It's time to begin! Who's excited!!? Here are the details of the sew along-
Time frame (updated):
The block patterns will be published every other Friday, here on the blog, beginning with the simplest and progressing to the most complex. Don't worry, there isn't anything too tricky!
May 2- Kickoff and Giveaway
May 16- Block 1
May 28- Block 2
June 10- Block 3
June 24- Block 4
July 8- Block 5
July 22- Block 6
August 5- Block 7
August 19- Block 8
September 2- Block 9
September 16- Prairie Points/Borders and Final Giveaway
UPDATE: A convenient condensed version of all the Rise pattern together can be found in my Pattern Shop.
Balloons: I used 16 fat eights of Backyard Roses by Ellis and Higgs for Riley Blake, which covered the balloons and prairie points with a good amount left over. You could also use scraps, jelly strips, or layer cake squares. You will need about 6 fat quarters' worth of fabric, though a little more variety than 6 prints would be optimal.
1 yd background fabric
1/2 yd border fabric
1/2 yd binding fabric
2 yds backing
Now for the fun part- a giveaway! I'll pick a winner from the list of subscribers the night before the first block release. The prize will be a surprise, but it will involve fabric of course :) There will be another giveaway at the end chosen from those who participated. You can subscribe at the link below by adding this blog to your existing reader, or clicking "get Woodberry Way delivered by email". Following by Bloglovin' or some other format is also fine.
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I just have to mention how excited I was to use this as a backing. The Seed Catalog print combined with the hot air balloons and summery prints remind of me of an old timey state fair, and I just love it!
The final quilt measures 42" by 54", a generous baby size. It would be the most perfect new baby quilt, in my humble opinion :)
If you are quilting along and are on Instagram, don't forget to tag with #risequilt so I can see. I'm @woodberry_way, and I love to share quilts there too!
When the sew along is over, I'll have the entire pattern available for purchase for those who prefer that.
Also, I've added a tab on the top right of the blog with quick links to the patterns- "Rise Quilt Along". Enjoy!