Hi guys, with the release of the first block coming this Saturday (15th June). I thought I would share with you a few more details.
This quilt along is being designed by myself @creativeblonde and Dawn from Honeybee Cloths, you can follow both our blogs, and Instagram pages, so you don’t miss a thing 🙂
Prizes Along The Way
HoneybeeCloths are giving away some fabulous prizes throughout this quilt along, that you wont want to miss, for example one of the giveaways is ‘A Fat Eighth bundle of 12 Day in Paris fabrics, which is the equivalent to 1.5 metres!!
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We are using a brand new beautiful collection of fabrics, from Moda called ‘Day in Paris’ by Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic
Here is what the designer said about her collection
“Who wouldn’t enjoy a day in Paris, the fashion capital of the world? Zen Chic’s newest group Day in Paris reflects this extraordinary elegance and feminine flair with a color palette of cool aqua and chartreuse, a deep navy and a soft pale pink, enhanced by little splashes of gold. Use these sophisticated fabrics to create one of a kind chic and stylish quilts”
In this quilt Along, we will be making a beautiful throw size quilt, which will measure 50″ x 50″ (approx. 127cm x 127cm)
It will be made up of 16 blocks, each measuring 12″ x 12″ (approx. 30cm x 30cm)
12 blocks will be designed by myself, and will be released in the middle of every month, starting next week. Dawn will be creating the remaining four blocks, which will be released throughout the year, as bonus blocks.
The layout of our blocks is shown below, along with fabric requirements
The main layout of the quilt will require the following to make up the stars and boarder
- 3/8 yard (approx. 0.32 metres) from any of Pinks in the collection
- 5/8 yard (approx. 0.6 metres) from any of Light Blues in the collection
- 3/8 yard (approx. 0.32 metres) from any of Navy’s in the collection
- 5/8 yard (approx. 0.6 metres) from any of Grey’s in the collection
The border will require
- 3/4 yard (approx. 0.7 metres) from any of the Greens in the collection
We have decided to use the low volume white/creams from the collection to make up the 16 blocks, this will require
- 2 1/8 (approx. 2 metres) yard from any of the Whites in the collection
The blocks we design will be made using fabrics from the charm pack in the collection, which contains 40 premium cotton squares each measuring 5″ x 5″ .
We recommend ordering 1/2 yard (1/2 metre) from the Pinks, Light Blues, Navy’s and Grey’s, so your left over fabrics can be used to make up the blocks along with One Charm Pack
***Enter the promotional code word ‘SHINE’ when purchasing fabrics from www.honeybeecloths.co.uk and receive 5% off your order***
(offer valid 9/6/19 – 15/6/19 inc)
We are both very excited about this quilt along, and cant wait to sew along with YOU.
Its suitable for everyone, whether you’re new to sewing/quilting, or simply want to sew along with us and create a beautiful throw size quilt.
There will be something for everyone, needle-turn applique, raw edge applique, free motion embroidery, English paper piecing and lots more
Here is a sneak peek at Block 1…
To kick start this quilt along, Gutermann have very generously given us two packs of their beautiful ‘sew all -Summer Loft thread’ collection, they compliment these fabrics perfectly
To enter to win a pack, simple :
- Follow my blog
- Leave a comment telling me what your favourite type of sewing/quilting is…
Best of luck!
🎊 🎉 The winner is… APRIL LOPEZ congratulations 🎊 🎉
For another chance to win, head over to my Instagram page @michelle_creativeblonde for more details…
Thanks for reading, Myself and Dawn are so exciting to be sewing along with you all.
‘Do what makes your heart smile’