Friday 1 July 2016

Georgetown On My Mind Sew Along

For some time now this quilt has been on my wish list.  I promised myself that I would make it after I had finished my "Circle Game Quilt", so I bought the pattern, mulled over fabric choices and as time and money permitted started purchasing what I needed.
I have decided to use the "Bright Blueberry Park" bundle by Karen Lewis Textiles for Robert Kaufman Fabrics with a charcoal homespun background. I have also decided to add a touch of Kaffe Fassett fabrics to give it a bit of zing.

When I posted this photo on Instagram a few months ago, a few friends asked if they could sew along with me so we have decided to make this an informal sew along and invite everyone else to join us.  Karen @VintageStrings and I will be ready to kick off in July and you are welcome to join us.

There are no set deadlines - you are free to sew along at your own pace, knowing that you are with good company who will keep you motivated and encourage you along the way.  

This pattern can be made using various techniques.  I plan to hand sew mine using my own templates and will be typing up a tutorial showing just how easy this can be.  

If you would like to join in you will need the following to make the quilt top:
Sewline Trio Colors comes with 3 coloured lead pencil points – white, pink and black. Just turn the barrel to select your colour. The ceramic leads glide smoothly over fabric, leaving a nice clean line with no chalky residue. The special grip means it’s comfortable to use with good control. When you wish to remove the marks, simply use a polymer eraser ( there is a small one under the lid) or the Sewline Aqua eraser.  The tip is fine enough to use with a 1/4" Seaming Wheel/Quilters Wonder Wheel
This little tool called the Quilter’s Wonder Wheel or 1/4" Seaming Wheel is a great way to easily and accurately add a ¼″ seam allowance to any template. The wheel has a hole in the middle which is countersunk on the top side. The bottom side is smooth and flat allowing it to move freely over the fabric or paper.  A nice sharp pointed pencil (or Sewline Trio Colors Fabric Pencil) fits nicely into the indented hole so that the seam allowance lines can be drawn using the wonder wheel. This cool little tool allows for a simple and easy way to add an accurate ¼″ seam allowance to templates that do not have them or to shapes that you want to use for appliqué or hand sewing.

DISCLAIMER: This sew along is in no way affiliated with Jen Kingwell or Amitie Textiles. "Georgetown on my Mind" is a licenced pattern by Jen Kingwell and can be purchased from most good quilt shops or from Amitie Textiles (Jen's shop).