Take the “Aiming for Accuracy Challenge” – 2016-17 Quilt-Along

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Newsletter – 3 October 2016

Good morning quilting friends,

Happy Monday and welcome to October. Come join myself and other quilters from around the world and take the “Aiming for Accuracy Challenge”. Join my 2016/17 Quilt-Along today. You’ll learn lots and have a tonne of FUN in the process. Here’s the design, we’ll be making:

White (main contrast) with Light Grey (secondary contrast)

Each block in the quilt has been chosen for it’s learning potential. Blocks range both in size and complexity. At the end of the quilt-along, you’ll be confident in your ability to make half-square, quarter-square and split-quarter-square triangles, as well as, square-in-a-square, flying geese, fusible appliqué and English paper pieced units.

This medallion-style quilt uses two background/contrast fabrics. See the alternative colourways on my web site for additional inspiration.

  • This quilt finishes at 92" x 108". A lovely over-sized queen, that drapes.
  • There are are pieced, English paper pieced and fusible appliqué blocks.
  • It’s a medallion-style quilt, and I’ll be incorporating some quilt-as-you-go techniques in the lessons too so that you can finish this quilt on your domestic machine.
  • The quilt contains 38 unique blocks, each block selected for you to improve your quilting knowledge and accuracy.

What You Will Learn:

  • Two different methods for making half-square, quarter-square and split-quarter-square triangles, as well as square-in-a-square and flying geese units.
  • The basics of English paper piecing and fusible appliqué.
  • How to quilt this large queen-sized design in various stages so that you can easily manage the quilting on your domestic machine. Of course, you do not have to do these steps if you prefer to quilt the large quilt or to send it out to a longarm quilter.
  • How to avoid chopping off your triangle points when attaching sashing and joining blocks.
  • Piecing blocks that are not the usual row/column layout.
  • More complex and advanced piecing techniques to complete the various blocks chosen.

To join the quilt-along, there is a one-time fee of $60 (USD) $50 (USD). This fee covers all of the quilt-along lessons that will be released in PDF format and, at the end of the quilt-along, you’ll download the complete Skill Building Booklet with all lessons in one comprehensive file.

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Below is a lovely testimonial from Chris S.

I used Michele’s Aiming For Accuracy I pattern for my second quilt. It was a brave move – the quilt contains many triangles, blocks of various sizes, and a puzzle-like assembly method. Michele gives many excellent tips for each new technique, and each lesson builds on the previous ones. I was able to rapidly gain skills that would have taken many months to learn without her lessons.

My quilt came out beautifully, with precise points and accurate measurements. I often refer back to her lessons for refreshers on basic skills because she has a way of explaining techniques that makes them easier to execute and remember. I look forward to each new quilt along from Michele!

Wishing you a wonderful week,

Michele (aka Mishka)
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