Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Home for the Holidays Sew Along

We're gearing up for the 2016 Home for the Holidays Sew Along! I hope that you'll join Chris from The Hometown Quilter and I as we start sewing this wonderful quilt from Lisa Bongean at Primitive Gatherings.
Here are some of the early details of the sew along...
We'll be sewing with a schedule (although there's no rule that says you have to stay on our schedule!) and will start the sew along on January 1st. We will complete the quilt top by the end of June. Yep, that means you'll have 6 months to finish your quilt top! We realize that life can be busy and as quilters you, of course, have other quilty projects going on as well.

Home for the Holidays is a mix of small piecing, applique, and embroidery so it's not an easy feat. Taking the 6 months will allow you to get the top done while also allowing you to live your life! I promise I won't handcuff you to your sewing machine. :) And the good news is that you'll have plenty of time to quilt it (or have it quilted) and bind it before next Christmas.

We will be sharing our progress pictures every Friday on Instagram using the hashtag #homefortheholidayssewalong. I will occasionally be posting things here on my blog, but not weekly, as my life is busy too and Instagram is much easier for me to share on than creating an entire blog post! I will post the sewing schedule here on my blog in the next week.
Now, if you'd like to join in but don't have anything to start with, here are some resources for you.
To buy the pattern alone, click here
To buy the pattern with the wool kit, click here
To buy the fabric for the quilt, click here (Chris is willing to kit up the quilt if you'd like to save you time and money. Nice!)
To buy your own wool, click here (This is my favorite Etsy shop!)
To buy triangle paper (you're going to NEED this!) click here or here
You can follow me on Instagram here and The Hometown Quilter on Instagram here.
Looking forward to sewing along with all of you!


basketnut said...

I am going to join in along with you....I do have an advantage as I have all my wool blocks already done, and all I have to do is the triangle blocks...but I have had this quilt sitting as a UFO for years & years and it would be great to get it finished!!! Count me in!!!

PS> Did I mention I really hate triangle blocks????? LOL.


Mountain Home Quilts said...

The wool blocks are the fun part! The triangles... not so much! ;) Glad you're joining us!!

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