Friday, August 25, 2017

Block 8 of the Growing QAL

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Back again with August block to add to my collection for the Growing Up QAL, hosted by Alida over at Alida Tweloq Designs.

Block 8 of the Growing Up QAL

This month is the Bargello technique, which was actually quite fun! Because my fabric choices for this QAL are red/white/blue, I played with color arrangements EQ7 before deciding on this layout for those colors.

What started as this strip set,

Bargello strip set for Block 8 Growing Up QAL

ended as this block.

Bargello Block 8 of Growing Up QAL

At first, it seemed silly to cut two strips the same color, then sew them back together. But using rectangles in a Bargello won't work. Had to tell myself to let it go, and follow the instructions. And I'm pretty happy with the results!

Are you sewing along? If so, I'd love to hear from you!

Have a great weekend!

PS - Craftsy is having a sale this weekend on 50 classes under $15! 

How sweet is that? Here's just some of the great quilting classes you may want to take:

Patchwork Piecing: Woodland Animals with Elizabeth Hartman

Playing with Curves with Ann Petersen

Creative Free-Motion Techniques: From Doodle to Design with Lori Kennedy

Pre-Cut Shortcuts: Quilt Tops in Less Time with Amy Smart

Small Machine, Big Quilts, Better Results with Ann Petersen

Of course, there are more than just these quilting classes! Hop over to Craftsy to see them all!

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  1. That turned out really well. I am getting excited to see all of your blocks together. I still haven't made this block yet. I just have a few days left!

  2. This looks so clean and modern! A full quilt with this block and color scheme would be fantastic! Thanks for sharing!!


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