I’ve been involved in quite a few online sew-alongs this spring. I find them on Instagram by following different designers and fabric shops.
One of the first ones was the Daisy Sew-along hosted by Lindsey of Pen & Paper Patterns. Daisies are one of my favorite flowers and this pattern was just so dang cute!
I used the Karen Lewis Textiles fabric line Blueberry Park Low Volume as the flowers and the navy background is from Zen Chic (the Day in Paris line). I love how the flowers pop.
I won a very generous prize for posting the ‘I’m In’ graphic on Instagram. The prize pack was sponsored by Sewtopia, which is a wonderful online fabric shop.
Next up was the Meadowand Sew-along. This one was sponsored and designed by Then Came June. It’s a quick and easy pattern and I had a good time picking fabrics for it. I started with this Ruby Star Society Star print and pulled my blender fabrics from there.
The quilt top is just stunning!
Then were the tops I started last year but finished up earlier this year – block of the month and Sampler quilts. The Perfect HST Block of the Month came to an end which resulted in this quilt top.
This was designed by Lee Heinrich of Freshly Pieced. She designed some paper piecing templates to make Half-square triangles more precise. I used Cotton + Steel Basics in all the blocks with a random grey that I had in my stash for the background.
Lee also had a part in designing the 2019 Summer Sampler. It was designated as Piecing Bootcamp and it definitely was that. But, it’s gorgeous!
I used Ombré Confetti Dots for the blocks and Tula Pink’s Fairy Dust for the background in the blocks. The navy is the same fabric as the daisy quilt above. It’s one of my favorites.
The same team is currently planning the 2020 Summer Sampler which they are taking Back to Basics with some simple piecing. Details have not yet been released.
Now that we’ve covered the Stops let’s move on to the Starts….
First up, the 2019 Quiet Play Pattern Club. I’ve been working on some of the blocks. I’m not currently planning on making the whole quilt but might make the blocks into fun summer placemats. They are all about 9 1/2 inches square and would make really cute placemats. Still deciding….I’m also thinking that the ice cream block might make a great quilt all on its own with all the blocks a different color or shade of color.
Speaking of placemats, I promised one of my best friends that I would make her some and we even bought fabric for them. I’ve been holding that fabric for over a year and finally got the design plan right in my head and went to work on them. Plan A did not work out but Plan B was a roaring success.
And now, another sew-along has popped into my feed. The New York Lattic Quilt-Along and this is my fabric pull for it.
The fabric pull was inspired by the Birthday Box list that my guild just distributed. Each member that wants to participate lists out the types and colors of fabric that they would like to receive during their birth month. Each participant buys (or pulls from stash) a fat quarter for each of the other participants. I thought it would be fun and challenging to pull the fabric using someone else’s criteria. This one starts this week and should be done pretty quickly with some strip piecing.
Looks like I have a number of quilt tops yet no finished quilts. This is because I’m basically out of batting and am having a small tiff with my local big-box fabric store. Waiting to see if they will make it right before I go get batting elsewhere.
I should have a good stash of finished quilts right before the holidays start so that should work out pretty well.
Until next time….Happy Sewing!