Today is the first day of a quilty new year!
I am sew excited to begin this journey with you all. The subject for my first Let's Bee Social linky party post, is an introduction to my Quilt Along for 2014!
I am hosting the Oblongagonalong in February! You can read more about the oblongagon here. And the finished quilt I made previously can be seen here.
I have posted a schedule on my new Quilt Along 2014 page which can be found just below the blog header. And I have added the quilt along button to my right sidebar. Sure hope many of you will be able to squeeze this quilt along into your busy plans!
I am making a quilt using the Honey Bee Mine collection by Shelley Comiskey for Henry Glass Company.
I found this fabric line on the Fat Quarter Shop site and fell head over heels with the cute little bear and the colour scheme! It has an expected shipment date of January 2014.
So I was thinking of beginning the quilt along the first week of February.
|I don't know what I did that has caused the one block on the top left to not show as filled in!!!
What I am wondering is, if you are interested in participating in the Oblongagonalong, would you wish to make a smaller quilt? These blocks are made from 6" squares. You would be able to get 7 blocks per WOF strip, and this layout would require 3 strips of each of the 15 prints, or 1/2 yard of each print.
These are some thing that you may want to alter for your planned quilt:
Size of block - You may want to use a larger square to make your blocks
Size of quilt - You may want to make a smaller or larger finished quilt
Layout of blocks - You may want to do a random layout or an alternate pattern
With or without borders - You may wish to add a border.
Here are a couple possible modifications....
This example is using 8" blocks.
This would give you 5 pieces per WOF strip.
This quilt shown is approximately size 50" x 56".
|Again that top left block is blank!
This example is using 10" blocks.
This would give you 4 pieces per WOF strip.
This quilt shown is approximately size 51" x 56" and shows a random placement.
|Blank block again!
This example shows another layout option.... A flower design.
|I think I broke my EQ7!
For anyone who would like to participate, I am willing to custom design your project on my EQ7. You want 8" oblongagons? Done! You want to make a smaller quilt? Doable! Don't hesitate to ask! I will gladly work with you through email correspondence to work up your own personal design.
So please let me know if you are interested in participating in the Oblongagonalong!!!!
And if there are any questions or if you would like me to draw up an alternate plan for you, please just ask!
I would love to help!
Interested in hosting a linky party? Visit InLinkz here to plan your party!!!
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Thank you for participating in the Let's Bee Social linky party!
Wishing you all a Quilty New Year!!!!
Wishing you all a Quilty New Year!!!!
Keep On Quilting On!