QAL 2013

On this page, you will find links to all the posts made for the Oh My, Scrappy Stars! Quilt Along starting on June 21, 2013.  Hope you will join in the summer fun and quilt along with me.  I'd love to hear if you are interested in joining, so leave a comment.  Even if you have arrived here late... Don't let that stop you from letting me know you want to participate.  Better late than never!


If you are participating in the quilt along, please add the Quilt Along button on your sidebar.  Pass the word!




Please share your photos of your progress and finished works to the Quilt Along Flickr Group.

This is the schedule, but it's not set in stone.
If you have completed the work for that week and are eager to get to the next step, just leave me a comment and I will make the next post early.  Everyone works at a different pace and some have more free time to quilt than others.  So don't feel bad if you are wanting to get to the next stage and can't wait.  And don't feel like you're being rushed if you see the next set of instructions being posted before you are finished the last step given.  Hope that's okay with everyone!
  

First blog post - June 14th - Announcing the upcoming quilt along.

Second blog post - June 21st - Official Commencement: Fabric requirements and Cutting instructions.

Update Week 1 - June 25th - Sew Fresh Quilt Along - Update

Third blog post - June 27th - Construction Step #1 & #2 - Easy Pale Star strip piecing and HST Monotony.

Update Week 2 - July 3rd - Almost done the top... And a small mistake.

Fourth blog post - July 5th - Construction Step #3 - Strip piecing Neutral background.

Update Week 3 - July 7th - Sew Fresh Quilt Along - Update 

Fifth blog post - July 12th - Assembly Begins - Rows 1 to 31

Sixth blog post - July 16th - Assembly Continues - Rows 32 to 50

Seventh blog post - July 16th - Quilting the Background

Eighth blog post - July 27th - Quilting the Star Blocks

Ninth blog post - July 29th - Showing Off

23 comments:

Sandy W said...

Looks like fun, already grabbed the button and joined the flickr group!!

Lorna McMahon said...

Glad to hear you are up for this, too, Sandy! I'm getting pretty excited!

Pomegranate Quilts said...

Wow, that looks way too ambitious for me! But I'll be cheering everyone on from the sidelines :)

Kelly Young said...

good luck with your quilt along, Lorna! I'm sure it will be so much fun! I have to get through my Beginner QAL before I can tackle another one, but I'll certainly follow! Thanks so much for linking to Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Lorna McMahon said...

Thanks for checking out the quilt along. Glad to know you'll be in our corner, rooting us on! Be sure to keep an eye on the Flickr Group by clicking on the tab at the top right of the sidebar!

Lorna McMahon said...

My pleasure Kelly! Thanks for hosting!

The Sassy Quilter said...

Sound fun Lorna, can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. I'm already doing two now, but will follow along:)

jan said...

Summer is sew busy around the farm but I will definitely be watching from the sidelines! If I get caught up I may try to join late:)Looks like fun
xo jan@ http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/2013/06/fathers-daughters-and-fabric.html

jan said...

Forgot to tell you - I am a new follower too - xo jan http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com

Cloud CouCou said...

What a great quilt along, would love to join in, but I know that I will never keep up what with all the other stuff I'm doing. Will be interested to see what everyone else produces though...maybe I can make a cushion!!

Lorna McMahon said...

That sounds great! I was actually thinking of doing that myself!
Thanks sew much for dropping in. Hope you will be keeping an eye on us!

Lorna McMahon said...

I appreciate that, Paula! We'd love to have you head our cheering committee!

Lorna McMahon said...

Thanks for following and for stopping in to check out the quilt along, Jan! Join in anytime. We'd be glad to have you!

Aunt Marti said...

Lorna, I'm with Cloud -- I'll never be able to keep up, but I will still print out the directions for each step and save it for next winter when time is more fluid!

Michelle@factotum-of-arts.com said...

Congrats for setting one up, love the pattern. I will try and join along if I can find the time :-)

Lorna McMahon said...

Thanks Michelle! You are welcome to join in anytime. And thanks for popping in!

Lorna McMahon said...

Sew happy you dropped in, Marti! And the directions will be kept available from my Quilt Along tab. Hope you will come back to see how we are doing throughout the summer!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Looks like a fun, beautiful quilt. I've got a few projects I've got to finish first though and the quilting time is disappearing quickly with summer vacation coming. Have fun!

Lorna McMahon said...

Thank you sew much for your visit and kind words! Hope you can find
the time to drop in and see how we're doing this summer. We'd love to
have you in our cheering section!

Julianne said...

I want to quilt along with you...can I follow you on bloglovin? or by email? Are those 2" or 2 `1/2" squares?

Lorna McMahon said...

Oh, by all means, Julianne! You can follow me by Bloglovin' or email. To follow, please click on one of the tabs beneath my profile in the right sidebar. Bloglovin' is at the top and RSS will allow you to follow by email.

Just took a quick look at your blog and am your newest follower! I love your blog name. Sew clever! I did not think of calico cats when I first read it. I only thought of calico fabrics!

Looking forward to getting to know you better as we quilt along together! And to seeing all the other things you are working on that you blog about.

Oh, I almost forgot! Those are 2" finished blocks. The neutral background and pale stars along the borders are done with strip piecing.

Lorna:)

Dolly Sarrio said...

Thanks so much for joining us over at the design blog. This is going to be fun! I love your wonderful quilt along.
Dolly

Lorna McMahon said...

Thank you, Dolly! My pleasure!