** NOTE - This post is part of a series of posts for the Charming Baby Sew Along. If you would like to join (and have a chance to win some fun prizes ) you can find a list of the post links here :) Here is the schedule
May 13th - Quilt Finishing - Pieced Back - Grand Prize Linky - Today!!!
May 27th - Charming Baby Parade and Grand Prize Winner
WEEK 6 - QUILT FINISHING AND PIECED BACK
It's the sixth week of the Charming Baby Sew Along and were putting it all together!!! I am so, so, excited to see all of your blocks come together into a quilt!!!! You will need your copy of Charming Baby Quilts
if you need to do any catch up on the blocks as well as the Week 6 Charming Baby Sew Along Pattern
for the cutting and piecing instructions ;) This is the week we have been waiting for, the Quilt Finishing!!!
And of course, the Pieced Back :) Don't want to forget that rocket ship :)
The quilt finishes at 66" x 88" so it makes a wonderful twin size quilt or a great snuggle up in size ;) And I know you are all so excited to see all of those blocks you have pieced come together!! And I am just as excited for you, so fun!!! So get your Finishing Pattern
and let's get stitching!!!
WEEK 6 QUILTS FROM FRIENDS
And just like that, you are done with Week 6 of The Charming Baby Sew Along where we will put it all together!! It's so great to have you all quilting along!!!! Be sure to pop over to all my Sewing Along Friends and see their finished quilts for lots of inspiration!!
Amanda Castor - Material Girl Quilts
Andy Knowlton - A Bright Corner
Beverly McCullough - Flamingo Toes
Melanie Call - A Bit of Scrap Stuff
Pat Sloan - Pat Sloan's Blog
Fat Quarter Shop Friends - The Jolly Jabber
And it's almost time for someone to win our amazing grand prize from Moda Fabrics
!! I know that you all want to win this huge assortment of 18 Charm Packs with this exclusive zipper pouch and sewing tins and thanks so much to Moda Fabrics
for sponsoring this giveaway :)
Everyone that finishes their quilt top (doesn't have to be quilted) will be entered to win the grand prize, and you have until May 26th to get it finished up. I will announce the winner on the 27th ;) So get stitching!!! And once you are done with your quilt top, take a picture of it and either email it to me, share it on social media with #charmingbabyquilts, or add it to the linky at the end of the post. Everyone who finishes their quilt top will be entered to win!!!!!!
And we still have one more Weekly Giveaway!!! I am hosting this week's Charming Baby Sew Along giveaway!!! You can win 2 Charm Packs of Bloomington by Lella Boutique and a spool of Aurifil thread!!! This is the line I used to make the A Star is Born Quilt on the cover of the book. Oh, and since Bloomington is now available for the giveaway, it also means the A Star is Born Quilt Kits
and Backing Sets
are finally in stock!! Several asked when they would be available, so I thought you might like to know ;)
To Enter this Weekly Giveaway . . . simply leave a comment on this post telling me about the first baby quilt you ever made :)
And you can have more chances to enter on my Instagram and Facebook pages ;)
Now, as just mentioned, you only have to have your quilt top done to enter into the grand prize drawing . . . However, I wanted to encourage you to finish these quilts and not set them in a pile of "to be quilted" so I am planning a Parade for the 27th of May :) The parade will show off all quilted and bound Charming Baby Sampler Quilts!!
So, how do you finish up those quilts???
Baste It, Quilt It, and Bind It!! I know, I make it sound all so simple. If you are new to quilting, and need some help with these last few steps, you can see my Video Tutorials that go over the basics of how to do this ;) Also, there are some helpful free motion quilting tutorials if you are stuck on how you want to quilt your project ;) I quilted mine with an all over Curly Q that I really love to use for sampler quilts as it makes for great texture and is simple enough not to take attention away from all of those fun blocks!!!
Once you have your quilt finished it is ready to be showcased in the Parade. To be in the Parade, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your favorite finished Charming Baby Sampler Quilt picture attached as well as your name the way you would like it listed with your photo, where you are from, and a Link if you would like me to link your picture . . . Blog, Instagram, or Facebook will work great :) You can email me anytime from now until the evening of May 26th and I will get you added to the Parade!!!
I am so looking forward to seeing everyone's finishes!!! It has been so fun to see all of your quilt blocks each week and I can't wait to see them all quilted and bound ;) The Grand Prize winners will be announced on May 27th at the end of the amazing parade filled with all of your beautiful quilts.!!! I can't wait!!!
Just a reminder . . . Don't forget to share your finished quilt tops by linking up below or post on social media with the Hashtag #charmingbabyquilts
or you can always email me a picture and that will enter you for the Grand Prize Giveaway!!!! And don't stop at your quilt top . . . go ahead and finish it all up and then email me a picture at email@example.com to be in the Charming Baby Sew Along Parade!!!!
I can't wait to see your quilts!!!