Sue Daley’s “Round We Go” is made predominantly via English Paper Piecing, a hand stitching technique. This will be a labour of love over a year long period as we build the 48 blocks needed to make this quilt. Never fear if you’re new to English Paper Piecing, it’s a super easy technique that’s quick to pick up and lends itself beautifully to making complex block shapes. Here’s the high level information about this fabulous event.
Start Date: Friday 1 September 2017
End Date: Sunday 30 September 2018
ORDERING THE PATTERN, KITS & BUNDLES
I have collated a list of stockists and you can find the information by clicking here. This is provided as a courtesy and I take no responsibility (nor can I control) stock levels, pricing or postage.
To make planning easier I’m providing you with the order we’ll be covering everything so you can start to plan for your approach to getting them done. As I’ve said before, and will continue to say, this sew-along is going to test your techniques, your endurance and your stamina. It’s going to be totally worth it, so get ready to have a heck of an adventure.
There’s 12 block types and you will be required to make 4 of each type. You can find the blocks by clicking here.
- September 2017 – Block 1 – Make 4
- October 2017 – Block 2 – Make 4
- November 2017 – Block 3 – Make 4
- December 2017 – Block 4 – Make 4
- January 2018 – Block 5 – Make 4
- February 2018 – Block 6 – Make 4
- March 2018 – Block 7 – Make 4
- April 2018 – Block 8 – Make 4
- May 2018 – Block 9 – Make 4
- June 2018 – Block 10 – Make 4
- July 2018 – Block 11 – Make 4
- August 2018 – Block 12 – Make 4
- September 2018 – Quilt Assembly
There will not be any tutorials provided for this quilt, however I will be posting my blocks to my blogs with some helpful tips and tricks each week to help you with your blocks. Block information will be posted on our blogs on Friday’s at 7:30am AEST. If you live outside of this timezones you can use the following website to do the time conversion, click here. You will need to use Sydney, Australia as the city for Australian Eastern Standard Time.
I have written a tutorial on how to English Paper Piece using the glue basting method which you can find by clicking here.
Alternatively you can sign up to my email newsletter, Gnome Gnews, which will contain reminders and links about where we’re up to in the event and where to get the latest information. Click here to sign up. Newsletters are sent every Monday AEST.
A number of the Sponsors for this event are providing fabric bundles and kits for this event. Click here to find our list of Sponsors and Stockists.
SPONSORS & PRIZES
There will be one Sponsor and Prize per month so if you fall off the wagon or start late it’s not a problem. There will be a grand prize awarded to one lucky winner who finishes their quilt top. Click here for full list and details.
CONNECTING WITH OTHERS (HASHTAGS & FB GROUPS)
The majority of this event will be run on Instagram and you can connect with other who are participating by using the following hashtags: #RoundWeGoSAL
If you’d like to connect with people on Facebook you can join Home of the Gnome(Angel) Facebook Group where we’ll be posting regularly and encouraging people to share.
There’s also a Round We Go Fan Facebook Group that you can join by clicking here.
You won’t want to miss a thing, so to help with that I’d recommend signing up to my weekly email newsletter. You can do so by clicking here.
Newsletters are sent every Monday (AEST) and contain all the information you need about all the events that I’m hosting, things I find from around the internet, community cork board and other great finds.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you’ve read all this information and you’ve now got some questions you’d like answered, don’t worry you’re not alone. We’ve collated some of the questions we know people will have, some of the questions people have already had and some important information and you can find it all on the Sue Daley Round We Go Sew-along Frequently Asked Questions page by clicking here.
Disclosure: Sue Daley Designs provided products to GnomeAngel.com as part of this event. All opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced by the businesses involved. For further information about my disclosure policy please click here.
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