After the longest January ever , February has arrived and it is brimming with possibility. After lots of planning behind the scenes I am finally ready to share all the details of my Lemon Squeezy Quiltalong and, you guys, I am so excited!!!
The Quiltalong starts on Sunday 16 Feb and will run for 6 weeks. Posts will go up weekly on the blog and via newsletter too – you can sign up for that here.
We will run to the following timetable:
Week 1: Sun 16 February – Welcome to the Quiltalong and Fabric selections
Week 2: Sun 23 February – Cutting our fabrics
Week 3: Sun 1 March – Making our first lot of blocks (Block A)
Week 4: Sun 8 March – Making our Block B blocks
Week 5: Sun 15 March – Laying out and assembling our quilts
Week 6: Sun 22 March – Finishing off
We will have prizes along the way too:
One Thimble: Lucy has generously donated an issue of your choice from this amazing sewing magazine.
Drawn the end of Week 2
Down Grapevine Lane: Sedef has donated a copy of her amazing Desert Windmills Mini Quilt along with 3 fat quarters from her own fabric range.
Drawn the end of Week 5
And finally one lucky winner will be chosen on the 31st March for our grand prize – a FQ bundle of Bloomsbury* by Bari J from our amazing sponsor Lauren at Bebeloush Designs.
And there will be patterns and prizes from me along the way too of course!
To be eligible for prizes you need to post your quiltalong pictures to social media, either Facebook or Instagram. Posts must be made from public accounts. I will be checking hashtags and choosing from there. If you are not on social media you are welcome to email me each week at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use the hashtag #lemonsqueezyqal to be eligible for prizes, follow along and be part of all the fun!
* If you already own Bloomsbury an alternative prize will be offered
Next up Fabric shopping!
Lauren the goddess has offered an amazing discount for you all that will run the duration of the quiltalong. The code will be given to you when you sign up for the quiltalong here
And our Facebook Group too:
I like to think that I am all Dumbledore-esque right now when I say that help will always be given to those at Piccolo Studio who need it. I’m really channeling the magical wizard vibe lol. But it is true! Join our specific Facebook group Lemon Squeezy Quiltalong for hands on support, answers to all your questions and general quilty merriment along the way.
Please note: You must already have purchased a copy of the pattern to be able to join our wonderful group due to the specific nature of content that will be discussed.
I am going to be using an amazing quilting range to make my quiltalong quilt – here is a wee peek so you can get as excited as I am.
I know right – it is PHENOMENAL and absolutely perfect for this quilt!
It is seems really important to note right now that this is my first quiltalong so please remember I am learning right along side you and stay kind even when I drive you all sorts of bonkers. I will work really hard but I am guaranteed to make at least a zillion mistakes in the process of all this.
Now quickly before I go lets talk about my personal #operationstash challenge….
And a big hello to Charlie who is a total photobomber but luckily all sorts of gorgeous lol. Back in December I tidied and prettied up my sewing room so it looked like this again after a hugely busy month. I was HORRIFIED at how much extra fabric I have accumulated through the year and decided to set myself a 2020 challenge to reduce it by half – lets see how I go!
I have set a few simple rules for myself:
1. I have to use what I have, unless it is a custom order that requires me to order in
2. If I cant work with it then it needs to be donated or sold
3.Where possible I am to use free tutorials or write my own to share with you lovely people
4. I will share a blog post each month of my progress sharing the makes and how I am going.
Feel free to join in with me and use the hashtag so we can all
stop each other from buying more fabric support each other along the way! I have decided to spend February focusing on my rather hefty scrap basket and large pile of unfinished projects. Wish me luck!
Oh and before I forget – lemon squeezy can be a pretty spectacular way to reduce your stash … just saying 😉
Well that was a lot of words from me – hopefully everyone is ready and rearing to go from here.
Let’s dive in