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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Free Pattern for a QAL starting January 20th

I am thrilled to announce that I have been invited to be a blog contributor for Fort Worth Fabric Studio in Texas!  You should check out all of the wonderful fabrics they have over there.

I have designed a medallion/log cabin style QAL for them which will launch on January 20th.  A free tutorial will be provided each month on their blog with the instructions you will need to make this quilt.  It will go for five months with one block tutorial provided each month.  January's will release on the 20th and February through May will release the second Tuesday of each month.  I have yet to decide on a name, so ideas are welcome.

Please join me and put Jan 20th on your calendar!  It will be fun.  If enough people are interested in making the quilt, I may host a blog for us to post our progress.  Fort Worth Fabric Studio also has a great Friday linky party where you can post your progress as well.

Here is a sketch of the quilt.  Color placement may vary slightly as I create it.  Yardage instructions will be provided Jan 20th on Fort Worth Fabric Studio's blog.

Check out Fort Worth Fabric Studio's Friday Fabric Bundle each Friday.  Last week's was so delicious and is called Aqua Red Crush.  I have purchased fabric bundles from them before and have been very pleased with the fabric and the service.

I have made a lot of progress on the Quilter's Garden January row, but it is not quite ready to reveal yet.  Please stay posted.

Here are some photos on the progress of my "Grand Illusion" mystery by Bonnie Hunter.  

Part 1:  half done
Part 2:  done
Part 3:  half done
Part 4:  not started

Here are the units laid out together.  Remember, I don't know how they will really be arranged; it's a mystery!

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Today I am linking up with:

Patchwork Times
Freemotion by the River

Since both of these are BOMs, I am also linking up with:

BOMs away

Part 4 linky Party for Grand Illusion


  1. Oh, I'm so excited! Although I really don't need another quilt along, I can't resist! Yayayay!!

  2. It does look very enticing. What a great honor for you. Will look forward to seeing it posted

  3. Love the colors and the pattern. I'm in.

  4. That's a big project you are starting! The design is beautiful. It makes me think of a formal garden with raised beds. I know the squares are made of log cabin blocks, which are supposed to represent houses, but I still see raised beds with kitchen and medicinal herbs. And maybe roses in the four central squares, separated with stone paths. This is probably not what you had in mind! ;-)
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  5. Congrats on being selected as a contributor. They made a wise decision, as I can see the QAL is going to be fabulous. I look forward to it.

  6. I love your log cabin! I will post about the QAL on, too.

  7. Love the pattern you have here. I also love the colors you chose for Bonnie's MQ.

  8. I think I might pass on the QAL but I will be watching.
    You do so much.
    Thankyou and Merry Christmas

  9. Your quilt-along is so pretty!

  10. Your quilt along is definitely going to be gorgeous. Love the vibrant colors you are using in Grand Illusion.

  11. What a lovely QAL! If only there were more hours in the day.

  12. Beautiful fabrics in your mystery units!

  13. Oh that is great news. Congrats.

  14. LOL - I love France's comment comparing your design to a formal garden! It reminds me of a layout for an herb garden too. Very pretty! I just saw the announcement over at Forth Worth Fabric Studio about your being a blog contributor and wanted to give you a Big Congratulations Deana!


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