Wednesday, August 26, 2015

You Are Invited

Please join us (Aunt Reen and I) for a Sew-Along reproducing the
          Shenandoah Valley Botanical Album Quilt (SVBAQ).

Thank you Virginia Quilt Museum!
Pattern by Josephine Millett for the museum.
Part of the antique quilt...See the full quilt on the new blog
There is a dedicated blog you can subscribe to:
http://svbotanicalquilt.blogspot.com  HERE
  • Pattern ordering details are on the blog main page (digital or paper)
  • You will be able to participate in the blog once we all start stitching
  • The first post is loaded with participation details - as well as tabs on the block organized by subject.  So much information....
  • We have contributions from Quilt Historian Neva Hart

There is a dedicated Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/shenvalleybotanicalquiltsewalong

Stay tuned for more details...Can you guess what size and colorways I selected??
This is a wonderful opportunity to support our quilt heritage and the Virginia Quilt Museum's 20th Anniversary
All proceeds benefit the museum!  

16 comments:

  1. I'm very excited to begin this Journey with you!
    It's going to be a wonderful Sew Along!

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  2. I'll be watching your progress on this beautiful quilt!

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  3. I ordered my pattern. What size blocks will you be doing? I think 9" blocks would be difficult on some of those designs.

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    1. I've completed the most detailed blocks at 9". It just depends on if you like to work tiny. I happen to love it! I will be sharing tips on the blog. I actually think I could be addicted to tiny narrow stems!

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  4. Looking forward to this fun project! I hope to complete a block a month-that's a good goal for me since I have other applique projects that I am involved in. :)

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    1. Thanks for your support of the Virginia Quilt Museum!
      I have three blocks done and they work up quite fast. I think a block a month is very doable for us multi-project stitchers.
      Variety is a good thing!

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  5. So looking forward to this!

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  6. I'm in - just bought the PDF pattern. It's such a fresh and cheerful looking quilt - I'm looking forward to making it. Thank you for the invite to the sew-along. Ady

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    1. Welcome! So glad you are joining us. Looking forward to seeing your fabric choices, lots of variety in this one.

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  7. So glad you are doing this one - I'm heading over to the blog! Looks like there will be plenty of company starting this lovely quilt :)

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  8. Oh, I would so love to be able to attend in person!

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    1. Catch you in mid October for sushi!

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  9. This looks so tempting! Trouble is I have some other projects and am quite slow on all of them. I really took a good look at this one and I know that I could handle some of the blocks but others I imagine I'd mutilate...so above my current skill level. I am still going to think about it but either way..it will be fun to watch and see your tips which can only help me down the line!

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  10. great quilt for a sew along. I'll look forward to watching!

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  11. Well I weakened and ordered it. Have the PDF...took the first five to Staples to have them enlarged. I decided that I might not do the entire quilt but at least 1/2 to 3/4 of it :) Going in at the 200% enlargement and 20 inch blocks and many of the pieces still look wee little, lol! : ) Deep breath :)

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    1. So happy to have you with us! With the support of so many also making the quilt, I am sure you will have great success! I am loving the 9" size, but I like tiny details...

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