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A couple of things before we get to the Quilt Along! First, THANK YOU so much for your supportive comments on my transition! I was so very touched by all of your responses - and I'm in process of responding to each one of you personally - thank you, really, thank you!!!
And, our Charming Friend Kris of Dandelion Quilts is hosting a really fun Tote Bag Swap - be sure to check it out so you don't miss the fun!
Alright - I'm VERY excited about this particular Quilt Along:
Reason I'm So Exicted - #1
This quilt was designed by Darlene of Quilting Daze - and Darlene and I will be co-hosting this quilt along together.
You all may remember, that back in March, I made a quilt top called "Between Friends"
that our Charming Friend Darlene of Quilting Daze had designed and shared on her blog!
Well, I'd been thinking about doing another Quilt Along - and thought - how cute would it be to do a mini-version of Darlene's quilt, to make it with Charm Packs,
and call the quilt "Between Charming Friends"!
So, I e-mailed Darlene - and she graciously agreed to let us use her pattern! WOO HOO - thank you Darlene!
Now - quilts don't always go as planned - and my border fabric didn't look right! So, I e-mailed Darlene - and we decided to go with a piano key border for the mini-version - which we think turned out pretty cute!
Okay - the quilt is about 31" x 36" finished - and ISN'T IT CUTE???
I love this pattern for several reasons - it's such a quick and easy quilt, but it looks like it took quite a bit of work - and I can't think of any fabric that wouldn't look really cute in it!
THANK YOU DARLENE - FOR SHARING YOUR CREATIVITY WITH US!
Reason I'm So Excited - #2
I already have two, very special people - in fact, the two most important women in my life - signed up to join us in this Quilt Along
That's right - my mom, Kathy, and my daughter, Kate will be joining us for the Quilt Along!
And, I am so stinking excited to get to share the joy of quilting with both of them - I tell ya! In fact, I hope we "Three Musketeers" (we've taken many girl outings and trips together - and that's what we call ourselves) are starting what will be many years of sewing together!
Quilt Along Schedule
Week 1 - Gathering Your Fabric
Week 2 - Cutting Instructions
Week 3 - Piecing the Blocks
Week 4 - Assembling Quilt Top
Week 5 - Quilting
Week 6 - Binding
Week 7 - Catch Up Week
Week 8 - Quilt Along Parade of Quilts
You can make either the mini-version (instructions will be posted each week here), or the larger version (following Darlene along on her blog - and you can find the pattern HERE!).
Alright - Let's Get Our Fabric Together
(this is my mom's fabric)!
For the mini-version, you'll need:
2 Charm Packs or 84 precut 5" squares
1 1/4 Yards Light/Background Fabric (for background, inner border & binding)
1 1/8 Yards Backing
Feel free to use fabric from your stash - and everyone (whether you're a club member or not) is welcome to participate!
(this is Kate's fabric!)
Alright - who's in for the fun? Darlene and I are so looking forward to quilting along with you!
Oh, and - AS PROMISED - no tiny, one inch finished Half-Square Triangles this time LOL!!!