Fireburst and Plus Playtime QAL Updates

We are participating in two QALs in spite of me, and I’m still alive to speak about it.  Sue was about to kill me with the exciting news.

Fireburst Fun

 Fire Burst Mystery Quilt

If you recall, only one of us was participating in the Fireburst QAL hosted by Dave and Tish from Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland.  Sue has since then changed her mind mainly because of this picture:

Fireburst Not

She said if I was going to pull fabrics like this that didn’t match (and they really don’t) she can’t have her name on it.  I would have to change the blog to Home Sewn By Us Me. Sew, we selected this fabric instead which is much more to both of our liking.  Those circles above are still calling to me – we’ll find something for them soon!

Fireburst Winning Hand


Fireburst 1

Here the Fireburst fabrics are all cut and ready for the next step which is piecing.  June 1st is the released date for those Instructions and tips.

Fireburst all cut

Plus Playtime QAL

Playtime Plus

Our second QAL is called Plus Playtime hosted by Sandra at  mmm! Quilts.  Sandra’s finished quilt is featured on Modern By the Yard ezine #7, and its colorful fabrics drew us in right away.  Playtime QAL started with a listing of fabric requirements on May 1st.  I knew right away that we had to use this Hashtag fabric:

Plus Playtime QAL ready

Here are all the blocks cut and labeled – flashback from the Postcard quilt only not quite as many labels!  The next instruction and tips for sewing row 1 were released on May 22nd and will call for the design wall to be used for sure.  We do not want to start off on the wrong foot in the very first row! Here is our potential layout for row 1.

Playtime row 1

We are all set for both QALs.  Stay tuned for our next update. ~smile~


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11 Responses

  1. I think you should use those circles in something!!! They look really nice, in my opinion! 😊

  2. I’m happy you two didn’t have to change your blog name!
    The final “cut” for Fireburst is perfect. The dots will be fun to use on another project.
    Happy QALing to y’all! 😊

  3. Lisa says:

    The two of you are going great guns on these two quilt alongs. Yay you!

  4. chrisknits says:

    Ooh, I love your pull for the Fireburst!! Glad it didn’t become a sewn by me blog!

  5. Shannon Fleming says:

    I love that Vicki has given her approval! I still like the blue and gray pile.

  6. Tu-Na Quilts says:

    Great starts on each of your QALs. Good luck on keeping up but with the two of you working on it, you should at least have fun. It will be fun to watch your progress.

    I had my fabric picked for Fireburst but really don’t like the background which is white grunge because it is so….white. Time will tell if I use it or decide to go shopping again.

  7. Vicki in MN says:

    I still have not pulled the fabrics for fireburst-I still have a few days so why hurry, LOL I approve of your choices;)

  8. These are looking fun! I best get crackin’ on mine. Nothing is even cut, but I do at least have the fabric!

  9. I like both fabric choices for the fireburst QAL – but I can see the second grouping really being beautiful!
    I LOVE the hashtag fabrics. Good luck and I’ll be drooling over your progress:)

  10. cozyquiltslb says:

    Love that original choice….but also like your new choice.

  11. Gretchen says:

    I’ll watch your guys progress. Have fun stitching!

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