1. Kaleidescope QAL:
I finished up my cutting of everything except for the grey solid and 3 FQs which I am waiting to receive in the mail. Their predecessors suffered an untimely death due to mis-cutting Friday night.
I also sewed together my first block. There is some puffing in the middle which will hopefully be fixed through more ironing and the final quilting. Hopefully my other 29 blocks turn out a little flatter, but all in all I love this little guy and can't wait to get the rest of his friends put together!
Block #3 - Churn Dash
And just for fun - here are my June blocks 1-3 laid out together:
I finally bought Kona Coal for my solid and cut up my strips today. I realized that the fabric requirements on the QAL were wrong however, so I need to buy more solid. Fortunately I can still do the strip piecing step of the QAL this week without the extra solid so hopefully I can get that done.
All of the charm sets were received and have been sent out to the participants. I can't wait to get my set! Here is a preview from the organizer:
6. 4 x5 Modern Bee on Flikr
Here is my inspiration collage for my bee members - my requested colors are Orange/Aqua/Grey with Coal or White as the background. I'm super excited to get this started! Blocks are due by Oct. 15 so stay tuned :)
7. For the Love of Solids - Swap on Flikr
Sign-ups start on the 13th... I have not 100% made up my mind yet but I am pretty sure I will join.
We have to make one big item - like a mini quilt, table runner, etc. for our partner and then one little item - like a scrap bundle, pin cushion, etc. It is due by Sept. 15th tho so I just need to make sure I can get my bee blocks done and this and everything else haha.
Here is my inspiration collage for my swap partner:
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