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December 25, 2018
Waterfall QAL: Preparing More Blocks from Goer

I shared my first twelve Waterfall quilt blocks last week. I haven't had time to stitch more up yet, but I did do the pre-sewing work of laying out the next dozen blocks. I find for the speediest chain piecing it helps for me to have numerous blocks lined up and ready to sew. Since all my cutting was done before I started sewing, this step is pretty quick.

This quilt is made improvisationally with blocks pieced in a variety of values to build the final gradation, so I found it helpful to build multiple blocks at once. I ...

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December 17, 2018
Waterfall QAL: Weeks 5 & 6 from Goer

I'm making the baby version which is a mere 4 blocks a week at this point. I realized just how quickly they sewed up when I pieced 4 blocks in a half hour on Saturday evening. I finished 4 more on Sunday and pressed them all up to share with you today. This makes me caught up to the QAL schedule. Woo hoo!

In my week 5 blocks I focused on making the darkest blocks I could.

In my week 6 blocks I made some of the lightest possible blocks. 

Here are my first 12 blocks all together. I ...

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December 16, 2018
Waterfall QAL: Week 4 from Goer

I'm still behind the official schedule, but I'm making progress on my Waterfall quilt. Week 4 included cutting up the strips and making the first 3 blocks (for the baby size quilt).

My lights feel not so light to me, but I'm happy with how these blocks came out and I have stacks lined up for some of my darkest blocks next so you'll see the value contrast as I continue sewing. I think I also didn't follow directions for the strip piecing and may pick out a few seams to shuffle things around so ...

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December 10, 2018
Waterfall Quilt Along: Week 3 from Goer

I am just loving my palette for the Waterfall Quilt Along. Light tones are a bit of a struggle in my fabric collection though... so we'll see how this comes together.

This weekend I got the strip piecing done for the first sewing step of the quilt along. (I think this makes me just one week behind schedule. Yay!) Next up, I will be cutting the strips and then I can start piecing blocks. I'm making the baby size quilt, so I should be back on track soon. :-)

You can read more on my fabric pull in my ...

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December 6, 2018
Waterfall Quilt Along from Goer

If you're new here, maybe you haven't seen my WIP list. No need to click. Spoiler: it's long. ;-) The way this happens might be obvious. I have a lot of things in progress that I love, but something new and shiny comes along (in my head or on the internet) and I think "I want to make that." Can you relate?

That's exactly what happened with the Waterfall Quilt Along. I admired the original quilts as Amy made them. So when she offered the quilt along, I decided to go for it. Do I need a ...

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