Friday, 18 March 2016

New Sampler QAL

This week I finally started a new quilt. Not just any quilt, but a year-long, 100 block mystery Quilt-A-Long by The Splendid Sampler. Simone gave me the link and I looked at the blocks already published, and immediately wanted to join. Guess what? I'm going to use proper quilting fabrics this time. Not just scraps, but real large pieces of unused fabrics. Here are the main fabrics I'm going to use throughout the quilt. They are all from my stash, and there is so much more to take from.

My first block Hearts Aflutter

and number two,Wings. The yellow butterflies need some details to be stitched.

Block three is Lots of Love. I think I'm going to make this again as it is not quite 6½" like it should.

Block 4, Happy happy needs the stems of the flowers stitched.

Block 5 is Simple Simon

This is the last block I have made, Focal Point.

The next block will be a stitchery, and I have two more block patterns waiting. Next block will be out on Sunday so I'm not going to catch up very soon, but like they said on  the Splendid Sampler website, this is not a competition and the patterns will be available until the end of the QAL.

Last night we had some new snow so I took my knitting photo shoot outdoors:

A tiny pair from the leftover of the previous pair.

And two pairs using the knitting pattern my grandmother used on our mittens. The boys had gray with blue or green, and we girls had gray with red or yellow. There ought to have been four girl colours but I don't think grandmother had them. Maybe we had large and small versions in the same colour.


  1. Have you finished your sweater yet? I liked the bits that you showed earlier. I thought that , for me, 6.5 inch blocks were at bit small. I suppose I could just do the blocks that had less pieces to them but in the end, I would rather do something else. Good luck with your blocks - they look very nicely done.
    I much preferred this one because it had a pieced block and an appliqued one to go with it.

  2. Love your blocks! And glad you joined in (o: Makes it more fun. I think you can leave the blocks for what they are. Adjust it when you sew them together with smaller seams. That's what I will be doing.
    Your grandmother had a very good taste, with those stitches! Does the pattern make the mittens/socks feel thicker?
    Happy weekend.

  3. Good luck with your new quilt project !!
    It looks very nice :-)
    Happy Easter ..

  4. Hi Ulla, so glad to see you again, love the blocks your doing they are so cheery. I think of you often and wonderful to see all your doing. I need to be busier. Many hugs, Marie

  5. Dear Ulla,
    lovely blocks, wonderful color choices and I just adore your socks. Beautiful picture in the snow.

  6. Looks like your back ! Knitting, quilting and blogging. I went to quilting last night and one of our group is also working on the same QAL . Opposite ends of the world drawn together our hobbies are wonderful.


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