Friday, 26 May 2017
PEIMQG Mystery Quilt-Along
With the Round Robin challenge winding down, Liz and I have discussed ideas for the upcoming PEIMQG challenge. I have designed a block featuring different elements and techniques that could be assembled in a Traditional or Modern quilt layout.
The block can be broken down into different steps, to be completed on a monthly basis. We thought it would be fun to host an online Quilt-along, with sponsors offering prizes to anyone keeping up and posting their progress online.
We have decided that the Mystery Quilt-Along challenge will begin September 1st (with Fabric requirements being released in July) and running until the end of May. The great thing about this project is that you will be using your fabric, and the deadlines are self- imposed. If you don't keep up, that's okay. Try to catch up for the next month. This means nobody is waiting for their blocks to return, and if you can't make it to the monthly meeting...no worries, just post your picture progress to the blog and you are still eligible for a prize. Yea! Easy, right??
This Mystery Quilt-Along will be posted online and made available to the online community, so please let all your friends know that they can participate as well( and be eligible for prizes). It's going to be lots of fun and I can't wait to see everyone's completed quilts!!!
The instructions will be given in 4 different layout options: Make just 1 block for a 24" piece, OR make 4 blocks for a 2 x 2 layout, OR 9 blocks for a 3 x 3 layout. The modern version will have one set of instructions that you can feel free to customize as you see fit.
I designed the block to be a skill building exercise, perfect for newbie quilters wanting to learn some techniques that will help them become more confident sewers. For our more experienced quilters, I hope you will follow along as we will demonstrate different techniques for accomplishing completed units. Who knows, you may discover a new favorite way to make a familiar unit.
The tutorials (Clues) will be revealed on the blog, on the 1st day of every month, beginning in September, (with fabric requirements and possible color palettes being released in July.) You will have until the last day of the month to post your progress online.
***For the PEIMQG members - Liz, Heather or Cathy will be in attendance at the Sew-In's to help anyone with the techniques. But please don't be intimidated ... there is nothing too complicated and it is meant to be fun.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask in the comments below.