Merry Christmas Eve, dear friends! Joy to the world, noel, holly jolly, jingle jingle all the way! I’m hopping on here to wrap up this busy month with an exciting announcement! We’ve been super busy preparing for the upcoming fabric launch, but before that happens, there’s another big thing happening- say hello to the Cookbook Quilt Along!!!
It’s the 2017 event you don’t want to miss, and it starts in just 9 days!!
JOIN ME starting Monday, January 2nd, for an exciting year of quilty fun as we make 50 BLOCKS IN 50 WEEKS, working through The Quilt Block Cookbook together in 2017. That’s right- this quilt along is weekly! But don’t let that intimidate you…keep reading to find out how this event is the perfect a la carte quilt along for your busy (or not so busy) schedule.
Quilt Along, A La Carte
This sew along (I can’t say BOM now that it’s weekly!) is unlike any other I’ve ever hosted. It’s more than just a block, or a sampler, or a book. It’s everything I love about blocks (versatile, inspiring, personalized), and nothing I don’t. That means no rules. (yessss) No having to purchase all of your fabric up front if you don’t want to (double yessss). No having to make every block if you don’t love them all or don’t have time. Just inspiring, challenging, flexible, FUN.
Every week I’ll be featuring a new block from the book, along with fun new creativity boosters like different fabric versions, construction tips, improv and customization ideas, full non-sampler quilts, and even non-quilt projects (that’s right, you don’t have to make a sampler!). From bags to pillows to table runners and more, there’s so much you can do with your blocks! If you want to make one or several samplers from you blocks, that’s awesome– I’ll be sharing layout options along the way –but if you don’t, that’s 150% OK too – let’s stitch together this year, block by block, and soak up the little joys that each block, and each week brings!
- First block will go up on Monday, January 2nd, and we’ll continue each Monday through the year.
- Look for the posts on my blog (StitcheryDickoryDock.com) and in your email.
- There are no fabric requirements. AH! I know…this has some of you freaking out! Because of the flexibility of this event, I encourage you to start with a color palette, or, if you’re a collection kinda person, an inspiration line, and then let the blocks grow and build from there, adding fabrics as you go. This is a great way to help maximize creativity, and will make for character-filled quilts. If you’re working with solids, select a brand and color that you know you’ll be able to easily get more of (like Kona Solids by Robert Kaufman).
Invite Your Friends!
Quilt guild…church group…quilting club…family….neighbors…this event is for everyone! Invite your peeps and let’s do this!
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I can’t wait to get started!! Merry Christmas guys!