Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Gypsy Wife QAL – April Blocks

It’s another month of the Gypsy Wife quilt-along!  I finished up my April blocks a couple weeks ago.  I’m starting to get really excited for this quilt!  

Here are the April blocks.  

From the Heart

Courthouse Steps – 8” 

Courthouse Steps – 7” (I think I’m going to change the outer border – it’s just not right)

More Courthouse Steps – can I tell you how much I LOVE the orange/pink/gray one?!

And one Square in a Square block.  It’s fine, but I need to use better fabrics in these blocks in the future.  It’s too blendy or something.  I need definition!

It’s giving me great pleasure to highlight each block on clumsy kristel's Excel cheat sheet as I finish it!

There are enough blocks after three months that I decided to put them on my design wall in their respective spots.  It’s not an exact layout, but close enough.  I figure this will help me balance my color combos a little better.  And it makes me happy.  I may have to figure out which blocks I need to finish so I can get a section sewn up.  I may not make it to December without finishing this quilt!  But, I am loving the relaxed pace of this QAL.  It’s low stress, and that is a good thing for me.  Helps me not worry about twaddling along on a quilt (usually the QALs move at lightning speed and I’m all “I’ve made three blocks!”).    

I'm linking up to our monthly QAL party at Jaffa Quilts!


  1. Love your heart block - perfect…the squares are cute too :-)

  2. I love your blocks! I'm with you on the perfect pace of this QAL, I still haven't got over the shock of not being way behind everyone else :-)

  3. Oooh, yum! And yes, the pace of this QAL is perfect! I really wanted to participate, and there is no way I could have joined in if the schedule was more intense.

  4. Your blocks are looking great! I kind of love that chicken wire fabric - I'd only seen it in black on white before, but it's neat. I like that paisley in the centre of that one courthouse steps block too. (I have a weird thing for paisleys.)

    I had the same problem with some of my square in square blocks coming out a bit too samey... I need to work on the definition with those things too.

  5. I must get cracking on this. I didn't know that someone made a Excel sheet of the blocks. Is it in the Flickr group.

    1. Hi Paige - I just saw your comment. The Excel sheet is on the Flickr group page.



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