quilt along starting up next month!
Sharon McConnell in December 2012 at the very first Camp Stitchalot put on by Pink Castle Fabrics! We sat across from each other in the sewing room all weekend. While I went back and forth between a multitude of different projects Sharon plugged away on a single quilt. Let me tell you, I was so blown away by it the entire weekend. You couldn't help but be distracted by the bright and cheerful colors, prints, and design. Lucky for us, she has just published a pattern for her cool creation, the Polka Dot Bikini Quilt Pattern!
To kick off it's release, Sharon is holding a quilt along starting February 6th! She already has a great curved piecing tutorial up here. The schedule is nice and reasonable at about 6 blocks every two weeks, but of course you can sew at your own pace! Follow along on Sharon's blog for all the quilt along action including posts to help put your quilt together, alternative ideas, and giveaways as well!
You can pick up a copy of the pattern in Sharon's shop, here!
I feel like I could stare at that quilt forever, there is just so much to look at! I hope I can find time to start one soon, even if it's just enough blocks for a wall hanging. I've already started scheming what fabrics and combinations to use! I think the new Chromatics collection by Art Gallery Studio would be fun with maybe all shades of gray for the solids. Or maybe my Color Me Retro collection along with an array of green solids! There are so many possibilities, I don't think you could really go wrong!
Make sure to check out my Art of Choosing series from a few years back for color inspiration and fabric selection advice!
Sharon has kindly offered to give away a copy of the Polka Dot Bikini PDF pattern to two lucky In Color Order readers! Just leave a comment to enter. Tell me what fabrics/colors you'd use if you want! Giveaway will end Wednesday, January 29th at 5pm CST.