Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Christmas is coming!!

 I know its still a little bit away, but I'm sure some of you are already thinking about Christmas! Do you feel the need for a Christmas quilt to snuggle up under watching classic films and waiting for Santa to arrive? We might just have the answer for you!

Sara over at Sew Sweetness is coordinating a great sampler quilt along starting at the end of this month, and I am really excited to be one of the 12 bloggers contributing a block to this project!  Each block in the quiltalong will be Christmas-themed and the tutorials for each block will be available on each designers' blog, over a 6-week period, giving you plenty of time to complete and giving you a lovely sampler quilt top at the end!

Sara's estimate is that the quilt top will require 12 fat quarters, or 1 layer cake. You could also pull from your stash or your solids - I know I have some nice big Christmas scraps & FQs right at the back of my stash shelf from last year that I'll be using, with some complimentary solids! In addition to that, you will need approximately 1-1/2 yard of solid fabric for the sashing.

Here is the schedule for when each of the 12 block tutorials will appear on the relevant blog. As you can see, I'm taking a little rest after the ATS QAL before jumping in with my tutorial toward the end of November!

Oct 25 - Julianna @ Projektownia Jednoiglec
Oct 27 - Sara @ Sew Sweetness
Nov 1 - Kaelin @ The Plaid Scottie
Nov 3 - Jennie @ Clover and Violet
Nov 8 - Elizabeth @ Don't Call Me Betsy
Nov 10 - Riel @ The Q and the U
Nov 15 - Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts
Nov 17 - Lindsay @ Lindsay Sews
Nov 22 - Jessica @ SewCraftyJess
Nov 23 - Sarah @ Fairy Face Designs
Nov 29 - Heather & Megan @ Quilt Story
Dec 1 - Kim @ My Go Go Life

There is also a '12 Days of Christmas' Sampler Quilt Along Flickr Group for you to join, where you can share fabric choice, block progress and completed projects. So I hope you'll join in with us!


sew.darn.quilt said...

Count me in.
Quiltalongs are a great way to keep the motivation going and, I find, it makes me take a snippet of me time when things are getting way too crazy!!


Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

Can't wait till it starts. I'm ready!

Flying Blind... said...

Oh blimey xx

Lynn said...

Oooh perfect timing, I've nearly finished my first Christmas quilt, I would love to join in with this.

Judith, Belfast said...

Tempted! Jxo

Sheila said...

Oh crikey.......

Cindy said...

Yippee! A Sarah block :) Can't wait to see where this goes!!

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

Should I, shouldn't I, should I, should't I...yea I should.

Katy Cameron said...

Oh no it isn't! This is me channelling my panto spirit, while sticking my head in the sand about any upcoming 'holidays' ;o)

Lynne said...

It sounds so exciting. Will I or won't I? Hmmmmmmmmmm........