Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Long Time Gone SAL - Week 5 Trip Around the World

I love so many of Jen Kingwell's designs and when I heard there would be a SAL using her sampler pattern Long Time Gone of all machine pieced blocks, I decided I needed to play along.
The details can be found here at if you would like to join in the fun.
This is my version of the block for this week, Trip Around the World:
 There are 139 pieces in this seam-heavy 12 inch strip piecing for me, I wanted lots of variety in the background...
I had fun playing in this colorway...lots of choices in my stash of fabrics.

This block is a bit thick with all the many seams even though I did press them open...

 These are some of my daffodils, they are a bit weary as they have weathered some storms.
And a small hyacinth that shows up every spring.
 Asparagus makes a good snack on my morning walks!

 My chickens wondering why I have my camera and not a snack for them!!

 If you want to see more gorgeous blocks,look to the IG feed here:

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My other blocks for this sal:




Linda said...

I love your blocks! I have been so tempted to join the SAL but I don't have the pattern yet. Maybe I should finish some of my other UFOs before I start a new quilt.

Carol Swift said...

Uhhhh, 139 pieces? Wow! Must have made that thumb of yours scream for mercy. LOL It is beautiful, though, and I love the fabrics you put in it.

Jeanna said...

Lovely blocks. Your piecing is just perfect, the seams are nicely pressed.

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful block with A LOT of seams!!! Wow. Your fabric choices are wonderful.

It's nice to see the beginning of spring there. That should make the chickens happy too.

Patty said...

Great block! But a lot of pieces! still loving your fabric choices!

Soma @ said...

That is beautiful!! Love the variety in the background. The garden is looking pretty. Asparagus! YUM! Your post reminded me of the Wandering Camera posts you used to share :)

-Soma said...

Oh love your block, it is fabulous, your background is wonderful, but I love text fabric.