We're celebrating our new online community with another Block of the Month Quilt Along! Simply buy the pattern or the kit (click here
), and join us as we sew this beautiful country quilt called Southern Stars Sampler, designed by Paula Stoddard of Pacific Patchwork. Together we will be sewing two blocks a month over the next six months to make this 12 block quilt. Share tips, photos, meet new friends, see product previews, and more all for free. Hosted by Kristin Gassaway, Connecting Threads designer.
1. No purchase is required to join this group. However, if you'd like to make the project, just purchase the Southern Stars Sampler pattern or kit here
2. Timeframe: Approximately 6 months, starting in January 2009.
3. If you are not a member of our Quilt with Us Community yet, click the "Signup and Join" box in
the upper-right corner. Once you're a member, you will see a green plus sign and a link
to "Join Southern Stars Block of the Month Quilt Along" in the upper-right of the group page.
Clicking on the link will allow you to join this Quilt Along.
4. Post questions, project feedback, and pictures of your progress.
5. Cheer on your fellow quilters as you go!
Here's a list of the individual fabrics used for each block:
#1 - 1874 Star Ditsy Dk. Green, 1853 Wishes Lt Blue, 1856 Fern Vines Tan
#2 - 1872 Star Ditsy Brown, 1873 Star Ditsy Dk. Blue, 1877 Speckled Texture Green
#3 - 1877 Specked Texture Green, 1873 Star Ditsy Dk. Blue, 1859 Fan Flowers Lt. Lilac
#4 - 1851 Wishes Green, 1848 Wishes Lilac, 1878 Speckled Texture Blue
#5 - 1859 Fan Flowers Lt. Lilac, 1851 Wishes Green, 1872 Star Ditsy Dk. Brown
#6 - 1853-Wishes Lt. Blue, 1877 Speckled Texture Green, 1875 Star Ditsy Purple
#7 - 1856 Fern Vines Tan, 1875 Star Ditsy Purple, 1859 Fan Flower Lt Lilac
#8 - 1875 Star Ditsy Purple, 1878 Specked Texture Blue, 1848 Wishes Lilac
#9 - 1865 Mosaic Swirls Dk. Yellow, 1874 Star Ditsy Dk. Green, 1853 Wishes Lt. Blue
#10 - 1878 Speckled Texture Blue, 1856 Fern Vines Tan, 1851 Wishes Green
#11 - 1873 Star Ditsy Dk. Blue, 1865 Mosaic Swirls Dk. Yellow, 1874 Star Ditsy Dk. Green
#12 - 1848 Wishes Lilac, 1865 Mosaic Swirls Dk. Yellow, 1872 Star Ditsy Dk. Brown
NEW: To show your finished blocks in one of the slideshows, post a picture to your own photos on your personal page and add a "tag" in all lower case. The tag should be " southern stars" (don't type the quotation marks). I'll go through the photos regularly and add them as I see them. Now we can all oohh and aahhh at everyones beautiful blocks!