I did not mean to disappear after my quilting retreat, but with two family visits (hooray!), a little girl turning 2, and Halloween (complete with one homemade costume!), life has been crazy. But, it’s been the best kind of crazy, and somewhere in between, I’ve written my first quilt pattern: Glisten. It’s available in the shop now at half off through the end of next week, giving everyone who wants to quilt along with us a chance to pick up a reduced priced pattern.
And, my friend Keri, owner of Catching Stitches, has put together some kits for you! Here are the options she has available (the kits are throw size, but if you want a twin or queen, Keri will take special orders), just click on the image to be taken straight to the kit (these will ship next week):
Nov. 4: Choose Fabrics
Nov. 11: Choose Fabrics/Begin Cutting
Nov 18: Finish Cutting
Nov. 25: Sew 15 Blocks
Dec. 2: Sew 15 Blocks
Dec. 9: Assemble Quilt Top
Dec. 16: Assemble Quilt Top & Finishing
Dec. 16-Jan 6: Finishing & Link Up
Each week I’ll be giving tips and tricks to help you make this quilt, beyond just the pattern. This is going to be a low key quilt along, with lots of time for finishing up. We’ll also be having a giveaway each week for people who are participating (all drawings will be announced in the Wednesday posts). If you’re active on Instagram, you can post photos with the tag #glistenquiltalong as well as the weekly tag (for this week, #glistengiveaway1). Alternately, if you don’t Instagram, you can add a photo to the linky (while you must have a blog or web address to add a link, you can upload a photo, you don’t need to write a whole new blog post, unless, of course, you want to!) at the bottom of each week’s post.
So, let’s get started! For the first week, just share that you’re participating, show a picture of your fabric choice, or if you’re ordering new fabric or a kit, show us that! (Feel free to share the quilt images above too). Next week I’ll draw a winner to receive my favorite ruler, rotary cutter, and pins set! Hope you’ll join us!