SEA BREEZE MINI QUILT-A-LONG

Sea Breeze Mini Quilt-a-Long. Quilt Image courtesy of Canoe Ridge Creations.

This month I’m hosting my first ever quilt-a-long and I’d love for you to be involved. I’ve chosen the Sea Breeze Mini Quilt by Canoe Ridge Creations.

It’s a 9 block quilt that’s made up of squares and half square triangles (HST) – simple. The finished quilt measures 22½” square. A great size for those that want to perfect their quilting on a domestic machine – not a lot of bulk to try and maneuver under the machine.

[pullquote width=”300″ float=”left”]Wondering what a quilt-a-long is? It’s simply where a group of people make the same quilt at the same time. It’s a great way to stay motivated, learn new techniques and make new friends.[/pullquote]

The quilt-a-long will kick off on the 21 July here on my blog.

This means you have 2 weeks to grab the pattern (you can buy it here) and select your fabrics. To help you with your pattern selection I’m going to be listing some fabric kits this week in Shop GnomeAngel. There’s even going to be a sale to help you get even more fabric for your buck. Just sign up to my Newsletter, Gnome Gnews, to get notified of when it’s on.

We’ll all start making our Sea Breeze Mini Quilt‘s on 21 July and then on Friday 25 July there will be a progress link up on Ms Midge and then again with Cassie Madge on Wednesday 30 July.

The final reveal, and end to the quilt-a-long, will be on Saturday 2 August back here. I’ll be posting a link party where you can link to your final quilt on either your blog or via Instagram. Too simple. (Don’t know what a link party is, you can read about them here.)

So that’s 2 weeks to make your mini quilt. Don’t worry if you’ve never made one before, or you’d like some company in your sewing room, there’s going to be some fabulous people both blogging and instagramming to keep you company, motivated and trouble shoot.

Today I’m going to share with you the bloggers that will be writing about their quilts, next week I’ll be sharing who the Instagrammers will be.

The Bloggers:

Monday 21 July – Angie @ GnomeAngel.com

Tuesday 22 July – Kelly & Gillian @ Secret Sewing Society

Wednesday 23 July – Leanne @ Daisy and Jack

Thursday 24 July – Rachel @ Little White Dove & Penny @ Happy Spider Knits Podcasts

Friday 25 July – Melissa @ on Ms Midge

Saturday 26 July – Amanda @ mucho xoxo & Kate @ Stitched with Love

Sunday 27 July – Bec @ Skyberries Handmade

Monday 28 July – Sel @ Mad Quilters Disease

Tuesday 29 July – Raylee @ Sunflower Quilting

Wednesday 30 July – Cassie @ Cassie Madge

Thursday 31 July – Deb @ Deb’s Doodlings & Cindy @ Live a Colourful Life

Friday 1 August – Jo @ Jo Loves to Quilt

Saturday 2 August – Angie @ GnomeAngel.com

So, does this sound like something you’d be interested in? Why not come and join us – it’s going to be a lot of fun. Promise!

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19 Comments

  1. Terri Ann January 21, 2015 at 1:07 am

    Neat mini quilt! I’m a little late to the party and went to check out the pattern, I was confused cause the page you linked to made no mention of the price of the pattern.

    1. GnomeAngel January 21, 2015 at 6:38 am

      Hi Terri Ann – the price is US$6.50, hope this helps.

  2. glenni July 21, 2014 at 10:51 am

    okay, I’m in!

  3. AJ July 15, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Count me in! Thanks little white dove!

  4. Lisa July 11, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    YAY im in ..im a beginner to quilting but excited ..AND its my birthday on that day great day to sew..I didn’t know your in Australia woohoo off to buy me a kit

  5. Jo July 10, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    This is going to be fun! If only I could decide on my colours…..should have shopped more at Sydney Quilt Show

  6. Taryn July 8, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Hmmmm… You make a compelling argument for it in terms of being a good learning experience to practice skills I don’t yet have… I better tottle off & see about that pattern!

    1. Taryn July 9, 2014 at 2:37 pm

      And it’s purchased! I’m in!

  7. Bendigo Lioness July 8, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Doesn’t “no buy July” prevent us from buying patterns as well???

    1. GnomeAngel July 8, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      I bought that pattern when Megan was having a sale last month. Plus, I organised this way before I knew about no buy July so I’m hoping people will make a tiny exception and spend the US$6.50 to get the pattern. (May put a dampener on the July sale I had planned though…)

  8. Sharon July 7, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    No firm commitment but I did just buy the pattern so am one step closer

    1. GnomeAngel July 8, 2014 at 12:26 pm

      Come to the Darkside, Sharon – we have lush fabrics! 😉 🙂

  9. Kirsten July 7, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    This sounds great and I would love to join in too!

    1. GnomeAngel July 8, 2014 at 12:26 pm

      Awesome! Can’t wait to see your mini! 🙂

  10. Debbi July 7, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Can I participate even if I can’t start until the 24th. Or should I wait until the next time you do this?

    1. GnomeAngel July 7, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      Hi Debbi – you sure can! You don’t even have to have it completed in the 2 week period, it’s just a time frame for you to have fun working with others. Look forward to seeing your mini! 🙂

  11. Pamela July 7, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    I will participate in the Sea Breeze Mini quiltalong!

    1. GnomeAngel July 7, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      Hi Pamela – that’s awesome 🙂