Tuesday, February 10, 2015

April Arkansas Swap or Sew Along?

Anyone want to do a swap or a SAL (sew-along)?

My friend Lori is an amazing quilter.  One of her quilts displayed at last weekend's RS Conference was her Good Night, Irene / Arkansas Crossroads using Miss Kate collection from Bonnie & Camille.

See it on the left end?
So I would want to use up some pre-cuts and use the Missouri Star Quilt Company's you-tube tutorials for the 2 component blocks:

MSQC's tutorial for Xs and Os block
MSQC's tutorial for Scrappy 4 Patch block

MSQC's tutorial for combining the 2 units into Good Night, Irene quilt.

I am thinking of starting an April SAL.  Or swap.  What do you think?

Here are some links to peruse to see how fun this could be!

Many sew alongs are happening for this darling and scrap busting quilt:
Kelly from KellysKwilts posted this Good night irene quilt
I mentioned the other day that I was joining another SAL over at Terry’s Treasures.  I designed the quilt in EQ so I could play with sizes and decide how big I wanted to make it.  With a border this quilt will be around 58″ x 58″. This will be entirely made of scrap pieces as well, using 2.5″ squares (or triangles) and 4.5″ squares.  I need to see what whites I have to use, I may have to make a trip to Joann’s to get a white of some sort to use.  I just figured it out and this quilt (in the size I’ve chosen) will use 192 2.5″ squares in the 16-patches, 96 4.5″ squares, 144 2.5″ squares (or triangles) in the X blocks. That will use 336 2.5″ squares in the quilt!  ..... I’ll use up a lot of scraps!!!!

Now if you want to make BIGGER blocks to really bust your stash here are some links to help you.

Just read  NW Patchwork's experience with a series of swaps that resulted in this darling, scrappy Arkansas Crossroads quilt.

She has a great tutorial on the 12.5" block, using 3.5" scrappy (no duplicates) squares and Kona White.

1 comment:

Myra said...

I would be interested in a sew-along in April. Many quilt-alongs will be ending by then, and we'll have more time (hopefully)!