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.

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27 Comments

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    NJQuilter

    October 17, 2013

    Always love your quilt alongs, even if I can’t participate at the time. Looking forward to learning paper piecing. Always wanted to try that.

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    Susan

    October 17, 2013

    Gorgeous quilt! Thank you for being so willing to share your talents and time with us!!

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    elsa

    October 17, 2013

    It’s going to be paper piece? That’s just what I love to do best ~ I’m going to follow along and hopefully make this beautiful quilt!
    Thanks so much for sharing so generously!

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    Paula

    October 17, 2013

    How do you get the pattern for the paper piecing? Will you provide that on October 30? Sorry for so many questions. This is all new to me.

    Thanks! Paula

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      Faith

      October 17, 2013

      Hi Paula – Yes, I will provide the paper piecing templates. All you will need to do is print them out at home and cut them out.

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    Rosalee

    October 17, 2013

    Beautiful quilt! Would love to make one too! Thanks!

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    KingmanQuilter

    October 17, 2013

    That’s beautiful!! I love paper piecing – sharp points and great results. I’m in.

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    Carolyn Loewen

    October 17, 2013

    I’m so excited about the look of this quilt. Looks like a wonderful stash buster too!

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    Nick

    October 17, 2013

    I Love the look of this. Looking forward to finding out more in future posts!

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    Cyndi Nelson

    October 17, 2013

    I LOVE this! I can’t wait for the quilt along. Thank you!!

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    Vicki H.

    October 17, 2013

    I love love love paper piecing and I love Lighthouses! Even though I was stuck at the top of the last one until I realized there was no other way down! I am looking forward to your quilt along!!

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    Carrie @Gotcha Covered Quilting

    October 17, 2013

    I think I’m going to have to join this quilt along. This will be my first online group social outing. Yay! Love the quilt and this will push me to paper piece, as it’s been a while since I’ve done any. Can’t wait and thank you!

    Carrie

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    Sandy

    October 17, 2013

    I am so in with this quilt along……..this is going to be so great.

  13. Reply

    Irene S

    October 17, 2013

    Great quilt love the colors.

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    camille

    October 18, 2013

    i have never paper pieced before, but i would love to try! this looks like a lot of fun and i love all of your patterns! also, i wan’t to learn so that i can do the patten of yours that i have. count me in!

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    Christa Quilts

    October 18, 2013

    Love this one – especially the solids!

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    Josefina

    October 19, 2013

    Is it english paper piecing or foundation piecing? I love EPP but have not tried foundation piecing.

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      Faith

      October 20, 2013

      Foundation Piecing. πŸ™‚ I hope you will try it, it’s great!

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    Jill

    October 20, 2013

    Love it, love your work…………..I’m in!

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    Lucy Daniel

    October 21, 2013

    FIRST TIMER to paper piecing (Ugh). I CAN’T WAIT to make this quilt & learn to paper pc. I will need LOTS of pictures & step-by-step instructions. Thank you for sharing & teaching this technique!!!!

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    Debbie

    October 24, 2013

    Not only will this be my first time at paper piercing, it will be my first time at an online quilt along, and my first time blogging…..I guess that’s what this is called. But I look forward to all of it.

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    Ellen

    October 25, 2013

    I have never done a quilt along before. Love your blog, looking forward to this.

  21. Reply

    Ellen

    October 25, 2013

    I have never participated in a quilt a long. I am looking forward to it!

  22. Reply

    Tammy

    October 28, 2013

    I am very excited to join this quilt along. Count me in!

  23. Reply

    Jen

    October 28, 2013

    I love the look of this quilt, this will be fun!

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    Jeannette Pickels

    November 2, 2013

    Just love this quilt. It will great to follow you on making it. Thanks for that. Another quilt that I am interested in , and that is the Rag Quilt.

  25. Reply

    Kim

    November 3, 2013

    I love this pattern and just ordered fabric for it. Count me in!

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