Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Modern Pearls Quilt Along - Week Four (the finish!)

Good Morning, friends!  It's the fourth (and final) week of our Modern Pearls Quilt Along, and this is where all those 9 patches start to look less 9-patch-ish, and more like a chain of pearls!
The homework for this week is to get your rows sewn together, and then add your borders.  Easy, right?
Irish Chain Two Color Quilt
This last week I was feeling behind (in many areas of my life), and I sat down for about an hour (on Easter day) to sew, and before I knew it, I had all my 9-patches sewn together.  I know I've said it before, but this really is SUCH a fast quilt.  I have yet to use a single pin.

It's been a delight to see all of your quilts, your colors, and your enthusiasm for this pattern.  Thanks for the encouragement, friends.

And remember, even if you haven't jumped in on the quilt-along, you can always download this pattern for FREE on week 1. (here)

Thanks for sewing along with me.



Week 1 - choosing fabric and FREE PATTERN (here)
Week 2 - cutting and sewing strips sets (here)
Week 3 - sub-cutting strips + sewing blocks (here)








Thursday, April 9, 2020

Modern Pearls Quilt Along - Week Three

Irish Chain Quilt
Good Morning! I can't believe it's Thursday, and I'm just now getting our weekly Quilt-Along info up.  Thank you for being patient with me!  Every day this past week has been filled to the brim from morning till night around here, with prepping to move, prepping our new garden area, finishing up school, and working baby pigs.

You all are superstars - so many of you have jumped way ahead, and I've even seen a few finishes!  I love it when you post photos of your quilts - it makes me so happy to see your creativity and enthusiasm for this fun pattern.
Irish Chain Quilt
Here's where we're at with our Modern Pearls Quilt Along schedule:
Week 2 (last week) = cut out your quilt, and get your strip piecing sewn.
Week 3 (this week) = sub-cutting your strip pieces, and sew your 9-patches.
Week 4 (4/13) = sew together your quilt top (rows and borders)!
Strip Piecing quilt
I've posted a little video in my Instagram stories of how I speed up the process of sub-cutting my strips, which you may find helpful.  (I'll save it to the quilt-along highlights as well, so you can find it there.)  This is already such a fast quilt, but any time-saving tricks make it even better!

If you want to find previous posts for the quilt along, I'll link them below.



Week 1 - choosing fabric and FREE PATTERN (here)
Week 2 - cutting and sewing strips sets (here)
Week 4 - sewing your quilt top - the finish! (here)

Modern Pearls Quilt Along - Week Four (the finish!)

Good Morning, friends!  It's the fourth (and final) week of our Modern Pearls Quilt Along, and this is where all those 9 patches start t...