EEEkkk!!!! It's one of my favorite day's of the year!!!!!! Today, is the announcement of this years annual Happy Quilting Quilt Along, and I am so very excited :) And you all know I love Stars and this year, we are making all the Stars in the Seeing Stars Quilt Along!!!!
We are going to be doing basic piecing of course, but then this design also throws in some improve piecing, some machine applique, and even a bit of curves ;) So ya, lot of fun technique all tied up in this one quilt along and if you have never tried improve, applique, or curves, don't be scared!!! We are going to tackle them together and have a great time learning and piecing together!!! Doesn't that just look like so much fun!!!!
So like in previous years, there will be easy step by step directions, but this year we are going to be on a weekly schedule as the tasks are broken down a bit more :) And another change, because of the layout of this quilt, there is only going to be one size option this year. I know, that's a big change, but it just didn't work to try and take this random layout and make it into a whole ton of layout options. So this year we are all making the same size quilt, which just happens to be 80" x 80" so it is just perfect for laying out or cuddling up with :) And if you want it a bed size, you can always add a border to make it 90" x 90" for a queen size bed.
Be sure to pop in next week for the Fabric Requirements, Fabric options in a range of colors palates and at a discount, and the reveal of fabulous fabric prizes that include weekly progress prizes and Grand Prizes at the end. But mostly, just be sure to join in for the amazing fun with fabric and friends!!!! The Quilt Along will run from mid August through mid October and is going to be oh so great!!! Here is the schedule . . .
August 6th- Intro, Fabric Requirements, and Prizes Announcement
August 15th - Double Star Block
August 22nd - Curvy Star Block
August 29th - Pinwheel Star Block
September 5th - Improve Star Block
September 12th - Basic Star Block
September 19th - Applique Star Block
September 26th - Piecing Top and Grand Prize Linky
October 17th- Seeing Stars Parade and Grand Prize Winners
It all starts next week!!! So what do you say?? Do you want to Quilt-Along with me??? Grab a button and/or get your #seeingstarsquiltalong posting ready!! We are going to have some amazing Seeing Stars Quilting Fun!!!
And for easy access, I will be updating the weekly links on the Quilt-Along Page as well as this post.
Double Star Block
Curvy Star Block
Pinwheel Star Block
Improve Star Block
Basic Star Block
Applique Star Block
Piecing Top and Grand Prize Linky
Seeing Stars Parade and Grand Prize Winners
I can't wait for next week!!!! Hope to see ya there!!!!