Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Heartfelt Quilt Along - Buttercup Block

After completing the first month's blocks for the Heartfelt QAL, I was looking forward to putting fabrics together to make the Buttercup blocks for March.
These are the fabrics I ended up choosing for this month.
The construction was simple and before long the first 3 were done.
The last 2 were then completed quickly.
March's Buttercup blocks definitely sing of spring. 
I put the Beloved and Buttercup blocks together and I'm really happy with what I see so far.  
I'm all ready for April.  How are you coming along with this quilt along?  If you're not playing along, you might want to change your mind and join us. I can confirm that this one is a lot of fun.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Heartfelt Quilt Along - Beloved Block

When I saw the initial announcement about Fat Quarter Shop's Heartfelt Quilt Along last fall, I was immediately tempted. I've been very good in recent years at resisting these kids of temptations as I already have more than enough projects on my To Make List that I really want to create some day, but this one kept calling to me. 

Then last month, after seeing a few of the blocks other quilters were making, I relented, paid my $50 donation and set to figure out what fabrics I want to use.
This quilt would be beautiful in so many of the newest fabric lines that have come out recently but ultimately I decided to make this quilt epic (in my world) and use some of my huge stash of Kate Spain fabrics.  I have plenty of charms and yardage and finally actually sewing some of this into a quilt will feel really good.
I made the first Beloved block to test out the instructions and was happy with the result.
Deciding which fabrics to pair up for the next 4 Beloved blocks was fun and they quickly came together. For this round, the lighter fabric is featured in the center.
I'm actually enjoying mixing different prints from the various Kate Spain fabric lines.
All 5 Beloved blocks were completed in earlier this month so now I can move onto the March blocks.
Having only 1 quilt along commitment works for me at the moment.  It's Girl Scout cookie season here and that takes up a huge amount of my time.