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Thursday, June 6, 2013

This Weekend is Christmas QAL Weekend

Saturday begins the 2013 Christmas QAl.  My first Christmas QAL was in 2010. Sue of Quilt Times began this wonderful event that year and I, as a new blogger and quilter, joined in.  I don't remember how I learned of Sue's QAL, but I'm happy I did.  There are a group of us "usual suspects" who have been a part of the QAL and we keep coming back because it's fun, we meet new quilters online and we make beautiful creations.  If you are just hearing about this for the first time, I hope you will join in. 
The Christmas QAL page listed at the top of my blog tells you more about the QAL and the challenge that Sue has composed.  Hazel of Hazel's Quilts will share hosting duties with me, but this month you will be stopping by my blog.  We will be following the same format as in the past in that you will link up by the Mr. Linky which I will put on the QAL page.  We'll post pictures of our projects, visit the other blogs, give support and compliments, and enjoy the process.  What is different this year is that the QAL is on both Saturday and Sunday, and you can blog and link up at any time during the weekend.  We thought that by holding the QAL on both days of the weekend quilters would find it easier to participate. 
http://bostonmqg.blogspot.com/2013/05/quilted-for-boston.html I have been able to see all four of my blocks that I donated to the BMQG for the Boston Marathon used in quilts, and in the 5/28/13 post on the guild's blog is a quilt that has two of my blocks and a picture of one of them.  Maybe I'm different, but I love spotting my blocks. 
See you Saturday.  Today I tested a recipe to post  and it's so good I can't stop raiding the air-tight container.  I think you'll like it.  Early Christmas treats:)
God Bless You. 


sunny said...

Yippee! I've wanted to QAL the last couple of years, but Saturday is the day I'm least likely to sew. So opening it up to Sunday allows me to join! I have two quilt ideas in mind, so we'll see what I decide on..... Thanks for hosting!

Hazel said...

How much fun is this going to be!!

I joined the Sue's Christmas QAL a couple of years ago - I have a gardening/quilting friend in the beautiful Lake District in the north of England who introduced me to her friend Sue. I'm hoping my pal can join in too this year.

It's gonna be a Christmas sleepover at your place, Joanna - I hope you have that recipe honed and ready to go!

Lesley said...

I'm going to try to join in on one of the days. I found a pattern for a quilt that I think can be easily made without red or green!

QuiltSue said...

Looking forward to the recipe.

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

I would love to join in this Christmas quilt along, I need the company to keep me from prevaricating. I have an idea, I hope it works. I must go and hunt supplies.