Monday, June 3, 2013

Announcing the Prism Along!

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I'm excited to announce the Prism Along! We'll be sewing along with Faith's pattern Prism.

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Her pattern is available here. It's paper pieced, but don't worry, there will be tutorials, tips, and any hand holding necessary! Follow this blog or join the Flickr group to keep up with all the posts and fun. Here's our schedule:

June 10 - chat with Faith
June 17 - choosing your fabrics
July 1, 2, and 3 - paper piecing instructions, tips, and solutions to common problems
July 8 - cutting your fabric
July 22 - check in
July 29 - piecing the blocks together
August 5 - check in
August 12 - making your quilt backing
August 19 - quilting options: thoughts from Faith and Angela Walters
September 2 - check in
September 9 - wrap up and open linky party
September 13 - linky closes, time for voting!
September 16 - winners announced

One of our sponsors, Fabric Fly, has generously offered all of us a 10% discount until June 30th!! Just use the coupon code "QuiltAlong10" when you check out. You can find them on Facebook, on instagram @fabricfly and sign up for their newsletter here.

And because quilt alongs are always more fun with some incentive, we have prizes:

1st place - a $75 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop and the Starburst Quilt pattern from Sewlio Designs:







 Fat Quarter Shop boasts a huge fabric selection, tons of bundles, same day shipping, and a large sale section. Their solids section is amazing! They also sell books, magazines, kits, notions and tools. You won't leave here disappointed!

Kyndra of Sewlio Designs is starting her journey into the pattern designing world and gains plenty of insight and input from her wonderful husband, a graphic designer. Her quilts are modern and cutting edge! Check out her blog at www.sewliodesigns.com.

2nd place - a $30 gift certificate from Knotted Threads, and from I Don't Do Dishes, the Right Angles panel of Angela Walter's Textures line and 4 fat quarters of coordinating Oval Elements


  


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Knotted Threads a newer Etsy shop with amazing customer service and the best selection of Joel Dewberry's Notting Hill around! Jennifer also offers "create your own bundle" options with plenty of fabrics to choose from. Dots, chevrons, and blenders galore will welcome you!

I Don't Do Dishes is an Etsy shop who boasts tons of vibrant, modern fabrics like Pearl Bracelets, Simply Color, Salt Water, Comma, and lots more. She cuts generously and loves to compile custom bundles, so send her a message today with your custom request!

3rd place - $25 gift certificate from Fabric Fly





Fabric Fly is an online shop that sells yardage, as well as some other unique options - like precut hexies, scrap packs, and plenty of flannel fabrics. You can order fabric in any increment you want over 1/4 yard (7/8 yard? Yes please!). All their US orders ship for $5.75, so load up your carts!

Everyone who links up a finished, quilted and bound quilt at the end of the quiltalong will also receive a copy of my pattern Fire & Ice:


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Paper Pieced Meet 'n Greet
To spread the love of paper piecing, I thought it would be great to celebrate a number of different quilters and their paper piecing expeditions in conjunction with our quiltalong! You'll hear from beginner paper piecers, seasoned veterans, and pattern designers right here at 13 Spools. Check back at these dates to learn more about these awesome ladies:

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June 22 - Kyndra @ Sewlio



I hope you'll join us!

14 comments :

  1. Oh, wow, I bought the Prism pattern about a month ago! I'm in! :)

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  2. this looks interesting but not sure what is meant by paper piecing, is it foundation piecing or the traditional English paper piecing method, can do the English but not tried the foundation paper piecing way. Pleas eadvise, thankyou

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    1. Hi Margaret! It is foundation pieced using paper, which is ripped off after the blocks are all pieced. This technique is commonly referred to as "paper piecing". Hope that helps!

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  3. Just bought the Prism pattern and I'm a new Follower in Bloglovin. Should be fun.

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  4. is this something people JUST beginning can keep up with?

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    1. Absolutely! This is pretty much the easiest paper piecing pattern that exists. I'm not even kidding. The reason it's so easy is that there are no crazy angles, no sharp points, and no overlapping seams. That might not mean much if you've never paper pieced before, but trust me, this is probably the best pattern a beginner could hope to start with!! And of course I'll be on hand to answer any and all questions you have. Even if it's at midnight. Cuz I have a tiny baby and never sleep :).

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  5. Hi Amy, I do love paper piecing. I'm glad I ran into your blog. I wish I could join but due to the economy (husband's pay was cut in half)I cannot afford to buy the pattern. But I will enjoy the Prism Along via your blog.

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  6. I got the pattern cant wait to start! Having trouble with Flickr so I've put in a help request there, so it may be while before I can post pics. :)

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  7. Oh wow - have to think about this one. I am just starting to learn paper piecing, so could be a good thing to try :-)

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  8. That's a gorgeous pattern--I usually love Faith's designs, so it's no surprise I love this one. I wish I could join up, but I have so many projects going right now that I really should resist. Ugh, temptation!

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  9. Nice to meet you Amy! Wow! your Fire and Ice quilt is just awesome! I can certainly identify with you in that quilting makes our whole family happier. I've learned that having a creative outlet is a de-stresser and is really a must. I've really enjoyed my stroll around your blog!

    -Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  10. What a great quilt! Off the check out the pattern now!

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  11. I have done a lot of paper piecing and this really looks fun. It should be the perfect not too complicated quilt to make during my busy summer. Very excited to hear the different speakers. ^_^

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  12. I love paper piecing because my points are always pointed.I would love to make this quilt. Count me in

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