Thursday, June 2, 2016

Summer Solstice Quilt-A-Long!!!

Well, you all said summer, and it is now official!!!   Who is ready for the Summer Solstice Quilt Along???   I am so super excited!!   I just love Quilt-A-Long's and I am so loving this pattern!!! We are going to be doing bi-weekly assignments this time around  and of course,  I have written the quilt up in lots of size options, so there is sure to be just the right project to fit your summer time frame ;)

And a quick note . . . I know a lot of you wanted to do a medallion quilt, but after lots and lots (and lots) of work playing with the design and the quilt math, it just kept not turning out.  In order to make the Medallion quilt work in so many multiple sizes, it just had to be so basic, and I just didn't love it.  So I went back to what has been loved in the past and I hope you love the design as much as I do.  And you will notice, it even has a few curves!!  Don't be scared, we will tackle them together ;)




Just like in previous quilt-a-long's, there will be easy step-by-step bi-weekly directions, stunning Quilt-A-Long kits in a range of colors palates that will be revealed next week, fabulous fabric prizes that include bi-weekly progress prizes and Grand Prizes at the end, and most importantly lots of fabric fun with friends!!!   It will run all summer  and is going to be a blast!!!  Here is the schedule . . .

June 9th- Intro, Fabric Requirements, and Prizes Announcement
June 23rd - Cutting
 July 7th - Flying Geese
July 21st - Half Square Triangles
August 4th - Drunkards Path
August 18th - Building Blocks
September 1st - Piecing Top and Grand Prize Linky
September 15th- Summer Solstice Parade and Grand Prize Winners

It all starts next Thursday!!!  So what do you say??  Do you want to Quilt-A-Long with me???  Grab a button and and get ready for some Summer Solstice Quilting Fun!!!

 


Oh, and for easy access, I will be updating the weekly links on the Quilt-A-Long Page as well as this post ;)

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48 comments:

  1. I really like the curves and the hot fiery palette makes this look really summery already. Thanks a million for sharing this with us!

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  2. This looks amazing! I have never worked with curves before. Going to give it a go though. :)

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  3. Yay! I can't wait! And I just love the pattern.

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  4. I'm super excited for this quilt along. I love your pattern - and I think I have some fabrics stashed in those lovely oranges, reds and yellows that will be perfect. Thank you for sharing!!!

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  5. I really like the design, but LOVE the colors you choose to introduce it in. I'm excited to try to keep up with one!

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  6. This will be such a pretty quilt!

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  7. I like the design very much. I have a FQ stack of blues, greens, aquas that I think will work perfectly. Thanks so much.

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  8. I love the design and I also like the colour palette of you picture. I'll do my best to keep. I haven't done a quilt along with you since the tetris quilt so I'm really looking forward to this one.

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  9. Yay!! I love your qal's!!! This will be my 3rd!!

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  10. Yay!! I love your qal's!!! This will be my 3rd!!

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  11. I'll admit it, I was one of the medallion people. However, I'm really excited to give this pattern a go! I have yet to attempt curves so it will be great to do this along with you and learn. Love the pattern and the fiery colors that you are showing. Can't wait to see the fabric requirements so that I can start digging in my stash - or have and excuse to shop.

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  12. I so can't wait! This is going to be awesome. The pattern is gorgeous. I will admit I am a little bit nervous about the curves but I am willing to give it a try!

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  13. I was one of the medallion people! But I really like this too! I can't wait to start!

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  14. I absolutely love it!!! (And I was on the medallion band wagon-but this is so awesome I don't care that it isn't medallion!!) Thanks so much for all the work you do to organize and run these-so excited!!!

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  15. Loved your last quilt along- hoping to join this one, but we'll see how much time the baby and toddler will let me have :)

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  16. Count me in! I hope I can keep up with all my my other quilty commitments. I am anxious to find out if this is precut friendly because I have so many sitting on my shelf waiting for the perfect project, but I love the colors in the mock up you are showing and may copy that. As you know, I am a green-blue-purple kind of girl, so doing this in the summer sun color palette would get some balance to my stash of scraps. :-)

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  17. I'm excited! The medallion requests were scaring me because i'm such a new quilter. As it is, this pattern will have me tackling lots of new things (flying geese, drunken path), so it's perfect for me. Can't wait!

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  18. I'm excited! The medallion requests were scaring me because i'm such a new quilter. As it is, this pattern will have me tackling lots of new things (flying geese, drunken path), so it's perfect for me. Can't wait!

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  19. Love the look of the quilt. Will watch with interest and see if I can join in the summer fun :)

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  20. You always get me with your quilt-alongs!

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  21. This is stunning. Just so bright and summery

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  22. I like the bit of curved piecing you chose for this block.

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  23. this quilt is wonderful.I love the colors you used.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  24. Love this quilt, pattern and colors - will take part!!

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  25. This design is inspiring as well as the color choices.

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  26. The curves give it charm but the bright colors just catches the eye... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  27. I'd love to sponsor the quilt along with PDF patterns!

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  28. I look forward to seeing all the quilts.

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  29. Love the quiltpattern you chose for the sew along! Beautiful!

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  30. Thinking this just might be the perfect QAL for my precious Liberty of London.
    Are you on Instagram?
    That is my forum I use, do you have a hashtag?
    Yours in quilts, nicole aka Saphre1964

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  31. Such a lovely quilt for summer. I like the sunny colors and that little bit of curve in the design. I would love to join in for the QAL, but I have a quilt with a timeline that I'm just starting. Sigh. I'm eager to see how everyone else's turns out, though.

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  32. You are always doing such fun things. I love visiting your blog. I'm trying to resist your quilt-a-long, but I'm not sure that I can. Maybe I should start digging through my stash now...

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  33. Wow!!! love this Pattern! Beautiful quilt!!

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  34. What a stunning quilt! Wish I had time for a quilt along. It sounds like so much fun.

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  35. Oh I SO want to join in on this QAL - can I manage to carve out some time for it? Um, why yes, I think I can!

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  36. Thanks for sharing another beautiful quilt along. I like the curves that make it a little different and I want to do one in shades of aqua. Also, thanks for sharing your review of Lara's new applique book.

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  37. Visiting from BuzzinBumble. I'm bummed that I can't join this QAL - it's a gorgeous quilt. I'm concentrating on UFOs and refuse to start new projects until I've gotten a handle on the uncompleted here. :)

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  38. Melissa, I'm also visiting from BuzzinBumble and so glad I dropped by! This is so pretty and looks like a fun QAL. I'm not very good with keeping up with QALs and BOMs, but I'm going to give this one the old college try. Thank you for taking the time to put it together.

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  39. I missed this post at first! It looks lovely, and though I have a weak spot for medallions, you have to go for a setting that you like. I also love the colours you show this in, so summery!

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  40. So excited about another QAL

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  41. Ohhh....Such a cool pattern.

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  42. Wonderful QAL-love the summery colors.

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa