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The Avenue Quilt Along


Join us for this fun sewalong of The Avenue pattern by Louise Papas!

When I first saw this pattern it just reminded me of the trees in the park behind the Notre Dame in Paris….. before the end of this sewalong I will find those pictures and show you!

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You will need to purchase the pattern (and possibly the templates too) which I have in my shop. The sewalong will not be disclosing details of the pattern, you must have that to join in.

Aussies / New Zealanders click here to purchase

If you are elsewhere in the world, please contact me to discuss shipping options. Alternatively check out your local quilt shops, this is a very popular pattern, so they may have it in stock.

This is a fabulous quilt to shop your stash, but if you need some extra fabric for your trees or your background I have you covered 🙂

How the Sew Along Will Work

SIGN UPS ARE NOW CLOSED to receive the weekly emails sent straight to your inbox with all my tips and tricks as well as the occasional video!

You can join our Facebook Sewalong & Quilting Group (please don’t forget to answer the member questions!) and then you can post the pictures of your blocks there. There are lots of wonderful people in our group that have a wealth of skills and knowledge, so don’t be afraid to ask a question!

And / Or you can post on Instagram and use the hashtag #theavenueQAL and tag me @said_with_love

We will be starting on Wednesday the 25th August and the last week will be 29th September so I can be finished before Stitch Pink 2021 starts!


We have both the patterns and the patterns with acrylic templates and a range of fabrics for your version of The Avenue!

A layer cake would be perfect to use, or 3 charm packs also! Check out our in stock precuts here

And for the background, we have a great low volume bundle here

Patterns and Fabric for The Avenue


25th Aug : Week 1 – fabric selection and cutting trees. how to cut using the acrylic templates

1st Sept : Week 2 – sewing the tree tops together. how to sew curves. tree trunk options

8th Sept : Week 3 – cutting background pieces. sewing tree trunks. sewing tree blocks together.

15th Sept : Week 4 – sewing tree rows. sewing sashing rows. cutting all borders. sewing rows together.

22nd Sept : Week 5 – sewing borders and putting quilt top together

29th Sept : Week 6 – show us your finished quilt tops. quilting suggestions to finish.

And below is a welcome video about the sewalong

Sew Along Blog Posts


The Avenue Cushion

After I had finished my The Avenue quilt (to read more about that head here) I had a few left over curved blocks that I didn't use because they didn't have enough contrast to my background fabrics. But they were curves! And they had taken time and patience and love.....…
February 23, 2022

The Avenue QAL – the finish

This sewalong has been lots of fun! People have been making quilts, tweaking the size of the quilt to suit their needs, making wall hangings, even making a topper for their dresser and bedside cupboards! It has been fabulous seeing all the creativity. I only just managed to get my…
September 29, 2021

The Avenue QAL – Week 5

This week in The Avenue Quilt Along we put on the borders to our quilt top! I had lots of fabric left from cutting my charm packs and as I started to make the border strips, I hung them up in my craft room whilst waiting to put them onto…
September 26, 2021

The Avenue QAL – Week 4 – Sashings

Week 4 of The Avenue Quilt Along and there are some gorgeous tree lined avenues starting to appear over on our Facebook Sewalong and Quilting Group! This week we are putting the sashing rows in and sewing up the centre of the quilt top! It is so good to see…
September 17, 2021

The Avenue QAL – Week 3 – Trunks

We are half way through the sewalong of this gorgeous pattern by Louise Papas of the Jen Kingwell Collective! The Avenue looks so good in all the different fabrics we have been seeing during the sewalong. Week 3 is all about sewing the trunks of our trees and preparing all…
September 8, 2021

The Avenue QAL – Week 2 Curves

Well it is sewing curve week! This seems to be the most dreaded part of this pattern..... how to get those curves looking good and matching up! I have made this week's video publicly viewable over on my Youtube channel, as I think lots of people find curves intimidating. Hopefully…
September 1, 2021

The Avenue QAL – Cutting with Templates

It is our first week of The Avenue Quilt Along! I love the excitement of starting a new project, don't you? Week 1 is about selecting your fabrics and cutting out the tree pieces using the acrylic templates that come with the pattern. (If you purchase just the paper pattern…
August 25, 2021

The Avenue QAL – Welcome

The Avenue sew along starts on Wednesday 25th August, so now is the time to get prepared! There is a short video talking about the sewalong and what we will be doing... check it out here I have been making up my blocks this week (I need to be…
August 10, 2021

Our Next Quilt Along – The Avenue

There have been lots of people asking what the next sewalong is.... and here it is! The Avenue by Louise Papas! This pattern is just gorgeous.... and looks fabulous in pretty much every fabric I have ever seen it made in (including a dark navy one by my friend Susan!)…
July 26, 2021