Fall 2021 Current Project #1, Week #1

Fat Quarter Shop’s Mystery Quilt Along is the first of the four projects I plan to work on this Fall to begin. The steps are released on five Tuesdays beginning yesterday.

I woke Tuesday morning and checked online. It wasn’t available yet, so after breakfast I went into my sewing room. I did a little ironing & cleaning. Then I stitched a bit on the backing for Wishes, a UFO from 2014.

FQS 2014 Wishes QAL. Partial Pieced Backing (center)
FQS 2014 Wishes QAL Partial Pieced Backing

It’s hard to take a picture as this is 8-1/2″ x 88″ so I just looped it around on my ironing board.

Later in the morning I downloaded the instructions for All the Trimmings Week 1 and pulled out fabric needed for this step.

Fabric for First Week of FQS 2021 All the Trimmings
Black is Background & Colors are from a Layer Cake.

Following the cutting directions, I used a design board & Alphabitties to label/identify the cut pieces. Ready to start stitching.

Pieces cut & ready to stitch
Labeled & ready to stitch

The corner background pieces are small, so I lowered my stitch length to 1.8. Stitching was followed by trimming/cutting and pressing. I used both my clapper & wool pressing mat to get the small corners to lay flat.

Making progress. Ironing & trimming units for FQS 2021 All the Trimmings
In the process of trimming/cutting & ironing.

After assembling the blocks (and more pressing), I added the background sashing and assembled the row.

Week 1 Finished. FQS 2021 All the Trimmings
All assembled

Well, I’m pleased! Week #1 row has been finished in one day. I have plenty to keep me stitching the rest of the week while waiting for next Tuesday.

Tomorrow’s another day of stitching!

Happy Stitching!

Quilt Mouse

About Quiltmouse

I am retired. I love to quilt. I make charity quilts as well as quilts for my friends & family.
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