Tuesday, July 24, 2012

tetris QAL - week 2

Today marks the start of week 2 of the tetris quilt along. I've been waiting for the next block to come up and decided to do all the prep work of cutting my charms out so I wasn't scrambling at the last minute to find fabric to chop up. I recently decided to clean out my stash, removing most of the lower quality fabric so that I could focus on making quilts with better quality fabric. My friend and I have been using it for making projects and other sewing adventures, so I pulled some of the nicer stuff to make my charm stash. This is 81 SETS of 4 charm squares! I went a little nuts and have a lot of options to pick from!

 I then set to placing my pieces. This week Melissa made it a little tough with a few of those weird "ziggy" pieces in a row. But I managed! I started a grid for "carry over" week to week. Block 1 is week on, block 2 is week 2. The A-B-C blocks are ones I was thinking of adding to balance the size of the quilt, but I haven't made those. I might move them to the other side where I do have pieces hanging out!

 After picking fabrics, I laid it out and sewed my block together. Here is it! It lacks contrast in value. I should think of these things before I start sewing! I was focused on color.

Here are weeks 1 and 2 together. The yellow box and pink "t" piece are carry overs. I'm really like it so far!


  1. It is looking fabulous!!! Love to see it all coming together :)

  2. Very cool! Great idea to make the larger grid layout.