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 guide...in 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....

12 comments:

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

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  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.

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

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

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

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  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

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  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
    KATRIN W.

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  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!

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  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.
    Valspierssews

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

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  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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