Sunday, November 14, 2010

Layer Cake Quilt Along - Alabama Spinner

The 2010 Layer Cake Quilt Along kicked off November 2 with the posting of the first block - the Alabama Spinner.  The second block will be posted this week, but I'm pretty darn excited to say that so far I'm keeping up and I got my first block finished this week!

It's not quite perfect...once I was done I realized that I'd accidentally reversed two of the triangles in one of the squares, but you don't really notice that unless you're looking for it I don't think!  There is also supposed to be a red circle in the very middle, but I haven't decided if I'm going to attempt that yet.  My machine is being a bit wonky and I think I'll wait until after I have it serviced to do anything more to this block for fear I'll mangle it.

That being said, I'm pretty darn happy with how it turned out, and I'm excited to see the next block this week!  Click here for more info on the Quilt Along, and clicking here will take you to the flickr group if you'd like to see more photos!


  1. Thanks so much for your nice comment on my block! I had to come over and check yours out too! I like it! If you want to put the circle in the middle, you can stitch it on by hand instead of taking a chance with your machine. I'm not very good at hand appliqué, so if I have to, I'll do some kind of decorative stitch that becomes part of the design so I won't be disappointed in my bad appliqué technique! Even just a simple running stitch or blanket stitch would look nice.

    Can't wait for the next block to be announced! Fun, isn't it?


  2. Thanks so much for the kind words, and the advice on the circle! I'm excited to see what tomorrow's post brings :)