Sewoff! Week 2

It’s time for another post on the Sewoff! Here’s the deal, the pattern we were working with is really more cutting directions than pattern. Amy and I chatted over the weekend and we’re struggling with inviting other people to join us on a pattern that could prove difficult for some. So we are changing it up! We are going to make my All Squared Up pattern!

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We’d love for you to join us! You can buy the pattern in my shop. I’ve discounted it to $6, no coupon code needed. We will be sticking with a similar schedule, our next post will be January 14, with final quilts on February 4. You can make one block or a big bed quilt!
xo LC

Sewoff! Week 1

You might have noticed that I’m a bit behind in this post. Things got busy! Amy organized Sewtopia, life happened. Don’t judge, we are pushing everything back. You can read all about the Sewoff here.

Here’s the new schedule:
December 10: Blocks 1-8
December 17: Blocks 9-16
December 31: Blocks 17-24
January 14: Blocks 25-32
January 21: Blocks 33-40
January 28: Blocks 41-48
February 4: Finished Quilt

Here are my blocks! These puppies are HUGE!

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My one issue with this pattern is that it is really just cutting directions. It was intended to be a block of the month. I assume that most shops are working along with their customers with more detailed directions. However, I like to oversize my pieces and trim. This was difficult with how the pattern was written. I tried on the first block. You can see how unsuccessful I was here. I had to oversize the yellow pieces to compensate for shoddy quilty math on my part!

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If I was making this again, I would redo the pattern for oversized pieces. There are a lot of triangles to make sure you keep your points! Here is a blocked #2!

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I’m using Carolyn Friedlander ledger for all the background and bright oranges and corals with teal, lime and pink accents. I had to order more teal for this block!

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And block #4! It’s 30″ square!!

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Check out Amy’s post here. We’d love for you to join us by sewing along!!
xo LC

Sewoff!

A couple months back I saw that my friend Amy (aka Sukie…don’t you know who she is?!) posted to Instagram that she got a new Bernina 350. I immediately had to tell her that we are machine twins and she’s obviously a genius for getting the greatest little machine!! And she immediately replied that we should have a SEWOFF! Fast forward to now and we are ready to throw it down.

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This is a friendly sewoff that’s really about making a project in your own style. There’s no winner or loser. Although if you like my project more, shout it from the rooftops! But if you like hers more, keep that to yourself…there’s no winner here and nobody likes a whiner. We’ve decided to make the Moda Modern Building Blocks quilt. I’ve wanted to make this since I saw it at Market last year. I got my pattern from Sewlux.

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Here’s our schedule:
November 3: Blocks 1-8
November 17: Blocks 9-16
December 1: Blocks 17-24
December 15: Blocks 25-32
January 5: Blocks 33-40
January 12: Blocks 41-48
February 2: Finished Quilt

While Amy and I are quilting, Jemellia and Lee H are garment making. They’ve already started and are making some beautiful things. Follow along on Instagram using #sewoff. Then for the final round, all four of us are making a bag.

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Let the games begin!
xo LC