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Freefall QAL – Final 6 Blocks

Sandra @mmmquilts! published the final set of piecing instructions for the Freefall QAL last Monday, May 1st. Before piecing the final blocks, I decided I needed to consider the placement of color in the final quilt as the last blocks are very specifically made. Note that the layouts I am presenting below are for color order ONLY. As per Sandra’s advice, I will aim to have 2 leaf points at most in a corner, so I will spend my time finalizing the individual block orientations later.

My initial fabric layout was based on trying to keep things in ROYGBIV color order, but the balance felt a little off. After relaxing that thought and spending time moving the blocks around on my design wall for the better part of last week, I finally settled on having the cooler tones in the upper left and the warmer tones in the lower right (more or less).

Freefall QAL - Final 6 Blocks

Freefall QAL – Final 6 Blocks

After selecting what went where, piecing the final 6 blocks went fairly easily. Attention to detail and making sure the shadow leaf and background fabrics where in the correct position took a bit of extra thought, but having sewn these blocks before really helped the process go smoothly.

Freefall QAL - Final 6 Blocks

Freefall QAL – Final 6 Blocks

I have to say I am really excited about how it is all coming together!

Linking up with Freefall Link up #4.

22 thoughts on “Freefall QAL – Final 6 Blocks

  1. The part I am struggling with is leaf fabric for the split half and half, as my big leaf was the dark green fern, and the background a mauve/pale pink/ creamy swirl. I had chosen deep red, and the orange/tan but decided they were were too busy. with the fern design.You had a great idea to place the others round first, and the contrasts are super.

  2. Cindy says:

    I like the final layout option. As I was reading I was hoping to see the layout with the split leaves included. I guess I need to be a little more patient…sigh

  3. Vicki in MN says:

    It’s looking great. I did exactly the same thing when working on mine yesterday-auditioning those big squares in the last blocks on the design wall to get the placement the way I wanted.

  4. Alison says:

    This is looking awesome! All of these fabrics are just so yummy! 🙂

  5. This is really coming along. I love the colors! I’m enjoying seeing your progress.

  6. Tish says:

    Nothing left to do really, but sew this baby together 🙂 It’s looking great!

  7. Andrea H says:

    I really like the color palette you’ve chosen for the quilt; not your traditional “fall” colors. It would fit having this up year round. I can’t wait to see the final layout of the entire quilt.

  8. Wanda Bamberg says:

    This is way cool and great fun. I agree with Andrea H.
    on all counts.

  9. Laura Links says:

    Your blocks are looking so great! I can’ wait to see the final result of everything all together.
    I agree that these blocks took a bit more thought and boy, I was so grateful that Sandra left them for last!

  10. Kaja says:

    This is a good example of how important attention to detail can be. The time you spent considering your colour placement paid off; I like your final arrangement a lot.

  11. Paula S. Pike says:

    These just look amazing!

  12. Shauna T says:

    so pretty, I just love the colors you chose

  13. It looks great! Hope to post a little progress today and should have the blocks done before the week is out.

  14. KJ says:

    It’s all looking wonderful.

  15. Looking good!!! The final quilt is going to be amazing !!

  16. Yvonne, your patience and attention to the details always pays off for you, resulting in gorgeous quilts. This is clearly going to be another success.

  17. Sandra says:

    Eeep! Doing a happy dance over here to see these all sewn up! Glad that people are seeing that there was a method to the madness lol of the order of sewing for the quilt. Just love love these fabrics Yvonne. Can’t say that enough.

  18. Can’t wait to see how you quilt this!

  19. kaholly says:

    Gosh, golly, gee, these blocks are pretty! The colors are so vibrant!

  20. helen says:

    I love the dramatic Alison Glass fabrics against the night sky fabric, and i love how you thought of ranging them in hot to cold colours. Have you thought about your quilting yet?

  21. Lisa says:

    I just love these bright colours you are using.

  22. It’s looking great, Yvonne! Looks like Sandra did a great job with her first QAL 🙂

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)