Hey guys! Happy Tuesday! I’m hopping on the blog today to let you know that my new September Mystery Quilting Workshop is launching over on Craftsy today!!! I’m so excited about this one (can you tell by all my exclamation points?). Seriously though, so excited. I adore this fabric, I adore this quilt…which is why the mystery part is so torturous- so hard not to post a zillion photos of it yet!
Ok, so here’s how this works- the workshop is for sale NOW…you can find it HERE…and the price includes all of the fabrics you need to make the quilt top (a huge yummy bundle of Joel Dewberry’s brand new line, Birch Farm, plus 3 yards of FreeSpirit’s Arctic White). Once you sign up, a magical gnome whisks the fabrics to your front door, and then we all start the workshop together on Sept 1 right over on Craftsy.com. I will take you through the piecing, step by step, with oodles of clear photos, and you can ask me any questions you like, as well as post photos of your quilt. These workshops are really fun social events!
Hmmm….so what is this quilt all about??? I can’t post a photo, but I can give you a few insider hints. Well, it’s nice and big- 72″ X 72″ (perfect afternoon nap size, in my opinion). It’s a large scale, full top design (meaning, the design focus is on the entire quilt top, instead of the focus being on the block). And it’s….sparkly. Can a quilt be sparkly? I think it can. Um, let’s see, what else….no paper piecing (so you can either cry or rest easy). It’s beginner-friendly, but still a really lovely project for an experienced quilter as well (I loved making it- I think you will too).
And these fabrics….can’t we talk about them? First of all, I’ve loved Joel Dewberry since the moment I found modern quilting fabrics (or, perhaps they found me). And this line of his does not disappoint- the hand (or “feel”) of the fabric is soft and thick- a dream to work (and snuggle) with. The prints are bold, and the colors luscious. I could honestly design an entire room, maybe an entire home around it (and I just might). Juicy teal blues, soft browns, and crisp chartreuse- my living room is begging for a new personality and this quilt is going to be the inspiration.
I do hope you’ll join in! The kits tend to sell out, and you want to be sure you get yours before the workshop starts, so snag one while you can. Oooh, and for all of you outside the US- great news! Craftsy now ships internationally!
Ta ta for now!! XO