Saturday, 1 November 2014

October Gypsy Wife QAL and link up


Welcome to my turn on the Gypsy Wife QAL for October! I am loving the pace of doing this quilt a little at a time. My quilt started out with a fat quarter pack of Sarah Watson's "Indian Summer" fabric range and I started to develop my palette around those colours. I even had a trip to Amitie Textiles (home of the Gypsy Wife!) last month when I was in Melbourne to start collecting fabrics for the strips.

For October, you should have the following plus now a love/hate relationship with triangles.

1 Nurses Cross (and I just had to fussy cut the word "Gypsy")

2 Old Maid's Puzzles

5 square in a square blocks 4" finished (4.5" unfinished)

I think my top tip for this quilt is to use glue to baste your pieces. I am a big fan of using glue in quilting, especially with tiny triangles. I use Elmers's liquid glue with the fine tip and I find it works a treat with keeping everything straight and not warping.

So if you are playing along with the Gypsy Wife QAL please link up your October blocks for a chance to win a $25 Fat Quarter Shop voucher. 
I will keep the link open until next Saturday morning (Aussie time!)

1 comment:

  1. Your blocks are lovely - really like your colour palette and especially the fussy cut "gypsy" ! Hoping to actually make this quilt next year so will be referring back to all of these posts.