One World Quilt Along

One World Quilt Along Borders and Finishing

Can you believe it? We are at the last instalment of the One World Quilt Along! Yes, it's finally here!

This instalment isn't even a block, really, although I think of it as Block 7. It is actually putting all of the blocks that have been created into the quilt itself by adding sashing and borders. There is one more appliqué to add as well: an alligator. Once this has all been done, the quilt top will be ready for quilting.

 
I'm feeling a bit lost down here.

I'm feeling a bit lost down here.

 

I had a bit of a problem with the alligator appliqué - he really didn't want to be stitched down by himself in the quilt's border and insisted upon visiting the other animals in the previous blocks. After a lot of persuasion, I managed to convince him that he had a spot reserved just for him :)

 
Can I hang out in the trees with you?

Can I hang out in the trees with you?

 
 
I'd really love a hat like that!

I'd really love a hat like that!

 

If you haven't joined the One World Quilt Along, there is still a bit of time to subscribe before it ends. Each block in the quilt is constructed individually so you can really start working on any block - you don't have to start with Block 1. In addition to the blocks, you will also have access to videos for each block to help you complete the quilt. There are two subscription options: Quilter or Viewer. Check out the details here.

Now all that remains is to decide on the prize winners! One of our lucky Quilters will be winning a Janome Artistic Edge digital cutter. There are also lots of fabric-y prizes donated by Hoffman California Fabrics and, last, but not least is a year's subscription to QuiltFusion. Just think of all the wonderful quilt patterns you could create with this amazing software!

I can hardly wait to email the winners of all these wonderful prizes. Keith and I so appreciate the support of Janome, Hoffman California Fabrics, Curious.com (prize already awarded), and, of course, QuiltFusion.

While this may be the end of the One World Quilt Along, Keith and I will be back with another awesome design for our next quilt along. If you have any suggestions for the type of design you'd like to see, please leave them in the Comments below.

Creatively,

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One World Quilt Along Block 6

Block 6 of the One World Quilt Along has just been released and this is the last horizontal block in this quilt. It's actually the last full block in the entire quilt as the sashing, borders and one appliqué element will be what we're working on next month.

I saw this block as the perfect opportunity to use some metallic thread on the snowflakes in this block. I was pleased that my Janome 8900 handled the metallic thread with no problem at all. I just had to reduce the top tension on my sewing machine and be sure to use a large enough needle and it was just like stitching with any other type of quality thread. 

 
Keith's version of Block 6

Keith's version of Block 6

 

If you haven't joined the One World Quilt Along, don't hesitate to join us now. Each block in the quilt is constructed individually so you can really start working on any block - you don't have to start with Block 1. There are two subscription options: Quilter or Viewer. Check out the details here.

 
Keith's version of the One World quilt

Keith's version of the One World quilt

 

If you are already subscribed in the One World Quilt Along, be sure to check out all videos that Keith and I have created. They provide tips and information to help you construct your quilt.

Have fun with this month's block and see you March 15, 2017 for the final part of this quilt.

Creatively,

 

One World Quilt Along Block 4

It's official: we are now halfway through the One World Quilt Along! We are actually about 60% along the way. I hope you are all enjoying this fun project. 

 
Keith's version of Block 4 in the One World Quilt Along

Keith's version of Block 4 in the One World Quilt Along

 

I'm excited that we are this far along - it really doesn't seem like Keith and I have been creating with you for almost four months! With Block 4 we will be completing the top half of the globe and it's really cool to see how this all comes together.

 
Kim's version of Block 4 in the One World Quilt Along

Kim's version of Block 4 in the One World Quilt Along

 

I've got a few tips for you this month and you'll find them in my Block 4 video in the One World Quilt Along playlist on my YouTube channel.

If you haven't joined the quilt along yet, you can still do so. You'll receive all of the previous patterns and have access to all of the instructional videos. Come join us, we're having lots of fun and there are prizes to be won!

See you in 2017 for Block 5!

Creatively,

 

One World Quilt Along Block 3

It's November 15 and that means that Block 3 of the One World Quilt Along is now available.

We're almost halfway through this quilt along and I hope you are enjoying it as much as  Keith Phillips of QuiltFusion and I are. I'm glad to see people posting photos of their first two blocks on the Facebook group. We love to see what you are all creating! 

 
Keith's version of Block 3 of the One World quilt

Keith's version of Block 3 of the One World quilt

 

If you haven't joined the One World Quilt Along yet, we hope you'll consider joining it. You can join at any time and we'll send you any previous blocks and information that you may've missed. Just go to www.quiltfusion.com/one-world.

Remember to join the Facebook group once you've signed up for the quilt along so you can participate with the other quilters. Just go to One World Quilt Along Facebook group and ask to join. We'll add you right away.

Keith has posted a new instructional video for Block 3. I am just putting the finishing touches on my video due to a bit of a delay due to some unexpected surgery - some things you just can't plan for! You'll find them on the One World Quilt Along playlist on my YouTube channel. If you haven't already watched the previous videos for Blocks 1 and 2 in the playlist, you'll want to do this before you start creating Block 3. 

 
One of the many fabric packs you could win from Hoffman California Fabrics

One of the many fabric packs you could win from Hoffman California Fabrics

 

You have a chance to win prizes in this quilt along, so join us now and you could win fabric from Hoffman California Fabrics, a subscription to QuiltFusion or even a Janome Artistic Edge digital cutter, our grand prize.

Enjoy creating Block 3 in the One World Quilt Along.

One World Quilt Along Winner

Happy Saturday, everyone!

 
One World quilt

One World quilt

 

I'm thrilled to announce that we have awarded our first prize in the One World Quilt Along. Still not registered in this online quilt along? Sign up today at www.quiltfusion.com/one-world to join us for 7 months of appliqué fun. We just started the first block on September 15, 2016, so you aren't really behind at all yet.

 
One World quilt block 1

One World quilt block 1

 

Now, back to the exciting announcement. The winner was selected from all those Quilters and Viewers who signed up by September 15. The random number generator selected Donna C, one of our Viewers, as the winner. Donna will enjoy a free year's subscription to Curious, where she can watch thousands of lessons on all types of subjects. I have several courses on Curious, so Donna can learn about fusible web appliqué, hand embroidery stitches and vintage sewing machines when she watches my courses. If you haven't checked out Curious yet, take a look. You'll be amazed at all the things you can learn.

Creatively,