Hey all you quilting enthusiasts!!
Today is the kick off for the Quilt+ Star Dance quilt along. Are you excited? I’m always jumping up and down at the beginning of a new quilt and this one is no different.
Today we are going to go over the schedule for the quilt along, fill you in on awesome prizes, and give you an Introduction PDF so that you can gather up your fabrics and supplies and be ready to make blocks next week.
Our intentions for this quilt along is to connect you with other quilters and make a quilt together. There’s nothing like getting a little encouragement and support from someone making the exact same project. Even if you don’t know that person in real life, it doesn’t matter. Connection through our love of making quilts is one of my favorite feelings.
In efforts of connecting, leave comments below or join the quilting community on Instagram. Use the #quiltplusstardancequiltalong for your progress photos and like and comment on other participants photos. It really makes a quilt along even better! If you are looking for me, I’m @SouthernCharmQuilts on there.
Our other intention is to introduce you to Coats & Clark’s brand new thread for quilters called Quilt+. I’ve been using this thread since this past May and I’m here to tell you that it is luscious. LUSCIOUS! It’s a 30 weight long staple Egyptian cotton thread. My favorite thing about it is that it’s thicker than what I was previously used to using and makes the quilting really pop from the quilt. If you’ve been wanting your quilting to stand out, this is YOUR thread!
About the Quilt
Above is the quilt we will be making together. You and me and anyone wanting to join in!
- Name – Star Dance
- Measures – 60″ square
- Features – 25 blocks
Feel free to use any fabric your heart desires. I’m going to be using solids by Alison Glass called Kaleidoscope and low volume for my background fabrics. You can read more about my fabric choices here. You do you!
Quilt Along Schedule
A new post about the quilt along will go live every Thursday starting today and ending June 30. Here’s a schedule to keep you on track with what we are doing each week:
There are two ways to win prizes in the quilt along. The prizes will be for anyone participating and chosen randomly. Prize winners will be announced at the very end of the quilt along.
You can enter using the form on the blog here. There will be four winners chosen. Prizes for entering this way are:
- First Winner – Week 2 – August 2 – Coats Quilt+ Piecing and Quilting Thread- 12 Spool Assortment.
- Second Winner – Week 4 – August 16 – Coats Quilt+ Piecing and Quilting Thread- 12 Spool Assortment.
- Third Winner- Week 5 – August 23 – Coats Quilt+ Piecing and Quilting Thread- 12 Spool Assortment.
- Fourth Winner – Final week – August 30 – Coats Quilt+ Piecing and Quilting Thread- 24 Spool Assortment
The second way to enter is on Instagram and there will be one winner chosen. All you need to do is post a progress photo and use the #quiltplusstardancequiltalong to be entered. You can enter as many times as you like with this one. You will need to be following @MakeitCoats and me, @SouthernCharmQuilts and tag both of us in your entry. If you have your account set to private we will not be able to see your entry, so please change that setting if you’d like a chance to win (you can always change it back later). I’ll be announcing the winner of this prize in an Instagram post on my account on August 30. We’ve got an “extra special” prize for entering this way: 1 each of the Basic, Neutral and Brights 12 spool boxes.
Feel free to enter using both methods for more chances to win.
Are you excited? I’m jumping up and down! I LOVE thread!
Where can I buy this thread?
I’ll be using the Quilt+ thread for my quilting and piecing (that’s what it’s made for). It’s okay if you are not using it! The next time you are shopping for thread, however, give it a try. The quilting is especially yummy. I can’t wait to show you with my finished quilt. I plan on really going outside of my comfort zone with free motion quilting for this quilt. I’m excited…..and nervous. 🙂
JOANN stores have the full line of 48 colors in their store. If you have one of their stores near you, drop in and check out the selection. You can also have a look at all 48 colors here. I think Macaw and Icy Blue are my two favorite colors. They are SO yummy!
If you are an online shopper I’ve got you covered! You can find the threads at the following links:
Fabric.com – Find lots of spools here.
Quilting-Warehouse – Individual spools here
Annie’s Catalog – Has a few spools available here
We’d love it if you shared the graphic above to spread the word about our quilt along. Invite your friends! The more, the merrier!
Now go and gather your supplies. Enjoy the week scheming up a color palette for your quilt. I’ll see you next Thursday!
Do you need help or have questions? Let’s connect: