Penguin Party and North Stars Sew Along

#icypolessal

Oh those Elizabeth Hartman penguins are soooo cute! And all the animals in the North Stars quilt are cute too… I couldn’t decide which pattern to do, so yep, you guessed it, both are in this sew along!

And I decided to call this the #icypolessal as the penguins are from the south pole, the north stars animals from the north pole….. so two icy poles!

You can decide if you want to do the Pengiun Party pattern…. or the North Stars pattern…. or both… or bits of either! Or just one block and make a cushion!

Join us and have some fun sewing up these cuties 🙂 And psssst there might be some fab prizes too!

How the Sew Along Will Work

First of all, you do NOT need to make both of the patterns!

You decide which of the blocks / patterns you want to do.

And it doesn’t have to be a quilt…. you can make a block and turn it into a cushion, make a few and make a table runner, whatever you like.

The fun of sew alongs is that we can all support and cheer each other as we sew these gorgeous blocks!

This is the first sew along I will be running both on Instagram AND on Facebook so that we can all join in, no matter what social media outlet is our favourite.

There will also be a few prizes along the way – yay! thanks to all our wonderful sponsors!

If my online shop doesn’t have any more of the paper patterns, you can purchase the PDF version of the patterns from the designer’s website direct at https://ohfransson.bigcartel.com/ 🙂

I am going to be doing both patterns and this is the rough schedule that I will be trying to follow!

( you aren’t committed to doing all this, just make which blocks / patterns YOU want to make! )

  • 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 🙂

Connecting With Others and Keeping Up to Date

This sew along is being run on Instagram AND on Facebook

On Instagram you can connect with others who are participating by using the hashtag : #icypolessal

On Facebook please join in the Said With Love Sew Along group so you can share your blocks and progress there and also use the hashtag #icypolessal

You can follow me on Instagram @said_with_love and on Facebook Said With Love

To make sure you don’t miss anything, sign up to follow my blog (every blog post will be emailed to you – sign up form is in the footer of this page) and register for my newsletter, also in the footer below 🙂

Sponsors!

We have found some wonderful sponsors with some great prizes for you for this Sew Along!

To be eligible for these prizes throughout the sew along you will need to

FOLLOW OUR SPONSORS

Show them some love! Follow their Instagram accounts (or their facebook pages if you are joining us on Facebook), check out what they do / sell / talk about and say hi! to them 🙂 We are having prizes throughout the sew along, so make sure you start following them now to be eligible for all the lovely prizes!

But as they are all wonderful people I am sure you are going to want to follow them after the Sew Along too!

Katie from Pattern Drop

Instagram @patterndrop

Facebook PatternDrop

Samantha from Aqua Paisley Studio

Instagram @aqua_paisley

Facebook Aqua-Paisley-Studio

Sharon from Lilabelle Lane Creations

Instagram @lilabellelane

Facebook lilabellelanecreations

 Make Modern Magazine

Instagram @makemodernmagazine

Facebook makemodernmagazine

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl

Instagram @quiltingjetgirl

Facebook quiltingjetgirl

Sarah from Patchworks Plus Tasmania

Instagram @patchworksplusshop

Facebook Patchworks-Plus-Tasmania

Prizes!

We will be selecting prizes in Australian Eastern Standard Time, so please check what time that relates to in your part of the world (we are before most of you, so post a day early to be sure!)

If you are posting on Instagram then you need to make sure you are following the sponsors on Instagram.

If you are posting in our Sew Along Group on Facebook you will need to make sure you have liked and are following the sponsors pages on Facebook.

SHOW US YOUR FABRIC PULL PRIZE

SHOW US YOUR FABRIC PULL : we want to see what you are planning to make for the sew along and the gorgeous fabrics you are going to do it with! Post a pic of your fabric pull and what your plan is on Instagram (on a public account) or in our Said With Love Sew Along Facebook Group with the hashtag #icypolessal between 12:01am Wednesday 25th July and 12 midnight Tuesday 7th August AEST time. You will need to also be following Said With Love and Make Modern Magazine to be eligible for this prize.

Sponsors: Make Modern Magazine

    @makemodernmagazine            makemodernmagazine

MAKE A BLOCK AUGUST  PRIZE


MAKE A BLOCK AUGUST : make one (or more!) of the blocks from either Penguin Party or North Stars and post it on Instagram (on a public account) or in our Said With Love Sew Along Facebook Group with the hashtag #icypolessal between 12:01am 1st August and midnight 31st August 2018 (Australian Eastern Standard Time). You will need to also be following Said With Love and Lilabelle Lane Creations to be eligible for this prize.

August Sponsor: Lilabellelane

Prize: FOUR of Sharon’s wonderful patterns!

  • Snuggle Time Baby Quilt (Machine Pieced)
  • Peppermint Crossing Quilt (Machine Pieced)
  • Pretty Little Things Zipper Pouch Creative Card
  • Tenderness Mini Quilt Creative Card

    @lilabellelane            lilabellelanecreations

MAKE A BLOCK SEPTEMBER PRIZE

MAKE A BLOCK SEPTEMBER : make one (or more!) of the blocks from either Penguin Party or North Stars and post it on Instagram (on a public account) or in our Said With Love Sew Along Facebook Group with the hashtag #icypolessal between 12:01am 1st September and midnight 30th September 2018 (Australian Eastern Standard Time).  You will need to also be following Said With Love and Make Modern Magazine to be eligible for this prize.

