Monday, January 8, 2024

Cozy & Local QALs

I've joined two QALs for 2024. The first is the Cozy QAL from Alison Glass. This quilt is quite unique - the top and bottom layer will be jersey knit and the inner layer is quilting cotton. I've chosen these beautiful rainbow fabrics for my inner layer. The jersey knit will be a denim blue.

The quilt is all about handwork and raw edge reverse applique and I'm very excited to give it a try. While Alison does provide stencils for the applique, I'm leaning towards a series of words or phrases that represent things that bring me joy. Much planning to do right now and am looking forward to the handwork.

The second is a QAL with local guild friends. We are going to make the Local quilt by Carolyn Freidlander. I decided to go with scraps and downsize the pdf by 50%. Started my first house and it looks like it will finish at 10" x 8.25" instead of 20" x 16.5".

In addition to my own designs, I like having all different projects underway so there is always something ready for me to do when I am ready to sit and sew.

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. The Cozy QAL sounds really intriguing and I look forward to seeing how it comes together for you and others who are participating.

  2. I sure understand the appeal of QALs, knowing you're making at the same time others are too. That Cozy quilt with Alison Glass looks intriguing. Even more, the fabric looks appealing (to me) for its possibilities as clothing! :-) How fun to be doing an along with local friends. I've never participated in something like that, but if everyone wants to make the same thing, why not? Much more enjoyable with friends. I hope you have a great time with both of these QALs.


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