I’m giddy! My very first quilt along starts tomorrow! I know I’ve been a bit absent here on the blog, but I’ve been busy getting ready for all the excitement on Wednesday.
Oooh! It's so exciting, it's like that moment at your birthday party when your best friends are crowded all around, watching you open your presents with eager curiousity.
!'m really looking forward to tomorrow and ! hope you are too and that you’ll join us when we discuss the first steps for making Stepping Stones.
On Wednesday, we’ll begin by taking a look at the Stepping Stones design options and discuss possible color/fabric combinations. I’ll also give you the fabric requirements on Wednesday so you’ll have an instant excuse to go shopping! What could be better than that? “I’m sorry hon, but Jennifer said I had to shop for fabric!” <grin>
We’ll also have our first giveaway, so be sure to come back so you can enter! Are you feeling the excitement too?
During the quilt along, you’ll receive instructions each week for making Stepping Stones in a lap size for free. If you want to make Stepping Stones in a different size, you’ll need to purchase the complete pattern which comes in five sizes (Toddler, Lap, Twin, Queen, and King), The Stepping Stones pattern will be available starting tomorrow in my shop for instant download as a PDF or mail out as a printed pattern.
Here’s the official quilt along schedule so you plan:
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 9: Show and Tell! – May 13th
During the quilt along, you’ll be able to share your photos, questions, and ideas in my special quilting groups on Flickr and Facebook, and on Instagram. You don’t need to join either group or Instagram for that matter, but doing so will add to the fun during the quilt along. If you’re interested, click the links below.
Instagram allows you to post photos online, directly from your phone. If you’re not already a member, you can sign up for Instagram. When posting in-progress or completed photos of Stepping Stones, add the hashtag #SteppingStonesQAL and @inquiringquilter to your photo description so we can easily search for your photos online.
If you’re a blogger, you can help promote the quilt along by adding a button to your sidebar if you want.