#DandyDays · Aurifil Thread · Dandy Drive QAL

Dandy Drive Quiltalong Wrap-up

Here we are at winding down the Dandy Drive quiltalong. By now you know there are multiple ways to combine the blocks & create your own, magical, welcome summer quilt. Search the hashtag #dandydriveqal & you’ll find lots of ways folks have put the basic blocks together.

This week, to celebrate a successful QAL, I’m giving away Aurifil thread!

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First, here’s a peek at my complete quilt:

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To win, tell me what your favorite “in stores now” fabric line is–I’m always interested to know what people are crushing on.

Enter to win

And be sure to check out what all my friends are doing:

Be sure to check out what all my friends are doing.

Kim Niedzwiecki: Facebook/Instagram/Website

Jane Davidson: Facebook/Instagram/Website

Jacquelynne Steves: Facebook/Instagram/Blog/Facebook Group

Kerry Goulder: Facebook/Instagram/Blog

Heather Valentine: Facebook/Instagram/Blog/Facebook Group

Pat Sloan: Facebook/Instagram/Blog/Sew Along Website/Facebook Group

And follow me:

Sarah: Facebook/Instagram/Website

#DandyDays · Dandy Drive QAL · Quilting

Dandy Drive Quiltalong, Part 5

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Do you want to win this fat quarter bundle? Read on for details.

We’re already at week 5 of our Dandy Drive quiltalong. This week, we’re focused on assembly.

Download your assembly instructions here.

This is where I should be inserting some fabulous photos of my quilt assembly. Quilt Market is in less than 2 weeks & I forgot to get assembly photos of the yellow version of the quilt & don’t have enough progress on my other version to show assembly.  Sad, but true, folks.

Instead, this week, we want to see what you’ve got done!

To enter, share a photo of any part of your quilt that you’ve assembled on Pat’s page and be entered to win a fat quarter bundle of my Color Crush plaids.

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Be sure to check out what all my friends are doing.

Kim Niedzwiecki: Facebook/Instagram/Website

Jane Davidson: Facebook/Instagram/Website

Jacquelynne Steves: Facebook/Instagram/Blog/Facebook Group

Kerry Goulder: Facebook/Instagram/Blog

Heather Valentine: Facebook/Instagram/Blog/Facebook Group

Pat Sloan: Facebook/Instagram/Blog/Sew Along Website/Facebook Group

And follow me:

Sarah: Facebook/Instagram/Website

#DandyDays · #Quiltmakers100Blocks · #Studio37Fabrics · Quilting

Block Tour Road Rally

Are you zooming along the internet highways and byways of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 15 Block Tour Road Rally?

I’m so excited to be part of this incredible group of designers. My name is even on the cover!

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So if you follow me on social media, then you know I love pinwheel blocks. So, when I started working on a design for this issue, I experimented with pinwheel variations.

Here’s my block:

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It uses my Dandy Days fabrics and several solids. One things I loved about the block as it evolved was how it could create additional, interesting designs when the blocks were set side by side. Here’s a whole quilt using the block:

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The block works in lots of color combinations. Here’s a warm version using other prints from my Dandy Days line.

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This block has lots of pieces so my best tip is to press the seams open as you piece each unit. While I grew up with the “always press your seams to the dark fabric” guidance, I’ve learned that with lots of small pieces coming together in a block, pressing seams open is almost magical.

Be sure to visit the Quilty Pleasures blog to see all the other blocks & enter to win some great prizes.

I’m giving away a copy of the magazine to a lucky winner. I’m also trying out this new way to give away prizes.