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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Ready, Cut, Sew-along!

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!!



  1. Pam, your fabrics are gorgeous...and I guess I'm going to see some soon! Love the idea of your sampler quilt and looking forward to starting this quilt with you and lots of folks in blogland.

  2. Thank you, Pam--love your blog and your great patterns. How exciting to have your own fabric line! I am looking forward to all of the blocks coming in the next 8 weeks---thanks again!

  3. I had to order as these are so pretty! I played along with your last sew along and am looking forward to this one. Thanks!

  4. I'm on board with you Pam..looks like fun and thanks for making the kit available!

  5. Count me in Pam! I have been looking forward to this. I played along last time and it was a lot of fun, not to mention that the end results were beautiful. I haven't quilted that one yet...big sigh.

  6. Ok - kit has been ordered! Thanks for making it even easier to sew-along!

  7. Today I've got your mail, thank you so much for the beautiful fabrics!

  8. I am in! I just had to have your fabric too! I am so excited about another sew-along with you...just finished my first one and hanging it proudly. Love all you do!

  9. Hi Pam! I received my packet of fabrics today for Forget-Me-Not! I am head over heels in love with this fabric and especially one of the blues...need many yards of that one! I had a chuckle when I read your daughters name is Nicole, same as my daughter, your son's name is Ryan, same as my son and you have a Yorkie named Bella and my son has a Yorkie named Bella! But my husband is Ron, not Ed and I am Nancy, not Pam, so it all ended right there!

  10. Received the packet of fabrics...they are gorgeous. I'm waiting to begin!

  11. I received my fabs and am really pleased with them, beautiful. Am now ready to start the games!!!!! Thanks for having the kits.
    Carol L