It’s been almost two weeks since I announced the Rise Above Sew Along and it’s time to prepare! Some of you are using one of the kits from here in the shop, I’ve seen one person post about their fabrics chosen from their stash…it’s going to be so much fun to see all the ways you make this quilt YOURS!
If you haven’t seen the buzz, learn all about the sew along
**I like to call it a “Sew Together” (-: **
<<here>> on the announcement page.
Today, I am thrilled to share my finished Rise Above quilt as well as two giveaways, one from a generous sponsor, Hobbs Bonded Fibers. Hoping you feel inspired to join in the fun and make one along with me during the sew together.
As you we get ready to start making our Rise Above quilt, you’ll need to choose your fabrics and you’ll need a batting for that *eventually* finished quilt. That’s where it gets fun and we have our first giveaways of the sew along!
One lucky person will win a $25 coupon to the Color Girl Quilts shop. You can use that toward your fabrics for this project, or if you’ve already made your plans, use it for something fun for a future project.
Another lucky winner will get a KING size (120″ x 120″) cotton batt for finishing their Rise Above quilt, courtesy of Hobbs Batting. Huge thanks to Hobbs for sponsoring a prize! I use their batting in all my quilts.
The Rise Above quilt pattern by Charisma Horton finishes 96″ x 96″, which is a great size for your bed or good sofa snuggle. A quilt that size can feel really intimidating to sew, but the pattern is written to make each chunk very achievable. We will do just one section each week, and I’m showing you ‘in person’ via video how exactly to do each and every step. Many weeks consist of making just 8 blocks, some are less than that: totally do-able, even for a weekend warrior!
The quilt I made as the sample for the sew along has Hobbs Heirloom cotton batting inside and it is heaven. I chose this particular batting because it has a very low loft, but is still very soft. The design of this quilt begs for the piecing to be the star, so a nice flat batting means that the finished quilt is smooth, with sharp points, straight seams and crisp shapes. I chose an all over flowery quilt design that doesn’t distract from the piecing. Quilting credit goes to my friend Amanda Leins (-:
Giveaway is for sew along participants, and winners will be chosen on March 1. As long as you are signed up for the sew along by February 28, your entry is in. For an extra chance to win, jump on the Rise Above FB group page and post something about how you are preparing. This can be a photo of your fabric plans, an introduction with something about you and your quilting life, whatever you want. FB group invitations are sent with the welcome email once you join the sew along. If you haven’t joined the group yet, check your email for the invitation.
I can’t wait to get started!
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