The ART EAST QUILTING CO Block of the Month Mystery Quilt Sew-Along is back!
In 1900, a book was published that would become a childhood staple for generations. L. Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz has been capturing imaginations for 122 years and has introduced some of the most recognizable characters in pop culture history. It has inspired countless books, movies, spinoffs, games, toys, Broadway musicals...and now, our quilt!
This year’s sew-along quilt comes in at 65" x 74" and is perfect for kids and adults alike! It features nine main blocks and forty optional mini-blocks that form a fun and narrative border. Its nine main blocks range in size from 6.25" x 8.75" to 16" x 38". They are all traditionally pieced and feature a range of techniques like narrow piecing, the stitch & flip technique, half-square-triangles, half-rectangle-triangles, perfect angles technique and point matching.
Beginning September 1st, 2022, the pattern/instructions for a new block will be released on the 1st of every month. Certain months (blocks 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 & 8) will also include optional mini-blocks that can be created to make a fun border.
Block 1 (point matching & perfect angles) - Dorothy
Block 2 (perfect angles & 8-at-a-time HSTs) - Stuffed
Block 3 (narrow piecing & HRTs) - Hollow
Block 4 (point matching & HSTs) - Cowardly
Block 5 (compound units) - Dazzling
Block 6 (perfect angles & HSTs) - Good
Block 7 (compound units) - Winged
Block 8 (long flips & HRTs) - Melting
Block 9 (small scale) - And Toto!
We are excited to announce Art East Quilting Co's brand new interactive community space!
Here is what you'll find there:
General Tips & Tricks; here you will find pre-recorded videos of John's favourite tips for things like cutting, pressing, fabric treatment + more!
Monthly Video Tutorials; every month, videos will be posted highlighting the techniques found in that month's block.
Events Calendar; stay up to date on upcoming events such as monthly 2-hour virtual stitching parties, product demonstrations and guest speakers.
Prizes & Contests; a special section devoted to keeping you up to date on prizes and contests.
Member's Lounge; an area just for you to interact with fellow quilters and sew-along participants. Post comments, photos and more of your WIPs, makes and finishes.
Show & Tell; a special area for you to post your progress of your Sew Place Like Home Quilt to show off your work and see what others are doing.
There is so much here, I can't get into it all, but you will also find Fabric Requirements, Pattern Downloads, Q&A Forum, Announcements and more!
Our sew-along kit is back and better than ever!
THE KIT INCLUDES:
-all the fabric you need to complete the full 65" x 74" Sew Place Like Home Quilt quilt top packaged by block so there's no guessing at how much you will need
-4.25 metres (4.75 yards approx.) of background fabric in your choice of Kona Cotton Cloud or Essex Yarn-Dyed Linen in Flax
-an additional 4.5 metres (4.9 yards approx.) of a combination of Kona Cotton, Kona Sheen and Carolina Gingham in 29 different colours
-10 sheets of pre-printed piecing labels to help you stay organized as you cut your fabric
-fabric layout cutting guide sheets (14) for every piece of fabric you will need to cut to make the most of your yardage
-a swatch card of all 30 fabrics that are found in your kit
-a special edition clear glossy vinyl sticker (approx. 4" x 4")
-a black linen-finished 6" x 9" folder to keep you organized
-a coupon for 50% off any Art East Quilting Co. pattern download or booklet
-an exclusive custom designed box (12" x 10" x 4")
OPTIONAL ADD-ONS (SAVE 15%):
-Acorn Precision Piecing Starter Kit
-Acorn Easy Press Fabric Treatment & Mist Bottle Combi Pack