I'm so pleased to invite you to participate in the first Marcus Fabrics designer sew-along called.....
Friends & Companions
For ten consecutive Fridays, starting August 1st, you'll get to see the blocks, and receive block instructions from each designer by visiting their blog. Oh, and there will be prizes, too!! No doubt some of our gorgeous Marcus fabrics will be given as prizes. Perhaps a surprise or two as well!
Our quilt features selected prints from Paula Barnes' Companions collection.
Would you like a kit to make your quilt just like ours? Sure thing! (Quilt setting designed by Paula Barnes of Red Crinoline Quilts)
I will have a limited number of kits available until July 7th or until they're all gone, so don't delay!!
If you'd like to order a kit for the quilt top and binding click here.
You can also choose your own fabrics if you'd like. Here's the yardage requirements:
1/4 yard cheddar print
1/2 yard light print #1
1/6 yard red print #1
1/4 yard black print
1/6 yard blue print
1/3 yard of olive print
For Quilt Setting & Borders:
1 3/4 yards red print #2 for outside border
1 1/4 yards black print for alternate blocks, inside border and binding
1 1/8 yards light print #2 for alternate block
1 yard olive green for setting corners and triangles
4 yards for backing
Quilt size: 60" x 60"
Block size: 8"
Here is the designer and blog schedule for our Friends & Companions sew-along. Be sure to save the dates and please pass this news along to all your friends!
8/1 Pam Buda ~ Heartspun Quilts www.HeartspunQuilts.Blogspot.com
8/8 Paula Barnes ~ Red Crinoline Quilts www.RedCrinolineQuilts.Blogspot.com
8/15 Sarah Maxwell ~ Homestead Hearth www.HomesteadHearth.Blogspot.com
8/22 Pati Violick ~ Marcus Fabrics www.MarcusMentions.com
8/29 Gloria Parsons ~ Olde Green Cupboard www.OldeGreenCupboard.Blogspot.com
9/5 Nancy Rink ~ Nancy Rink Designs www.NancyRinkDesigns.com/blog
9/12 Mary Ellen Robison~Red Crinoline Quilts www.RedCrinolineQuilts.Blogspot.com
9/19 Dolores Smith ~ Homestead Hearth www.HomesteadHearth.Blogspot.com
9/26 Lisa Shepard ~ Marcus Fabrics www.MarcusMentions.com10/3 Red Crinoline Quilts ~ Quilt Revealed! www.RedCrinolineQuilts.Blogspot.com
In preparation for our sew-along and to be sure you don't miss a thing, I highly recommend visiting each blog now, and enter your email address in the "Follow by Email" icon. That way you'll receive each blog post via email, which you can then print and take to your cutting board and sewing machine.
Oohhh...I'm so excited to begin!
P.S. To "Follow by Email", you will receive an email from each designer to verify your blog subscription. You must click the link given in the email to complete the process. Easy, breezy!
How exciting! Will look forward to seeing all the beautiful blocks!ReplyDelete
It shall be fun to watch from the sidelines!ReplyDelete
Sounds fun.Can't wait to see your block.Have a great week!!ReplyDelete
this is tempting, will try and keep up with itReplyDelete
Love the sew alongs and like not having to choose the fabrics. Getting a bit lazy I guess. Anxious for the Girlfriend Getaway too. SueReplyDelete
Love your block so much that I am going to do the sew-along!ReplyDelete
I am going to take my stack and sew on the side line.ReplyDelete
Love your block so I am going to follow along and try to keep up with the group.ReplyDelete
Finished the block tonight & loved it.ReplyDelete
Your instructions were terrific, thank you!ReplyDelete
Am looking forward to putting quilt together. Love the blocks. I have a Hitty (doll) from the book Hitty Her First Hundred Years. There are over 500 in the Hitty group. I will use each pattern again, back &ReplyDelete
border each one and pass one to a Hitty Mum to use for her Hitty as a quilt. Hittys are 6 1/4" and these willl be wonderful for them. Joann Bentson