Here is the original post, dated January 10, 2013, where the idea for the Country Charmer Quiltalong was born.
Why not join us and spread the word. Quilt Sue at Quilt Times has created a wonderful button you'll see on the sidebar...feel free to take it!
I would love some company in making a quilt and am inviting you to sew along with me! I fell in love with this quilt last year. It is called Country Charmer and is designed by the lovely Lynn who blogs at Sew'n Wild Oaks. When I saw the quilt, I knew I wanted to make it. There is so much about the quilt that I love...the stars, the nine-patches, the variety of checks, plaids, and stripes, the fact that I could use so many fabrics from my stash, and the size is a perfect cuddle quilt at 60" x 70".
I purchased the pattern online from In Between Stitches, the LQS where Lynn often spends her time teaching classes, quilting and shopping(?). By the way, Lynn is also the designer of the Nostalgic Christmas quilt and pillows that I started before Christmas. You can see some of my blockshere. I am about half way through making the quilt blocks now and love every one!
Back to Country Charmer...here are a couple more pictures of Lynn's Country Charmer quilts that she shared recently on her blog. I also posted them here because I think they are gorgeous and I would love you to join me in making one!
This quilt hangs in Lynn's home...
and this quilt was hung in the window of In Between Stitches for the Christmas season.
I am ready to start this quilt and wonder if you might consider making it along with me and join me at the end of every month to share your progress?
This is a no frills, no pressure, no anxiety quiltalong! All you need to do is to purchase the pattern, have your fabrics on hand, and you will be good to go. BTW, I am not affiliated in any way with the quilt shop. I just love the quilt and it would be a fun one to do with a group of friends.
The quilt is stunning as it is in the reds and greens for a Christmasy feel, but also lends itself to a wide variety of colours and fabric collections. Lynn tells me that she will share some ideas with us on colour and construction as we quilt along. Thanks, Lynn, it is pretty cool to make a quilt with the designer just a mouse click away! We also have Quilt Sue,who blogs at Quilt Times, coordinator and hostess for the past number of years for the Christmas Quiltalong, who indicated that she hopes to join us as well from across the pond.
Are you going to join us too? The pattern is divided into 7 steps so I thought the progress of the quilt could be organized with the following deadlines:
January 31- Purchase your pattern and cut your fabric
February 28- Complete Step 1, Section A
March 31-Complete Step 2, Section B
April 30-Complete Step 3, stitching all units together
May 31-Step 4, sashing
June 30-Step 5, nine-patch units
July 31-Step 6, putting it together
August 31-Step 7-borders
November 30- send pics of flimsy or quilt for the final parade of quilts
At the end of every month, we would share our progress. There are a couple of ways to do this. If you don't have a blog, just email me your picture by the deadline and I will post on this blog. If you have a blog, post your pictures and send me the link by the deadline and I will post your link on this blog. Depending on numbers, we could also consider Mr. Linky and/or opening a Flickr account.
UPDATE: We have a Flick page...go HERE to post your pictrures or to get inspired!
But for now, all I want you to do is think about it. Yes, there are a lot of tempations out there and I'm participating in several BOMs as well...but I need you to help me achieve this goal. Just think, by Christmas we could have a beautiful new quilt! Who can argue with that?
If you're interested, leave me a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Oh, and there are no quilt police involved. If your pattern doesn't arrive in time, or you're having trouble rounding up the fabric, just try to catch up when you can and keep me posted. You can start anytime, and if you choose to rush through the process,that's OK too!
It's a great day for quilting!