Wishes QAL Blocks 1 & 2

I wasn’t going to do it, I swear.  But the more I looked at the Wishes Quilt Along, the more I was considering it. The blocks are all stuff I’ve never done (I’m the squares-and-rectangles girl, remember?) and I looked at it as a good way to learn some new skills.  I watched the January and February videos of Kimberly assembling the blocks and I decided to bite the bullet and do it.  And although I already have a FQ bundle of Wishes, I went ahead and purchased the kit because I had a 20% off FQS coupon, so it was good timing.  I placed my order and patiently waited for it to arrive.

This weekend was my husband’s annual hockey trip with the guys, so I had a whole weekend at home with the kids and plenty of time to get to work learning some new skills.  The fact that The Pink One has a double ear infection solidified my decision to stick close to home for the weekend.  Poor kid!

Saturday afternoon I worked on the January block and finished it with no problems at all.

And I promptly went to work cutting fabric for the February block and started assembling it on Saturday night and finished it this morning.

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I was seriously afraid of half-square triangles, but I’m slowly getting over it!  These are far from perfect (that’s why there’s no close-up), but they look pretty good to me!  I bought the Quilt In A Day Triangle Square Up Ruler (9.5″) after I read Amy’s post about it.  It’s going to help me tremendously!

While I was putting away stuff in my sewing room last week, I rediscovered die cut letters I purchased for scrapbooking.  I haven’t touched that stuff in years (other than to move it from one cabinet to the other), but I knew I could use these letters for this QAL to keep me organized. I was considering buying the Alphabitties from Fat Quarter Shop, but for now these will do the trick.

Linking to Lee and Kelly this week!


About msminnesota

I'm a wife, mom of two (one blue, one pink), and I work full time. Our family loves to camp, and we're often on mini adventures during the summer. My fall/winter/spring/rainy day hobby is quilting. I started about 10 years ago, then put everything away when The Blue One was born. A few years ago a good friend decided to take up this 'hobby' and I've been back at it ever since. She's my partner in crime (A.K.A. 'the enabler'). I have no aspirations of becoming a quilt designer - I'm just not that good at geometry (I rely on my math major/computer programmer husband to help with piecing backs at times!). This little blog is my way of chronicling my quilting adventures. Occasionally I post about non-quilting things as well. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to say HI! IG: wannabequilter
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15 Responses to Wishes QAL Blocks 1 & 2

  1. knitnkwilt says:

    It looks like fun; and the colors look really good together. Are the colors assigned or do you get some choice?

  2. The blocks look great… I still keep thinking about joining the Wishes Quilt Along.

  3. Quiltmouse says:

    Your blocks look great! Isn’t the Quilt Along FUN!! I’m doing it too, and am using the FQS kit.

  4. Becki Didriksen says:

    I saw the Wishes Quilt Along deal today. I’m sure not ready for anything that complicated, (since I haven’t even attempted my first quilt), but I definitely loved the pattern and fabrics. You, my dear, are brilliant! They look excellent! Kudos!!

  5. bigbossmama says:

    Looks great so far, and your fabric choice is really nice, can’t wait to see the finished top.

  6. k says:

    Looking fabulous! Hope all the family is in better health 🙂

  7. these blocks are really awesome! and I love your color choices!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    🙂 Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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