Stop the Sewing Machines!!

….I’m late getting this out to you…but you need to STOP THE SEWING MACHINE to read this.  You just might want to participate!!

Kelli and I were both VERY excited to learn that American Patchwork and Quilting is hosting a quilt along using our quilt, On the Bright Side!!!

If you don’t remember which quilt that is…it’s this one….

To date, this has been the most popular quilt we have ever made.  It was on the cover of the magazine.  It was a featured quilt in the American Patchwork and Quilting booth at Quilt Market and now…they are using it as the quilt along project.  Oh my.  We are so honored.

When I originally found out six weeks ago, I was all gung-ho about making this quilt.  See..I never sewed this quilt.  I was the designer…Kelli was the piecer.  Carla was the longarmer.  I was the binder.

I’m so tempted to make it…But…Right now with my pending cancer, I’m not up to start something.  But I sure hope you are!!  I will be happily following along and checking out everyone’s progress!!

You can find the pattern in their February 2018 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting, or buy the pattern here:

You can join our FB group to play along:

You can also share you progress using the hashtag #apqquiltalong  …I know that’s where I’ll be watching. I can’t wait to see all the fun color palettes and see how people change up the design to make it their own.

Here is the schedule…..

10 weeks to a finish.  That sounds like a great idea.  If you’re a Bonnie Hunter mystery quilter, this one would be done before the mystery starts.  (I know I’m enabling you all…sorry)

Kelli and I have been thrilled to work with American Patchwork and Quilting.  They are a great bunch.


21 thoughts on “Stop the Sewing Machines!!”

  1. Yay!!!! I have the magazine and will get my fabric pulled tonight. I’m going to try to use what I have. Thanks for spreading the word.

  2. How exciting :) I have the pattern as this one really spoke to me when it was first published :) I am going to go check this out!

  3. I’ve been wanting to do this one for awhile now, I deliberately bought the magazine. I might get it started during the quilt-along, but will have to take a 2-week break for a cruise! Good luck on your health journey.

  4. I bought the magazine and this one is on my bucket list but sadly life has gotten in the way of my sewing. I will get to this quilt eventually!

  5. Congratulations to you and Kelli, how exciting. I have the magazine and really wanted to make this quilt so now is the perfect time. Thanks for the heads up and I already joined the FB group. Now to hunt down the fabrics and get ready. Yea!!

  6. This quilt is on my list of quilts to be made but that’s not going to happen this year. The quit is absolutely beautiful, Carla did a wonderful job with the quilting. Thanks for sharing the information!

  7. Jo,

    I don’t normally do QAL but I have this magazine in my stuff! I bought it so I could make your quilt. I am going to dig it out tonight and start getting my fabrics together.

    I’m still praying for you and your family.

  8. This is beautiful! I plan on making this using Kansas trouble fabrics, I seem to have a lot of them & think this will be a perfect fit. I think I’ll make the stars varied cream colors & the white more of a cream to blend in with the Kansas colors. Thanks for sharing – I needed some inspiration & motivation in the quilting room.

  9. How very exciting! A real feather for your cap!

    I remember this quilt and I went out and got my copy as soon as I heard it was by you and Kelli (and Carla, too)!

    I will follow along but until I get my 2 granddaughter’s crip quits done I have to limit my starts!

  10. This is exciting news! I am already following along on Instagram. I bet it will be fun for you and Kelli to watch all the postings there and on Facebook to see what people do. So nice to have this “distraction “ in the midst of everything else, isn’t it?

  11. I think I will make it as a Quilt of Valor. I also have cancer and making for others keeps me off the feeling sorry for myself track. Thank you for sharing and congratulations.

  12. Carla did an awesome job with the quilting! It is a beautiful quilt, seems like I might have the pattern or the book. I hope you get a monetary benefit from this.

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