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Star In The West QAL – Month 1

Welcome to the kick off for the Star In The West BOM Quilt-Along, brought to you by Swan Amity Studios and Gorram Quilts!

Star in the West Monsoon sunset quilt along QAL block of the month BOM 2016 geometric pinwheels stars Swan Amity American Made Brand solids AMB

We are very excited to be working with our sponsor, American Made Brand fabrics, for this QAL. AMB make beautiful solid fabrics that are rich in color and so soft. The fabric is sourced and manufactured in the United States. Coincidentally, they’re also located in Seattle. They will be providing a few prizes throughout the year, but more will be revealed later.

Month 1’s pattern was emailed this morning. If you didn’t receive it, please check your junk folder and then send us an email or comment below, and we’ll investigate.

For Month 1, we are making part of the “center” star (I say center even though it’s in the top left of the quilt).

SitW Month 1 Section

You will be making 2 sets of 4 blocks, for 8 total blocks. Once you are finished, hang onto them until Month 2, when you will make the remaining parts of the center star.

Here are mine, in the AMB solids.

Star in the West Monsoon sunset quilt along QAL block of the month BOM 2016 geometric pinwheels stars Swan Amity American Made Brand solids AMB

And here they are laid out. I showed them to a non-quilting buddy who was confused about why there was a hole in the center.

Star in the West Monsoon sunset quilt along QAL block of the month BOM 2016 geometric pinwheels stars Swan Amity American Made Brand solids AMB

We have a Flick group that you are welcome to join and share your progress.

Also, if you post on social media, please use #StarInTheWestQuilt.

If you haven’t signed up yet, you still can through Swan Amity’s website. It’s only $24 for the whole year.

We’re looking forward to spending the year with you. Please let us know if you have any questions. Happy new year and happy quilting!

2016 Quilt Along Announcement

It’s time for Big Announcement 2016!!

In conjunction with Swan Amity Studios, I will be doing a Block of the Month / Quilt Along for 2016.

The BOM will be Star in the West which Swan and I originally ran as a BOM at our LQS. I did my version in greys, named 10 Shades of Grey.

The BOM will start on January 2 and run for 12 months. Each month you will be emailed a pattern. There will be a Flickr group to share images of your quilt top in progress. I will also be sharing some of them on my blog.

The patterns for the entire series is only $24. You can signup at Swan’s website. And then check back here on January 2 when the first pattern comes out.

Happy quilting!