I try and make a block every day which allows me to join in many of the sew-alongs happening in internet-land. There are many reasons why you should join a sew-along but that is another blog for a different day. For now I want to share with you one sew-along that I think is great for beginner and experienced quilters.
The Fat Quarter Shop's Patchwork quilt-along is free to join (although a small donation to their chosen charity is always welcome). The blocks are scrap happy so you can use your stash and they are simple to piece. A new pattern is released every month and you can find all the details, together with the pattern for Block 1 HERE.
Although I join in the sew-alongs, I seldom make full size quilts as I will not use all of them. I tend to make smaller items and for the Patchwork sew-along I have decided to create an autumnal table runner and topper using two of each months' blocks.
Block 1 'Souvenir of Friendship' is quick to put together and very easy - especially if you press all seams towards the darker fabric so nesting seams is quick.
|(Note: I pressed the last long four seams open to help the block lay flat.)|
So why not jump right in - as I say you do not have to make a full-size quilt - there are a lot of other options.
Until next time ..........