Sunday, October 1, 2017

Skill Builder QAL - Lazy Angle Blocks and a Quilt Finish

Aren't these fun?  These blocks are the last set of blocks in  Fat Quarter Shop's Bella Skill Builder QAL.   The are called the Lazy Angle Blocks.

I decided to paper piece these instead of using a specialty ruler and I love the way they turned out.  I am loving the contrast between the gray and the blue.  These blocks will finish at 10''.

For the second set, which finish at 8'', I decided to simplify the block a bit.   (I was too lazy to make the actual lazy angle block.)  While I like the two shades of blue together, I really like the block above with the true 'lazy angle' better.

And now, for the big quilt reveal!

I decided to use most but not all of the blocks for my quilt.  Some of the blocks didn't turn out as well as I hoped (skinny orange peels) and then I wanted a slightly smaller quilt.

The new layout also gave me a chance to use one of the larger blocks on the back of the quilt.

I had an amazing time with the quilting and focused on doing something different in each block.  I am in love with all the quilting texture on the back of the quilt.

This could be one of those quilts where the back could be my favorite part!

You can find the pattern and a video tutorial for this month's Lazy Angle blocks here.  It was great fun to participate in Fat Quarter Shops skill builder QAL this year.

Lots of wonderful quilters are quilting along - check out all these wonderful versions -

Paula from The Sassy Quilter 
Leanne from She Can Quilt
Erin from Sew at Home Mummy
Erin from Why Not Sew
Lisa from In the Boon Docks
Marni from Haberdashery Fun
Natalia from Piece and Quilt
Julie from 627 Handworks
Kim from Persimon Dreams
me --> Patty from Elm Street Quilts
Denise from Pieced Brain Quilts
Kaye from Miss Print
Melissa from Happy Quilting Melissa
Charise from Charise Creates
Dana from Old Red Barn Co.
Kristen from Three in the Nest
Vickie from Spun Sugar Quilts

I'll be linking up at Freemotion by the River,   WIP Wednesday's,  Let's Bee SocialMidweek Makers.  Needle and Thread Thursdays, Finish it Up Friday and Finished or Not Friday.

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Wow, it's fabulous to see your quilt completed. Congratulations on the finish!

  2. Beautiful and I like both versions of the lazy angle.

  3. Beautiful quilt. Love your quilting. BTW, what is that ring in a ring in a ring thing?

  4. Fabulous, Patty! I saw the lazy angle blocks popping up and didn't know the source! I like your layout and the quilting is stunning!

  5. Your quilt turned out really lovely,love the colours you used, congratulations. Good to know that I am not the only one not happy with my orange peel blocks, am thinking of redoing them, using a different technique.

  6. Congrats on a gorgeous finish!


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