Yonder QAL WEEK 3, May 13th

Week 3!

We're sewing more blocks this week!

Congrats to Bonnie @bonniesews!  You've won the 6 month membership to Make Modern Magazine!  Send me an email with your preferred email address!


This week's giveaway is a $20 gift card to Stacked Fabrics, a favourite Canadian fabric shop with amazing curated bundles, and a stash-worthy selection of fabric!  Thanks Nikki!  I just jumped over to their website to get the link, and now I have something in my cart, how did that happen?! Stacked fabrics can also be found on Instagram, give them a follow!

To enter next week's giveaway, post your progress, no matter how great or small, and you'll be entered!

This week's task:
We are sewing more blocks... 

Bassinet:   1
Throw:      5
Twin:        8
King:       12

So by the end of the week our "intention" is to have a total of Bassinet: 2, Throw: 10, Twin: 16, King: 24 blocks sewn.  But remember, next week is Easy Week and there's no task assigned that week, so you can catch up! 

Also remember: Every post sharing your progress enters you for giveaways, even if you haven't fully completed the week's task.  The only exception is the final giveaway, which will be drawn from the finished quilt top/flimsy posts shared.  So there's still prizes to be won as long as you're sharing your progress.

I find with these blocks once I sit and sew, I get excited to see them come together, and I keep on having to suppress the inner voice that's chanting, "Just one more block!"  So needless to say, I'm ahead on my block sewing! 

If you're also a child of the 80's, perhaps you remember the Pringles slogan, "Once you pop, you can't stop!"  I remember feeling that way about Pringles, and I definitely feel that way about the Yonder block!

Next week I'll be sharing some ideas to consider for quilting your Yonder on a domestic machine, or some pantos that I love and think are a good fit if you're planning on having the quilt longarmed.

We have two amazing Longarm quilters that are welcoming your quilts for longarm service, and offering special discounts to you.

Sheri of Violet Quilts is located in Fall River NS, and is my local longarmer.  She has quilted over half my quilts!

Dara Tomasson is in Nanaimo BC, and is well known for her custom longarm quilting.  She's my go-to for custom quilting.

Both of these lovely quilters are offering 25% off of batting and 10% off of longarm quilting services on all Yonder quilts.  It would be a great idea to be in touch and book with them in advance if you're interested.

Here's what's coming up:
Next week we have Easy Week where you can catch-up, get-ahead, or take-it-easy.  There will be a prize every week, so share your progress every week!

WEEK 4, May 20th
Catch-up, get-ahead or take-it-easy week

WEEK 5, May 27th
Sew remaining blocks
Bassinet:   2
Throw:      6
Twin:        9
King:       12

WEEK 6, June 3rd
Layout and assemble quilt top.  Post your finished quilt top/flimsy by midnight June 9th to be entered in the final giveaway, announced on June 10th.