Monday, March 30, 2020

Modern Pearls Quilt Along - Week Two

It's week TWO of our Modern Pearls Quilt Along, and it makes me so happy to be sewing "with" so many of you, especially during this time of social distancing.  There's just something about knowing that we are doing this together that makes it even more special. 
Irish Chain Quilt
Quick re-cap on our timeline:
Week 1 (last week) = choosing fabrics.
Week 2 (this week) = cut out your quilt, and get your strip piecing sewn.
Week 3 (4/6) = sub-cutting your strip pieces, and sew your 9-patches.
Week 4 (4/13) = sew together your quilt top! 
cutting out a quilt
I often cut out my quilt on my kitchen counter, so I can also help my kids with their school at the same time.
I don't have prizes for this quilt along, but I think feeling connected with each other would be very special.  During the last quilt along I hosted, we answered weekly prompts (when we posted our progress photos), and it was so encouraging to get to know each other.  I say we do it again!  
So this week's prompt is: What is one thing people on IG may not know about you?  
Feel free to add multiple photos, and include one of this thing/area/topic.  I already can't wait to see what you have to say.
Irish Chain Quilt
One tip for cutting: I mark up my patterns, to keep track of what I've cut, and what I still have left to do.  If it's a PDF pattern that I can re-print, I go ahead and write directly on the pattern.  But if it's a printed pattern that was shipped to me, I use a sticky note next to the cutting instructions, and I make check marks next to the instructions.  That way when I'm done cutting, I can simply toss the sticky note, and my pattern is all "clean" for the next time I use that pattern.

Don't forget to use the quilt-along hashtags!
Then we can all follow along with your progress AND get to know YOU! Have fun cutting and sewing this week!


You can find the rest of the quilt-along blog posts by clicking the links below:
Week 1 - choosing fabric and FREE PATTERN (here)
Week 3 - sub-cutting strips + sewing blocks (here)
Week 4 - sewing your quilt top - the finish! (here)

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