Welcome to Day 13 of the 31 Day Blog Challenge! Today I'm revealing Ticker Tape Parade Clue #6 and providing Color Lesson #4 - Picking the perfect Border! Unfortunately, I missed Day 11 and 12 of the 31 Day Blog Challenge, due to a crazy schedule, but I'm jumping right back in.
Before we get into Ticker Tape Parade and Color Lesson #4, I want to give a recap for those only joining us just on Fridays.... If you are one of them, you may want to start checking in daily (or subscribe to the blog), as more details will be released in the upcoming weeks. Recap on Grand Central Mystery Quilt Series Last Sunday, I released a few more details on Grand Central Quilt, including the Border requirements. Additionally, on Sunday I gave the first of three Color Lessons, explaining how to find the colors in your fabric and how to determine if the Border has a Split Complementary color plan. Which is required for Grand Central's Border selection.If you are planning on participating in…
Happy Tuesday! Bonus Blog post this week, as I'm hosting one of today's stops on the Whistle Stop Tour!
From yesterday, September 9 through next Monday, September 16, 2019, ten S180 Certified Instructors will show you how to make the blocks for the Union State quilt. We will be using Deb Tucker's new Signature Collection, Steam Engine by Kathy Engle for Island Batik.
Each day of the hop, you will tour a different S180 Certified Instructor's blog to download the cutting instructions for each block. The download will give you fabric placement and a block layout diagram for a 12” block. Instructions for making the pieced border will come in the middle of the tour. On Monday, September 16th you will receive the finishing instructions for the quilt from the S180 Blog.
Apologies for the delay, I've been dealing with a family emergency this weekend. All should be good. Take a day at a time, right. 👵 Okay, so are you ready for the fabric requirements for Grand Central Mystery Quilt Series? Let's start with a quick recap of what you should know at this point.
Are you ready! It is time to jump aboard the Grand Central Mystery Quilt Series!
Today, I'm releasing Clue #1! I have to tell you, all week and especially as I'm loading the car to head over to set up my Cabin Fever Retreat, that starts today, in Southbury, CT... I've been thinking I must be crazy kicking this off today, but oh well, I can be Wonder Woman today. So, if this is your first Quilt Mystery with me, here is what you need to know: Each week I announce my Clues in my newsletter, so make sure you are subscribing to my newsletter (https://sewonthego.net/newsletters) and add my email to your contact list so it doesn't end up in your spam or junk file.A link in the newsletter will tak you here to my Blog, where I will give pictorials, each week there is a new technique, plus tips and tricks.In the overview/pictorial in this Blog, you will see that the exact measurements, cuts, etc will be in the download. You will need to look for the word "download" in …
Woohoo! Today, I'm kicking off my Mini-Mystery, Ticker Tape Parade, which is a Jelly Roll challenge. I don't know about you, but I have a ton (and I mean ton) of Jelly Rolls. I've been collecting them for years. It is a great way to get a variety of fabric, often the full line, without a major purchase.
However, I've found that most Jelly Roll quilt patterns, all look the same to me, and haven't used many. Now, since I've been designing patterns, I've tried to change the fact that all Jelly Roll patterns look alike. I have a couple patterns that use Jelly Rolls for some of the sizes and I do not think they look like traditional Jelly Roll patterns. (Whirling Lemoynes and Moonlight Garden).
I've made a point to make sure the end result of this mystery doesn't look like a Jelly Roll quilt. I hope you love it as much as I do. In full honesty (you know I'm always upfront), we will be working with some small pieces, afterall we are starting …