Attention Quilt Square Quilt Along-ers….

Hey all of you quilt square quilt along-ers (and want to be quilt along-ers)…Kelli and I were looking at options for next year and need some opinions from all of you.  Remember me saying we have trouble making decisions…we really do.

Lori Smith the designer of our current Quilt Square patterns designed a new set of patterns that are really cute but they are almost all applique.  I know many of you don’t like applique (including me) so I started looking at other options…Here are some.

Option #1
Make this Lori Smith pattern creating a block for the quilt each month as a block of the month.  Pattern cost $12.
Pieceful Nights

Option #2
Switch to wool applique and make these new hot off the press Lori Smith wool projects.  We love them but don’t know how many wool lovers are out there.  I think we might need to allow 2 months  for some of these as they seem like they would be take longer to make.  Pattern cost $9 each-total cost $18.
Quilt Squares #7

Quilt Squares #8

Option #3
Make this Lori Smith Pattern.  I want to do this in wool.  One block would be done each month.  You’d have the option to do cotton applique if you prefer.  Pattern cost $9.
Fit to Frame: Pattern Six

Option #4
Switch to a new designer, Primitive Gatherings…We would make these nine patch quilts that all come from the same book.  Book cost $20.   Being some of these are bigger so we might have some projects take 2 months, some one month.













Option #5-No quilt along….

We want to do projects that we want to make and you want to make.   We might even do two projects if there is enough interest.

Please reply in the comments what you would like to do…for example.  ” I like option 1 and 2″..or “I don’t have time so option #5″…or “option #4, I love those nine patches”.  Leaving a comment would really help us plan.  THANKS so much…

Quilt Square Quilt Along Prizes and New Month’s Block

If you are looking for the Quilt Square Quilt Along Parade, you can find that by following this link.  If you looking for the next block and prizes, you are at the right place.

Here is next month’s block…

It’s a block with four stars.  Mine was made with left over fabrics from my Moda Bake Shop School Spirit quilt.

Moda was so generous and sent a layer cake of Sweetwater’s Mama Said Sew fabric line, that I used in the quilt, to give away to one of you.

Country Threads is providing some fun goodies.  Here is a copy of their book Dear Emma, a fabric bundle and a collection of their patterns.

From Ackfeld Manufacturing is this large 24″ quilt hanger.

Stop by tomorrow and I will pick the winners.

Quilt Square Quilt Along: August Parade

Are you ready to see next month’s block?  Here it is.  Mine is all sandwiched and ready to quilt.

It’s the Nine Patch quilt at the very bottom left of the pattern.  You wouldn’t recognize it from my sample…I played with the colors and I’m not excited with the results.  I intended to remake it but that didn’t happen either.

Remember, we have switched to pattern #6 of Lori Smith’s Quilt Square pattern.  If you don’t have the pattern, no worry.  You can get it here from Country Threads.  If you have wanted to try to sew along and haven’t now that we are on a new pattern, it’s a great time to join in.

This month’s parade is a variety of squares as everyone had their choice of the blocks from pattern #4 to make.

First up is Jenelle’s.  I love the yellows and cheddars!  I always forget that black makes a great background.


Jan opted for the applique block…..very pretty.


Barb K was busy making two blocks.  Her blue themed blocks are sure to make a stunning quilt.

Sara has two blocks to show off this month too.  Reds, greens, pinks and neutrals are making some pretty blocks.

Debbie B has two blocks too…

They are all scrappy and CUTE!

Brenda had two blocks…first the T block….

Then the star block….I love the yellowish neutrals in the border.  It makes the star SHINE.

Brenda also has two blocks…here’s the T block done in pretty patriotic colors….

And here’s her star block…another beauty to my eyes.

Here’s Laura P’s block.  I love the center star on top where the colors blend.

Sharyn sent in two blocks…same style blocks with a different color scheme.  From reading everyone’s comments, I think this was the most challenging block.  I think I agree.

Nancy made this T block square…check out the beautiful quilting.

Here’s Melody’s block…very nice and neat.

Nancy is the brave girl that tackled the applique and made two blocks!  Both are beauties!

Michelle’s is the last block of the parade…it’s in 30’s prints.

I have to say that from the first block to the most recent block I have done, I truly think I am getting better at piecing. Working with small pieces like this is really a challenge and makes me sew with more care. I hope all of you are finding that your skills are also improving….my “fudging” skills are improving too!!

If you missed the prize list, you can check it out here… Country Threads,  Martingale and Company ,  Ackfeld Manufacturing and Auriful Thread all have donated some great prizes.

If I missed you block, drop me a note and I’ll add it quick.  Thanks for playing along!

Prizes for the Quilt Square Quilt Along

Are you wondering what goodies might be coming to some of you Quilt Square Quilt along gals?  Well wonder no more.

From Ackfeld Manufacturing and Auriful Thread there is a three panel wire table top quilt hanger and a sample pack of thread.

From Martingale and Company there is a copy of Country Threads book, Back to Charm School.

From Country Threads there is a bundle of goodies, fabric, two patterns from their $5 Chicken Feed patterns and the quilt book, “At the Lake”.

Watch for the parade of quilts coming up today….

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