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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

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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. Β 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

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Dandy Drive Quiltalong, Part 4

Another week has flown by and it’s time to add some butterflies to our flower garden!

Download the pattern here.

You can have fun with the wings–will your butterflies be multi-colored or monochromatic? You’ll be using easy stitch-trim-flip construction techniques.

Then, because we want our butterflies floating and flying, we’ll turn them on point by surrounding them with triangles.

It’s truly that easy!

Another week means another prize opportunity. This week, we’re giving away a fat quarter bundle of my Dandy Days fabrics.

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To enter, share a photo of one of your butterflies on Pat’s page.

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

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Dandy Drive Quiltalong, Part 3

So many flowers are blooming in our Dandy Drive quiltalong. It’s fun to see your colors and combos. We have another fun giveaway this week so read on for details.

Now that we have flowers, it’s time to add stems.

Download the stem pattern here.

My best tip for success with the stem: When you’re sewing the HST units or the smaller units together, press your seams open.

There are quite a few pieces to the stem because I wanted easy sewing with no tricky angles or ruler gymnastics. Here’s a pic of the back of a stem:

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Here’s a finished stem:

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That’s my Daylight Sayings Time print in lemon as the background for this block. It makes me smile every time I see it.

This week, if you share a photo of your flower with a stem, you’ll be entered to win a fat quarter bundle of Pat’s Sunday Drive batiks.

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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

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Dandy Drive quiltalong Part 2 Pattern

Are you ready to finish your flowers? This week we’re bringing you the pattern to add the petals to your flowers.

Download it here.

So many of you are sewing along already & I’m loving all the variations.

If you share a photo on Pat’s blog by 6 pm, April 20, 2017, you can be entered to win a fat quarter bundle of Pat’s Sunday Drive prints!

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Here’s one of my flowers.

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I’ll share some flowers more soon along with some piecing hints.

I had a great question this week–what is the difference between finished & unfinished size. The 9 patch pattern mentions that your block should be 10 1/4″ unfinished. That just means that once you’ve pieced your nine patch from last week, if you lay a ruler on top of it, it should be 10 1/4″ from edge to edge.

Finished size means what the measurements are once the 9 patch is sewn to the petal units–basically the seam allowance is no longer visible on top of the block so the measurement from edge to edge of the 9 patch once it’s sewn to adjacent pieces is 9 3/4″.

GREAT QUESTION & I hope everyone asks any other question that comes up during your sewing–if you’re wondering about something, there’s a great chance someone else is too.

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

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We have a winner!

Pat & I are blown away by the response to our Dandy Drive quiltalong.

There’s still plenty of time to join in. Get the first free pattern via the download on my previous post.

You can still order a kit here.

We just restocked thread kits too. Sarah’s Dandy Days Aurifil kit even has 2 spools of 40 wt variegated thread perfect for machine quilting your project.

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Order your thread kit here.

And now, what you’ve all been waiting for. The winner of her very own Dandy Drive quilt kit is: “SewinColorJean” who posted:

I love the dark backgrounds especially the dark pink, which looks purple to me!

Email me your address, Jean and I’ll get your kit on the way!