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#HKQAL Week 1 Postponed

Hey everyone!

We gotta postpone week 1 blocks until next Tuesday.  I’m in the process of updating my website so while the dust is settling I can’t post but will be able to by next Tuesday.  Plus between you and me, I haven’t finished all my cutting.



#HKQAL Fabric Requirements & Cutting Instructions

It’s been a crazy week with work and home.  Getting the family ready for Christmas last weekend.  We’re not huge on decorations.  Normally we just get a live tree and make it look like a rainbow threw up on it.  Sunday, I was sitting there talking to my husband about the huge list of items to tackle.  I’m more of a list person and he’s more visual.  I noticed that he was drawing out the details of getting the tree on the car.  I whipped out my phone and captured this lovely video and I still laugh when I watch it.  The fact that he humors me is the best part.  Enjoy!

The #HKQAL is made up of 36 quilt blocks – each block contains {36} 2.5×2.5 squares – 1296 squares total (if you’re making a twin, you’ll need an additional 288 squares totaling 1584). The commitment is strong but worth it in the end.  This is a customizable quilt though!  The difficulty level of this quilt is beginner but you must have a high attention to detail.  The blocks are made up of just squares but keeping track of the colors and where they line up in the pixelated HK is the detailed part. My suggestion is to cut all the squares before you begin.  Having them all cut makes is easier to distribute the prints throughout the quilt evenly.

The squares fall into the following group:

Body Outline:  The body/outline is made up of light/medium/dark grey.  Feel free to use different fabrics here. I would suggest using a mixture of prints and solids.  There’s very little black in the quilt and those represent her eyes, again I would suggest using a solid here.

Body/Background: The body is made up of white or low volume.  Feel free to use different types of whites and mix in low volume.  When I made my first one, I made the body a different white than the outside.  There are 317 squares for her body and 245 squares for the outside.  The patch-y-er the better!

Flower/Clothes: This is the customizable part of the quilt.  Instead of the light/medium/dark pink you can substitute it for light/medium/dark blue (green) (purple) (orange) (red).  If you’re making this quilt for someone, I would think about their favorite color.

Border: This is the 2nd customizable part of the quilt.  Instead of the blue, you can really use any color to substitute for the border.  You can even make it completely all random.  If you’re wanting to make a twin, add 288 more squares to what you’ve cut.

***Have fun cutting – I’ll see you next week for the first 4 blocks!  If you’re on instagram tag #HKQAL and me @sukie80 – I would love to see your fabric choices!****

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Aurifil Love – Nuff Said


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