Friday, July 15, 2011

What is a Quiltalong?

Maybe you have heard KZ and I talking about online quilt-alongs. Sometimes it is hard to describe things that are going on out there on the internet so I thought I would show some that I know about.

The fun thing about quilt-alongs in that you get very detailed photo instructions and a group of other quilters going through it too, offering help and support. Often there will be a Flickr group for the participants to show their blocks and finished quilts. You get to see how the same quilt looks in different fabrics. On Flickr, too, there is a discussion forum so you can talk with the other quilters.

Even if a quilt-along is over the information is still there and you can still participate.

Single Girl Quilt Along (based on a pattern) from I'm a Ginger Monkey
Supernova (free pattern given) from Freshly Pieced
Farmers Wife Sampler (based on a book) from Fresh Cuts
Blogger's Block-a-palooza (free patterns) from Quilt Dad and other bloggers
Paintbox Quilt (free pattern) from Oh, Fransson
Quilt as You Go (free tutorial) from Sew Take a Hike

There are so many quilt-alongs. Try typing it in Google or Flickr and see if there is anything that inspires you.


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