Saturday 22 July 2017

I Wish You a Merry Quilt Along 2017

Nothing could be better than a brand new quilt finished and ready for Christmas right?

Join "I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long" and find out!

Eleven designers have joined forces to bring together this mystery quilt along with free patterns for making 12 x 12" blocks.

The start date is August 1st, just follow the schedule below to complete all 12 blocks:

Date Block     Designer's name Blog Host / Designer
August 1 1 Vanda Chittenden Quilt in Piece Host & Designer
August 15 2 April Adams JANDA Bend Quilts Host & Designer
August 29 3 Laura Piland Slice of Pi Quilts Host & Designer
August 29 4 Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter Host & Designer
September 12 5 Sherry Shish Powered By Quilting Host & Designer
September 26 6 Sandra Healy Sandra Healy Designs Designer
October 10 7 Sandy Maxfield SandyStar Designs Host & Designer
October 10 8 Olusola Ajisafe Alice Samuel's Quilt Co. Designer
October 24 9 Bobbi Bridgeman Snowy Days Quilting Host & Designer
November 7 10 Diane Lomax Cwilt Host & Designer
November 21 11 Kathleen McCormick Kathleen McMusing Designer
December 5 12 Laura Piland Slice of Pi Quilts Host & Designer

Also joining in hosting the quilt along only are: Abbie Danahy at Sparkle On, Becca Fenstermaker at Pretty Piney, and Karen Thurn at Tu-Na Quilts. Just visit any hosts website along the schedule and enjoy a different take on each block for inspiration and guidance!

A Facebook group has been opened to share progress, tips, tutorials, group discussions and your finished blocks for wonderful giveaways along the way. Or post on Instagram using #iwishyouamerryqal to join in the fun!

Techniques used for the blocks are, foundation piecing, paper piecing, applique and embroidery. Please don't be discouraged if you feel you might struggle with any of these, we are all in this together and will walk you through it step by step!

How you finish your quilt is up to you. Just keep in mind that there are 12 x 12" blocks, a perfect opportunity to use fabric scraps. There are no hard and fast rules but if you prefer to use sashing between the blocks 1 yard has been suggested plus another yard for a border. 4 yards for the backing, a twin size batting and 1/2 yard for the binding.

I hope you will join in with us as we begin this exciting journey together. August 1st.......see you there!