X Sew-along: Week 1

Welcome to the Everyone’s Got An X Sew-along! We are gonna have a blast! Be sure to tag all your posts with #EveryonesGotAnX (either on Instagram or Facebook, or both!) – as this is how I will be selecting the weekly prize winners.

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Photo by Deborah Wong.

Our normal week will run Monday to Monday – I’ll send you an email Monday morning to get you started on the week’s task. You can send me questions at any point in the week and I’ll have a Q&A video every Tuesday in our Facebook group. Feel free to post questions in the group as well and show us your progress! (If you’re not on Facebook, I’ll be posting the videos in a private YouTube and send you those links in the weekly email.)

This kick-off week is a bit extended to maximize your time to ponder and gather your materials. You’ll have a week plus a bit get your fabric ready.

Last month in Nashville, I visited Anna-Maria Horner’s brick-and-mortar shop, Craft South. I picked up the “Spinster” (seriously, that’s what it’s called) print from her latest fabric collection with Free Spirit Fabrics, entitled Tambourine. I’m trying to get in the habit of picking my backing fabric first, so that it doesn’t become an after-thought and really integrates into the design well.

I had already done a digital mockup of the quilt, so this was the perfect backing. A Pinterest search for colour palettes inspired me. Then I used ColorHex.com and the PreQuilt web app to digitally colour my selection and see if it all worked. Read all about the my process here and give it a try!

I picked my solid fabrics for my X with the backing in mind. I went to my local independent fabric store and found what was closest to my mockup. Top to bottom: Kona Ice Peach, Kona Rose, Kona Plum, Free Spirit Solids Vino.

Have a question? Let me know and I’ll answer it on Tuesday!

Prize

On Monday, March 25, 2019, I will draw a name from the #EveryonesGotAnX hashtag, so don’t forget to tag all your progress posts with #EveryonesGotAnX (either on Instagram or Facebook, or both!). Make sure your account settings are set to “public” so that I can see them.

This week’s prize is sponsored by Bijou Lovely. A beautiful brick-and-mortar shop and workshop space located in Iron Mountain, MI, Bijou Lovely’s online shop is a delightful experience as well. Up for grabs is a $50 Bijou Lovely gift card! (I got some Rifle Paper fabrics and an enamel pin from there!). Thank you, Bijou Lovely

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