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I’ve been working through my list of quilt alongs in the last few weeks. In an attempt to not bore those of you kind enough to follow my blog, I haven’t been posting every little bit of progress here. I’ve posted a few things to Flickr, Instagram, and Facebook as was appropriate for that QAL. (You can see my Flickr and Instagram feed by clicking over on the right.) I think I’ve made enough progress to show you some pictures of my half-baked progress.

17 rows of clams for my Clambake QAL – halfway there.

Half Baked Clams

Irish Chain Twist QAL –  cutting done, x-blocks pieced, trimmed, pieced again. Tomorrow we start the next block.

trimmedhalf blocksfinal x-block

Mystery FMQ QAL – The mystery was solved – we made a thread sampler for ourselves. As it turns out, I don’t have much variety in thread. I use mostly cotton and a few polys when I want something thin (although I usually use these in the bobbin, not on top). Each spool is a different thread, and I’ve written the brand, fiber, and weight on each spool with a Micron pen. Lori also had us “write” the needle/thread guideline 80/50 in the top corner. (Not my best choice of thread color.) I’ve attached a thin binding and just need to sew it down on the back, and I can call this one done.

closeupFMQ almost done

Linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.



5 thoughts on “Half-Baked

  1. Watching your progress is exciting, not boring! Love your clamshell quilt! Your FMQ sampler is great. I’ve just got various sizes of swatches all over the place but should do as you did so that everything is neat, tidy and in one place!

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