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Turkey Tracks: My Sugaridoo QAL Rows So Far

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Turkey Tracks:  January 29, 2020

My Sugaridoo QAL Rows So Far

We have a number of new quilters at Coastal Quilters these days.  Our CQ president, Tori Manzi, who is an internet wizard, found this Bernina-sponsored Sugaridoo QAL (quilt-a-long) and encouraged CQ members to do it.  A bunch of us are…  This QAL is meant to teach all kinds of quilty methods and lasts for a year.

Irene is Sugaridoo—and she quilts and designs patters, is multi-lingual, and lives in the Netherlands.  She is also totally adorable—a very happy and sunny personality.

You can join up anytime—all the info is on the Bernina website.

Here is the schematic for the year—you can see that each row has an accent piece in the dark grey.  I am doing this rainbow version in Kona solids, but there is another version as well.

We have completed three rows now: 1, 5, and 12.  Row 1 is made with the freezer paper method, which I have grown to really like.  The other two rows really need to be pieced.

There is a FB page where people can discuss progress and post images.  There is a lot of discussion there about seam size versus unit size in order to create blocks and rows that measure correctly.  Irene, though, keeps telling everyone “not to worry,” that it will all work out.

The finished quilt will be something like 70 by 90 inches.

I seem to be doing two quilts however…

I’m not sure how that happened…

I’m using Cotton+Steel/Ruby Star Society colored fabrics with their neutrals as much as I can.  Who knows how this work out within the rainbow design.

Here are some close-ups of the novelty fabrics:

 

 

 

 

Written by louisaenright

January 29, 2020 at 9:53 am

Turkey Tracks: Joining a QAL

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Turkey Tracks:  October 22, 2019

Joining a QAL

Coastal Quilters President Tori Manzi encouraged members to join this year-long QuiltaLong—sponsored by Bernina—which is meant to teach some sewing skills.  Many of us are going to take part.

One could do the rainbow version, with fabrics Sugaridoo chose, as seen below.  One could buy Sugaridoo’s kit or just collect the listed Kona fabrics elsewhere.  One could also do a version with less fabrics that is not rainbow.  Or, one could put together whatever fabrics one wanted.  The goal is to learn some new techniques (or refresh old ones) by making a bar of the quilt each month for a year.

I chose the rainbow version, since I have not made a rainbow quilt.

 

 

 

 

Here is a link to this QAL:

Sugaridoo Bernina Quilt Along – Are you in?

 

 

Written by louisaenright

October 22, 2019 at 10:23 am