Sunday evening, after I was already tired from quilting, I decided to pull out my fabric for Lily's Quilts QAL. I knew better. My little guy was sick all weekend and had already woken up once Sunday evening. I was potentially in for a rough night with him, but I just kept sewing anyway. I've been a little anxious to see how the idea in my head would actually work out in fabric. Luckily, he did sleep the rest of the night and has perked up this morning.
First, I paper pieced these blocks,
This circle kind of reminds me of the 90's movie, Stargate. I'm not sure how I feel about that, but I really like how it's coming together.
I'm certainly nervous about actually sewing all of these pieces into a dresden. My current plan is to make enough dresden leaves for four circles. We'll see how adventurous I'm feeling. I used my fabric strips more quickly than I anticipated. I'll have to cut some more. I think it needs a bit more blue and green and well as some white or ash to break it up a bit. That might be in the next batch. I paper pieced this first batch, but realized 1/2 way through that it was pretty much unnecessary. I won't be doing it that way for the next batch of strips.
And, finally, thanks to all who entered the giveaway. It's fun to "meet" new quilters out there. I've been checking out new blogs in my freetime this weekend.
According to Mr. Random, our winner is: #289
I'm a new follower! Thank you again for a lovely giveaway!