I am thrilled to announce today that Nydia Kehnle (Nydiak) and Karen Dorey (Quilting_Fairy) will be hosting a quilt along for our Feathers Pattern beginning in January! Nydia and Karen will cover paper piecing basics, along with specific instructions for each block, and will have linkys set up on the website so you can share your progress! It will be so fun to see what everyone makes, and awesome to get to encourage and help one another through the process. What an exciting project for the new year! On December 1st Nydia and Karen will post a schedule and talk about prep, with the actual sewing starting after the holidays.
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You’ve maybe seen a couple of versions of the quilt?
It is a really fun pattern, and I think looks more complicated than it is, and so far the feedback has been very good. People seem to enjoy the process! It is a foundation paper piecing pattern, which means nice exact sewing without a lot of exact cutting. The pattern is also very flexible. You can layout the quilt as pictured or arrange the templates in any other way you wish to adjust the size or design. Using a few of the templates to make a pillow or bag is also a super option!
Patterns are available in the shop at alisonglass.com along with an option to purchase a kit. The kit contains 41 prints from the Sun Print fabric collection and 4 yards of background fabric. There are some options for the background choices too, all of which is listed within the pattern listing in the shop. Free shipping on patterns anywhere, and kits within the US! Patterns are also available through a number of local shops.
Also, Nydia and Karen have collected many AMAZING prizes that will be given away throughout the sew along! Thank you so much to these wonderful sponsors!
Hello! Just wanted to jump in today with a quick post about the winner of the big fabric giveaway. Louise from Oxfordshire, UK of the blog I’m Studio Lou is the lucky, lucky randomly chosen winner! I am happy to report that her big stack of fabrics have arrived safely to her, photo below, and that she has a ton of project plans in the works! Congratulations Louise, can’t wait to see what you make!
Quilt Market was last week in Houston and it was a whirlwind! Lots of fun, and very busy! I am glad to be home and back to work and will plan to share more photos here in the next few days!
Wow! It has very much been a busy last couple of months! Today is the last day of the tour, then we will be drawing a winner for the big giveaway and announcing in the next few days. I’m not even sure what to say in this last tour post, mostly what I feel is incredibly grateful for everyone who participated as a contributor or as a reader. The amount of enthusiasm and kindness is really a wonderful look into this community and industry that continues to surprise me with an extreme level of positivity and caring. I tend to worry about people getting upset over things, especially with something like this where there is so much to keep track of and so many moving parts, but everyone has just been wonderful, with so little negative, and it’s truly amazing. Thank you all. Especially I want to thank each person who contributed a project and post to the tour. The designs and work are amazing. I loved seeing all of your ideas and different interpretations with the tools given, and I truly appreciate your help in spreading the word about the new fabrics and designs. Amazing people!
For the final project of the tour Faith of Fresh Lemons is sharing a really fun little quilt using a mix of the Sun Print fabrics. I really like how she used the light and dark fabrics with this Shoo Fly block design. Really beautiful! Faith’s blog, Fresh Lemons, is fully of really useful information and inspiring photos and projects, please check it out, and register to win the giveaway for the tour she has going over there, including a copy of my new pattern, Color Plus. Faith also has a lovely pattern shop and a new book coming out soon! Thank you Faith, so much, for being a part of the tour! Just a little bit more time to sign up for the BIG FABRIC giveaway, see more below! Thanks so much again, to everyone, for making this blog tour so much fun and so good!