I'm making the baby version which is a mere 4 blocks a week at this point. I realized just how quickly they sewed up when I pieced 4 blocks in a half hour on Saturday evening. I finished 4 more on Sunday and pressed them all up to share with you today. This makes me caught up to the QAL schedule. Woo hoo!
In my week 5 blocks I focused on making the darkest blocks I could.
In my week 6 blocks I made some of the lightest possible blocks.
Here are my first 12 blocks all together. I definitely have a variety of values, but I'm missing some mid-tone blocks at this point. I may also rip a few seams in my strip pieced units to mix things up and create some lighter overall strips and darker overall strips. My finished quilt will have 30 blocks, so I'm approaching halfway.
Thank you to Amy for hosting the Quilt Along. You can see my earlier progress in my Weeks 1 & 2, Week 3, and Week 4 posts.
I'm still behind the official schedule, but I'm making progress on my Waterfall quilt. Week 4 included cutting up the strips and making the first 3 blocks (for the baby size quilt).
My lights feel not so light to me, but I'm happy with how these blocks came out and I have stacks lined up for some of my darkest blocks next so you'll see the value contrast as I continue sewing. I think I also didn't follow directions for the strip piecing and may pick out a few seams to shuffle things around so I will have some lighter strips and some darker strips.
All the details of the Quilt Along are on Amy's Creative Side. You can see my earlier progress in my Weeks 1 & 2 and Week 3 posts.
I am just loving my palette for the Waterfall Quilt Along. Light tones are a bit of a struggle in my fabric collection though... so we'll see how this comes together.
This weekend I got the strip piecing done for the first sewing step of the quilt along. (I think this makes me just one week behind schedule. Yay!) Next up, I will be cutting the strips and then I can start piecing blocks. I'm making the baby size quilt, so I should be back on track soon. :-)
You can read more on my fabric pull in my previous Waterfall QAL post. The pattern was designed and the QAL is being run by Amy at Amy's Creative Side. Be sure to check out the version she's making in the QAL. Her's is such a great palette!