Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Welcome to the North Pole QAL with Val

Val is hosting a QAL for "Welcome to the North Pole" quilt.
On the fourth Wednesday of each Month we do a post and show what we've done or where we are at...Val did propose a timetable but being such an independent rule breaker I am just doing it my way....less stress.

Let me say firstly I am NOT needle turning  (in my book this is a fun quilt - to be on show for maybe 6 weeks of the year...and I'd like to finish it.)  And I am theming my buildings so a lot may change from the original pattern.  (Patterns are a my book).

So here is what I have prepped so far - one of these has been on my blog before but its here again.

 Coffee Shop - cafe (not in the original pattern).  Ice Cream parlour and 3 trees....

 Take Away - (not Take Out)
Recreation Centre - music and movies

I haven't started the sewing and I am thinking I will do all the snowy ground at the same time towards the end....I haven't really decided what that "snow" will be yet . . .
There will also be a lot of embellishment - the roofs need to be added, door handles, decorations on the trees...gonna be a lot of fun....


  1. You have been a very busy girl! Those blocks are so cool. I love your choice of backgrounds. xx debbie

  2. It is such a great fun design this one. I am sure you are going to have lots of enjoyment doing it...your blocks look great.

  3. great blocks... I just love the rec centre....

  4. Wonderful bright colours, love the originality of it all.

  5. Hi Susan,
    the're a lot of interesting ideas at your blocks.
    I'm looking forward to your next blocks.
    Greetings Marle

  6. This is looking great Susan. It is going to be wonderful. Love the fun of it already and love that it will reflect your likes and themes xx

  7. Hi Susan,
    your first blocks look very nice, you will have a happy joyfull quilt by the end of the year.
    I am glad to work on this project together with you

  8. Hi Susan! I am right there with you. I believe this should be a fun SAL! I also think it should be finished by Christmas too! I found a site where a woman sewed this and needle turned it. It took two years. I don't have that much time on my hands. Your blocks look wonderful. I really like the coffee shop and the Rec Centre. Those elves have to have a little bit of fun too! ;-) I will enjoy watching your quilt grow!

  9. I love your colourful blocks. I changed around the quilt I am making but I am keeping to the pattern for the table runner. I may have to play with the buildings a bit and make another project. I like the idea of making them into more local shops. Thanks for linking up.

  10. Oh I do love the recreation centre...very groovy.

  11. Susan this is going to be your one unique take on the design - the beauty of making it is that you can make it your own - I say GO YOU!! x


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