Friday, July 15, 2016

Happy Cactus - AMB Solids QAL block 3

This month's block in the American Brand Solids QAL called Our Land is called 'In Every Desert There is a Well.'  (You can find information on the QAL on the Clothworks' blog.)

AMB QAL block 3

And my little cactus block looked lonely and went off to make friends with my small collection of succulents.

Cactus paper piece block

I (clearly) added that smile with a photo editor but I'm tempted to make another as a standalone mini quilt and actually put a smile!

With plenty of AMB green in my stash, I choose to do this in two colors - AMB Olive (24) and Lime (18).

The blocks for the QAL are 12 1/2 '' (unfinished) but I want a smaller quilt so I am redrawing them at 6 1/2''.  I drew this one up as a paper pieced block.

Here are blocks 1 & 2.

AMB QAL blocks 1 and 2

This QAL is quite enjoyable and there are prizes to be won each month.  I won in the June draw - a charm pack and a book which lists all the fabric and yarn stores in the US.  Handy for an upcoming roadtrip!

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Your blocks look great! Keeping up with one QAL and one BOM is about all I can handle, so I (regrettably) passed this one up.

  2. I like the smile on the cactus!! You are going to love the travel catalog. I often think I need one of those for our road trips.

  3. Patty, I love the Cactus! Can't seem to grow one here as I always over water. Thanks for the info on the Clothworks BOM. Succulents are my favorite green anything plant.



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