September Sponsor: Make Modern Magazine

@makemodernmagazine     makemodernmagazine

MAKE A BLOCK OCTOBER PRIZE

MAKE A BLOCK OCTOBER : make one (or more!) of the blocks from either Penguin Party or North Stars and post it on Instagram (on a public account) or in our Said With Love Sew Along Facebook Group with the hashtag #icypolessal between 12:01am 1st October and midnight 31st October 2018 (Australian Eastern Standard Time).  You will need to also be following Said With Love and Quilting Jetgirl to be eligible for this prize.

October Sponsor: Quilting Jet Girl

Prize: two of Yvonne’s wonderful patterns in PDF format

@quiltingjetgirl     quiltingjetgirl

THE FRIENDSHIP PRIZE

BE INVOLVED (the friendship prize!) : one thing I love about sew alongs are the new friends we make, the new people we find to follow and be amazed at their creativeness…. so this prize is for a person who gets involved with the sew along. Comments on other people’s posts, likes on people’s progress and a person who is lifting us all up regularly 🙂 There is a lot of negativity in the world, let’s try and make our little corner of social media a sunny, happier place to be. You will need to also be following Said With Love and Aqua Paisley Studio to be eligible for this prize.

Friendship Sponsor: Aqua Paisley Studio

Prize: is a couple of Samantha’s wonderful patterns in PDF format and a copy of the book “Fat Quarter Favourites” !

@aqua_paisley     Aqua-Paisley-Studio

MAKE A FINISHED SMALL PROJECT PRIZE

MAKE A FINISHED SMALL PROJECT : Pick the block(s) you’d like to make from Penguin Party or North Stars patterns and make your own project. You will need to post one photo of each of the individual blocks in your project on Instagram (on a public account) or in our Said With Love Sew Along Facebook Group with the hashtag #icypolessal between 12:01am 1st August and midnight 31st October 2018 (Australian Eastern Standard Time).  Then post a photo of your finished cushion, bag, mini quilt, table runner etc between 12:01am 1st August and midnight 31st October 2018 (Australian Eastern Standard Time). You will need to also be following Said With Love and Make Modern Magazine to be eligible for this prize.

Sponsor for the Small Finished Project: Make Modern Magazine

@makemodernmagazine makemodernmagazine

MAKE A FINISHED QUILT PRIZE

MAKE A FINISHED QUILT : Pick either the Penguin Party or North Stars patterns and make a quilt. You will need to post one photo of each of the individual blocks in your project on Instagram (on a public account) or in our Said With Love Sew Along Facebook Group with the hashtag #icypolessal between 12:01am 1st August and midnight 31st October 2018 (Australian Eastern Standard Time).  Then post a photo of your finished quilt (it does not need to be quilted and bound, just the quilt top will be eligible) between 12:01am 1st August and midnight 31st October 2018 (Australian Eastern Standard Time). You will need to also be following Said With Love and Pattern Drop and Patchworks Plus Tasmania to be eligible for this prize.

Sponsors for the Quilt Finished Project: Pattern Drop and Patchworks Plus Tasmania

Pattern Drop

@patterndrop     PatternDrop

Patchworks Plus Tasmania

@patchworksplus     Patchworks-Plus-Tasmania

Look forward to seeing you over on Instagram and in the Said With Love Sew Along Facebook Group to see the gorgeous blocks everyone is going to be making!

Here are all the blog posts for this Sew Along.

Icy Poles Sew Along – Friendship Sponsor

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We have been having a blast in the Icy Poles Sew Along! Lots of people have joined in on our Facebook Sew Along group and over on Instagram 🙂 So much fun sewing along with others and seeing the fabrics they have chosen and the blocks they are starting to…

Icy Poles Sew Along – Week 3

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Welcome to week 3 of our #icypolessal of Elizabeth Hartman patterns Penguin Party and North Stars! For more information about the sew along and to see previous blog posts, have a read of the Icy Poles Sew Along page 🙂 I have managed to finish up two penguin blocks this…

Icy Poles Sew Along – Week 2 Polar Bear

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Here we are in week 2 of the icypolessal! Hope you have gathered your fabric, decided on which pattern and blocks you are going to do! For a full description about the sew along (including those amazing prizes!) have a read of the Icy Poles Sew Along page . I…

Icy Poles Sew Along – August Block Sponsor

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How are you going with your fabric pulls and working out which blocks you are going to make? So... in a totally crazy decision, I am going to be doing both patterns with you! I have finally decided on my fabric pull for the North Stars pattern. I am using…

Icy Poles Sew Along – Let’s Get Started!

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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…

Icy Poles Sew Along – Let’s Get Prepared!

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We are almost ready to start our next Sew Along - #icypolessal of the Elizabeth Hartman Penguin Party and North Stars patterns! For more details on the Sew Along, click here 🙂 So lets get prepared for the sew along! We are officially kicking off the sew along on Wednesday…

New Elizabeth Hartman Sew Along!

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We are gearing up to start our next sew along of Elizabeth Hartman's newest patterns, Penguin Party and North Stars! I fell in love with these cute penguins as soon as I saw this pattern released! And the North Stars animals are pretty fabulous too.... I mean that polar bear…