Quilt designer Lynn at Sew'n Wild Oaks has been fabulous, sewing along with us and giving us helpful hints all along the way. Just yesterday she 'gently' reminded us that there are 53 pieces in each 8.5 inch block so we are in piecer's heaven. I figure by the end of this, I should be able to sew a perfect 1/4 inch seam with my eyes closed.
Can you believe it was only three weeks ago that Lynn, Quilt Sue at Quilt Times, and I invited you folks to quilt along with us in the Country Charmer QAL? On January 10, I suggested the idea of a schedule where all you had to do by the end of January was to purchase your fabrics and get the cutting done. That idea went out the door on day one, and this is why...I started by cutting the pieces for one block. Once the pieces were cut, I just had to sew, and sew, and sew. And then I did the same for block 2. I'm telling you, this quilt is addictive!
And yesterday, I started block 3 but ran out of time...remember, no stress, no quilt police, no anxiety...so I will finish it another day. So far I have used red, blue, and now green for the little diagonal blocks, keeping it pretty scrappy, just the way I like it.
If you have a blog, and you have posted about CC this month, please link up below, making sure the URL address is from the specific post where you wrote about your CC quilt progress.
If you do not have a blog, send your pictures to me or to Lynn and we will post them for you on our blogs. So far, I have received pictures of these wonderful blocks done by fellow Canadian quilter Sandy Dagg from Quebec. I love her choice of fabrics and the wonderful contrast she uses.
I think Sandra is on her way to making a stunning quilt!
If you haven't joined us yet, we'd love to have you. For information about the QAL and purchasing the pattern, just click HERE. It is never too late to join and we'd be thrilled to have you! We'll meet here and at Sew'n Wild Oaks again on March 1 for our monthly progress report. Don't forget to link up below...we'd love to see your Country Charmer blocks, and after that, make sure you hop over to see what's happening at Sew'n Wild Oaks! (Update: I managed to get the Linky changed and it now accepts thumbnails, but had to re-enter all the early links. I have learned so much!)
It's a great day for quilting!