Some Sew-a-longs!!!

I have wonderful friends. Really, I do. Blog friends, real life friends… friends who help me de-stress while I am in the middle of an international move….

Friend #1 is Alice of course, who is always there to hear me whine, to skype sew with, and to be my partner in crime for starting new projects 🙂 Every since we had the Square-agonals giveaway, we have been wanting to do a sew-along with this book:


Fiona won the copy from the giveaway and is keen to join us, and Alice has found the book for sale HERE, so if anyone else wants to join in….. we’d love to have you along for the ride !!!

This quilt is going to be a big one – 94 x 118. I  have never made one this large and am quite looking forward to it. It will be nice to have a big one like this for on our bed.

We don’t have a start date yet, we will wait to see who wants to join and give everyone time to buy the book and find fabric. We are planning to do a block a fortnight because one a month will take too long, and one a week is too much….


The next Sew-along comes courtesy of Mari, wonderful friend #2 (who is in the process of setting up a blog). Mari got a hundred 2 1/2″ squares  from a blog friend in the US as a swap to make a postage stamp quilt. She then decided to swap with me and a few more friends here, so I took my 2 1/2″ scrap box to a sewing bee on Tuesday and Mari and two others managed to easily find 100 different squares each, and hardly a dent made in the box!

I wasn’t quite sure what I would make with these swapped squares, but then I found this quilt on Pinterest and fell in love:

Gorgeous Quilt on Pinterest

This is basically a triple Irish Chain using scraps. I showed Alice and she fell in love too… so… this is a call out to all of my dear blog friends – since I am going back to Australia I can send and receive parcels again – who wants to swap ONE HUNDRED 2 1/2″ squares with me?!!! And with Alice?? And with whoever wants to join in???? Maybe 100 is too many, we could do 50… what do you all think?

We will probably start making blocks as soon as we start getting squares in the mail…. no time frame involved with this one. Since it is scrappy, we can just add to it as we get swapped squares in… I will hunt up a tutorial or write one before we start…

So, just leave a comment here to let me know if you want to join in on either of the sew-alongs…  Any of my friends here in Arabia want to join in before I leave in a few weeks? I have plenty of 2 1/2″ squares left in my tub!!!





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8 Responses to Some Sew-a-longs!!!

  1. Susan Smith says:

    First one is way too big for me these days, but am interested in the 2 1’2″ square one and we’ll be able to have fun with our scraps together. I’ve followed 2 Xmas quiltalongs so far on blogs and have done a lot of mystery quilts from magazines, so am up for anything and hopefully will get motivated once we move. Had a bad day today. Will be in Ballarat tomorrow. Take care.

  2. Lola says:

    I may just have to cheer you all on with this one. Not sure it is my cuppa tea!;-) That Irish Chain is so pretty! Looks like a lot of feed sack prints.

  3. Kim says:

    I’m in on the Irish Chain one, if you’re willing to include such faraway people as Americans. That looks soooo pretty! Let me know what to do, as I’ve never been in a swap before.

  4. Fiona says:

    woohoo… it will be so fun to make that quilt together…. I love that Irish chain… (I still have a scrappy stars one in pieces to finish!!!)…

  5. Narelle says:

    I have taken part in a 2 1/2″ swap previously and could do with a few more (100’s) of 2 1/2″ squares … mine is a long, long time project :o)

  6. alice says:

    I have been cutting 2 1/2 inch squares like a good little girl today. Pulled a pile for the blocks and threw them back. I will start over again tomorrow.

  7. Sally van Rooyen says:

    Promise to pop some into the post for you when I am back in Aus. This is going to be fab!

  8. Thanks again for using my book, be sure to let them know they can use a plain border and te quilt will be a smaller size! Be sure to send me updates and photos!…..Sandi

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