Thursday, March 10, 2016

March Progress on QALs

I am playing along with several Quilt Along opportunities right now and thought I would share where I am with each one so far...
 This is month 2 of Buttermilk Basin's free 2016 wool applique BOM called Let it Snow.
 This is my month 1 and month 2 blocks together.  I am using a woven Japanese fabric for the background and used wools mostly from my stash.  I did have to purchase some red wool for the letters as I didn't have big enough red pieces in my stash to spell Let it Snow.  Buying online - I didn't guess correctly on which red to go with. Since my backgrounds will be scrappy I think I will go for the dark red as the letter S to match the letter L and use the brighter one for the other letters...I bought the bright red wool through Primitive Gatherings.
 This is my current progress on my Sarah Fielke BOM, I need to applique several more wreath blocks, the arcs are appliqued down already but I need to add leaves.  I like the stripey wreath arc a lot and am adding in warm color print leaves to coordinate with the rest of the blocks.
Lastly, I am joining in with my friend Patty's Elm Street Quilts Bargello QAL and thought I would use a bit of my hoarded Chicopee stash to make a mini which Patty calls a Baby B.

11 comments:

Gina Loomis said...

Beautiful work and great progress!

tubakk said...

Let it snow is a great QAL. And your blocks are beautiful.

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

I love the red you used for the letter E. So vibrant! Great progress on your Sarah Fielke BOM. You have been busy! Have fun with Baby B, I am already imagining it with the Chicopee fabric :)

-Soma

Little Quiltsong said...

Love, love your snowmen blocks!! Beautiful blocks on your design board, - I too like the striped fabric in your wreath block.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Your blocks are very pretty. Love the fabric you used on the vine. It is fabulous.

Patty D from NC said...

Great progress on everything. I love that arc wreath - so pretty! You could make a whole quilt with that block. Glad you'll be joining the bargello qal

Carol S. said...

Love your Chicopee stash! You've made great progress on you BOM's. Those snowmen are the cutest!

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your snowmen blocks turned out really adorable! I do love that bright red wool you used for your E block.
Sarah Fielke is looking fantastic!
The fabrics you chose for your Bargello are so pretty, love the color combo. Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

Lara B. said...

This is the first time I've seen someone pair Japanese wovens with wool applique'. It looks wonderful Kris and the snowman blocks are darling.
Love those Sarah Fielke blocks too. The Chicopee fabrics will make a wonderful Baby B.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wow....I'm a sucker for snowmen.....really cute Kris!

Dawn said...

Great projects. I love the rich red wool.
Beautiful blocks and great stitching.
Thank you for sharing your projects.