Friday, July 8, 2011

A few Summer Quilt Alongs

There are a number of fun quilt-alongs happening in blogland lately, it has been hard to choose which ones to join! Or rather, how to limit myself to a reasonable number without going crazy. I've finally decided on two of them, and as for the rest, I'm enjoying reading about how the others are progressing. Here are a few to check out:

Summer Sampler Quilt Along
Farmer's Wife Quilt Along
Rockin' Robin Quilt Along
Warm Cool Quilt Along

Recently Completed but still worth a look--(instructions are posted on all of these sites, so you can still complete them on your own)
Bottled Rainbows Ticker Tape quilt-along
Supernova Quilt Along

So I have decided on two quilt along projects for the summer (for now...:). First, the Kaleidoscope Quilt Along with Don't Call Me Betsy, and, as a bit of a more long-term project, the Double Wedding Ring Quilt Along with The Plaid Scottie. My machine was in the shop for a few days, and then we were out of town last weekend, so I got a little behind on sewing. I'm trying to get caught up this week. For the DWR, I finished getting my arcs printed and cut out, and am now trying to decide on fabric. I'm considering using some of the new Joel Dewberry Heirloom line when it comes out, but I also have my eye on some Hope Valley my friend Brenda has in stock in her shop...

I'm a little further along with the Kaleidoscope QAL. I have the main fabric cut out with the kaleidoscopes sewn to the triangles. Next I need to cut out my background fabric and start piecing. I spent some time this morning working on possible layouts:

Option A: squares
KQAL layout option A: squares

Option B: stars
KQAL layout option B: stars

Option C: kaleidoscopes
KQAL layout option C: kaleidoscopes

Option D: scrappy
KQAL layout option D: scrappy

What do you think?

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