June 10, 2019

Rise Quilt Along- Cutting and First Blocks

Hello Rise quilters, welcome! This post will bring you up to date with the upcoming WEEK 1 and WEEK 2 for the quilt along. By now you should have your fabric picked out and and ready to cut! I'm using this happy purpley/teal rainbow, which is a copycat of a bundle that Fabric Bubb carries. Too cute!

For this pattern, a lot of the fabric will be cut out as we do the blocks. To cut all of it in one go would be madness, and very confusing to keep it all in order. For now we can cut background pieces, and the fabric we need for the baskets and rope. Skip ahead to the sashing and border instructions and cut that too if you want to be super prepared. You will cut the prairie points from each print as we go along with the blocks, as indicated in the pattern. You need 62 of them so depending on how many prints you are using, plan accordingly.

Things are still very crazy around here (trying to find a non-moldy house to buy, making terrifying life decisions whilst trying to wrangle 4 boys who are now out of school!) so I'm not going to bug you with a ton of emails for this casual summer sew along, you can always check in on IG for every day happenings. Week 2 will not have an official email, so please proceed to the first 3 balloons! Here are my first 5 since I obviously have to work ahead. I love how it's turning out!!

Here is the Rise Quilt Along Announcement post if you missed it or need more info, and here's the remaining schedule:

June 10- background cutting
June 17- Block 1 Block 2 Block 3
June 24- Block 4 Block 5 Block 6
July 1-Block 7 Block 8 Block 9
July 8- Prairie Points/Borders
July 15- wrap up and final prizes (3 winners!)

The prizes from myself, Riley Blake, and Starlit Quilts will be sent to 3 random winners at the very end of the sew along in July. There will be some cute notions, a custom 12 FQ bundle, and some surprises :) You can enter by sharing progress photos on IG with the hashtag #riseqal. Good luck and happy cutting and first 3 blocks!

1 comment :

  1. Is this the same pattern as before? That was how I found out about your blog. I do love this color way more however they're adorable in any fabric line.