Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tutorial Tuesday - QAL Waffles and a Quilt Top?!?!

Welcome the next edition of Tutorial Tuesday!!  I'm still running two weeks behind on my posts, but I suppose you're used to that by now.  I have to tell you how much FUN making this quilt has been.

Thank you, Amanda Jean, for sharing this pattern with us!!

What's with the title of this post, Joyful?

Well...  I chose the background and cornerstone fabrics and was all set to sew.  Then I laid out a portion of the blocks...

Week 4 - Assembly... or NOT.

I had an idea that I wanted to try out:

It took...

Several iterations...

Before coming to...

The right sizing for the space:

It also took one more look at where I began...

And a stack of Britt's black fabrics...

In order to verify this was what my June was asking for:

I got to work on finishing off the bordering of my cornerstones:

Before I knew it, I had used a variety of Britt's black prints:

You know what THAT means, don't you???

It was time to lay things out on the Design Floor:

We also tried out some additional setting triangle options:

Maybe black or a white on black print:

Or perhaps a print with a black background:

I'm also waffling about what fabric to use AND if I can realistically participate in Kevin the Quilter's Sapphire Stars Mystery, along with Rachel's Rainbow Picnic Sew-Along.  Only time will tell.


... A trip to my Weekly Quilt Group (that I've been missing for months) will tell:

Thanks for the use of your design wall, Joanna!  Thank you to the Cherry Creek Lane Quilters for their valuable opinions, too.

... And the very LAST minute!!!  See the clock in the photo below.

I present my June quilt QAL quilt top:

51 x 68

Seriously... I finished it at 11:55 PM on June 30th!!!  

Here is the quilt backing that I chose for it:

If YOU love this fabric, I've got about 8 more yards or so.  Leave me a comment to that effect and maybe we can work a deal.

Dropping a link @ Crazy Mom Quilts (on Friday)

Stop by to see all of the other June QAL quilt.  You are sure to be SEW amazed by the variation in a single pattern.


Dropping a link @ Oh Scrap!

There should be quite a few wonderful scrappy projects for your viewing pleasure.  I bet that YOU will find (at least) one that you will want to start sewing right away.

Until next time...
Quilting along is FUN!!!


  1. Love your final choice! The black around the squares is great. Happy quilting.

  2. Holy Cow! That is a gorgeous scrap quilt! I love how you experimented until you came up with what you wanted! Way to go! My crystal ball tells me you WILL have time to participate in everything you want to! LOL

  3. What a neat post! Love seeing how you come to the making of the top with all the decisions. Great top at the end and what an adorable backing.

  4. Your scrappy quilt top looks great! I hope to get mine quilted up soon. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap! I loved seeing this!

  5. I like those black borders around the cornerstones. I think they are a great addition to that quilt. And I like that you use the same fabric for the side setting triangles that you used for the squares in the center. Congrats on finishing it in June!

  6. THe black frames definitely add interest to your quilt top. Great job!

  7. What a beautiful quilt top. I really like the black around your cornerstones.


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