Here we go! This is something I’ve been working on for a few weeks now and can finally announce. I’ll be having a Hope Valley quilt along!
I contacted Denyse Schmidt about the possibility of this project before the fabrics were even available and she and her team have been most gracious and generous! To get things started, join the Hope Valley Quilt Along Flickr group! In the next few days, I’ll be talking about the quilt block we’ll be making. (Edited to add that I didn’t know that when creating a Flickr group that if you start out as a private group, then it is always private…if you are a member of flickr, add me as a contact littlbluecottage and I’ll send you an invite!)
But, to make things truly interesting and exciting, I’ll be kicking off the quilt along with a giveaway of some Hope Valley fabrics! One lucky winner will receive a quarter yard of these…
Enter to win by leaving a comment and I’ll pick a winner on Saturday!
If you’d like to participate in the quilt along and want to get your fabrics, you’ll need (for a lap quilt) quarter yard cuts and (For larger quilts) no more than 1/2 yard cuts of prints and 1-3 coordinating solids. Because this quilt is somewhat improvisational, it’s hard to give exact quantities for fabric. I’m using kona cottons in zucchini and O.D Green and a Kaffe Fasset shot cotton in Smoky. Kona cotton in Sand is the background solid I chose for the block we’ll be doing and you’ll need 2 yard for a lap quilt and 3-4 for a larger quilt. The actual prints and solids you choose do not have to match mine – these are just the ones that I happened to enjoy with the Hope Valley fabrics. Other clues about what solids to pair with the prints can be found here.
So, start your engines rotary cutter and your sewing machines…we’ll be quilting soon. And come back tomorrow for a special interview I had with Denyse about Hope Valley, color and everything quilty.
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