Last Chance to Enter the Quilt Along Giveaway!

Hi everyone! Time is running out to enter the Stepping Stones Quilt Along giveaway. I'll be announcing the winner tomorrow (Tuesday, February 23rd) at noon EST. Because life interfered with my plans to post an earlier reminder, I've extended the deadline to enter until 10 AM EST, February 23rd.

First prize is an autographed copy of my book, Idiot's Guides: Quilting. The book includes 16 beautiful quilt patterns and is simply awesome. <wink> You can read more about it here. I'll be announcing two additional winners of a free pattern—your choice.

To enter, just comment here that you’re going to be quilting along with us! Spread the word on your blog, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using the hashtag #steppingstonesqal and let me know you’ve done that by leaving an extra comment here and you’ll be entered for a second chance to win.

I designed Stepping Stones to be fast and fun. You can use precuts for a scrappy look or yardage for something that looks more planned. The quilt finishes at 57-1/2”x69”, and there’s plenty of space for wonderful quilting and/or to feature a large scale print.

The quilt along starts on March 16th. Every week I’ll post a new set of instructions so we can sew this quilt together and share our questions and our triumphs. Here’s the official schedule:

Week 1: Fabric Requirements and Color Options – March 16th

Week 2: Fabric Cutting – March 23rd

Week 3: Creating the HSTs – March 30th

Week 4: Sewing the Block Units – April 6th

Week 5: Building the Blocks – April 13th

Week 6: Assembling the Quilt Top (Flimsy) – April 20th

Week 7: Backing, Basting – April 27th

Week 8: Quilting, Binding, and Final Thoughts – May 4th

Week Off!

Week 9: Show and Tell! – May 13th

A quilt along is designed to be fun and friendly, like a private beelet. Everyone who participates is encouraged to post their progress photos on Facebook, Instagram, and Flickr and to join in on the lively discussions. Along the way, there will also be lots of encouragement, fabulous photos, and additional giveaways to keep us all happy and quiltng along.

You can join these groups as soon as you like, and start sharing your excitement and ideas about the quilt along.

Facebook: Quilting with the Inquiring Quilter group

Flickr: Quilting with the Inquiring Quilter group

Instagram: Post photos with the hashtag #SteppingStonesQAL and @inquiringquilter so we can easily find them

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Stepping Stones Quilt Along

Tomorrow I’ll announce the winners. I hope you’re excited because I sure am!