Sunday, October 28, 2018

Sajou, a QAL

We may have all decided we needed to
 wear a hat today,
but obviously, 
none of us chose the same style.

The same idea applies 
to the wonderful QAL hosted by

Lori started with a antique quilt,
did some  math,
and sent out instructions in three mystery steps.

Those of us who followed along
got out our fabrics, and in our own hearts and minds,
created a quilt.

22" x 22"

The name comes from a delightful
shop she visited in Paris.

I decided to use some of my treasured Dutch heritage
fabrics along with some of Di Ford's designs. 

Why not!

I tweeted the pattern just a bit
to compensate for my sewing

and to have the blue triangle border 
come out even.  
(sorry, I'm just like that)

 Then it was time to do 
some fun machine quilting.

I used a #28 wt Aurifil thread.
I like the texture it makes on the surface.

I can see some of the stitching is a bit wobbly
and a few points were lost during construction,
but that just adds to the uniqueness. (smile)

Lori is having a linky party for a week, so
head on over to see all the different quilts that
were created.
It's amazing!

Thanks, Lori, for sharing your talent
and passion with all of us.
It's always fun!

Until Next Time-


  1. Your quilt turned out so sweet. I love your quilting. Hugs

  2. I absolutely adore this! It's so 'you'. Thanks for showing the quilting. I haven't tried 28 weight thread and the effect is wonderful. Your colors and quilting just create a perfect combination.

  3. Your little Sajou is just terrific !!
    Congratulations for this finish Kyle, I love it a lot !!

  4. Oh my--those fabrics are wonderful! Your Sanjou is beautiful and so is the quilting. I had to do the math on the triangles too---just couldn't go there--haha!

  5. Beautiful Sajou, Kyle. Your quilting is wonderful as well.

  6. Dutch chintz was such a good pick - it’s beautiful. I really like your machine quilting - it’s lovely!! The ladies in their hats makes me smile 😀

  7. You always have the cutest pictures from the past on your blog! Your little quilt is just beautiful, and your quilting looks great to me! ---"Love"

  8. This is pretty, Kyle! Nice use of the prints together.

  9. What a great use of your Dutch hertage fabrics. I love the way it turned out. A great wall hanging and a good memorie of a fun trip!

  10. I really adore your quilt and LOVE that fabric!! Thanks for sewing along!!

  11. Your gorgeous Dutch prints just never get old - so beautiful.

  12. Kyle maravilloso tu edredón.
    Me gusta los colores.
    buena semana

  13. I totally love your swirly quilting, and those fabrics, wow! So pretty and feminine, especially love that pink outer border!

  14. You certainly did those beautiful Dutch fabrics justice . . . as always, gorgeous work :)

  15. Oh wow this is really pretty! I like this the best of all the ones I have seen. It is a quilt on m to-do list!

  16. You picked up the colors so well from your flower to create the rest of your piece.
    Those three ladies are a hoot. None look all that happy. There was a time when any respectable lady wore a hat in public.

  17. Great result and a lovely combination of fabrics. Love the way you worked in the blue triangle border.

  18. Your Dutch fabrics made a wonderful little quilt! Those blue triangles really sparkle. Beautiful machine quilting. Love the pink border with the red binding - very zippy. love those Bingo ladies. ha ha

  19. I love seeing those Dutch fabrics in your little quilt! Such a lovely combination of colors. Your quilting looks great, too! Those ladies look like they could be the quilt police, haha!

  20. Simply gorgeous! I love those Dutch fabrics. Yum! And, your quilting really does add fabulous texture.

  21. Such a beautiful quilt. I love the quilting you did on it. My little Pfaff does not like 30 wt thread but I wonder if it would play nice with 28 wt? Something to try.

  22. Dreamy fabrics and I like your tweaks that make it uniquely yours!

  23. So very lovely!

    Blessings and hugs!

  24. I just love your version of Sajou - perfect fabrics!

  25. I really love your fabrics and colors. Thanx for showing the closeups of your quilting...such an inspiration! A lovely little quilt!

  26. The Dutch fabrics are wonderful and your Sajou just sings!

  27. Your is so pretty! Gorgeous colors and prints.:)