. I sure do hate stumpy points. I am pretty sure I have mostly all points intact! Yippee!
It was nice making a quilt that I didn’t have to figure out the directions for. No quilt math for me. Well, until I started to make the backing. I didn’t have enough fabric for the entire backing. I am in the process of taking all my scraps from the flimsy to try to use for the back too. So far, I have one large star for the back. I haven’t had any other time to get back to my machine yet and work on some more scraps.
The timing of the QAL was perfect because I didn’t have anything else on my books. Seems so funny not to have anything lined up in my queue for anyone else. Of course, I’m not talking about my personal queue. There are always a ton of projects lined up there. Ha!
I am linking up with Quilt Story for their QAL. Thanks ladies, it was a fun one to put together.