Block 1 for Sue Daley Round We Go Sew-along

Roud We Go by Sue Daley - Come and sew the blocks in Sue Daley's Round We Go Block of the Month and you could win some fabulous prizes. See more www.GnomeAngel.com

Sue Daley’s Round We Go Sew-along kicks off today! I’m so excited to share with your my first block. I had so much fun fussy cutting the pieces for this block. Working on this block made me realise that when it comes to fussy cutting I really struggle with mixing motifs. I tried to mix in cats, unicorns, scissors, etc. but I couldn’t make it work until I decided to keep it all one theme; nautical. The small sizes of the pieces of the block are making me think hard about the scale of the motifs I use as well. It’s been such a fun lesson in my own fussy cutting nature.

I ended up having to unpick and restitch this block because I ended up not getting the edge of my circles to meet at the points. It was weird and I’d never had it happen before, but then again I’ve never EPP’s with curves as well. I decided to approach the construction of the block differently and this helped me line things up. It was a great reminder that if something doesn’t work one way there’s always an alternative method to try until you find something that works for you. 

Now that the block eye candy is out of the way, let’s get down to the requirements for entry into the fabulous prize pool. The entry requirements for this month will be a little special as I want to give people a chance to get involved if they’ve not had a chance to organise supplies in time. Next month we’ll be back to needing to post one block a week, but for September you’re just going to need to post the 4 blocks by 5 October. (I go into the specifics below so keep reading to find out more!) Don’t forget to check out the hashtag #RoundWeGoSAL on Instagram for some more inspiration.

Weekly Task

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Each week I’ll ask you to post a photo of one of that month’s blocks but I’m not going to enforce the weekly task for the first month. This means 2 things:

  1. You can join the event at any time prior to the 5th October (in your timezone) and still be eligible for September’s prize if you meet the criteria, and
  2. You can self pace until the 5th October.

I’ve decided to work it this way to help people who are coming late to the event and to give you a little more wiggle room when it comes to life getting in the way.

Prizes will be allocated monthly so you can join at the beginning of every month if you want to be in the prize pool.

Winning a Prize

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Now I bet you’re wondering how you’ll go about winning a prize, well it’s simple.

To win an monthly prize:

  1. Post 1 photo of the monthly block per week,
  2. Include all the requirements for eligibility (we’ll go into more detail about this in a minute).

Monthly prize winners will be announced on the Friday following the end of a month.

To win the grand prize:

  1. Post a photo of your finished quilt top between 12:01am 1 September 2018 – 11:59pm 30 September 2018 in your timezone,
  2. Include all the requirements for eligibility (we’ll go into more detail about this in a minute).

Your quilt top can be quilted, but it’s not a requirement for prize eligibility.

A Word about Block Type

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You only need to post 1 photo of 1 of the monthly block types per week. This means that you’ll end up with 4 individual photos at the end of the month of the four blocks you’ve made that month. Each month will have one block type and you can see what they’ll be by clicking here.

Each Friday AEST I’ll post my weekly block to my blog and social media to act as a reminder for you to get yours in. You’ll have from 12:01am Friday to 11:59pm Thursday each week to post your one block. On the months where there’s 5 weeks in a month we’ll do something a little special.

Eligibility Requirements

To enter the prize pool it’s really simple. All you have to do is:

  1. Use the event hashtag on your photos (the hashtag is #RoundWeGoSAL)
  2. Follow the following Instagram accounts:

Prizes

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You can see the full list of sponsors and the prizes by clicking here.

Frequently Asked Questions

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For general questions about participating in sew-alongs and events click here. For event specific FAQs click here. These are designed to be read together, so be sure to check both of them for the answer you seek.

That’s everything… for now… as always if you have any questions either drop me a line or leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to help you out. I hope you love making this quilt as much as I have, it’s a real delicious make.

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