Do you want to have some fun and make your own Down Memory Lane quilt too? The Down Memory Lane Quilt-Along starts August 10th which gives you a little time to get organised and plan your quilt.
And if you need some incentive to join in, then think of this as getting an early start on the perfect quilt for Valentine’s Day ;).
Three size options:
In order to participate you will need to purchase either the original full sized pattern, or the mini quilt pattern.
Use can use the coupon code DMLQAL throughout 2018 to receive a 20% discount on the pattern price.
The full size pattern contains instructions for both the original 66 x 83-inch Down Memory Lane quilt, and the 69 x 69-inch Down Memory Lane ‘Best Loved Memories’ edition quilt, which uses a larger block to create a generous throw quilt.
You might also like to make the mini version of this pattern which makes a delightful wall or doll quilt.
The Down Memory Lane Quilt-Along Schedule:
This is not a difficult quilt to piece and some quilters may find they are able to make the quilt top in very little time, but as I know many of you don’t get the chance to sew as often as you might like, I have set a fairly relaxed pace for this event.
Do what works for you!
For those who like the structure of a timeline, I am proposing the following:
- Prior to the official start date – Purchase the pattern and your fabric.
- Begin to cut your pieces ahead of time if you find this part tedious or time consuming.
- 10/8 – Cutting
- 17/8 – Piecing the blocks
- 24/8 – Continue piecing the blocks
- 31/8 – Quilt top assembly
- 7/9 – Borders
- 14/9 – Catch up (if required) & Backing and binding preparation
- 21/9 – Quilt Parade
Each Friday I will share a quick tip here on the blog and on Facebook.
If you publicly share your progress on Instagram between August 10th and September 14th, using the hashtags
you will be eligible to go into the random draw to win a prize from one of the event sponsors
Quilt-alongs are a great way to meet other makers online and participate in some community fun. And you don’t have to be an experienced quilter to make this pattern – it is perfect for a beginner.
In fact I made a similar quilt to this when I originally learnt to quilt. You can read more about the story behind this quilt design in the actual full size pattern pages.
I would love to have you join me on this creative adventure for the next few weeks. Jump in and start sewing anytime!
I can’t wait to see what fabric combination you choose and how this quilt will tell your own quilting story.
Remember you can use the code DMLQAL throughout 2018 to receive a discount on both the original and the mini version of Down Memory Lane.
|Week 2||Piecing the blocks|
|Week 3||Continue piecing the blocks|
|Week 4||Quilt top assembly|
|Week 6||Backing and binding preparation|
|Week 7||Quilt Parade|