So excited to have support from such great sponsors -
Instructions for the mini quilt "quilt" (love this!) will be available as both a paper pieced quilt or a traditionally pieced quilt. This mini finishes at (roughly) 18 x 8 '' and was quilted mine using matchstick quilting - see this tutorial!
Instructions for the "repeat" quit will be available as paper pieced patterns. Never done any paper piecing? I'll have a tutorial for the letter e and there are plenty of great other tutorials and videos out there for you to consult. This quilt finishes at 30 x 30'' and was quilted using organic wavy lines - see the tutorial!
QAL schedule -
- Official kick-off with announcement of sponsors
- Fabric requirements and suggested supply list
- Planning your quilt plus coloring page
- Paper piecing tutorial and pattern for the letter e
- The rest of the vowels (a, i, u) - see letter i block update
- Mind your p & q's
- The rest of the letters r, s, t & l
- The star plus finishing instructions
- Linky party!
- Winners selected (August 6)
Love the alphabet? Make your own words with patterns for all of the 26 Chunky letters!
Fat Quarter Shop, one of my blog sponsors, offers a tremendous selection of fabric and very beautiful (and tempting!) block of the month offerings. Fat Quarter Shop offers fabric from many different manufacturers and you can find anything you are looking for there! A new and exciting product is the Sew Sampler - a monthly subscription box filled with great products. Fat Quarter Shop is offering a $25 gift certificates for the QAL.
Aurifil is home to a beautiful rainbow of thread in all weights, perfect for any of your sewing and quilting needs. My favorite product is the designer collection boxes which coordinate with various fabric lines. Aurifil is offering a thread set for the QAL
American Made Brand solids, one of my blog sponsors, has a collection of 75 beautiful colors of fabric completely manufactured in the United States - from the cotton to the finished fabric! The fabric has deep rich color and I love the feel of the fabric (the hand.) My repeat quilt top was made exclusively of American Made Brand solids. American Made Brand is offering a fabric bundle for the QAL.
Busy Hands Quilts is offering three quilt patterns from her Etsy store. You can see more of Myra's beautiful work on her Busy Hands Quilts blog.
Prizes will be awarded randomly at the end of the QAL to participants.
1 - enter your quilt (quilted or not quilted) into the linky for a chance at a random giveway.
I really like it when people take a quilt and make it their own so I want to support some variations in finishes if you don't want to make this exact quilt.
So if you are doing your own thing, just make sure your entry follows these guidelines:
- Must use the paper piecing patterns supplied as part of the QAL for the letters OR use the traditional piecing instructions for the word "quilt"
- Contains at least one of the words - quilt, eat, sleep, repeat
If you have trouble with the linky, just email a photo to elmstreetquilts at gmail dot com and I'll update the linky for you!
Each entry in the linky is worth 10 points in the participant giveaway. You can enter more than one quilt top.
2 - Share progress photos in the Elm Street Quilts QAL Facebook group. Come cheer on others and make new friends.
Don't use Facebook? Share your progress on Instagram. Make sure your tag the photo with @elmstreetquilts and use #ESQrepeatQAL as the social tag.
Don't use Instagram either? Send me a progress photo via email to elmstreetquilts at gmail dot com.
Each progress photo shared is worth 1 point in the participant giveaway. You can share multiple progress photos.
(Note - I may use your photo of your project (finished or in progress) on a future blog post with credit to you.)
3 - Help me spread the word for the QAL - grab a button from the sidebar for your blog and tell people about the QAL in a blog post sometime before June 30 for a chance to win a bonus prize! After you post, record your blog post here