Thursday, April 19, 2012

Patchwork Prism Quilt Along - Have you heard?

Bianca, from Sweet Diesel, is hosting a Patchwork Prism Quilt Along based on the gorgeous quilt designed and made by the lovely Anna Maria Horner.    There will be beautiful quilts, fabrics and of course...fabulous (and I do mean fabulous!) prizes.

Have you seen Anna Maria's quilt yet?  It's a perfect example of one of the fabulous aspects of her design skill...the ability to combine multiple prints in a cohesive not "matchy matchy" way.


Anna Maria designed this pattern for Janome and they have been so kind as to make it available to you free of charge. You can find the download for the pattern here.

Bianca has a schedule of posts planned to go over designing, making and finishing your quilt...
  • april 24: choosing your fabric {and if you need fabric, she has arranged for a 20% discount from our generous friends at The Fat Quarter Shop...dates to be announced}
  • may 8: making templates and cutting your fabric
  • may 22: laying out your quilt and sewing
  • june 5: quilting
  • june 12: wrapping it all up and then the party begins...linky party that is...
  • june 26: submissions are due for the grand prizes!

Eeep!!  The Prizes...

These are some very fun prizes!! Throughout the course of the qal, participants will have the chance to win the following prizes...

westminster fibers:
  • one Valori Wells fat quarter bundle of her newest line, “cocoon.”  That’s 30 fat quarters!

  • one essentials charm pack

(side note: if you are on facebook,  you should follow Alex, the fabulous Italian owner of Aurifil...he's a riot!)

At the conclusion of the quilt along there will be a linky party where you will be able to show off your lovely project. Upon submission of your completed patchwork prism quilt, you will be entered into the grand prize drawings which will be judged by the overall appearance and layout of your quilt.

The Grand Prizes:

(and you're going to like this one....!)

GRAND PRIZE... Janome DC2012 sewing machine {a retail value of $699!}

Bianca has a flickr group all set up and ready to go for the quilt along, which can be found here. This will be a great place for everyone to come together and share photos of your progress and get to know each other. :)

patchwork prism button...

What's a quilt along with out a blog button?  If you’d like to let people know what fun you are up to or invite your friends to join...grab the button from Bianca's sidebar.

So join in the fun...I know personally how exciting it can be to win a sewing machine. ;)  I hope one of you gets it!!   

And watch out for me...because you'll see me again for sure at the end of the QAL!


matching pillow sham by Anna Maria Horner


  1. I am SO wanting to make this quilt. It is all the things a perfect quilt should be :)

  2. I think I am going to give this a try.

  3. Sounds great and love the design!

  4. I don't know about anyone else, but the link is not working for me?? it links to her blog, but then when you follow her link to it it says there is an error 404 page not found!?? I think it sounds fun!!


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