Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Duo and Bloggers BOM Quilt -A-Long.

A couple of finished quilt along blocks to show today.
First up is the block I've made for the Duo QAL run by Rachel of Contented and Rhonda of Quilter in the Gap. The idea is to make a quilt using a concentric squares pattern on which to practice hand and machine quilting. I decided to make one large block to make a cushion to go with the quilt I'm making for the Lily's Quilts Dead Simple Quilt QAL.
Although I say it myself I think I'm not bad at twirly wirly free machine quilting but would like to have a go at some other free motion designs so this block will be my guinea pig block.
I included the light green solid fabric as a background for hand quilting which I plan to do in variagated orange perle thread.

My second block was made for the Blogger Block of the Month QAL run by Jackie of Canton Village
Quilt Works. Each month block instructions are posted on the blogs of Jackie's merry band of helpers, Sherry at A Quilting Life was the first to go, here is the block I came up with using her instructions. Just noticed some of the points are not too great!

Thanks go to Sherri and Jackie. The next block is up today so I'm off the Jackie's blog to find out where to go for the instructions. By the way there is a flickr group for the QAL here.
Bye for now, Maria.


Simone de Klerk said...

Sometimes I can't figure out quilt alongs, like the first one you link to. But, I love the block you made. I still want to start on Jackie's BOM. but if I do, I will soon have another UFO, once the blocks are done LOL.
Have a lovely weekend!

Eileen said...

Pretty blocks and your cushions are lovely. Great colors and fabrics! Thanks for sharing and have a great day