A few weeks ago we did a survey to see how everyone is feeling and coping with our current world situation. I have to say, I wasn’t really surprised by our findings, it kind of confirmed what I had already been thinking.
Those of you have been following me for a while know that we do an annual free Block of the Month event, which seems to get bigger each year! The truth is, the quilt is designed, and we’ve already got the fabric for the kits… However, after much consideration, we have decided to postpone our Block of the Month. I just think that with all of the uncertainty, many don’t really want the commitment of starting a large project. Instead of doing the BOM this summer as originally planned, we’ll push it to the fall or early 2021.
But….. I’ve been a busy bee and I’ve put together a different sew along for everyone! This is going to be a Block of the Week, but the blocks are going to be so simple and easy! You can get most of these blocks done in an hour or less- I think most people can devote just an hour a week! For those of you who like hand work, I’ll be throwing in some bonus embroidery blocks as well!
The Silver Linings Sew Along will start in early May, and it will run through the end of July. It will be a really nice way to spend the spring and summer! And, I want this to be really fun and uplifting, so as I mentioned not only are the blocks super easy, but they have inspirational names like Always Look for the Silver Lining, Happy Days are here again, Looking Up, and Today I Choose Joy. We’ll even include some inspirational quotes for each block to help keep us in a positive state of mind.
You can use ANY fabrics you want! I found some really adorable fabric which is perfect for this, and it’s what I’ll be using in my project.
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We will also have cute BONUS embroidery patterns for this sew along- these will ONLY be available through email (see link above.)
Please note that signing up for the mailing list is not required, all of the pieced block patterns will be available here, released once per week. However, embroidery patterns will only be available through the email list option.
Special thanks to our sponsor, Fat Quarter Shop! We will be giving away a gift certificate for Fat Quarter Shop during the sew along (date and details to be announced later.)
You do NOT need to be on Facebook to participate. However, if you’d like to join our FREE Facebook group to see the projects everyone is making, please click here.