It’s a fabulous Saturday morning when you find yourself in your sewing room, surrounded by beautiful fabric, and hanging out with an awesome young quilter. Ellie and I are both pretty excited because we received our scrumptious "Strawberry Fields Revisited" fabric (Fig Tree & Company for Moda) from the Fat Quarter Shop. Which means . . . we are one step closer to the Crossroads Quilt Along!
I’ll share the quilt along details next, but first I want to introduce Ellie. She’s a seventh grade student in my home town, and she has been sewing since she was eight years old. Ellie made her first solo quilt this past summer and since then has made several lovely quilts for her grandmothers, her brother, her mom and her friends. I’m not sure how she finds the time, as she’s also a talented athlete and participates in school musicals! Ellie is one of those people who will continue to make a positive and creative mark on the world. Lucky me, I will be able to say I rubbed elbows with her in my sewing room! Both Ellie and I are participating in the Crossroads Quilt Along, and I will be a guest blogger for the Fat Quarter Shop. I hope you will follow along on our journey.
The Crossroads Quilt Along features a timeless, vintage-inspired quilt pattern designed by Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree and Company. The Fat Quarter Shop is hosting the quilt along which will benefit the March of Dimes.
The program starts in February and ends in September. On the 15th of each month, the Fat Quarter Shop will post that month’s pattern on their blog as a free digital download. They ask that you donate $5 to the March of Dimes for each pattern you download. (The first block will be the house block. Darling, right?) There are Strawberry Fields Revisited kits available from the Fat Quarter Shop, or you could use fabrics of your choosing and download the PDF pattern each month beginning in February.
|This may be one of the prettiest quilt BACKS I've ever seen!|
Who's Quilting Along?
Below is a list of the quilters who will be sharing their progress each month on their own blogs. Some will be using Strawberry Fields Revisited, while others will be using different fabric. I can't wait to see all of these quilts unfold!
- Joanna of Fig Tree Quilts (@figtreequilts)
- Pat Sloan (@quilterpatsloan)
- April of Prairie Grass Patterns (@amrosenthal)
- Tina of Emily Ann's Kloset (@emilyannskloset)
- Melissa of Oh How Sweet (@ohhowsweet)
- Angie of Gnome Angel (@gnomeangel)
- Vanessa of Lella Boutique (@lellaboutique)
- Melissa of Happy Quilting (@happyquiltingmc)
- Erin of Why Not Sew (@whynotsewquilts)
- Greg of Grey Dogwood Studio (@greydogwoodstudio)
- Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison)
- Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane (@downgrapvinelane)
- And me! . . . Taunja of Carried Away Quilting (@taunjalynn)
I hope you’ll follow our progress and consider joining in the fun! It is a great way to connect with other enthusiastic quilters and donate to a wonderful cause, the March of Dimes. You can share your progress and creations on the Crossroads Facebook Group. And be sure to post your own blocks using #crossroadsquiltalong on Instagram!