Are you ready to begin sewing along with me? I'm soooo ready, too! I thought I would be able to begin the sew-along on Friday, but alas, like so many other things in my world, life got in the way, and I'm just not ready this Friday. However.....we're all set to begin the next Friday, August 10th....promise! So...here's the important information you've been waiting for.
Forget Me Not
My next Pocket Patchwork Sew-along project is called, Forget Me Not, and is a 12 block sampler. A few weeks ago, I asked you to vote on how many weeks the sew-along should be, and the majority of you choose 8 weeks....so 8 weeks it is!! You'll receive instructions for 2 blocks each week, for 6 weeks, and then get the assembly instructions.
I wanted to provide tested yardage information ahead of time, and get all of my instructions done, you know...blah, blah, boring stuff...and I'm all ready and raring to go.
The fabrics I used for my quilt are......no surprise....my own Heart of the Prairie fabrics.
And...for the first time ever....you can order a kit!!
Click here to go to my website and order a kit that includes all fabrics for the quilt top, binding, and backing. The cost is $36.00 postage paid, and quantities are limited.....so don't delay. Your blocks will be made using the exact fabric I used.....what could be easier?
Knowing there are loads of gorgeous fabrics in the world, and perhaps you'd like to make your quilt from other fabrics than my own (sob, sob, sniffle), here's the yardage information to get you started:
For all 12 sampler blocks, you will need: (9) assorted light prints, (8) assorted medium prints, and (7) assorted dark prints that measure 7" x 10".
For quilt setting, you will need (1) medium print and (1) dark print that measures 6" x WOF.
For binding, you need 1/4 yard, and 2/3 yard for backing.
The quilt design lends itself nicely to a totally scrappy look, too, so if you'd like to pull fabrics just from your scrap bin, it will be just fine. All blocks are made with simple, modern rotary cutting and piecing techniques. From the yardage amounts listed above, you will use some of the fabrics more than others. Those are the last of your hints, my dear reader!
Reminder: the easiest way to receive the patterns each week is via email. To receive my blog post as an email, simply type your email address in the "Follow by Email" icon, which can be found on the right column of my blog. That way, you can print the email and pattern instructions!
Fat Eighth & Fat Quarter Bundles of Heart of the Prairie
are also available on my website!
So...ladies & gentlemen....pop a new needle in your sewing machine, a new blade
in your rotary cutter, and get ready. It's going to be a whole lot of fun!!