Announcing the Lighthouse Quilt Along

 

Lighthouse Quilt Along by Fresh Lemons Quilts : Faith

As promised, at the end of this month I’m going to begin hosting a quilt along for my Lighthouse quilt pattern. This is a fun pattern and we will spend some time talking about quilt design, fabric estimation and paper piecing. If you have never paper pieced before, please don’t be scared away. I’ve done several quilt alongs and each one has successfully created new paper piecing experts! You can do it!

Lighthouse Quilt Along Schedule

October 30 ~ Lighthouse Quilt Top Design
Explore various color ideas and quilt top sizes.

November 6 ~ Lighthouse Test Block Assembly
Make a test block to be sure you are comfortable with the amounts of fabrics used for paper piecing. This is important to do before you buy and cut your fabric for the entire quilt top.

November 13 ~ Lighthouse Block Assembly
Cut your fabric, assemble your blocks.

November 20 ~ Lighthouse Quilt Top Assembly
Put those blocks together to finish your quilt top.

If you are not able to participate at the same time I’m posting or want to work at a slower pace, no worries. The quilt along will be available on my blog as long as my blog exists. For all links and details, including badges for your blogs, click on the Lighthouse QAL tab at the top of page.

Prism Quilt Along with 13 Spools

 

Hello everyone! Popping in today to share some exciting news. Amy of 13 Spools has announced she is hosting a quilt along with my Prism pattern! Woo hoo!

Prism

I’m really excited and honored and I hope you will join along with her. Be sure to stop over at her blog quilt along details, the schedule, and even prizes. You can find the pattern in my shop, available for instant download. Happy sewing everyone!

Quilt Along with Christa Quilts

One of my wonderful sponsors, Christa of Christa Quilts, is hosting a new quilt along next month on her blog. This project features the hugely popular Pearl Bracelets fabric by Lizzy House. (One of my personal favorites!)

Christa has a lot of experience in the quilt along department – this is her sixth time hosting one. String of Pearls will launch Wednesday, June 5th at ChristaQuiltsBlog.com.

Christa will offer a limited number of kits available with 10% off any kit purchase through 6/30. Just use the coupon code CQA2013 at checkout. For complete details along with the quilt along schedule, visit ChristasQuiltAlong.com.

Scrappy Trip Along

Scrappy Trip Along

If you are on Instagram, you are probably aware of the impromptu quilt along that started in the last week, the Scrappy Trip Along. It really began quite innocently, when Brenda, Katy and Megan became making quilts using the Scrappy Trips Around the World tutorial on the Quiltville website.

Well, I was bit by the bug and decided this was a great first project of 2013 – something spontaneous and fun! It’s a bit refreshing to just be able to jump into the party.

Scrappy Trip Along Fabric

I decided to go a bit outside my comfort zone with my colors. I’m not sure if I love it or hate it so far, but I am pushing forward. The more blocks I add, the more it grows on me. It feels all sorts of wrong to not have orange in there, but it is the one color I’m leaving out.

Scrappy Trip Along - 9 Blocks

It’s super windy here today so I could get a photo of all the blocks together outside. The color here is a little off, but you get the picture.

Hopefully I’ll have more progress to show over the next couple weeks. I am planning on 30 blocks, so I have 21 to go. If you are on Instagram, check out the tag #scrappytripalong for hundreds of photos! There is also a Flickr group with 450+ members and growing.