Welcome to the start of the Elizabeth Hartman Icy Poles sew along!
We are going to be making your choice of either the Penguin Party or North Stars patterns (or a block or three) it is totally your choice!
We have some awesome sponsors who are going to be providing some great prizes for us along the way, so please check out the Icy Poles Sew Along page that has ALL the details!
We are doing the Sew Along both on Instagram AND on Facebook. You choose which social media platform you would prefer to participate on 🙂
We have created a new Facebook Said With Love Sew Along group that will make it nice and easy to share our progress together on Facebook!
Overview of the Sew Along
Start Date: Wednesday 1st August
Posting updates : every Wednesday on Instagram, our Facebook Group and here on the blog
End Date: Wednesday 31st October
Patterns: Elizabeth Hartman Penguin Party and / or Elizabeth Hartman North Stars
Prizes: yes! lots of fabulous prizes!
The first Prize on offer is…..
For the Fabric Pull…. so show us what you are planning on making… which pattern… which block(s)… and what gorgeous fabrics you are wanting to use!
We will be selecting our first winner after August 7th…. so get those pictures up for us all to see (and drool over!). Our first prize is from Make Modern Magazine and is a six month subscription to their wonderful digital quilting magazine!
So here is my fabric pull for my Penguin Party quilt
My plan is to do both patterns (coz, well, yes, I may be certifiably crazy!) but I am going to tweak the North Stars a bit so that it will be easier for me to complete within the Sew Along.
For my Penguin Party I am going to do the full lap size pattern and I am using Lori Holt’s fabrics as they are just sooooo cheery and happy and make me smile!
My background is a light blue shot cotton from Spotlight (I love the soft feel of this and use it a LOT of backgrounds and quilt backings!) and my solids are a mix of Kona black and Couture solids for the beak and Moda Bella 97 for the face.
Here is my first penguin I have made – Dottie! I love her! Cannot wait to make LOTS more of these! [see more about Dottie a bit further down]
Can’t wait to see your fabric pulls and perhaps a first block this week!
The weekly plan for the sew along…. ( you aren’t committed to doing all this, just make which blocks / patterns YOU want to make! ) this is what I am sort of planning on :
1st Aug – let’s get started, fabric pull, your plan and maybe a first block
8th Aug – Polar Bear block from North Stars and 1 penguin block
15th Aug – I will be making 2 penguin blocks
22nd Aug – Willa Walrus block from North Stars and 1 penguin block
29th Aug – Owen the Owl block from North Stars and 1 penguin block
5th Sept – Neville Narwhal block from North Stars and 2 penguin blocks
12th Sept – Meredith Muskox block from North Stars and 2 penguin blocks
19th Sept – 2 penguin blocks
26th Sept – Lucille the Seal block from North Stars and 1 penguin block
3rd Oct – 3 penguin blocks
10th Oct – Reggie Reindeer block from North Stars and 1 penguin block
17th Oct – Olive Otter block from North Stars and 1 penguin block
24th Oct – Fred Fox block from North Stars and 2 penguin blocks
31st October – show us your finishes! Quilt tops, cushions, table runners whatever you have made 🙂
Let’s get sewing!
The Story of Dottie the Penguin
Dottie loves her life on the north coast of Antarctica.
After a gap year spent travelling around Australia she came home and opened up a business selling organisational storage solutions… you always need clever ways to store the oversupply of fish caught during the summer months to get you through those very cold winters!
On one of those very cold winter’s evenings, Dottie went to a game night at her friend Patricia’s house…. and she met the most lovely boy penguin called Tim. He had come to the party with Luticia… hmmm… the less said about HER the better! But after Luticia managed to get herself locked into the toilet for over an hour (thanks Patricia!), Dottie seized the opportunity and Tim didn’t have eyes for anyone else by the end of the night 🙂
Stay tuned next week for Tim’s story!