It’s a 10-week sew along with 8 tiny foundation paper-pieced blocks plus a bonus block for those participants who sign up on Alison’s website. The SAL is free; however, you do need to purchase the patterns. You can find the patterns on Alison’s website or from various quilt stores that she mentions
Here are my fabric selections for the SAL:
- A Kona charm square pack called Mermaid Shores
- A batik fabric for the background that reminds me of pebbles on a beach
- A Tula Pink fat quarter from the Zuma line with little stars and seahorses
I’m making the 4-inch blocks rather than the 8-inch blocks due to the length of my charm squares.
For week one, we are making the classic log cabin block. I’m an experienced foundation paper piecer so I already had an Add-An-Eighth ruler on hand as well as some very fine 80 weight piecing thread. The 80 weight thread is important with smaller blocks because it is less thick than 50 weight thread so your block presses flatter.
I fuzzy cut a little star for the very center of my block from the Zuma fat quarter. You can see it in the picture with the dime for scale.
Here are some pictures of my log cabin block:
I really love these colors together! I’m leaning towards making a small wall-hanging quilt with the blocks from this SAL. I may make a few extra of some of the blocks, but I have’t entirely decided.
Here’s a look at the back of the block. I will keep the paper on for stability until I sew the block to another block or sashing.
Are you participating in the SAL? Leave me a comment below!