It's time for another sew-along!
I know you are all expecting to see a sewing-machine cover here, but since I just placed the order for the templates last night, we are going to do something else first. Sewing-machine covers will be in June.
In May we will be making this absolutely adorable quilt by Jennifer @ That Girl That Quilt! AND-- just so you know--this is a beginner-friendly quilt! Lot of you have mentioned your desire to make a quilt, but you have been a little hesitant. Let me say that this just might be the time for you, since you will have both Jennifer and I to guide you along the way.
(All photographs are Jennifer's and are used with her permission)
You can see Jennifer's post about making this quilt here.
This quilt measure 44" X 52" so it perfect for a baby-quilt or a lap-sized quilt.
Supply list: sewing machine, cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter, pins, coordinating thread and scissors
5 fat quarters, 1-1/2 yards of background fabric, 2 yards for backing, 1/2 yard for binding, batting 55"x60"
That is a pretty simple supply list, don't you think?
Our starting date for the sew-along will be May 9th, and will continue with a second class on the 16th. On the first week we will talk about cutting and piecing the blocks together, and the second week will include sewing the entire quilt top together. After that I will link you to my sandwiching, machine-quilting and binding tutorials for finishing the quilt.
We will be having two chat-room sessions with both Jennifer and I available to help you out.
Also, the Flickr group is a perfect spot to showcase your progress.
Can I just say that I LOVE the binding fabric that Jennifer used? Truly perfect!
And, guess what? Since I have never made this project, I will be sewing right along side you on this one. I am thinking pink background with navy blues, light blues and pink-y reds. Just need to pull out the fabric and see what that actually looks like!
Happy crafting, friends!