Happy December! ‘Tis the season for handmade holidays . . . and being incredibly busy. That’s why I’m excited to announce a super-fun and simple quilt along that you can easily take part in, no matter how much more shopping, wrapping and baking you have to do! I am so excited to be participating in this Quilt Along!
Mosaic Tiles Quilt Along
Next Monday, 12/9 through 2/14 (that’s Valentine’s Day for all you romantics!), Craft Buds is hosting the Mosaic Tiles Quilt Along! This beginner-friendly quilt pattern was designed by Sukie for my book, Modern Bee—13 Quilts to Make with Friends.
Participants are not limited to making quilts, however. We’d love to see what you can create based on the original Mosaic Tiles block design. Is it a holiday stocking or tree skirt? How about an eBook cover or messenger bag? Whip up a mini quilt for your Valentine, an apron for your sister or your own quilt design inspired by the block. Anything goes, as long as you create a finished item!
During the 10-week quilt along, we’ll be sharing project inspiration, quilting tips and layout options with lots of help from our friends. If you don’t have time to get started in December, we invite you to go ahead and sign up anyway! You can join us in 2014 with plenty of time to finish a project before mid-February. Here’s the schedule:
Kickoff! Announcing our sponsors, guest judges + prizes
Guest post: Holiday project and guest post with layout options with Amy of 13 Spools
Guest post: Holiday project inspired by block with Sarah of Fabric Seeds
Guest post: Mosaic Tiles layout options with Katie of ChooChoo Skadoo Quilts
Happy New Year: Still 6 weeks to sew along!
Guest post: Mosaic Tiles bag by Katy Cameron of The Littlest Thistle
+ Halfway mark: Link up your progress!
Guest post: Mosaic Tiles project by Marni of Haberdashery Fun
Guest post: Mosaic Tiles project by Darcy of Modern Cozy
Guest post: Mosaic Tiles bag by Kim of Kim’s Krafts
Featuring other projects from “Modern Bee”
Guest post: Mosaic Tiles quilt by Katy of Lethargic Lass
Happy Valentine’s Day! Deadline for entries at midnight, EST.
Guest Judges and Prizes!
Next Monday, I’ll be back to let you know about the fabulous prizes offered by our quilt along sponsors: Aurifil, OLFA, Pellon, Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Simplicity Creative Group and Stash Books.
We’re also going to ask for some help from some lovely guest judges, who will choose winners for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place based on overall creativity, execution and innovation of the original pattern. We’ll share full details on the prizes and rules next week! But for now, you can get started and . . .
Grab a Book!
If you already have the Modern Bee book, you’ve got all you need to sign up for the quilt along! If you don’t have the book, you can purchase a copy at select Jo-Ann Fabric stores, quilt shops or online at any of the following spots:
Barnes & Noble
Order an autographed copy directly from Lindsey Connor’s shop.
Do you Plan to Sew Along?
We’d love for you to add a link to your blog, Flickr account or online profile in the link-up tool here. This way, we can stay in touch, get to know each other and share our progress! Quilting is lots more fun with friends, and we cannot wait to see what your create. 🙂
Update: Leave a comment on this post if you’d like to join us. It’s not required to have a blog!
Grab a Button!
I won’t be doing my post until later on this month. But I am so super excited to part of this awesome Quilt Along. I hope you all join in.
Here is a sneak peak at the fabric collection I will be using for my project/post. I will be showing you some cute ways to lay your blocks other than what is in the book. Its going to be fun!