I spent a little bit of time in my studio this morning choosing some
fabric from my stash for a new "row quilt" that I will be
designing and teaching.
This class will be for
taught to the women in my church group.
I am happy to announce that I am inviting all of you to join me online ...
because I will be doing a free tutorial on each and every row of my quilt!
I will be posting a new tutorial every two weeks ...starting this week and we will finish up in the spring.
I will keep all of the tutorials up on my blog until next summer when I will compile them into a pattern:)
***update July 2013
The pattern and Instructions for the
Bee in my Bonnet Row Along Quilt
are in my new book
to get your copy!
So if you want to join the
grab some fabric from your stash
and get ready for the
first row along tutorial this coming week.
The quilt will be a twin size scrap quilt...and I will be using
"my scrappy happy colors"...
which are the tones that
I love to work with the most:)
of course you can use your very own
if they don't happen to be the same as mine:)
I've just pulled 8-10 from each of the colors that I will be working with to give you an idea of what to choose for your quilt.
For the first few blocks...I will be working with small squares so I have chosen small to medium scale prints.
Shades of Aqua
Leaf and Apple Greens
Tomato and Cherry Reds
(and of course...my signature red gingham)
Butter and Squash Yellow
Milk Chocolate Browns
I always add a neutral color or
two like these to my quilts.
I am using gray to tone down
my "happy colors" just a little...
And I like to use the brown
to add warmth...
charming vintagey palette:)
The fabrics are laid out
on my cutting mat.
Although I will only be choosing 12
of the prints for the first row...
(two from each color way)...
I will keep all of them together to use throughout the quilt and I will also be adding more prints as I go along.
Although I have already designed the quilt...
I havn't completed it yet...
(I will be adding a row to the quilt every two weeks)...
You cannot see the finished quilt now.
It will be somewhat of a mystery quilt...
or a happy surprise quilt...
however you want to look at it...haha
But just to give you an idea of what
the quilt will be like...
It will be an original Bee in my Bonnet pattern designed by me!
I will be using and teaching my
for most of the blocks.
Anyone and everyone is welcome to
join in on the fun...
let's row along together!!!
The rows will be...
flowers, spools, apples, fall leaves, mittens, mugs, baskets and butterflies.
There will also be rows of small
traditional blocks inbetween.
I think it's going to be a really fun quilt to make
and I can't wait to get started!
Until then my friends...
Have a quilty kind of day:)