English Country Garden Quilt Along 2021 Sign Ups now open!
How many kinds of pretty flowers grow...
in an English Country Garden?
The English Country Garden quilt is an original English Paper Pieced (EPP) quilt designed by Alison Stothard exclusively for Hexadoodle Quilts.
It features 9 different floral quilt blocks inspired by the plants and flowers growing in Alison's garden in the Heart of the English countryside and includes favourites such as Lupins, Pansies, Marigolds, Poppies and Foxgloves.
The English Country Garden quilt is the new quilt-along for Hexadoodle Quilts.
Join me in February 2021 for 10 months of stitching, learning and growing together. Over 9 months, we will make a new flower block per month with the final month reserved at the end for finishing off our quilts.
We'll learn how to baste, sew and combine a variety of English paper piecing EPP shapes including hexagons, pentagons, jewels and hexie petals to create unique blooms for your very own English Country Garden quilt.
We'll explore hand and machine appliqué techniques including fusible appliqué, back basting and more!
As our floral quilts blocks bloom and grow, we'll use the Quilt as You Go technique to ensure that we have a finished garden quilt by the end of the year.
Who is the Country Garden Quilt along for?
This quilt along is for everyone!
If you have never tried English paper piecing before, it is the perfect beginner quilt to try out a variety of the shapes available for EPP patchwork and quilting without committing to a seemingly never-ending project.
By combining the English paper piecing technique with hand (or machine) applique, you will very quickly see your progress as your flower quilt blooms and grows before your eyes!
You'll be learning about EPP, applique and quilt as you go.
With these skills in your patchwork and quilting tool kit you'll have the confidence to tackle many more quilt projects in future.
For the more seasoned EPP'er, this quilt along will provide you with an opportunity to take a break from your latest EPP masterpiece before it starts to feel like a Monsterpiece!
Small pockets of time spent away from your long term project, basting, appliqueing and the quilting your flower blocks will provide you with just the creativity boost you need to rekindle your sew-jo!
How will the Stitch along work?
This is going to be a digital only program delivered over 10 monthly instalments (Feb 2021 - November 2021)
Your place in the Country Garden quilt along is secured by signing up and paying a one-time only fee for the digital membership.
Each month, participants will be e-mailed the links to the pattern for that months flower inspired block. The pattern instructions can then be downloaded and printed at home.
I'll also share images and inspiration from the Facebook group and keep you updated on the happenings in my actual garden!
Dedicated Facebook Group
Participants in the Country Garden quilt along will be supported through a dedicated private Facebook Group.
You'll be able to view the recordings from all my live broadcasts here if you are not able to join us live.
I will host a monthly Live Q&A session in the group to give you the opportunity to ask questions about anything related to quilt along.
Throughout the quilt along, you'll be encouraged to support and share your progress with the other participants. (There might even be a spot prize or too...)
Live Monthly Quilt along sessions
Each month, I'll also be hosting LIVE stitch along sessions online*. You will be able to chat, interact and stitch along with me in real time.
Got a question? Just ask it in the chat window and I'll be able to answer you right there and then!
Like to see a technique or method in more detail? I'll zoom the cameras in nice and close whilst I walk you through it.
* There will be at least one LIVE session per month on my Twitch channel and one LIVE session on either Facebook OR YouTube
More about the Country Garden Quilt
The Throw sized quilt is perfect for snuggling up under on the sofa (or in the garden) and makes a wonderfully colourful large wall hanging to brighten the darkest of spots in any home.
Frequently Asked Questions
If we are not starting until February 2021, what can I expect from you when I sign up?
Although we are not starting until February 2021, you will receive a Welcome pack containing all the information you will need to start planning and preparing for the Quilt Along.
The Facebook Group will be open and available to you immediately:
- Join the group and introduce yourself to the others
- Share pictures of your fabric choices
- Share your quilt plan colouring pages
When you sign up to the Country Garden quilt along, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with the Welcome Pack attached. This contains links to the private Facebook group, colouring sheets, paper pieces and supplies checklist and the fabric requirements.
I'd love for you to join me in making your very own English Country Garden quilt in 2021 and I'm looking forward to meeting you in the Facebook group soon!
If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Don't forget to follow the #countrygardenqal hashtag on social media to keep up to date with the English Country Garden quilt along progress.