I’ve joined two new quilt~a~longs recently.
First up is the Murder Mystery Quilt with Deborah at Whipstitch.
The QAL lasts the year and each month Deborah releases one quilt block (15.5″ square) pattern and one chapter of her Murder Mystery story. Both the chapter and block hold hidden clues to help you find out who the killer is, how fab is that!
We’ve completed four blocks so far and had four chapters plus a bonus chapter.
If we post our completed blocks in time each month we get a bonus clue! It will be fun to see how the story and blocks pan out and how it all pulls together by the end of the year! There is also a Facebook group with 274 members. It’s a really fun way of seeing everyone’s blocks and interpretations of the story.
The second quilt~a~long I’m working on is The Splendid Sampler with Pat Sloan.
This is also a year long QAL with two new block patterns (6.5″ square) released each week. I’m struggling to keep up with this one but I’ve printed each new block pattern and will make them as and when I am able. I have made 16 of the 24 blocks released so far…
They also have a Facebook group with an incredible 20,403 members from all over the world! Although the block patterns are the same it’s really interesting to see how they change with peoples different fabric choices. These quilts will look amazing when we put all of the blocks together.
If that wasn’t enough to try and keep on top of I’ve also brought the fabric and pattern from Fat Quarter Shop to make the ‘Village’ quilt…
Pat Sloan is talking about doing a QAL for this as well although I’m not sure when this will start.
And in July Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs is hosting another Mystery QAL…
Well of course I had to sign up!!
Okay, stop me from signing up for anything else, I think I’ve got more than enough to keep me occupied for the time being don’t you!!