Saturday, August 23, 2014

Ready for A Primitive Sew Along Quilt??? I am!

 

I've been thinking about this for a while, but wasn't sure what I wanted to do until a couple of nights ago. Then I had to clean off my table! Haha! Today, I hauled it all back out, and asked my husband to PLEASE not plan a big cook out for dinner, so I could just leave it out the rest of the weekend! I have a sewing room, but it is being a guest room for now, so I just run up and get fabric and things as I need them. I have a room on the first floor that I have brought my big machine and most frequently used items to, and it is also the laundry room! So...... The quilt....I am planning it as I go, which is how I have done most all of my Block of the Month quilts or hooked rugs, for the past 14 years! It's just the way I roll! So you will be trusting me, I know, with a lot! I believe I have half of it ready on paper, and right now, it is about 36" x 32" and growing! I haven't added borders yet, but there will be appliquéd borders. In the quilt you will find some fun pieced blocks, and many appliqué blocks with cotton, wool and some hand dyed velvet! Of course, you can use your fabrics of choice! I'm pulling everything from my large stash of treasured fabrics! Yay! The smallest blocks are 4" finished and the largest are 6"x12" or so. It's a mish mash of folk art fun! Oh, and there will be a tiny bit of simple embroidery also! I will list the sizes of fabrics to be cut for each block as we go, and will provide a downloadable template page for all appliqué pieces! This is free!! Once we are done, I will sell the complete pattern on my website.....down the road! I haven't divided it up yet, so I'll give you two or three things per week, and we should have it done in about 2 or 3 months possibly! Are you up for it?!!!! I am!! Come along!!! I'll post the first blocks in a few days, when I get some instructions on how to provide that template! You might see a few things there at the near end of my table!

Have a great evening, and get ready!!!

Jeni

 

29 comments:

  1. This sounds an interesting challenge. I am very tempted.

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  2. Oh oh--I can never resist a sew-along! It sounds like it will be a lot of fun--count me in!

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  3. Looks like a fun project! Excited to quilt a long!

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  4. I think I must do this! What's one more project?! ;-)

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  5. I'm SO excited about this! Can't wait to start!

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  6. Found your blog through Wendy at Ravenwood Whimzie's and I'm so glad I did! I'm a beginner quilter but would love to tag along, loving the look of your applique blocks on your table already. Thanks so much for this, Deb

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  7. I would love to follow along too!!

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  8. I found you through Wendy at Ravenwood Whimzies.
    I am a beginner quilter, I have made one disappearing 9 patch quilt. I would like to try your quilt along, if it isn't too hard. I don't have alot of wool, so I hope I will be able to participate. This sounds like alot of fun, thank you!

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    1. Hi! I think you can do it! I will post instructions with break downs of the blocks, photo's and maybe even some videos! You can also do the appliqué with cotton, if you don't have wool! Thanks for commenting, and I hope you give it a whirl!!
      Jeni

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    2. Yippee - Glad you are signing on too Lecia!

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  9. I am so looking forward to this, let's get started. Love your work. use to stop by the shop coming back from NC or on my way, which ever meant i could spend more time.

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  10. what if Robot's wanted to do this BOM? LOL

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  11. I've never participated in a sew along before but think I'd like to try this one. Hope I can keep up. What should I purchase for the background material?

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    1. Hi Laura, I'm just using pieces from my stash in light to medium neutrals! It will be very scrappy! I wouldn't buy anything unless I didn't have a stash! But if you really want to, go support your local quilt shop and get a handful of fat quarters, to start!

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    2. Thanks Jeni! I'm headed down to the Painted Cupboard on Friday for a little heart "felt" trip. I don't have much of a stash yet but I'm working on it! Anxious to get started. What fun!

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  13. Thanks Jeni sounds like fun. Hope I can keep up.

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  14. Sorry deleted first comment too many typos.

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  15. Can't wait!!!! Thank you so much for offering this to everyone.

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  16. Je vous rejoins avec plaisir....

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  17. Do you have a picture of the finished quilt I just recently joined you...

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