Sunday, October 13, 2013

Hemispheres Pattern Release and Quilt-Along

Yesterday I said I had an exciting announcement to make!


My friend Megan (from City Stitches) has just released her first pattern, published at Aria Lane!


Megan is an awesome quilter and lives in Charleston, which makes me totally jealous.  If you aren't familiar with her work, be sure to read her blog before joining the sewalong.  She's incredibly talented!

Hemispheres is a crazy versatile pattern--you can work it with solids or patterns; you can change up the background colors; you could feature the slices between the spheres in a print!  There are so many ways you could switch up the design of this single pattern, just based on the fabric choices you make.

A lot of people will see the curves and be scared--don't be!  Curves are something that look scary, but once you have it down, you'll feel accomplished and wonder why you were ever scared in the first place!  But, to help you even more, Megan is hosting a quilt-along on her blog, starting October 21.  You have a week to gather your courage and finally face those curves!  It'll totally be worth it, I promise!


In order to participate in the QAL, you must supply your own pattern and fabrics.  The supply list can be found on the pattern back, on Aria Lane.  But, Aria Lane and Megan have given me a pattern to giveaway to one reader!  To win, comment below: what's the one crafting or sewing skill you'd like to tackle next?

The QAL will last until December 13, and there will be prizes along the way, including fabric from Marmalade Fabrics, who is also carrying Kona bundles to get you started on your Hemispheres quilt!  The grand prize winner will be decided in a link party where everyone will get to see each other's beautiful quilts--no more curve fear allowed!

You can check out more details about Hemispheres from these bloggers:

Oct 8: Alyssa Pileofabric.com
Oct 9: Lindsey lrstitched.com
Oct 10: Christina thesometimescrafter.com
Oct 11: Jennifer knottedthread.com
Oct 12: Sara sewsara.blogspot.com
Oct 13: Emily esposetta.blogspot.com
Oct 14: Angela cuttopieces.blogspot.com
Oct 15: Rachael thefloralsuitcase.com
Oct 16: Shannon littleluvins.com
Oct 17: Kelly craftytwinmommy.blogspot.com
Oct 18: Shannon masteringtheartofbeingme.blogspot.com
Oct 19Diane fromblankpages.blogspot.com


The fun starts next Monday!  Don't forget to enter my giveaway to win your copy of Hemispheres: what's the one crafting or sewing skill you'd like to tackle next? I'll choose one comment on Friday, October 18, and you'll receive your pattern from Aria Lane!  Good luck!



39 comments:

  1. I want to learn machine quilting

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  2. Curves!!!! And this is the perfect opportunity!

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  3. I want to try to do machine quilting on a domestic machine. I have the machine, just need to dive right in!

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  4. I want to learn curves so badly but they just look so hard and I don't like to fail. I would love to join this quilt along because it's time I face my fears and just do it......right?!?
    Thanks for the chance to win this wanderful pattern, Jessica
    juceyj03@gmail.com

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  5. I would love to learn a few fancy embroidery stitches that I can use to embellish my quilts!

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  6. I want to learn to free motion quilt. Who knows, maybe this will be the quilt I try it on.

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  7. I'm going to tackle FMQ next. Something other than just stitch in the ditch! Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful pattern.

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  8. I plan to tackle fmq but I need to save up for a new sewing machine first

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  9. I'm going to learn how to sew clothing for my two daughters next. Practicing curves in a quilt will help, right? Thanks for the opportunity!

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  10. I'm still learning and have not yet sewn curves. This would be a great pattern to learn on right? Thanks for the chance to win.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. I've made plenty of clothes, but piecing curves fi a quilt make me nervous. I'd also like to do some foundation piecing

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  12. Such a gorgeous quilt and the solids really call me! I'd love to learn paper piecing. I took a class years ago but well that was years ago, hehe.

    Thank you and Megan for a super giveaway and the chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Well I'd like to learn to do great curved piecing you know the kind that looks like Megan's round and smooth. I haven't tried curved piecing but I think mine would look more poky outy ... if I win the pattern I'd sure try my best to sew it nice and smooth like Megan's.
    colleen

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  14. I'd love to tackle this gorgeous pattern, I'm loving all things curved at the moment,and sewing curves is so much fun!

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  15. I'd like to learn how to do invisible machine applique or blanket stitch machine applique. The pattern is lovely1

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  16. Curves terrify me - I'd love to master them!!

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  17. I have a list on my blog of all the crafts I've been able to find out about, I want to try them all! That also includes all the different quilting and sewing techniques.

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  18. I love this pattern and can't wait for the QAL. Thanks for the opportunity to win a pattern!

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  19. The thing I really want to learn right now is curved piecing, do this quilt along will be just perfect. Fingers crossed for a free pattern :)

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  20. I would love to learn how to piece curves!

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  21. It is on my to do list to learn how to sew curves. I would love to win this. Thanks for a chance.

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  22. I need to learn fmq !!

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  23. I want to get better at free motion quilting. Thanks!

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  24. I would like to tackle more straight lines. :) But other than that, I think my FMQ skills could use improvement!

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  25. I would like to do precision ruler work on the long-arm machine.

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  26. I would like to learn to be more precise in my FMQ'ing!

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  27. I would love to learn how to knit but I know better than to go down that road! Instead. I want to tackle curved piecing!

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  28. My 'want to tackle' is simply finishing my pile of half done projects. So many to do, I love them all but just need to get them done.

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  29. I would love how to add embroidery and cross stitch into my life.

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  30. How about curved seams? I could also get more adventurous with my freehand quilting.

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  31. I would like to get brave enough to FMQ one of my large quilts, AND master curved seams.

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  32. I need to improve my curves! And you?!
    Josee
    tricotin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  33. Curves and quilting by hand are something I would like to learn.

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  34. I would love to try some curve sewing!

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  35. I really haven't tried anything with curved seams, so here is my chance! Thanks for the give away!

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  36. I haven't tried any applique yet. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. I would really like to try to sew curves !

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  38. I would like to try thread painting. Love this pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  39. Jewelry making is a craft I would like to try.

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