Welcome to Amnesty Week for the Long Time Gone Sew-along! Boy, didn’t amnesty week cause a little bit of confusion and angst, the two things we were hoping it would relieve. I’m breaking down the rules and exceptions and all the other questions I’ve gotten since we announced the Amnesty Week last week in an attempt to help ease your mind, give you some breathing space and make sure you’re still in the running for the amazing prizes we have on offer.
The most common question I received was about the tracker… the tracker has the event finishing on 21 July, which it originally was going to finish on until we released there were a lot of you (us included) that needed to catch up on things. I’m unable to amend the trackers you’ve already printed out (obviously!) so you’re going to have to amended them manually. The new finishing date will be 28th July. This means you will have to complete the quilt top and post it to Instagram within 12:01am 19 July and 11:59pm 28 July 2017 in your timezone. It will also mean that the checkerboard and assembly tutorials will move out by a week each as well. Next week we’ll cover the checkerboard blocks (5 July), then we’ll do assembly (12 July) and final reveals will be due as per the dates above. Winners will be announced 2 August.
To help you find all the tutorials you need to complete your outstanding blocks I’ve put together a list below with links to all of the tutorials that have been released to date (obviously the tutorials for checkerboard, assembly and the final quilt top are yet to come). I’ve also put together some responses to other questions I’ve received in the past week that might help clarify some things for you.