2023 Positivity QAL – Link Up

Hello Everyone!! I hope you have stopped by this morning to link up your progress on the 2023 Positivity Quilt! Preeti and I are really excited to see the variation in colors and fabrics you are using this year. Remember, the pattern can be as simple or complex as you want it to be. Last time I posted about my work on this quilt, I explained my determination to use scraps I have on hand for the green portion (my leaves). This has been a challenge and my leaves will be different sizes but with some work on the background piecing, it will work out.

Because I have been traveling a lot over the past six weeks, my progress has been slow. Like the non-existent sort of slow…. But I am home and have no plans to go anywhere. After all the driving over the last week, Ray and I both have no inclination to get in the car for any reason all week! This means I should be able to catch up. I plan to assemble the leaves I have made into vines. I am super excited to make some flower blocks too.

This picture is from the tutorial on Sew Preeti Quilts. Click here to find it. I think the flower is adorable and doesn’t look terribly fussy to piece for this non-fussy quilter!

Preeti’s gorgeous vines!

Not everyone will choose to make blooms – some quilters might choose to do a quilt of leafy vines and finish it that way. Not all vines bloom, right?? In the above quilt, Preeti didn’t make the flower blocks. I love the look of this lush green quilt. Kaffe Fassett fabrics for the win!

OK – lets take a look at some progress pictures! It’s ok if you are behind – I certainly understand. Show us your fabric choices or just a few blocks. We love to share the fun around here. The link up will be open all week. If you aren’t a blogger, feel free to email a progress shot to me. I would love to add it to this post so people can share in your quilting fun. Just click on ‘contact me’ at the top of this page and send me a picture.

From @Justanaveragequilter

Updated to add the above progress photo from @Justanaveragequilter. Danielle quilted along with us last year too. So happy to have her sewing along again with us this year.

Made by @skynme2

Updated to add another quilt update. Made by @skynme, she did link up below but it won’t show the thumbnail so I put it here as well. Love the solids! Looks really different like this. She says she had all of these in her solids scrap bin. Yahoo!

The next link up will be on July 16th. This time we will be sharing quilt tops and there are patterns to be won! I am determined to have a finished top to share by then. (I think I can, I think I can…..)

10 thoughts on “2023 Positivity QAL – Link Up

    1. Bernie Post author

      Hi Jane – the quilt shown is actually made by Preeti – the pattern designer! Mine isn’t nearly complete. But I am making progress!!!

  1. Diann@LittlePenguinQuilts

    I’m just getting started on some leaf blocks, so thanks for keeping the link open for a bit. It’s so fun to sew something new with an interesting construction method, too! I’ll share mine soon.

    1. Bernie Post author

      Of course! Just show us what you are doing sometime this week. We totally get how busy people are! Not an issue. This is a relaxed QAL for sure!

    1. Bernie Post author

      Yep! The travel was great. But it was 1,000 miles each way – that is a lot of time in the car. So it is lovely to be home. Getting lots of yard work and laundry caught up. Also got some time to sew which is the best! Hope all is well Linda. 🙂

  2. Preeti

    If you picked out your fabrics, it is progress. I’ll take any indication that you are working (or intend to work) on the Positivity Quilt!

    Loving the solids!!!

  3. Katie

    These blocks are so quick and easy, you’ll have plenty of progress in no time, I’m sure. I like your idea of using from your stash and making the leaves all a bit different, even if it is out of necessity!

    1. Bernie Post author

      Hi Katie – you are right! The blocks are super easy. Yesterday I stitched my columns and sashing strips together so the basic quilt top is all assembled. Now I just need to work on flowers. I am using some Dresdens that I had made a long time ago. After looking at them, I decided I needed to make one more and that is nearly finished as well. This project has been a lot of fun. Tweaking things here and there – which I enjoy – has enabled me to use loads of scraps. (Yet there are still loads left!?!)


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