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Machine Quilting Block Party Details
On the first day of each month in 2017, a new block pattern will become available in our quilt shop. Simply purchase the pattern, download it, and get your fabric ready to go!
A video on how to piece the block will be posted on the first Monday of the month. A video on how to machine quilt the block will be posted on the second Monday of the month. We've also shared a Quilting Basics series of video to help you get started with this project. Find all the videos and articles linked together right here.
What does the quilt look like?
This is a mystery quilt project so you won't see the final design until the very last block in December 2017! The name of the quilt is Flower Festival so each block is going to feature flowers and just to stitch things up a notch we're also including free motion feathers in each block as well!
This year we have two different versions of the quilt for you to create. The basic Flower Festival quilt can be created with 12 block patterns and will measure 43 x 58 inches when finished.
In 2016, many quilters expressed the desire add sashing and cornerstones or a border to make the quilt larger. For 2017 we've created a version of the quilt can be created with our extra, optional Sashing and Cornerstones Pattern. This will expand your quilt to measure 66 x 86 inches.
Share your photos and ask questions on Facebook!
To make this quilt along even more fun and interactive, please join our Machine Quilting Block Party Facebook Group. This group is designed for quilters following along with this project to share questions, comments, and pictures of their blocks in a fun, supportive place. Make friends with quilters around the world, but keep your posts on topic about the block party only.
Note: This Facebook group will change each year to follow Leah's current block of the month project, but all the posts will remain so you can search for questions about Flower Festival even if it's after December 2017.
But what about the 2016 Machine Quilting Block Party?
The Machine Quilting Block Party is now in it's second year. In 2016 we created this beautiful Sunshine Surprise quilt. Hundreds of quilters joined in the fun and built amazing new skills for piecing and machine quilting.
Patterns for Sunshine Surprise are still available right here.
Because this past quilt along is finished you're welcome to begin at any time and work at your own pace. Follow along with the videos and articles below to create your Sunshine Surprise quilt:
Let's go quilt!