First month of Easy As ABC QAL

The first 5 letters for Easy As ABC QAL is now available on Blossom Heart Quilts.  I was so excited I read over everything twice and jumped right into cutting fabrics out.  Newbie mistake!!!  If you are going to scale a pattern/block, make sure you take into account seam allowances.  Luckily I was scaling down by 50% so realised my mistake early and did 1/8″ seam allowance instead of 1/4″ seam allowance.  Will be doing it correctly for the rest of the blocks.

Despite my newbie mistake, I think my first 4 letters turned out ok :).  I forgot to buy aqua fabric so will head back to the fabric shop for the rest of the colours next week.  Hopefully I can do “E” before the end of the month.

Below are my first 4 blocks for the QAL.

My first 4 letters for Easy As ABC QAL

My first 4 letters for Easy As ABC QAL

I decided to make the coloured borders thicker to make the final block size 7″ x 7 3/4″.  I am thinking of giving each block another white border before joining all the blocks up :).



  1. Good job on the scaling!! If you want to keep the 1/4″ seam allowance, take a half inch off the original measurement before you halve that number. Then just add a half inch back on again for your seam allowance.

    • Jenn /

      Thanks Alyce :). Thanks also for the tip for keeping 1/4″ seam allowance when scaling :). Will definitely do that for the rest of the blocks :). Looking forward to next month’s letters :).

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