Blog Reviews – Fun Quilt Alongs and Challenges to Join

I just wanted to give a quick shout out to a few of my blogger friends who are hosting some amazing events! Many of them have already started, but thanks to the convenience of the internet, you can join at any time and work at your own pace and on your own schedule!

First of all, Melissa from Happy Quilting has another fabulous quilt along called Star Light Star Bright. It features one of my favorite units – half square triangles, lovingly known as HST’s. Melissa is always sharing tons of cool video tutorials and plenty of inspiration on her blog so be sure to check it out! You won’t be disappointed.

Quilt Along

Happy Quilting Quilt Along

Next, the super talented machine quilter, Amy from Amy’s Free Motion Quilting Adventures just launched a new quilt along which will run for the entire month of March. It’s called “McTavishing: a Free Motion Quilting Adventure” and she’ll include a giveaway to go along with the series. Fun stuff indeed!


Free Motion Quilting Adventures QAL

SewCalGal is hosting two year-long events that will really get your creative juices flowing. Her Handmade Christmas Challenge features monthly challenges throughout the year to share holiday projects you finish in 2014.

Christmas Challenge

SewCalGal Christmas Challenge

She’s also hosting a Year of Red and White Quilt Challenges, inspired by the fabulous Red and White quilt exhibit held in New York back in 2011. As part of this year long event, there’s a special design competition running now through March 23rd. Be sure to read the full details here. It’s perfect for budding pattern designers and of course there will be fabulous prizes!

Quilt Design Challenge

Red and White Challenge

Finally, I wanted to give another shout out to my good friend Alyssa from Pile O’ Fabric. She’s hosting another fabulous skillbuilding quilt as you go series. It’s called “For the Love of Sewing” and features all sorts of adorable sewing-themed blocks. This one has a small fee involved but trust me, it’s totally worth it as she puts in way more time than what she charges for!

2014 SkillbuilderI hope you will check out these fun events!

4 thoughts on “Blog Reviews – Fun Quilt Alongs and Challenges to Join

  1. Debi Bielawski says:

    Thanks Christa my to do list just keeps getting longer. stash is depleteing and my fiancee has finally put me on an allowance! (So he thinks.)

  2. Christine says:

    Ack!! You’re killin’ me, Smalls!! I was just lamenting that I had been behind on my sew alongs, looking forward to finishing one up in about 5 weeks and then you post these! And they’re AWESOME. I am definitely saving the links to do as I can. I won’t be able to keep up, but know they’ll definitely help me out later (FMQ skills and…hello Christmas presents!).

    Thanks for the great list, Christa!

  3. RobinSue says:

    Thank you for introducing me to QALs and challenges that I missed. I’ll be checking into several – as soon as I squeeze in a few more hours into each day. I love the idea of the Red and White challenge!

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