October 22, 2014

Night Sky - Quilt Along

I'm so happy to announce that I'm gonna host a new QUILT ALONG! Oh well, you can imagine the work that need to be put on something like that. I was very reluctant (for about a month!) and at the same time I knew I'd make this quilt anyway. Since Camille Roskelley relesead Night Sky pattern one month ago or so, I immediatly bought it and contacted her asking if she was Ok with a quilt along on my blog using her pattern. Camille said "YES" and she even said she'll spread the word on her Instagram too. If you are new here, I hosted my first Quilt Along last year, and we made quilts from her second book Simply Retro. We had a blast!



Why this pattern? It looks fantastic, it has stars, it can be made using tons of differents combinations, bundles or scraps. This is a very happy pattern. That's why! (plus love Camille's designs, she's blessed, she's an inspiration... anyone with me?)

What you need? If you wanna join me you need to buy the pattern. We'll have some awesome sponsors and they are stocked with the pattern, just waiting for you. All the links will be available in the end of this post.
You also need FABRICS, of course! Stash anyone? If you follow me you may know, I love to work with scraps, I've no fear on mixing stuff up, but I DO buy bundles and I DO use them! I'm very willing to make two versions of this quilt. One using scraps and another one with a fat quarter bundle. Working with fat quarter bundle is definitely an exercise to me and I'm so open to do that!

When? This upcoming Friday (October 24th)  I'm gonna show you some blocks, just to tease you a little more if you are still undecided about joining in. From there, every week I'm gonna show my blocks with you for 7 weeks! Offically the quilt along will go from October 31st to December 5th.

How it is gonna work for YOU? I know, we're getting to the end of the year, Christmas gifts, WIPS, life stuff, babies, family, A LOT. What I suggest is making this quilt by ROWS! This is a 64"x80" twin size quilt. There are 7 (seven) rows, 44 blocks total. Seven rows, seven weeks, at least in theory it seems it'll work just beautifully! Let's make it work!

Ok, you need more to jump on this? There will be some PRIZES! I'll keep all the candies until mid November so we'll have more than a couple of weeks to link our WIPS. To participate in the giveaways you need to link a picture of your WIP on Instagram, Flickr or on your Blog. 

On Instagram use
#nightskyqal

On Flickr:
post your pics on Thimble Blossoms group.

Look for the Night Sky pattern on these online shops:

                                 


                                        


Need fabric? Alyssa the owner of Pile O'Fabric put together this fabulous bundle inspired by the fabrics that Camille used in her quilt. Daysail collection will be released only in January, so Alyssa was very smart with this one. Check it out!


We'll have some Aurifil threads to giveaway to participants too! To be announced in a few weeks! Stay tuned!


We also we'll have some other quilters showing their WIP's in the end of November during a blog hop! I'm still inviting and waiting some responses but we already have some fabulous participants! If you're interested in participating also in this blog hop, contact me!

Thank you so much for stopping by! If you've any questions, please, don't hesitate to email me!
Have a wonderful day!

9 comments:

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Good luck and have fun! I really look forward to following along with your progress. :)

Jana Machado said...

Oh thank you Yvonne! You're so welcome to follow us!

Kim said...

I'm so going to join in:-)

Jana Machado said...

I'm so happy you're in Kim! I also replied your email!

Hildy said...

Your last quilt-along was so great count me in!

Robin said...

I am in. Ordered everything from Pileofabric today.

Snow said...

I'm joining you! My husband loves the pattern and helped me pick fabric from my stash. What a cutie!

Jana Machado said...

Can't wait to see your progress Robin!
What a helper your husband, Snow!

berylthepearl said...

I'll be starting late since I just read about the quilt along. I have the pattern and will find something in my stash of fat quarters and get started. Thanks!