I'm sew excited that
my latest fabric collection
is finally here and has been
shipping to quilt shops world wide!
Two weeks from today we will begin the
Autumn Love Sew Along
and it will take place
right here on my blog
every Monday for 12 weeks:)
I hope you will be
joining us for the fun!
HOW DO YOU JOIN??
Here are the answers to that question:)
First...all you need to do is tune
in here every Monday...
And of course grab your
And the all important
Autumn Love Quilt fabric kit:)
I feel "sew grateful" that there are
so many quilt shops cutting and
selling these kits...YaY!
Check with your favorite shop
and if they don't have one
then simply do a google search of
"Autumn Love Quilt Kit"
and you will for sure find a lot of
online shops where you can get one.
This sew along will go just like
my others using my
fabric and Sew Simple Shapes.
Each block tutorial will be here
on my blog so there is no pattern...
basically the Sew Simple Shapes
are your pattern.
I do have a SEW ALONG GUIDE for you to download for free
that gives ALL of the schedule...
cutting instructions for each fabric...
sew in interfacing instructions
and embroidery patterns etc.
to download the guide so that
you can BEE PREPARED when
August 20th gets here!
You can also copy and paste this photo
onto your blog or IG to show
that you are sewing along with us:)
There you go...
those are all of the steps
so when you have completed them...
consider yourself joined!
This is going to be a super fun quilt
to make and I also super LOVE
that we will be sewing all things
Autumn as the season here
is beginning to change:)
If you have been following along with me during each and every one of my Sew Simple Shapes Sew Alongs...
FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!
If you are just beginning with this one...
FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!
and I'm sure it will "bee helpful"
for you to familiarize yourself
with the whole process
by going back to my very first
applique sew along called
and watching the week one video
and then reading each weekly post.
You could even practice
by making a few of those blocks
so that you can
"Bee Prepared" for this sew along:)
You can find all of those posts
(along with all of the others)
on the right side bar here on my blog:)
Make sure that you are
viewing the "full web version"
of my blog and not the
shortcut version that
shows on your phone.
Okay...with all of that "bee-ing" said...
I can honestly say that I am
definitely in LOVE with Autumn Love
and want to sew all the Autumn things!
YES!...I am preparing for the
sew along but I'm also
doing a "few" LOL other projects too:)
See that cute acorn box on the left?
It holds my Acorn Table Runner Pattern
and Kit and will be available
in quilt shops next week.
This photo is the bottom of the box:)
I have cut my runner out
and will be sewing it this week.
In the meantime...
I am using my super cute
Autumn Love Acorns Box
to hold my Autumn Love fabric swatches!
Autumn Love Oranges...
Autumn Love Corals...
Autumn Love Greens...
Autumn Love Yellows...
Autumn Love Teals and Aquas...
Autumn Love Browns...
Autumn Love Reds...
and Autumn Love Grays:)
I always make "swatch cards" for each of my fabric collections so that I can easily design projects without pulling all of the fabrics out...I just use the cards:)
I decided to use these kraft paper tape for Autumn Love and keep them separated onto rings by colors.
I used Heat and Bond Lite and simply ironed the fabric rectangles onto the tags and then wrote the SKU number on top of each print:)
I'm sure you will be seeing more of these swatches during the sew along!
One of the projects that
I've been making are blocks from my
"Scrappy String Block Tutorial"
I did the tutorial in early spring...
if you want to make some:)
These blocks are super fun to
use up your leftover strips
but are easily done with
one fabric collection as well!
Looks how cute this gingham pumpkin
looks with my blocks.
I got it at JoAnn's...
when I saw it I thought it
really needed to come home with me
to play with my Autumn Love fabric:)
I have started sewing my Scrappy String blocks together...
Here's what the back looks like...
I DO NOT remove my sew in interfacing.
I love the stability that it adds to these strips that end up being cut on the bias around the edges..
I'll add thin batting or flannel
and a backing fabric and
quilt and bind as usual!
This makes a darling runner or pillow.
I can also just keep adding rows
for an amazing scrappy autumn quilt:)
Next week I'll show you my progress
on the Acorn Table Runner and also
chat a bit more about the
Autumn Love Sew Along.
I remain as excited as ever
to sew with all of you!