When we first discussed the idea in the Spring, I didn't read the pattern with enough attention to notice that 4 charm packs were needed for the quilt. It was only when I started to gather supplies early September that I realised that oh! shopping would have to be involved :-) And this is also when I decided that I would do the quilt for my friends' 40th birthday, giving myself a deadline for the quilt to be finished by 11 October, yes this week-end.
I was planning to get started earlier but, if you read me regularly, you will know by now that I am the queen of last minute. So I started sewing the HST last week. Using a layer cake rather than charm packs meant that I could sew 8 HST at a time :-)
I finally pieced my first star last Thursday. I used my "extreme paper-piecing" method and by Saturday night, all 12 stars were done
and the centre of the top was assembled too!
Michele has found out about our QAL and she wrote a little feature about our group on her blog here, if you want to check it out!
I can add 12 blocks to this month 350-blocks challenge to take me to 15 already, wow!
Linking to WIP Wednesday, Let's Bee Social, Needle and Thread Thursday.