Helen and I are excited to start this QAL today! We've had this idea in our heads for quite sometime and finally thought we would do something about it!
The idea for this QAL came from our love for traditional blocks. We LOVE TRADITIONAL BLOCKS!! I'm not sure why, maybe it's the history behind them.... maybe it's because our first quilts ever made were traditional block quilts. In any case we love them, which brings us to the QAL!
We are going to take 12 traditional blocks and with the help of the Quick Curve Ruler (QCR) are going to "Curve them up"!!
The first traditional block will be the Churn Dash Block.
The QAL will go for 6 months. We will post a new block every two weeks which will give you (12) "Curve it up" blocks by the time you are done. Each block will measure at 16 1/2" before sewed which will give you a nice size "Curve it up" sampler block quilt.
We will alternate the postings. I will be posting blocks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 here on my blog and Helen will post blocks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 on her blog. Again, a new block with the tutorial will be posted every two weeks.
I've always wanted to make an orange and aqua quilt and thought this QAL would be a perfect time to do this.
I've collected some yummy orange and aqua prints that I can't wait to cut into!
The "Curve it up" QAL will officially start, this Monday, October 22nd with the tutorial for the Churn Dash Block. Each block in this series will be simple enough for even the beginner quilter to do with ease.
Here is a button you can add to your blog and to do this just copy the code below the button and add it as an HTML, in "add a gadget" in layout mode.