Dandy Drive QAL · Electric Quilt · Uncategorized

Dandy Flowers Quilt Along

Are you ready for a fun, FREE quilt-along? Pat Sloan and I (and some other friends) have teamed up to bring you a fun event beginning April 7.

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Over the last several months, I’ve been working on designs using my Dandy Days fabrics. The prints remind me of carefree, summer days and I wanted a quilt to capture that feeling.

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Once I settled on a quilt design, I wanted to see how it looked in other fabrics—playing with colors and fabrics is one of my favorite parts of the quilt process so I started trying out other color combinations in Electric Quilt. During that time, I noticed that Pat Sloan’s fun line of bright florals and batiks, Sunday Drive, similarly called to mind lazy, sunny days and relaxing times. I tried those fabrics out in the design & they looked great too.

I wanted to share my idea with all of you, so, the idea for the Dandy Flowers quilt along was born.

Here’s a sneak peek at a couple of the blocks using Dandy Days.

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You can see a sneak peek of a block using Pat’s Sunday Drive here.

The quiltalong will run from April 7 to May 12. The patterns will be FREE, and available for download every other week starting April 7 here on my blog. You can follow my blog using one of the sign up buttons on the right side bar or  sign up for my email list and receive reminders when patterns are posted. The quilt finishes at 75″ x 90″.

We’ve coordinated with Homestead Hearth to offer kits in 4 colorways if you want to make a version like Pat’s or Sarah’s. Order a kit now & it should arrive before the April 7 launch date. Be sure to add your backing and coordinating Aurifil thread kit from Sarah or Pat to make your sewing a breeze!

If you want to use your own fabrics, you can download a Yardage Chart and get organized.

Grab the button at the top of this post & share it with friends to show everyone you are quilting along with us.

Use the hashtag #DandyDriveQAL on your posts so we can find your blocks.

Some of my friends will be joining in, sharing their fabric choices and ideas for the blocks. Be sure to follow them for encouragement & to see what fabrics they pick.

To recap:

Patterns will be FREE and available only as a download from my blog. 

See what my friends are doing at these links:

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

I’ll have some fun giveaways throughout the QAL so be sure you’re following me everywhere for the most chances to win!