Marti Michell Mini Quilt Blog Hop

Come and learn how to use your Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork Template Sets A, B, N, D and S with Angie Wilson of GnomeAngel.com and 12 other fabulous bloggers. See more at www.GnomeAngel.com

Back when we started the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt Sew-along I had no idea how much my life would change and how much I would come to love Marti Michell’s templates. I was already using them to make my version of Lucy Kingwell’s Smitten and loving them, but I had no idea how I would go on to use them in everything I do. Marti and her team had very generously sent myself and the other Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt Sew-along Bloggers all the sets we needed to make the quilt and so I started using them. I loved them. My accuracy improved, cutting out was so much easier and I started to think about all the patchwork I was doing in terms of what templates I could use.

I took advantage of a sale that Marti had and converted all the rulers that I use over to Marti Michell rulers so that I knew my measurements would be accurate across all cutting. I’ve found them to be great and will recommend them to anyone that asks. However, I’ve noticed in our Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt Facebook Group that others have struggled to find uses for the templates outside of the sew-along. Seeing people struggle to adapt to using the templates with standard quilt patterns gave me an idea and so I got in contact with some of the amazing quilters that have been helping out on the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt Sew-along and we’ve hatched a plan.

Starting on Friday 12 August, and continuing for 13 weeks, each Friday a fabulous blogger will share with you a tutorial on how to use the Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork Template Sets A, B, N, D and S to make your very own mini quilt. Each blogger is designing a mini quilt just for you and I can’t wait to see what they come up with. Would you like to know more?

Who’s Involved & What’s the Timetable?

I’m so thrilled with the line up for this little event. We’ve got some great bloggers with their own unique styles from all around the world. Mini quilt patterns will be published on the following dates at the following websites:

12/08/2016 Angie @ GnomeAngel.com

19/08/2016 Tonya @ The Crafty Mummy

26/08/2016 Lucy @ Charm About You

02/09/2016 Kirsty @ Bonjour Quilts

09/09/2016 Cat @ Cat + Vee

16/09/2016 Nathalie @ Les Ouvrages de Nat

23/09/2016 Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts 

30/09/2016 Peta @ She Quilts A Lot

07/10/2016 Lisa @ Sweet Little Pretties

14/10/2016 Rachel @ Wooden Spoon Quilts 

21/10/2016 Raylee @ Sunflower Quilting

28/10/2016 Lisa @ In The Boon Docks

04/11/2016 And the lady herself, Marti Michell

What’s the Incentive?

The love of quilting, of course! Ok, so you want something a little more than that. Fair enough. How’s a prize pack from Marti Michell sound? Fabulous, right!

For now, that’s all I’m going to tell you. But be sure that over the coming weeks as we reveal our mini quilts we’ll also be revealing some other great prizes and giving you a taste of what’s included in the Marti Michell prize pack.

How do you Enter?

Simple. On Friday 18 November myself and the other bloggers will post a linky on their blogs. You can submit your photo via this linky. Alternatively you can submit your photo to the specific album in the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt Facebook Group or you can post it on Instagram with the hashtag #MartiMichellMiniQuiltmania and tag myself (@gnomeangel) and Marti Michell (@MartiMichell) in the photo. So many ways to enter there should be no excuse for you not to be in the running!

Entries will be open from Friday 18 November 2016 @ 7am AEST (Sydney Time) and close Friday 25 November 2016 @ Midnight AEST. 

How do I Win?

We have a secret panel of judges that will choose their favourite entries which will go in the running to win a prize. It’s open internationally and winners will be announced on Wednesday 30 November at 7:30am AEST. (Judges decision is final and discussion will not be entered into.)

Excited? I know I am. I can’t wait to see what everyone makes and how you all make your own versions with your own unique spin on it. If you have any questions hit me up in the comments or click here to drop me an email.

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12 Comments

  1. Billot August 24, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    La traduction en français de Google est tellement mauvaise qu’on ne comprend rien. Dommage.

    1. Natderueil August 26, 2016 at 6:54 am

      Elle est prévue pour dans quelques jours. Cependant tous les tutos ne seront pas traduits. Seul le mien sera en bilingue. Mais il y a toujours plein de photos qui permettent de comprendre les étapes !
      Nat

  2. Lemberger August 17, 2016 at 6:02 am

    Merci beaucoup. C’est tellement une bonne idée et surtout une aide précieuse pour utiliser les gabarits de Marti. Merci pour toute cette générosité et ce travail.

  3. Marsha V August 15, 2016 at 12:25 am

    I just seem to be going in circles and not connecting up with the pattern. Help, please.

    1. GnomeAngel August 15, 2016 at 6:33 am

      Hi Marsha – Apologies, I have been without a fully working computer since Tuesday and so my tutorial was not published. It will be published this Friday (19 August 2016) and so you will have two tutorials available on the one day.

      1. Roxanna Owen--QuiddityRox August 18, 2016 at 12:29 am

        thanks for clarifying! i’m glad to participate.

  4. Mindy August 9, 2016 at 8:51 am

    This is awesome!!!! Thanks to all of the designers who are participating. A couple of questions, do you have to complete every mini to enter and do the entries have to be completely done, quilted, bound, etc.???)

    1. GnomeAngel August 15, 2016 at 6:34 am

      Hi Mindy, it just needs to be a completed quilt top. 🙂

  5. Nanette August 7, 2016 at 10:33 am

    I am way behind on the QAL, but I have loved Marti’s templates for a long time, I use them for hand and machine piecing, no dog ears makes life so much easier. I am nearly finished the giant dahlia quilt and it has been a pleasure to put together, only the border to go. Thank you for the chance to have some more templates you are doing a great job on the QAL.

  6. Barbara August 7, 2016 at 12:08 am

    As if introducing us to these great templates and hosting and organizing the wonderful Farmer’s Wife QAL isn’t enough, now you are helping us make good use of the templates we’ve bought. That’s so thoughtful. Thanks Angie!

  7. Judith K August 6, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    This is so exciting! I LOVE these templates and prefer to use them over anything else. I also really enjoy making smaller pieces because I enjoy hand piecing.

  8. Anne Burden August 5, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Great. I am excited to see what the bloggers come up with because I am struggling to use the templates elsewhere. Thank you.