Hey friends! T.G.I.F. It’s our last official Sewcialites 2 Friday and I don’t know about you, but with summer fast approaching and so many other projects going on, I’m definitely feeling ready to put this one to bed! If you’ve been following along with me on this quilt-along you know that the last block release out of 24 total in the series happened last Friday with my block “Energize.” If you’re all caught up, congratulations! The only thing left to do should be the finishing process. If not, don’t worry. Keep at it as much as you can – you’ll get it done eventually… I believe in you! I’ve always said playing catch-up with these particular blocks is a breeze since the designs are fairly simple and not a huge challenge. You can get a lot done in just a weekend!
Whenever you are ready to wrap up your quilt, there are three finishing options provided by Fat Quarter Shop to help you along. These options include one from the original Sewcialites (blocks are interchangeable with those from Sewcialites 2), one designed for this year’s Sewcialites 2, and an additional option Kim Jolly came up with to accommodate all three block size options including eight 3″ blocks, eight 6″ blocks, and eight 9″ blocks. Check em’ out!
To download the full set of instructions for all three of these finishing options, simply visit the Sewcialites 2 Landing Page by clicking the button below and you will find them listed at the bottom of the page.
There are also a couple of other modifications by other designers that Kim talks about in her LIVE demo, which you can watch by clicking HERE! To see the additional options available simply go to the Fat Quarter Shop’s Facebook page and look under “Groups.” Once there, you’ll need to request to join the “Sewcialites Lounge“ group. Please remember to answer all admin questions and agree to the page rules! Once you’re in you’ll have access to the additional finishing options.
I pretty much stuck with finishing option 1 (with a few tweaks here and there) for my final layout and I’m super happy with the way it turned out. It was the perfect choice for my Garden Gatherings fabric line and looks better than I hoped! What do you think?
Now that you’ve seen mine, how do you plan to do yours? Let me know what you came up with in the comments! All finished? I’d love to see your work! In fact, if you have a photo of your finished quilt and would like it to be considered to be featured in a future blog post, please send it along with your name, state your from, and a few details about your experience with this QAL to my trusty blog guru Heidi at firstname.lastname@example.org. Never know, there might even be a sweet prize in it for you!
…and since I brought up prizes, let’s give away a couple more! It wouldn’t feel like a proper Friday if we didn’t. This week I want to give a shout out and special thanks to Laurel H., and Sally D., for the lovely comments they left on the blog last week. Congratulations – and thank you both to the moon and back! Your comments are important to us so please – keep em’ coming and I’ll keep sending out the prizes. Deal? Deal (note: I do not post last names or email addresses for your privacy, so if you think you’re one of the lucky winners this week please be sure to check your email. You can also contact Heidi at email@example.com if you have not already received a prize confirmation letter from her. If you think you are a winner but have not received a prize confirmation email, be sure to check your spam folder – it’s not often but our emails will sometimes end up there)!!!
Alright gang, and just like that we’ve come to the end of another week. I swear, where does the time go??? I have a few things to wrap up before I head out for the night but then I plan to try and lay low for the weekend. As much as I love to be out and about being the social butterfly that I am, it’s also nice to stay home and enjoy the space I spend all week working my tail off for once in a while. I highly recommend you do the same when you can! I wish you all a beautiful evening and a restful weekend and I hope to see you all next week!
Oh and before I forget, just a heads up that due to Jess being occupied with techy website responsibilities next week, there will be NO CommentSold broadcast this coming Tuesday, April 25th. I know, I know – bummer, buuuuut I will still be going LIVE at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday to talk all about the next big quilt-along in my life, “Twilight Stars.” It will be a QAL that uses a combination of one of my latest fabric lines, “Rustic Gatherings“ and a beautiful Halloween-themed collection by one of my Moda sisters Jackie MacDonald of Sweetfire Road called Spellbound. I’ll be talking all the details so set your reminders now – you don’t want to want to miss it. Tune in by hitting the STITCH button below. See you then! ~Lisa