#FreeFallQAL Link Up #2

I finished the first 8 blocks for my FreeFall QAL!

I love the way they are turning out.  These are leftover scraps form at least one bed quilt and a few fat quarters that were stashed some time ago.

However, I was not paying attention…and here are a list of the errors of my ways:

  1. made 2 sets of flying geese (only needed one),
  2. didn’t trim my half square triangles,
  3. didn’t trim the flying geese, and
  4. don’t try to put an off center block together with the two sets of flying geese (I did it, but much faster to take them apart.

Here is a picture of some of the trimming along the way.


Helpful hint#1:  

 When paper piecing, you can glue the first piece to the paper to keep it in place, easier than dealing with pins.  For this project, I “chain-glued” – glued all the 8 points at one time.

Helpful hint #2:
When trimming squares you can trim on two sides at once, and if you have a turntable mat, this is a good time to use it!

Linking up with FreeFallQAL #2 at mmmquilts.com

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14 Comments

  1. somethingrosemade14@blogspot.com
    April 14, 2017 / 11:06 pm

    You definitely had some great fabric in your stash to do the QAL. Your leaf blocks are stunning.

    • Kathleen
      April 15, 2017 / 2:07 pm

      Thank you, Rose. I am enjoying using up these fabrics, although I could probably make three more quilts with what I have left.

  2. works4me
    April 15, 2017 / 12:06 am

    Wonderful blocks.

    • Kathleen
      April 15, 2017 / 9:42 pm

      Glad you enjoyed them.

  3. Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl
    April 15, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    I love seeing all the versions. Your colors are so fall like and calming.

    • Kathleen
      April 15, 2017 / 9:43 pm

      Thanks, I do love the fall pallette, even though at heart I am a jewel-tone girl.

  4. Sandra Walker
    April 17, 2017 / 8:46 pm

    Gorgeous blocks Kathleen!! Think we've all been there done that, figured "I got this" on a pattern and (wrongly) assumed some piecing… Great tips too, and thank you again so much for making that template and sharing it with me, so generous of you! 🙂

    • Kathleen
      April 17, 2017 / 9:38 pm

      Thanks, Sandra. I am really enjoying the project. Looking forward to making that point!

  5. Lisa J.
    April 17, 2017 / 11:59 pm

    Very lovely leaves indeed.

    • Kathleen
      April 18, 2017 / 12:16 am

      Thank you, Lisa.

  6. Gwen
    April 19, 2017 / 12:23 am

    They turned out beautifully, Kathleen!

    • Kathleen
      April 19, 2017 / 5:53 pm

      Thank you!

  7. Susan - yes, you're right. I'm a no-reply blogger.
    April 19, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    Of all the color combinations shown in the links, yours is my favorite.

    • Kathleen
      April 19, 2017 / 5:55 pm

      Thanks Susan! I

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