Swift In Flight Quilt Along

swift

Block two for the In Flight Quilt Along the swift.  I’m really enjoying this quilt along it’s helping me learn paper piecing as it is a skill I would like to master this year I have done three blocks so far but before that I had only done one paper pieced block so I’m fairly early on in the learning process.  So far the quilt along has been fairly gentle but already I can see my weaknesses showing, I love the accuracy it gives me but I still haven’t gotten my head round the funny angles you have to try and achieve so I still have to unpick on a regular basis.  My main problem however is trying to get the seams to line up when I’m piecing the blocks together when they are sitting at different angles, if anyone knows a good tutorial please drop me a wee message.

Ive been seeing a few beautiful blocks posted on Instagram of the blocks and I love seeing all the different colour ways everyone is using, if you are quilting along I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am.

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In Flight Quilt Along

I really love the patterns of Juliet from the Tartan Kiwi so when she announced last year that she was going to be doing a quilt along I knew I wanted to play along.

Today was the kick off and the first block was the swan and I couldn’t wait to get started.

The swan

So here is the swan, isn’t he beautiful, he is needing trimmed down but I shall wait to do that when I’m ready to piece the whole quilt together.  The photo seems black to me but it’s actually navy blue and white, I’m trying to show restraint with this quilt and did originally plan on just making it just with these two solids but I’m now thinking just one red bird would pop out nicely.

if your interested in joining the quiltalong the details can be found here.