Quilters Planner | Week 3 | Block “Sand Dollar Star”

52 Weeks with The Quilters Planner starts it’s third week tomorrow! Our third block is “Sand Dollar Star” by Cassandra Beaver and you can click here to get the tutorial. This week’s block is a corker! It’s got curves, paper piecing and a yo-yo. A yo-yo, people! A yo-yo! (Ok, I might just like saying yo-yo a little too much….)

This week has been a little nuts because of a little side project I have happening (click here for a peek) and so I’m going out early and playing my wild card in the first month of the year. I know, I know, it’s not a good sign, but I promise next week’s block is already in the bag. (Well, I’ve started thinking about fabrics anyways…) I can’t wait to see your takes on this block. I really love it and I’m hoping I’ll get a change to revisit it later in the year (if only so I can say yo-yo a few more times!). All the details about the Wild Card, sponsors and prizes can be found below!

Remember, every Saturday I’ll post here on the blog (and remind you via social media and my newsletter (click here to sign up)) to share with you my tips and tricks for the next week’s block, the prize on offer and how to win.

Tips & Tricks

While I haven’t made this week’s block I do have someone I can recommend for tips and tricks on how to foundation paper piece. Check out this tutorial by Alyce over at Blossom Heart Quilts for a comprehensive look at foundation paper piecing. Click here for the tutorial.

Meet January’s Sponsor: Bobbie Lou’s Fabric Factory

Chelsea Graham is the driving force behind Bobbie Lou’s Fabric Factory. Named after Chelsea’s grandmother, Bobbie Lou’s offers an eclectic and vibrant selection of carefully curated fabrics. Chelsea only sells what she loves and I for one love what she sells. You can see more on her website or click here to read more about Bobbie Lou’s.

Prize: $100 gift certificate.

You can find Bobbie Lou’s Fabric Factory in the following places: Instagram | Website

Please note: The prize is open internationally. Winner is responsible for own postage, insurance and custom charges where applicable..

How to Win

To be eligible for this prize you must do the following:

  1. Sew all of the block’s for January as contained in The Quilter’s Planner.
  2. Post a photo that contains your completed “Sand Dollar Star” block and your Quilter’s Planner to Instagram. (Your post can show either the cover or the specific week for the block. Feel free to cover any personal information you may want to avoid sharing to social media. We just need to see that you’ve got a your own copy of The Quilter’s Planner.)
  3. Post the block photo between 15 January 2017 and midnight 21 January 2017 (in your timezone).
  4. You must hashtag your photos with the following hashtags for January: #52weekswithTheQuiltersPlanner #bobbielousfabricfactory
  5. You must post all 5 blocks for January in their respective weeks to be eligible for the prize.
  6. At the time of the prize drawing you must be following these Instagram accounts: @gnomeangel, @thequiltersplanner and @bobbieloufabric.

Late Starter Prize: Stitches Quilting

Stitches Quilting is your online quilting store for quilting, sewing, crafting, gifts, supplies and ideas.  We are dedicated to make your experience personal like visiting your neighborhood store right around the corner.  Let us help you find just the right fabrics, supplies, ideas and teach you the skills if needed to execute your projects.  We are here to personally assist you with anything like determining how much fabric is needed, combining fabric colors or altering the size of a pattern. Just as we want to inspire you, we want you to inspire us with what you are working on. Happy Stitching, Deann

Prize: $100 gift certificate.

You can find Stitches Quilting in the following places: Instagram | Website | Facebook

Please note: The prize is open internationally. Winner is responsible for own postage, insurance and custom charges where applicable.

We know that life doesn’t always go to planned and the postal system is a big contributor to that, so to help everyone out we’re running a Late Starter Prize.

To be eligible for the prize all you have to do is:

  1. Sew one of the block’s for January as contained in The Quilter’s Planner.
  2. Post a photo that contains your completed January block and your Quilter’s Planner to Instagram. (Your post can show either the cover or the specific week for the block. Feel free to cover any personal information you may want to avoid sharing to social media. We just need to see that you’ve got a your own copy of The Quilter’s Planner.)
  3. Post the block photo by midnight 31 January 2017 (in your timezone).
  4. You must hashtag your photos with the following hashtags for January: #52weekswithTheQuiltersPlanner #stitchesquilting
  5. At the time of the prize drawing you must be following these Instagram accounts: @gnomeangel@thequiltersplanner and @stitchesquilting.

Wild Card

Because we know life can get in the way we’re letting you have a “wild card”. You get one wild card for the entire event. The wild card will let you do either of the following – skip 1 weekly task or let you exchange 1 block for another block in the planner (for those that want to make 52 blocks). To play your Wild Card all you have to do is post a photo of your Quilter’s Planner and write WILD CARD in the caption. Use it wisely!

If that all seems too complicated and you have questions check out the 52 Weeks with The Quilter’s Planner Frequently Asked Questions by clicking here. If you read all of this and the FAQ and your question still hasn’t been answered please feel free to email me by clicking this link.

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