Sew Intertwined QAL

 

Sew Intertwined Quilt

I am so excited to announce that I will be co-hosting my first every QAL with none other than Jen from Sew Happy Geek! We have teamed up to create this newly designed quilt just for you!

The quilt is fairly straightforward, however, the woven blocks can present a bit of a challenge. This quilt will definitely stretch your skill set. We will be presenting you 2 different methods for assembling the woven blocks, regular piecing and paper piecing, try out both methods and decide which one works best for you. The finished quilt without borders is 60×60, with borders is 65×65.

How to Join: All you have to do is head over to Flickr and join the Sew Intertwined QAL Group. We are going to take our time with this QAL, you will have until September 6th to get your quilt top into the Flickr group to be eligible for prizes.

Fabric Requirements AND Prizes:

For my version of the quilt I am using Stockholm by Robin Singone for Robert Kauffman. My fabrics were provided by the lovely Sondra of Contemporary Cloth and she is providing all of your with 20% off your fabric for the QAL with code: SewIntertwined!

Sew Intertwined Quilt - Stockholm Fabrics by Robin Singone
You will need five 2/3 yard cuts (these are my orange, pink, green, leaf, and multi-color), 1 yard cut (Daisy Janie gray print) and 1.75 yards of background fabric.

We have arranged discounts AND prizes from you at some of our favorite fabric shops!


Intrepid Thread20% off your fabricJulie has a custom listing set up for this QAL. She is also offering a $50.00 prize!

Contemporary Cloth 20% off your fabrics with coupon code SewIntertwined. She is also offering a FQ Bundle prize to one of the winners!


QuiltingLodgeQuilting Lodge20% off your fabrics with code SIQAL20. They are also offering a Layer Cake as a prize!

Stitches ‘N Giggles10% off fabrics your fabric with code qal2012 good through July 31st. She is also offering a Fat Quarter Bundle of Riley Blake’s Chevrons as a prize!

Eclectic Maker (UK)- 10% Discount Code available for one use – QALGEEK,


Pink Castle Fabrics: 15% off Discount Code – SEWINT15

Superior Threads Quilting and Sewing Thread
Superior Threads - $30.00 gift certificate

Winners will be selected randomly from those who have completed their top and uploaded their photo into the Flickr Group by September 6th!

Schedule:

16 July: Quilt Design and Requirements - on SewHappyGeek and SewBitterSweet Designs

26 July: Dresden Fan Tutorial by Jen Excell of SewHappyGeek

6 August: Outside blocks tutorial by Melissa of SewBitterSweet Designs

16 August: Woven blocks tutorial. Paper piecing technique by Melissa of SewBitterSweet Designs and traditional piecing technique by Jen of SewHappyGeek

27 August: Joining the blocks by Melissa of Sew BitterSweet Designs and border by Jen of SewHappyGeek

6 September: Last day to enter completed quilt top into the Flickr group

7 September: Prizes awarded! Yay!

Make sure you head over to SewHappyGeek to read more and join the Flickr Group (introduce yourself while you are there!)!

 

 

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14 Responses to Sew Intertwined QAL

  1. Lisa L. says:

    I am SO/SEW excited!! Heading over to buy my fabric today! :)

  2. Debbe says:

    I’m excited to get started on this. I’ll be fabric shopping soon for this .

  3. Mishka says:

    But, but … I want the woven tutorial now! :)

    Looks like a gorgeous quilt.

  4. Alisa says:

    This looks fabulous! But I agree with Mishka — I’m impatient — I want the woven blocks tutorial now!

    The discounts at various shops is incredible: I’m going to have to spend a little while this afternoon looking at fabrics! This is such a great idea. :)

    • Alisa says:

      Oh, and a silly question, but I can’t seem to find the information: how large is the finished quilt going to be?

      • Melissa says:

        LOL! Ok, the finished size is 60×60 with no borders and 65×65 with borders. It was on the flickr group but I forgot to put it in this post! Sorry about that!!!

  5. VickiT says:

    Oh my gosh! That is gorgeous. And right there in the center is my favorite block too. :( I am afraid to commit to the quilt along right now because of stuff we have going on here right now. *sigh*

  6. Michele W. says:

    So beautiful Melissa — love it!!

  7. Connie says:

    What a neat pattern! I am definitely going to play along!

  8. Kelie says:

    This looks like soooo much fun!!!! I love the look of an intertwined quilt and this design is to die for!!!!

  9. Nancy D. says:

    What a great QAL! So beautiful and unique.

  10. I’m going to do my best! I hope I can do it!

  11. Brenda Cox says:

    Have joined Flicker. Having a hard time finding instructions for dresden plate.

  12. jessica says:

    Super late to the game but fabric was just ordered through intrepid thread, lets see if my newbee skills can make this top

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