Are you up for a sew-along? I know everyone is busy with graduation parties, weddings, gardening, and the like so I almost didn’t do this but I had a couple of blog readers who wrote and asked that I make a series of videos showing how I made my Piccadilly Circus quilt.
You might remember a bit ago that we had a quilt that was published in Quiltmaker Magazine. It was actually a reprint of the pattern. It was originally published in the 2018 September/October issue. It was republished in the May/June 2023 issue.
The original quilt was not paper pieced. The magazine wrote the directions telling readers to paper piece the quilt. In a previous blog post, I wrote out how I made the quilt. You can read them HERE…but a blog reader who also watches my Youtube videos asked that I make a video showing how I made the quilt.
I listened to her request and shot three videos over the last week. I ended up filming in three parts…So you can watch and sew along with me.
In the videos, I make this quilt…
It’s the same quilt that you see in the above picture only I changed up the color scheme to include only blues, greens, and teals.
I have the first video of the sew-along live. You can watch it here by pushing the triangle play button or you go to Youtube save the video and watch it later on your television or device.
The first video will give you cutting directions and will show you how I made the center of the star blocks.
The second video will go live on Monday. It will show you how I made the star points…and no. They are not paper pieced. It’s MUCH easier. All you need are a few neutral background squares and a bucket of scraps or strings to get started.
The last video will post the following Monday and that video will show you how I put the quilt all together.
All the measurements you need will be in the video so you don’t need the magazine but if you want to buy it, you sure can. Just note, my directions are entirely different than the magazine’s.
It’s a fun quilt to make because you create the sashing and the outside border blocks while you make the star points. That’s one of the reasons I was able to put the quilt together so quickly.
I’m so happy to have met another quilting deadline. This one is a baby gift.
I’m also happy to have met a blog reader request and filmed the new videos. I hope you sew along. Feel free to watch the videos now and then later sew along when your schedule is more conducive to a quilt along. The videos will remain on my Youtube channel and you can watch them anytime. You can find my Youtube channel HERE.
I was pretty sneaky to get all of the filming and quilt-making done without you knowing about it all. I wanted it to be a little bit of a surprise. I’m heading out to the sewing room. I have another surprise project in the works.