Wednesday, September 5, 2012

New fabrics, New QAL & Alternating Blocks

Over the weekend I went to our local quilt store.  I didn't have a good reason to go - although now I remember I was suppose to get the spool fabric for the mini quilt.  Yep, that's just like me to forget all about it.  

So while we were in the store - hubby says "I like Walmart fabric better".  Hehehe.  He is just too funny.  Thank goodness he said it quietly and no one else heard.

We had to go to Walmart anyway so we checked out the fabric.  I saw these fat qtrs and fell in love with them.  

I was thinking these would be just right for the new QAL, Grandmother's Choice by Barbara Brackman.  I want something very different for this QAL as last time I used muted colors for the Civil War QAL. 

One pack of fat quarters will not be enough - and there it was, another pack. Plus this pack. 
I think these will work.  I'll add more fabrics as needed. 

I really don't like to start a new project until I finish the old one - although I do it all the time anyway!  So this past week I've been working on the alternating blocks for the Barbara Brackman's Civil War QAL. 

These are some of the blocks from the QAL
And this is the alternating block I thought would work. 
And together: 
I wasn't too happy with it - could be because they are so jumbled.  

Then I saw this poor quality picture I had taken. 
By stepping back from it a bit I can see these alternating blocks might look good.  Let's see what happens when I use PicMonkey.  (PicMonkey is super easy to use.)
I do think these will work.  I can't wait to make some more of them. 

Happy Stitching,


  1. That's too funny! I've never seen fabric at Walmart.

  2. Linda, I think your choice for the alternating blocks is perfect! I can't wait to see it all put together. And seriously, not starting a new project until the old one is finished?? That idea lasted about a month when I started quilting.

  3. Cute fabrics! Our WM doesn't carry any. Your quilt is going to be lovely.

  4. Are you kidding! The first think I thought when I saw what you chose for the alternating block was, "OMG! That's gorgeous and so perfect!" I love it.

    Your new fabrics are totally fun. what great choices!

    Um, I start new projects before I've finished another all the time. But you already know that about me. :-)

  5. I like your connecting blocks, gives you eye a little rest between the CW blocks. It will make a big quilt.

  6. I really like your connecting blocks too. Good choice.

  7. Those blocks definitely work. Not only do they give your eyes a little resting place, but they also help you to travel round the quilt and see the individual blocks as you go.

    I also love the new fabrics you've chosen.