Block 8 Double X of the 2022 QAL

This week’s block is a lot of fun. It has that square in the corner of a triangle that is fun to make and gives us a little challenge because we’re sewing the short side of a half square triangle to a square. Look at it carefully and you will do a great job. That corner square in a triangle has become a favorite of mine.

Block 8 Double X No. 2

Some of you have been worried that the QAL would end before we made all the blocks. With 13 blocks and one block a week, it looks like we will go through March and finish on April 4. And of course, if there is a great outcry for doubling up on blocks, we may accommodate that too.

There are just too many fun projects and not enough hours in the day. I have been working on a really fun quilt pattern for AccuQuilt (you will get to see it in May). But it took me double the time I usually spend, so I am behind on stitching my own QAL blocks. And I am working on some embroidery for the Farm Animals and a new set to be introduced soon, so that takes time too. Here’s a peak at the first run of one of the blocks in my Farm Animals embroidery set. That fence still needs some work, but it’s getting there. And wait until you see the pigs! I was born a country girl, so I’m loving this set.

 
 

Author: Marjorie Busby

My blog is about helping other quilters learn to use great tools in their quilting through what I can teach and through finding other bloggers who have good information. In addition, I am a mother and grandmother. Other hobbies include any other stitchery which makes me happy at the moment. I worked in clinical research for most of my career. I am now retired and enjoying every minute.

6 thoughts on “Block 8 Double X of the 2022 QAL”

  1. I love the Farm Animals die and can’t wait to see your new embroidery blocks for it! I’m a small-town farm girl myself so I’ve already been having fun with that die!

    1. HI Sharolyn, I am so jealous of your 80 acres. We live in a mid-size town and in an older neighborhood with spacious lots. I call the areas of my yard the “upper 40” and the “back 40”, but I miss small town country living. This die has been so much fun for creating embroidery.

  2. I wonder if there will EVER be “enough hours in a day.” I tell myself there will be when I retire, but I’ll probably just take on more projects then. I am enjoying your QAL – 3 blocks behind because I’ve got an ITH quilt project going simultaneously, but your QAL is keeps me from getting permanently distracted by the fun of the embroidery machine, and I love using the AccuQuilt system!

    1. Hi Theresa, I retired early because our first grandchild was born with a tumor that required four brain surgeries in her first four years. She’s done well ever since and there are never enough hours in the day. There are just too many projects, too many grandchildren, and too many fun things to do. I love the AccuQuilt system too. I could never do the quilting I do without it.

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