Amy form “13 Spools”
has organized a fun Sew Along and a Meet ‘n Greet. And the theme for all this goodness is PAPER PIECING!!! So if you have never tried this technique before and you need clear information on every step….or even if you are a veteran and would like to “learn some new tricks”; come and HOP with us! There will be something for everyone! Tips, interviews, tutorials, give-aways and so on! At the end of the Meet ‘n Greet (in August) you can even win some of my patterns! Yes, I gave my first quilting interview! ( Insert dignified little squeal here, please) LOL!!! I have reposted Amy’s post underneath so you do not have to blog hop just now! We will be doing some hopping in the future and I do hope you will join us.
Her pattern is available here
. It’s paper pieced, but don’t worry, there will be tutorials, tips, and any hand holding necessary! Follow this blog
or join the Flickr group
to keep up with all the posts and fun. Here’s our schedule:
June 10 – chat with Faith
June 17 – choosing your fabrics
July 1, 2, and 3 – paper piecing instructions, tips, and solutions to common problems
July 8 – cutting your fabric
July 22 – check in
July 29 – piecing the blocks together
August 5 – check in
August 12 – making your quilt backing
August 19 – quilting options: thoughts from Faith and Angela Walters
September 2 – check in
September 9 – wrap up and open linky party
September 13 – linky closes, time for voting!
September 16 – winners announced
One of our sponsors, Fabric Fly, has generously offered all of us a 10% discount until June 30th!! Just use the coupon code “QuiltAlong10” when you check out. You can find them on Facebook, on instagram @fabricfly and sign up for their newsletter here.
And because quilt alongs are always more fun with some incentive, we have prizes:
1st place – a $75 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop and the Starburst Quilt pattern from Sewlio Designs:
Fat Quarter Shop boasts a huge fabric selection, tons of bundles, same day shipping, and a large sale section. Their solids section is amazing! They also sell books, magazines, kits, notions and tools. You won’t leave here disappointed!
Kyndra of Sewlio Designs is starting her journey into the pattern designing world and gains plenty of insight and input from her wonderful husband, a graphic designer. Her quilts are modern and cutting edge! Check out her blog at www.sewliodesigns.com.
2nd place – a $30 gift certificate from Knotted Threads, and from I Don’t Do Dishes, the Right Angles panel of Angela Walter’s Textures line and 4 fat quarters of coordinating Oval Elements
Threads a newer Etsy shop with amazing customer service and the best
selection of Joel Dewberry’s Notting Hill around! Jennifer also offers
“create your own bundle” options with plenty of fabrics to choose from.
Dots, chevrons, and blenders galore will welcome you!
I Don’t Do Dishes is an Etsy shop who boasts tons of vibrant, modern fabrics like Pearl Bracelets, Simply Color, Salt Water, Comma, and lots more. She cuts generously and loves to compile custom bundles, so send her a message today with your custom request!
Fabric Fly is an online shop that
sells yardage, as well as some other unique options – like precut
hexies, scrap packs, and plenty of flannel fabrics. You can order fabric
in any increment you want over 1/4 yard (7/8 yard? Yes please!). All
their US orders ship for $5.75, so load up your carts!
Everyone who links up a finished, quilted and bound quilt at the end of the quiltalong will also receive a copy of my pattern Fire & Ice:
Paper Pieced Meet ‘n Greet
To spread the love of paper piecing, I thought it would be great to celebrate a number of different quilters and their paper piecing expeditions in conjunction with our quiltalong! You’ll hear from beginner paper piecers, seasoned veterans, and pattern designers right here at 13 Spools. Check back at these dates to learn more about these awesome ladies:
I hope you’ll join us!