24 April 2013


I have been working hard on cutting, laying out, and fusing my teardrops. And yes, I did decide to make two versions, we'll see how that goes.

Quick phone pick of the "final" layout in case
something happens before they're all fused

Ready to lay out some drops!

I actually ended up a little ahead because I started fusing before Monday's fusing post but I have a feeling that I'm about to fall behind on the appliquéing because it's nearing the end of the semester so I have lots of things to do for class as well as my research (20 page paper due Monday, yikes!).

I borrowed my roommate's bed to lay out this one because
my bed is tiny and the other one was already on my floor

The neutrals went together without too much fuss/rearranging (I actually think I didn't move any background squares and I'm pretty sure after the first layout I only switched two or three drop pieces). The brights were a very different story. I didn't photograph many of the iterations but at one point I picked up every piece and started completely over. I seriously messed with these for a week. When I got this layout I stopped and fused them before I went completely crazy. Of course now, looking at the picture again, I think the lower left corner is not quite right...

Too late, they're already fused. Science alligator hypothesizes
that all will be fine, but so far the data are inconclusive

At any rate, I have to make sure I finish the neutrals version on the QAL schedule because it is going to be a gift for my host when I go to Korea this summer. My dates aren't set yet, but I'm planning on leaving no later than June 13 which is pretty much exactly the QAL time frame. Good thing it's a long flight to Korea just in case when I'm binding last minute!


  1. It's looking really great with lots of contrast and colour!

  2. Looking beautiful! This will make a wonderful gift for your host! I have my blocks ready to layout and decide on the arrangement, love this QAL!

  3. Gorgeous! I so wanted to do this QAL but I over committed myself so had to pull out!

  4. Lookin good! How do you feel about the fusible? I always thought it made things too stiff and then didn't bond as well as I'd have liked? Also, I have nominated you for a Liebster award! Check out my post and join in :)

    1. I like the fusible. I used wonder under and heat'n'bond lite for these. I think I like the heat'n'bond better because the paper is thicker so it's easier to peel. It seems to be sticking well enough, I mean it doesn't have to be permanent since I'm sewing the edges down anyway.

      Cool! I'll try to get a post together soon ^_^

  5. Oooh! These blocks are amazing fun! I love them! And it's amazing how very different these quilts look depending on the color scheme! :)