Friday, March 23, 2012

My First QAL

QAL is quilt-a-long for my non-quilting followers!

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I have avoided one of these for a long time and the reason I chose this one is because it was based on fabric that I have.

Remember when I bought more fabric than I needed for Hartley's quilt?   Not to mention the fact that I had not a single plan in sight?

Well...I have decided that since I purchased this fabric from the deserved an internet pattern.
I adore Christina's pattern, at Sometimes Crafter, called the Retro Flower.  You can purchase it HERE.
Photo from her pattern shop
 I have been adoring Rachel's mini-quilt on her blog, Stitched in Color for a what better way than to join a QAL!

I have always been on Flickr but have never mastered it quite yet, and I think this QAL will broaden my computer horizons!  I finally figured out that Flickr is where all of the bees, swaps, and QAL people hang out!

I have already found a few new blogs!  Some new to me and some just plain new!  I also realize that I might have motif problems with the fabrics above, so there might have to be a change eventually.  But now I have my QAL Flickr group to give me some advice!

And for my non-blogging followers and close friends that wonder:
Why in the world does Heidi find joy in other people's blogs that she doesn't actually know.

The answer?

I finally have some friends that I can email, chit-chat, and commiserate, and bounce ideas off of! 
 I love all of you, my in real life friends and family, but my online friends "get" the crazy crafty/quilting girl!!
P.S.  Please don't compare my blog to the ones I have mentioned today...I know I am not at all close to their level of amazing-ness!!!



  1. I'm so excited that you're doing this QAL! I've been ogling that block for ages, and also just adore it. When I saw the QAL pop-up I had to force myself not to go straight off and buy the pattern. I've promised myself no more swaps/QALs for 6 months- too many crazy things going on. I'll be looking out for yours though, sounds like tons of fun!

  2. I will be watching your progress on this one. I wanted to join but really, there are only so many projects I can work on at one time! lol I will enjoy this QAL through you .... hope that's OK :o) Thank you for your beautiful email over the loss of my Molly Girl, it means so much. Hugs, Sharon

  3. I will enjoy watching your progress! I love my blogging and message board crafty friends. I agree that sometimes you all are the only ones who get the joy of a finished pieced top. My husband just doesn't get it and I don't have many crafty friends in real life.

  4. Can't wait to get started on this! I am still unsure about fabrics I may get the flikr/blogosphere to help me decide. Love your fabric choices.

  5. Hi heidi, for my little English, I can not write anything I wanted to share, use the translator, I hope you understand.
    I also am about to start this quilt with flowers, and I have in process, the quilt yours, spiders and cobwebs to my youngest son. Andrea affection from Argentina

  6. I love the retro flower quilt! Don't know that I will be able to squeez any quilts..but I will def. be watching for yours. Sorry I have missed a few of your post...I am still clueless on the google connect...I really need to work with it in the mean time I will be getting your post via my email so I don't miss anymore! :) happy quilting!

  7. Woohoo! SO glad that you're joining in on the fun... :) And I totally "get" you...and love it when I have people to share my "dorkiness" with...even if we've never met. Ha!

  8. quilt a longs are fun, and if you're like me, you'll find flickr so inspiring (and somewhat addicting). :)

    The fabrics are so pretty!

  9. No way can I committ to a QAL but I can totally be a blogging/quilting friend!

  10. I am debating about this QAL. I really, really want to do it, but not sure if I can fit it in! More things on my to-do list than time...sigh. : )"Getting each other" is one of the best things about the quilty blogs/flickr...we can all be fabric geeks together LOL Enjoy your first QAL, they are so much fun.


I cannot wait to hear what you have to say! Seriously! It makes my day!


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