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Christmas Quilt Along


The Christmas Quiltalong will take place on the 2nd weekend of each month Jun – Nov, with a grand parade in December.  Its purpose is for us to create a Christmas project in plenty of time for the festive season.
We’ll have a giggle sewing along together in our little ‘retreat’ weekends!  There might some non-quilting activities to keep us in the mood. 
Your hostess will open the QAL on Saturday with an invite to link up – you can link in any time over the weekend; just join us when you can and blog with a new post about what you are working on within the weekend – come and visit all the participants!  Then the weekend will wind down with a final post from your hostess on Sunday. 
It would be great to use this time to work on Christmas projects – or why don’t you pick up the gauntlet that we are throwing down ... are you up for a challenge...?
 
Find the Rules Here.
 The Challenge
 
Make a quilt on the theme of Christmas without using the colours red or green.
The small print:
·         The quilt may be any style, as long as it has two layers of fabric enclosing wadding, secured by quilting or tying
 
·         It may be any shape, but must measure no more than 96” around the outside edges.  ie, it could be a square 24” x 24”, a rectangle  8” x  40”, a triangle measuring 36” on each side,  a circle with a diameter of 30”, or any other shape you can think of, as long as the total outside edges do not add up to more than 96”
 
 ·         If the design is not your own, you must credit the original designer
 
 ·         It must be completed, including binding, in time for your final photo to be included in our grand parade in December
 
·         You will be asked to send one photo of your finished quilt with a ruler along the longest edge to prove it meets size restrictions to your hostess  in December
 
·         To be eligible to win the prize you must have joined at least three of the Quiltalong Linky parties with a post during the weekend showing what you are working at that time.


21 comments:

sunny said...

Yay! This is much smaller than what I was expecting, so it will be a piece of cake! I spent a couple of hours last night doing research. Now I can finalize my plan, shop, and be at the starting line this weekend. See you there!

QuiltSue said...

I'm here now and will be doing some serious thinking/planning now about what to do for the challenge.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Ah, finally where I am suppose to be - the sewing machine has already been humming.

Sheila said...

I am going to check my Christmas fabrics to see what I have that is not green or red and start sewing .

Susan Smith said...

I did it!! I'm actually linked. I'll be planning today and may start sewing next week, so by next month I should have something to show.

Nancie Anne Quilts said...
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Nancie Anne Quilts said...

Linked I am! Now...to decide on a project!

BilboWaggins said...

OK, I am sure I am being tremendously stupid but what is this Mr Linky thing (I'm not sewing this weekend but I will want it for future QALs). I followed Hazel's link to Joanna's page but I'm blowed if I can see something which says 'Linky"

Am I looking for a button, some sort of App? could someone please point my tired and confused brain in the right direction?

BilboWaggins said...

Lightbulb moment: enable JavaScript ...... now I can see it, thank you :}

Donna said...

I found what I WANT to do for this Challenge ..... we'll see. happy quilting.

Dolores said...

It sounds like fun. I have a pattern in mind and now I just have to find the fabrics.

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

Hope I've managed all the links. I've started a project and I'm looking forward to following everyone.

Donna said...

I so enjoy you gals putting the linky on a separate page. I no longer have to search for the first post to see who has joined since I last checked.

Lyndsey said...

I'm joining in. This sounds like fun. I just need to decide my design.

Susan said...

Is it too late to join? I am thinking this would be a great thing for me to join. Come August I will be an empty nester and I think I will need to keep busy. And a weekend of quilting in July would be a good respite to the craziness of preparing for a wedding. Hope to get to join the group!

Dolores said...

It seems that I too am early this month.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Well, it is Saturday - early am - I am going to tackle a little before off to be.

Susan Smith said...

I've linked and hope to pop in tomorrow (Sunday).

Donna said...

Good morning! I am all linked up for the party just to say I will catch you later. I off on a shopping trip!

Teresa in Music City said...

Finally managed to get moving on my Christmas QAL project and link up! So excited about this QAL!!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I am ready to roll on the October weekend - post is up.