Happy Valentine's Day to everyone, as we start this colourful quilt on a day of love and flowers, chocolate and wine, good food shared between loving people.
1. I've made a page for the Postcard from Sweden Quilt Along. You can click here to see it or click the tab "Quilt Alongs". From there you will be taken to a page where you will find the two that I have hosted so far, Freefall, and now this one. If you click the name of the quilt, you will be taken to its separate page where all the posts are listed, and as they go live, I will update the links.
A quick recap of the prizes thus far. I say 'thus far' because they seem to be like postcards; you can't just have or send one right?!
|The winner's choice of either a backing/binding package to finish the quilt, OR $75 gift card to the shop with free shipping!|
|$30 of patterns from her shop! (affiliate link; I make no money on the purchase or free download of Kelly's quilts, just if you buy product from Craftsy afterward.)|
|$50 gift certificate to the shop.|
|An Elizabeth Hartman pattern, a Kona bundle and a Kona fabric colour chart|
Thank you so very much to my sponsors, I'm so excited about getting some, as I had not envisioned this taking on the life that it sure has!
All right! Quilters, pick up your rotary cutters! Get ready! Go!
This week's step is to have amassed your fabric, petted it, folded and refolded it, pressed it, washed and ironed it, what have you, fondled and admired it well, and now...... to cut into it!
Here is mine, a collection from three places: my stash, my dear friend Helen of Midget Gem Quilts who was the instigator (and I, in turn, her enabler; one good turn deserves another) in getting this QAL going, and our joint purchase of the extras needed from Missouri Star Quilt Company.
|All 36 required colours, well, full disclosure: a few substitutions here and there|
And now I'm dithering.... Lap size or twin size? 4" or 5" squares to cut? Guess I have nearly 2 weeks to make a call!
So, before Feb. 28, gather your fabrics, cut them into 4" or 5" squares and from there into HSTs, and then write up a post, take a photo or two and post it on Instagram (use the hashtag postcardfromsweden and/or postcardfromswedenquilt, and/or postcardfromswedenqal), or Flickr, and come back to link up at the linky party which opens Feb. 28, and will remain open for one week. You know what? This gives you a little wiggle room to make that quilt size call (no names mentioned) and/or to order or to receive your fabric, or to search through your stash and do the pull (and cull too, ha, because it uses 36 colours, but not much of each). And if you just can't resist anymore, remember that Stitch Stash Diva, Mad About Patchwork and The Tartan Reel all have the kits ready-cut for you at really amazing-good prices. I wouldn't steer you wrong. And ask Helen; I'm a pretty good enabler, had a lot of practice on myself. LOL.
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