Thursday, July 18, 2013

My First QAL!

And I am SO excited!

I have decided to join in the fun with Mellisa at Happy Quilting for her Star Surround Quilt A Long (QAL).  I have even solicited one of my local quilting buddies to sew along with me so I will get to experience both a virtual and physical QAL.

Yay me!

Melissa has drafted up a number of layout options and quilt sizes.  I really like the 3 x 3 layout and think I will go with the 24" blocks so the finished quilt will be at least 62" square....I might add a pieced border to make it a wee bit bigger. 

We shall see where the quilt takes me.

I have decided to go with a yummy berry and gray for my colorway.  I also want to throw some light blue and navy into the mix so I think my top will be a little scrappier when all is said and done.  My background will be Kona ash which works really well.

So far, this is what I have pulled to use.  I'm not 100% sold on a couple of the pieces.  I might have to run to the store to see if they have a piece or two and work a little more navy in.

Of course, I still have time to change my mind and swap out a couple of the pieces with something I already have....

but that is not nearly as fun as shopping!

Be sure to follow along to see how it turns out.  I hope to share my and my friends' progress along the way. I am sure hers will look very different than mine!

Linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation.  Be sure and check out the links and see what others are up to!


  1. I really like the fabrics you pulled and the pattern is adorable. This is VERY tempting, but I'm going to have to resist - I've got a room full of WIP's that I need to attend to!

  2. I really, really, love your fabric pull. These colors are some of my all time favorites!! So glad you will be doing your first QAL with me, it is going to be so much fun :)

  3. what great color choices Cynthia! This quilt is going to be really gorgeous in those colors! I can't wait to see your progress!
    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  4. Wonderful fabrics. I can`t wait to see your progress

  5. Looks like a great plan to me!

  6. Very cool! Looking forward to seeing how it comes together!

  7. ooooh, I like the idea of using kona ash! I love the colors you picked...purple is my favorite color!

  8. Really great colors, can't wait to see how it will look.


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