Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Good Night Irene QAL Blocks

 Over the weekend I sat down and worked on my Good Night Irene QAL blocks while I watched some tv shows. At first I couldn't decide what fabrics to use since I am working from my stash. I was going to use up my scraps, but then it was a bit daunting because I did not have them sorted by colors. They're pretty much placed neatly in my drawers as soon as I was done with a project that way I can sort them at a later date. Well, you know how that goes. I went and looked in my cabinet again and was going to use charm squares, changed my mind again. BTW… 86 charm squares = 344  - 2 1/2" squares. I am pretty sure my math is correct, just in case some of you were going to use your charm packs.

I then remembered that I had a bunch of 2 1/2" strips from Amy Butler's Lark collection in one of my drawers so off I went to retrieve them and use for this project. 



 I am using Kona Cotton in white for the X blocks. I was so tempted to sew all these 2 1/2" strips together then cut them into 2 1/2" sections but decided to cut them into squares instead.


As I was working on the X blocks, and having to trim off the excess, I stitched a 1/2" away from the first stitching line and made tiny little half square triangles instead of throwing away the trimming.


Here they are, so small and so pretty. I just love these colors. I placed them nice and neatly in a jar so I won't lose them :-)


I made two X blocks and three 16 - patch blocks.



Now I have a total of five I needed to make for this month's QAL. The ladies in this QAL have made up lots of pretty blocks so head on over to Terry's blog and click on the links on the sidebar to see them. You won't be disappointed.





12 comments:

Terry said...

Your blocks look wonderful! I love the fabrics you used! :0)

Oddbjørg said...

Lovely fabrics you have chosen! This Sew-along is so fun, and I look forward to see all the different quilts when they are finished.

Karen said...

I like Amy Butler fabrics. Yout quilt will be very pretty.

Kris said...

I think the Lark fabric will look great in this.

Peggy Aront said...

i love that fabric line. Yours will be gorgeous!

Peggy in snowy NJ

Jeanna said...

Oh Kim, those fabrics are awesome. They are going to make a beautiful quilt. I did use charm squares but I hadn't 'done the math' so thank you for that :)

Sheila said...

Very pretty blocks , the fabrics are happy :-)

imquilternity said...

Love Amy's fabrics and this is going to be a gorgeous quilt using them. Can't wait to see more of it!

Missy Shay said...

I love the colors you are using!

Michelle said...

That is some pretty fabric!

Sheila said...

This is going to be beautiful. I'm using Amy Butler prints, too. A different collection.

Scrapatches said...

Amy Butler strips ... yes! You can call your quilt, "Goodnight Amy." I am really looking forward to seeing your quilt in progress ... :) Pat