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:
- to purchase a copy of the pattern "Georgetown On My Mind" by Jen Kingwell
- 6m (6.5 yards) of background fabric
- 3m (3.5 yards) approximately of coloured fabrics (fat 16th & fat 8ths work well)
- Template plastic,
- Fine marker - I use a Sewline Trio Colors fabric pencil with ceramic leads
- Fabric scissors
- 1/4' Seaming Wheel/Quilters Wonder Wheel
- Fabric Scissors
- A sheet of fine grade sandpaper or a sandpaper board
- general sewing items - needle, thread etc etc
|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