I'm hooking up with the Little Forest Quilt Along that my friend, Mama Pea (at Peas in a Pod), and her sister (Aunt Pea) are hosting. It's for this quilt/wall hanging that they found at www.purlbee.com/.
The quilt along started yesterday and will end October 7. That's a fast quilt along! There's also a great give-away for finishing the week 1 assignments and posting photos. Unfortunately, I'm on vacation and out of town until after the deadline so I'll miss out...maybe. We'll see. I found an adorable little quilt shop in the next town over and am planning a visit on Tuesday. Crossing fingers!
If you want to join in the Little Forest Quilt Along, here's the link. But here are our assignments for week one:
1.Go to http://www.purlbee.com/little-forest-quilt/ and download the cutting and sewing instructions. It's not exactly apparent where those are. There are two orange links, with bullets next to them. They say "cutting" and "sewing." Download those pdf files and keep them handy. Also, you might want to bookmark the page, because you also need the instructions on the page.
2.Decide what size you want to make. Linda, over at Little Bits and Pieces, shows you some different sizes. You can do that, or something completely different.
3.Decide if you're going to make your trees like in the pattern or without the seam down the middle. Again, see Linda, over at Little Bits and Pieces, to link to a tutorial for making blocks without the seams going up the middle. You'll get a fatter tree if you don't do the seam in the middle.
DONE! I'm doing the seam down the middle. Frankly, the triangle in the square seems a lot more complicated. And I really like the dissonance of the cut in the same fabric.
4.Pick out all your fabrics. Get your greens, browns, and whites (or whatever colors you're going to use ready).
ALMOST DONE! I'm going to stop by the cute quilt store in Morehead City (NC) Tuesday. I've also been asking friends for their green scraps to make the quilt more interesting and fun. I'm going with dark greens for the trees and browns and maroons for the trunks. I'm going to try to mix it up a bit with off-whites and light tans for the background. I haven't decided on the binding yet, but it will probably be a maroon. The backing will be strips of leftover fabric.
5. Make sure you have thread, supplies, etc. all ready.
ALMOST DONE! I'll pick up green, maroon, and off-white thread at the quilt store Tuesday.
6.If you haven't done so, please join our Flickr group so you can get your photos posted. We all want to ooohh and aaaahhh over your work. And, you will want to be eligible for the prizes!
I'm so excited about the Little Forest Quilt Along!