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Hello Kitty QAL

#HKQAL Week 7

February 2, 2016

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There is so much to update you on – but that will be done in another post!  This week we’re adding a shoulder/body to Ms. Kitty!

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#HKQAL Week 6

January 26, 2016

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This week you’re giving Ms. Kitty her chin! I’ve been so busy that I haven’t been able to put together my other quilt and I’m a bit behind on the one I’m doing along with this color scheme.  I’ll try to get caught up this week!  #JustDoIt (shh. . . we’re 12 blocks from finishing!!!)

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#HKQAL Week 5

January 19, 2016

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This week Ms. Kitty will be getting part of a chin!  Next week you should have a head. . . ha!

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#HKQAL Week 4

January 12, 2016

With both rows being done, I sewn them together and took a picture of it.  Once I complete Row 3 & Row 4, I’ll do the same thing and then sew it on to the first two rows.  I like seeing it come together, you can do that if you want too or not (up to you).

If you’ve been following the history of this quilt, the first ones I did I used white on white more and not so much low volume/low tone prints. The way I setup this QAL, I wanted you to choose the fabrics because it’s your quilt. After piecing these two rows together, since I used more low volume/low tone prints the outline of the kitty gets a bit lost.  Overall, I think it will end up great, it’s just way more patchworky then the other ones I did.  #noregrets

Note: I went back through my Instagram history and tagged my older quilts for you to look at <#HKQAL>

 

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Quick Video on Cutting for the #HKQAL

January 9, 2016

Refresher on Cutting:

Remember cut along the width of the fabric.

  1. Line selvage to selvage with the folded edge closest to you
  2. Lay your ruler (preferably 6.5×23) on the fabric
  3. Line a horizontal line on the ruler to the fold of the fabric
  4. Move the ruler to the edge on the right side of the fabric – cut off a small strip of fabric, creating your straight edge #squareitup
  5. Carefully rotate your cutting mat and start cutting 2.5inch strips
  6. Keeping them folded, lay your 2 strips on top of each other
  7. Square up the edge/trip selvage off
  8. Start cutting 2.5×2.5 squares

Note: Fat Quarters = 56 squares