Thursday, July 19, 2012

tetris quilt along!

As much as my summer plans said "finish what you started," here I go starting a couple new quilts!

First, I'm a bit late but I'll tell you about Melissa's fun Tetris QAL. It started up this week and just today I'm getting to sewing. A big reason I haven't started until today was because I needed to cut fabric. The other is that is have been super hot here and iron + heat = not my idea of a good time!

This QAL is fun because you can really bust some scraps while you work. For each week, you get a grid to work with and then blocks that you place in the grid "as they fall." It is really a fun way to sew! My sweetie LOVES old skool video games so I already know where this one will go when it is done!

Here is my block. I've decided to change things up a bit by making a full grid for the quilt, almost like I'm playing the board at one time! I did some "spill over" blocks that will be worked into neighboring blocks as those weeks come along. I plan to do the bottom row, then the middle, etc working my way to the top. I just hope I can fit all my pieces in!

There is still a lot of time to jump in on this QAL. Melissa also got a lot of sponsors and prizes (not that we need incentives to play QAL with her!)

1 comment:

  1. Love that you are spilling over into the other blocks!! That will look awesome :) And if there isn't room for a few pieces, no worries, just don't include them :)