Willow QAL: Week 6

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Welcome to week 6 of the Willow Quilt-Along!
I hope you've been enjoying the Willow pattern designed by 
Jessica Dayon and myself (Amber).  We've sure enjoyed seeing your posts on Instagram!


We like to answer a get-to-know-you question each week 
so we can connect a little bit more!  The get-to-know-you question for this week is 
"Do you listen to or watch anything when you sew?"

I usually listen to music.  It keeps me going while still being able to concentrate 
on what I'm making.  Sometimes I listen to Instagram Stories or Podcasts 
but I find it a little difficult to hear details over the humming of my machine.

Please answer the question below.  I'd especially love to hear Netflix or podcast 
recommendations if you have any!


The assignment this week is to cut all the layout pieces and make the cornerstones.
You will need the finishing instructions, which you can find on Jessica's blog


You will be making lots of  Half-Square Triangles for this assignment.
They are so tiny!  They finish at 1".
How are you feeling about all the tininess in this pattern?
I am loving how small the pieces are!  I don't do a lot of tiny piecing 
and this is pushing me to improve my skills in that department!
Plus, everything is cuter when it's tiny, right?


When making the cornerstones, I found it a little difficult to do the 
Webbing Piecing Method because the pieces are so little so I suggest using 
the regular Chain-Piecing method to help things go a little faster.
If you haven't heard of the Webbing technique I have a PDF tutorial 
that you can check out HERE.


Keep tagging Jessica @jessicadayon and me @gigis_thimble on Instagram
when you post your Willow progress.  Use the hashtag #willowqal so we don't miss it! 

You can click HERE to go to the Willow QAL landing page.
By the way, I recently added a PDF version of the schedule and materials list to that post.

Let me know if you have any questions. 
Happy quilting!

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