Introducing the SPLASH of Color Quilt Along!  Make a quilt with black and white and a SPLASH of color in any pattern you choose beginning in October.  {There are prizes!}  Read all the details here.

March 16, 2015

Gravity Quilt Along {Schedule and Sponsors!}

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GRAVITY QUILT ALONG SCHEDULE:


March 8, 2015 Announcement!

March 10, 2015  Alternative Fabric Ideas

March 11, 2015 Fat Quarter Shop Sale on Gravity Supplies!

March 13, 2015 Using Your Solids Stash for a Gravity Quilt

March 16, 2015 - Schedule and Sponsors

March 16, 2015  GRAVITY Quilt Book Giveaway

March 17, 2015  Sponsors and Prizes!

March 18, 2015 Additional Sponsor Added!

March 18, 2015  GRAVITY Kit On Sale!!

March 24, 2015  Template Tips

April 17, 2015  Block 1

May 1, 2015  Block 2

May 15, 2015  Block 3

May 29, 2015  Block 4

June 12, 2015  Block 5

June 26, 2015  Block 6

July 10, 2015  Block 7

July 24, 2015  Block 8

August 7, 2015  Block 9

August 21, 2015  Background Blocks

September 4, 2015  Finished Quilt Tops

September 18, 2015  Finished Quilts

November 20, 2015  Last day to enter the Finished quilt link-up

A Note About These Dates:


Life happens, and this schedule is flexible and therefore open to change at my discretion.  I am very busy in the summer.  My goal is to have the quilt completed before Thanksgiving!

I have scheduled the Quilt Along to begin in the middle of April to allow extra time for gathering supplies.  Preorders of the GRAVITY kit are not shipping to Canada until April, so this gives our northern friends time to receive it and have an opportunity to be on schedule for prizes.  If not, hopefully they'll catch up with Block 2.

Each assignment includes making two identical blocks in two different colorways. Two weeks are scheduled for each set of blocks.  

This is a BIG quilt, so assembling the quilt top is given four weeks.  The final step of quilting and binding is given eight weeks since most of us will send our quilt out to be quilted professionally.  I plan to reserve a spot on my quilter's schedule to be sure she can fit it in, and you may consider doing this as well. Your quilt will be finished before Thanksgiving!

The final linky party for finished quilts ends on November 20, 2015.  Only finished quilts (quilted and bound) will be entered in the Grand Prize drawing which is a $100 gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop, along with some other goodies.

On the dates above, I will post tips, pictures, and links from other sites for completing the assignment.  That post will include a link-up where you can post your progress for that step. It is NOT expected that you have the assignment complete on the day of the post.  All link-ups will be open until the Quilt Along ends; HOWEVER, in order to qualify for the prize giveaways, you must link your completed step to the current link-up before the next step is posted.

SPONSORS!


Please send out a thank you to all the shops sponsoring the prizes during the GRAVITY Quilt Along!  Half of our sponsors are located in my home state of Washington!

Here are the GRAVITY Quilt Along sponsors.  The prizes they are generously donating will be revealed tomorrow, so please stop back!

Fat Quarter Shop Green Fairy Quilts Jaybird Quilts
The Scarlet Thread Quilt Co. My Modern Quilt Shop Pink Door Fabrics
  Quilt Sandwich Fabrics Cluck Cluck Sew Busy Hands Quilts





GRAVITY QUILT ALONG offers

an amazing pattern
fun quilting along with others
fantastic prizes

SHARE VIA FLICKR, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND YOUR BLOG!

Please post your pictures to the Gravity Quilt Along Flickr Group!

Please share about the Gravity Quilt Along on social media!

#GravityQAL and #GravityQuilt

Grab a GRAVITY Quilt Along button and share the fun!  

There are three sizes to choose from.  

125 x 125





200 x 200

Gravity QAL at Busy Hands Quilts 



250 x 250




Won't you join me?

2 comments :

Shannon said...

Looks like you're doing a great job organizing your quilt-a-long. Just wanted to encourage you even though I won't be participating. I will be following along with your posts though!

Gale NoName said...

I am so excited about this quilt-along and can hardly wait until the shop ships my kit (Canada - late April).