Welcome to week 3!
I’m thrilled you are here. It’s been a great block making week. I’m still crazy happy with my color choices and I want to see YOUR blocks!
Are you using the #quiltplusstardancequiltalong on Instagram? Please do! I want to encourage you and also I could just scroll through yummy quilty photos all day so go and post, post, post.
This Week’s Goal
This week’s goal is to make 6 blocks. No biggie, right? If you find yourself “behind”, don’t sweat it. You are on YOUR OWN timetable and you don’t have to have certain tasks done to win the prizes. You are eligible just for participating.
So enjoy your block making, move at your own pace, and feel encouraged to just go do your own thing with these blocks, even if that means changing them up a little. Make yourself happy!
I happen to be making myself happy with the pink and yellow block in the corner of the picture above. Don’t tell the other blocks, but that one might be my fave. 🙂
Some Thoughts on Quilt+
Our delectable thread that we are using, Quilt+, is a fairly thicker thread in the machine quilting world. It’s a 30 weight long staple Egyptian cotton.
With a thread so thick, you might need to change your needle. I like to use a size 100/16 Topstitch needle when working with it. It’s perfect for piecing (top and bobbin), and AMAZING for quilting.
Here’s where you can purchase Quilt+:
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
Quilt Along Schedule
We’ll have a total of 13 blocks after today. Whew! Let’s pat ourselves on the back a little bit. We all know that’s quite a lot of half square triangles and those little devils, though fairly simple to make, are also finicky as heck. So congrats, lovely quilter! You are awesome!
Do you need help or have questions? Let’s connect: