Monday, July 30, 2018

Seeing Stars Quilt-Along!!!

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!!!!  
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  1. Yay!!! I love your quilt alongs and I love stars so this is PERFECT!!!!! Can’t wait! Now to decide on fabric......

  2. I think this will be great! I have been planning on using up some scraps making stars. I think this pattern will be perfect!

  3. I'll be joining in this year. I'm going to make a smaller quilt though. If you use one of the two pinwheel stars near the middle as either of the bottom corners, you would get a square quilt around 55in, I'm guessing. I love your design Melissa, 80 inches square is just a bit too much for me!

  4. I gotta say I am interested and I have lots of bright colourful fabrics in my stash right now. I did sorta kinda commit to another medallion quilt finish in September. Can I do two without getting overwhelmed? I guess we will have to see. How long will theses tutorials/blocks be available?

  5. Definitely interested in this one and am already planning colours.

  6. Lovely design! I think I can fit in a couple stars a week. I'd hate to miss the fun.

  7. Beautiful, I’m excited to make this one!

  8. Yay I'm in! Love this design 😊

  9. Count me in. Love, Love, Love this star design.

  10. I'm in the middle of my very first BOM quilt (that I am making with my sister), but I'm incredibly tempted to jump in on this one too! I love all the stars and am up for learning something new!

  11. I am looking forward to this. It will be a bittersweet journey, but I think it will be healing, as the quilt I did in last year's quilt along was for my son. I showed him the unquilted top when he was home for Christmas and planned to finish and give it to him on his birthday in June. He was killed in a traffic accident in March and my girls and longarm quilter finished the quilting and binding so we could drape his casket with it. Thank you for taking the time to do this.

  12. I love this quilt, but an 80" quilt is just too large for me. Darn it! Any chance for a smaller version?

  13. Oh my heck! I think I can, I think I can, I...

  14. I may just have to make this! Looks like what I need now.

  15. I'm so glad you're continuing your quilt alongs, Melissa! They are always a beautiful design and I love how you've incorporated lots of different techniques this time. I can't participate in this one because I have another one just starting, but I'll help spread the word on my blog.

  16. This is beautiful Melissa! I'm going to make a Christmas quilt 😁

  17. I think this will be my very first QAL - I just love it so much! Hopefully I can figure out how it works. I may need guidance from the experts.

  18. I'm all in too! Read about the Quilt along from Julie :)

  19. I want to play too....I will be using patriotic colors to use as a Quilt of Valor!


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