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Sew Intertwined Quilt Along – Come Join Us!

Sew Intertwined Quilt

Hello and welcome to my 2nd Quilt Along! I’ve teamed up with Melissa of SewBitterSweet Designs and we’ve got a beautiful quilt for you to make. It’s my first collaboration design and I’m really pleased with how it turned out.

The woven blocks in the middle are a little more complicated, and we’ll be sharing two methods for making them. So you’ll be able to experiment and choose which works for you – I pieced mine using traditional methods, and Melissa paper pieced hers. For most of you, this is less of a piecing challenge than a planning challenge, and we will give you the tools you’ll need to be able to plan it. That makes it sound really hard, but actually, the hardest bit is choosing which colours go where.

Finished size: 60″ x 60″ without border.

How to Join: All you have to do is head over to Flickr and join the Sew Intertwined QAL Group. We are going to take our time with this QAL, so you will have until September 6th to get your quilt top into the Flickr group to be eligible for prizes. We’ve listed the prizes we’ve got lined up so far, but we’ll try to add to this as time goes by. Please visit the official QAL page for the prize information.

Fabric Requirements:

I am using all solids for this quilt – two shades each of grey, purple, aqua and orange. My fabric was supplied by the lovely Mandy at Simply Solids – if you’re in the UK and need solids, she’s got free shipping over £15, plus there’s a 10% off discount code too.

You will need:
five 2/3 yard/.5m cuts, plus a 1 yard/1 metre cut (mine was the darker aqua) and 2 yds/ 2 metres of background fabric (dark grey in my case). If you want to do the border, you’ll need a 1/2yd/.5m cut for that too. You may have a bit of extra background left over, but you can always use that in the back! Binding requires 1/2 yard/.5m.

We have arranged discounts for you at some of our favorite fabric shops!

Intrepid Thread20% off your fabricJulie has a custom listing set up for this QAL

Stitches ‘N Giggles10% off fabrics your fabric with code qal2012 good through July 31st

Contemporary Cloth 20% off your fabrics with coupon code SewIntertwined

Eclectic Maker (UK)- 10% Discount Code available for one use until 5 August – QALGEEK

Pink Castle Fabrics: 15% off Discount Code – SEWINT15

QuiltingLodgeQuilting Lodge20% off your fabrics with code SIQAL20.


16 July: Quilt Design and Requirements – on SewHappyGeek and SewBitterSweet Designs

26 July: Dresden Fan Tutorial by Jen Excell of SewHappyGeek

6 August: Outside blocks tutorial by Melissa of SewBitterSweet Designs

16 August: Woven blocks tutorial. Paper piecing technique by Melissa of SewBitterSweet Designs and traditional piecing technique by Jen of SewHappyGeek

27 August: Joining the blocks by Melissa of SewBitterSweet Designs and border by Jen of SewHappyGeek

6 September: Last day to enter completed quilt top into Flickr group

7 September: Prizes awarded! Yay!

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8 thoughts on “Sew Intertwined Quilt Along – Come Join Us!

  1. Ooh, intriguing…. what’s the finished size? I really should say no to more quilt a longs but I just can’t resist!

    BTW the Contemporary Cloth link isn’t working here or in the main post…. I Googled it and went from there but thought you’d want to know.

  2. This is fab! I’m so behind on other projects I don’t think I have time to join in but I’m looking forward to watching what you all make 🙂

  3. WOW. Just….WOW. I just may have to get off of my lazy ass and join you guys, because this is way too gorgeous to pass up! You both are so darn brilliant…

  4. OOHHH!!! I’d decided this was my year for finishes and not starting anything new. This is so gorgeous I just have to play along. Can’t wait to get started.

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