Friday, September 11, 2015

Country Roads Mystery Quiltalong


While prepping photos for this post I decided to change the name from Country Lanes to Country Roads. Keep reading and you'll see why. 

Go ahead and play the video while you are scrolling through. There isn't too much reading to do.
 Here's the fabric I used for the quilt, which will finish about 23x23. 
Seems my running brings me to many country roads..... In the mountains

 On the coast next to the ocean.
 To little roads (turned paths) in the city. 
 Back to the forests. 


 Around lakes.
 In New Hampshire...
 And North Carolina...... 
Lotsa' Country roads waiting to be explored! I plan on exploring more in Paris, Alsace and Iceland next week!
Here's what you'll need for the quiltalong. (the measurements are not precise but will give you enough. You can always use 2 strips of varying lengths) 
 A variety of blues- you won't need much so dig into your strip or scrap bin. You'll only need 1 strip 1 1/2" x 15" of 9 different blues.
Just a little red too. You'll need 1 strip  1 1/2"x 12 1/2" of 9 different reds. I used one of these for my binding too, but you can wait on that. 

The photo makes these look blue, but they are various shades of black. You'll need 1 strip 
1 1/2"x 10 1/2"  of 9 different blacks.

To make a small scrap quilt interesting it is nice to vary to prints, some calico, some larger, some geometric. Don't overthink it.
For those of you on my facebook group you may have seen the cheddary gold amoeba fabric.
This particular photo looks a little washed out. Refer back to the top photo on this post to see a better color rendition. You'll need about 1 fat quarter of this cheddar/gold fabric.


My instagram feed this week.


That's it for now! You'll have the weekend to gather your goods. Monday I'll post the first step. I will be flying into Paris Monday afternoon, so I won't be able to  answer any questions promptly.

Take care and have a wonderful weekend.


38 comments:

  1. too busy this fall to qal but will have fun watching everyone!

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  2. Bon Voyage! My daughter will be flying to Paris for fall semester. I'm looking forward to the QAL though I won't be able to keep pace so will be playing catch-up in October. Have a great trip! (jealous!)

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  3. Sounds like great fun, Lori! I will go pull some fabrics now!

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  4. Fabulous! I love pulling fabric for the next project! Have a wonderful trip.

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  5. I will have a look in my stash ! ;)
    Have a safe trip and see you on Wednesday !
    Hugs !

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  6. Great blog post! Will be a fun little mystery, even have that Jo Morton amoeba fabric :0)
    Happy Trails!

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  7. Have a good flight Lori.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  8. OK, I'm going to somehow squeeze this in between other projects! I have to be nuts, but I'll give it a go. Have a great trip!

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  9. Safe travels and have a great time. The QAL sounds like fun. I like little quilts.

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  10. Very helpful info and pictures about what to select for the small quilt.

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  11. Safe travels. I was mailing the dresses today, should I hold off until you are back?

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  12. Holy Cow! I'll be in Iceland next week, too!!!!

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  13. You've obviously ran on some beautiful country roads.:) Have a fabulous time in Paris!!

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  14. Safe travels in France! I'll be digging through fabric this weekend!

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  15. Wishing you a safe a wonderful trip with your daughter!! Looking forward to seeing all your pictures.

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  16. Lovely collection of Country road photos--and the perfect song to go with them.
    You certainly are the traveler! Enjoy Paris.
    Shouldn't be hard at all to come up with the fabrics for this little SAL. Hope I do a better job on this one than I did on Cascadia. I pulled scraps for that and never got it made. : )

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  17. Enjoyed "Cascadia" so much that I have to join this QAL whether I think I have time or not! Have a wonderful, safe trip! Lots of us seem to be traveling.....I hardly ever do, but my granddaughter is taking me to Prince Edward Island, Canada for a few days.

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  18. Some beautiful roads to travel - I hope you have a fantastic trip!! I'm all set to go do some cutting :0)

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  19. This looks awesome! Have an amazing time in France!!!

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  20. Wow, 'have been looking forward to another QAL from you. Market Day QAL was so much fun. Searching through my small stash right now. Wishing that my stash were years old with many fabrics, lol. Looking forward to the first step. Have a safe trip to France :)

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  21. I love your roads photos! And QAL sounds fun tho I don't have ANY black calico, it s so hard to find.

    My ancestors were mostly from Alsace, how fun for you to see what I understand is a beautiful area.

    I planned to send my Bolivia dresses on Monday, is that still ok? Someone at home to get the mail while you re gone?

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  22. Have fun in old Paris. You may be inspired to make another quilt from the scenery there. Great tune to scroll by.

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  23. Thanks for taking us on your run, it is beautiful. The fabrics are also looking good, will have to see what I can put together. 9 blacks will be the trickiest but with some of the layer cakes I have I'm hoping it will work out. Have the best trip ever and enjoy some wonderful wines!

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  24. Oops. Layer cakes won't work! I had more blacks than I thought though so on to picking blues and reds.

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  25. I am picking out my fabrics today! I hope you and your daughter have a wonderful trip! I was hoping the dresses I sent would get there before you left, I don't think they will. :(

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  26. Your country roads continue to take you to beautiful places. Have a wonderful trip and I'll go dig out some fabrics.

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  27. Safe travels and looking forward to this little quilt-along!

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  28. Great country road pix! Have a wonderful adventure overseas!! cheers!

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  29. France ? WOW , antique Paris flea market finds ?? I heard the song from James Taylor and I was transported back to the 70s OMG ! Mostly when I lived in Cincinnati OH and went to St George Catholic school , was 13 and all my friends wore CPO jackets with our hair in a shag hahaha love it ..Have fun

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  30. I have all my fabric ready to go. Thanks Lori. Have a very safe and wonderful trip.

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  31. I have always loved that song! Now to go pick fabrics for the Quiltalong.

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  32. The beautiful pictures almost make me want to run again... Or maybe NOT

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  33. Hi, just found your blog from Crazy Mom quilts. I love your Country Road QAL, yay one more project! I'm running my first 10k on Halloween, kinda nervous, but what's life without some adventure??

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    1. That's awesome Teresa! I'm sure your Haklloween run will be so much fun!!
      You are a no-reply commenter so I hope you check back here for this reply.

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