Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Snowed In - Building Blocks Tuesday


HFWYG QAL Block 8.1 thru 8.4

Welcome to another Building Blocks Tuesday!  Here are a few more blocks from the How Far Will You Go? QAL.

Unfortunately, my "snow" dilemma continues.  I guess, "snow" just isn't what I got to begin with, despite how close it looks on the color card.  My most recent order of "snow" doesn't match either, and I also had a chance to stop by an actual quilt shop this weekend.  Their "snow" was also much whiter than mine.


See how much "creamer" my older fabric is?  OK, this is photo was taken in regular indoor light, so maybe it isn't too dramatic.


But in brighter sunlight, you can really see more of a difference!

I have 10 more blocks to go, 3 of which are the really big ones.  This quilt is not intended to have a sashing, so these two different fabrics would be side by side, and I am positive you will notice.  Luckily, the QAL does not require that all the blocks be finished or put into the top.  I think the best thing for me to do is figure out a configuration with the blocks I have.  Instead of a twin size quilt, I will have to shoot for a throw!

I really want to try out the remaining blocks.  I think I may make them with the whiter background and maybe work them into the quilt back, or make pillows.  I will have to see what the quilting suggestions are for the quilt top.  For now though, I am admitting that the "Snow" defeated me.

So what have you been working on?  I want to see those lovely blocks of yours!

Link up your fabulous blocks.  You put a lot of hard work into them - show them off!  And, don't forget, you have all week to add them if you like.

Quilter in the Closet


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Thanks for reading today!



  1. Looks like you're doing a good job catching up on your blocks! Love both of this week's blocks:) Are you sure you didn't start out with Moda Bella Snow (as opposed to Kona Snow)? Moda's Snow is much yellower than Kona's...

  2. Doesn't it make you want to spit?

    I'm tracking down some fabric too and here in France, it's a nightmare.

    Fiona x

  3. Argh! How frustrating Jen! Your blocks are fab - and that's a great idea making throw size and using the others on the back - it would be such a great reversible quilt!


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