Happy December! ‘Tis the season for handmade holidays . . . and being incredibly busy. That’s why I’m excited to announce a super-fun and simple quilt along that you can easily take part in, no matter how much more shopping, wrapping and baking you have to do!
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Mosaic Tiles Quilt Along
Next Monday, 12/9 through 2/14 (that’s Valentine’s Day for all you romantics!), Craft Buds is hosting the Mosaic Tiles Quilt Along! This beginner-friendly quilt pattern was designed by Sukie for my book, Modern Beeâ€”13 Quilts to Make with Friends.
Participants are not limited to making quilts, however. We’d love to see what you can create based on the original Mosaic Tiles block design. Is it a holiday stocking or tree skirt? How about an eBook cover or messenger bag? Whip up a mini quilt for your Valentine, an apron for your sister or your own quilt design inspired by the block. Anything goes, as long as you create a finished item!
During the 10-week quilt along, we’ll be sharing project inspiration, quilting tips and layout options with lots of help from our friends. If you don’t have time to get started in December, we invite you to go ahead and sign up anyway! You can join us in 2014 with plenty of time to finish a project before mid-February. Here’s the schedule:
Kickoff! Announcing our sponsors, guest judges + prizes
Guest post: Holiday project and guest post with layout options with Amy of 13 Spools
Guest post: Holiday project inspired by block with Sarah of Fabric Seeds
Guest post: Mosaic Tiles layout options with Katie of ChooChoo Skadoo Quilts
Happy New Year: Still 6 weeks to sew along!
Guest post: Mosaic Tiles bag by Katy Cameron of The Littlest Thistle
+ Halfway mark: Link up your progress!
Guest post: Mosaic Tiles project by Marni of Haberdashery Fun
Guest post: Mosaic Tiles project by Darcy of Modern Cozy
Guest post: Mosaic Tiles bag by Kim of Kimâ€™s Krafts
Featuring other projects from â€œModern Beeâ€
Guest post: Mosaic Tiles quilt by Katy of Lethargic Lass
Guest post: Project by January of Sew Sew Go
Happy Valentineâ€™s Day! Deadline for entries at midnight, EST.
Guest Judges and Prizes!
Next Monday, I’ll be back to let you know about the fabulous prizes offered by our quilt along sponsors: Aurifil, OLFA, Pellon, Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Simplicity Creative Group and Stash Books.
We’re also going to ask for some help from some lovely guest judges, who will choose winners for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place based on overall creativity, execution and innovation of the original pattern. We’ll share full details on the prizes and rules next week! But for now, you can get started and . . .
Grab a Book!
If you already have the Modern Bee book, you’ve got all you need to sign up for the quilt along! If you don’t have the book, you can purchase a copy at select Jo-Ann Fabric stores, quilt shops or online at any of the following spots:
Barnes & Noble
Save 25% on your order of $25+ through midnight TONIGHT, 12/2 with code TURKEY2013.
Order an autographed copy directly from my shop. The first 10 orders as of this posting will receive a free gift!
Check out other buying options via Google Shopping.
Do you Plan to Sew Along?
We’d love for you to add a link to your project or WIP below. This way, we can stay in touch, get to know each other and share our progress! Quilting is lots more fun with friends, and we cannot wait to see what your create. 🙂
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Alternately, you may send your entries to lindsay.conner(at)gmail(dot)com by 2/14 to enter to win prizes!
How do I sign up if I don’t have a blog?
Hi Sharon! You can sign up by just leaving a comment! If you use Flickr, instagram, Twitter or Facebook and would like to link up your profile, you are welcome to do that as well, but not required. 🙂
oh, I’ve got the book ~ I’m in!
Will you be at the guild meeting on the 14th? I’m anxious to get my book! 🙂
I have a friend in town, but I’ll at least plan on swinging by for the swap and I’ll bring a couple books!
What do I need to do to participate?
Hi Sherry! I’m so glad you’d like to join us! Just grab a copy of the Modern Bee book via any of the links provided (or at your local library or quilt shop), and we’ll be working together on the first block pattern starting next Monday, Dec. 9th. No formal sign-up needed, but now that you’ve left a comment, I’ll know how to contact you. 🙂
Well, I suppose I’ll join in… 😉
I would like to join. I have a copy of your book.
Patricia, welcome! So excited to see what you come up with!
I won’t get my book in time but I will be doing this.
Margareth, if you don’t get to start in December, there will still be plenty of time to sew along in Jan/Feb!
I think I’ll join in!
Glad to have you, Melissa!
I’d love to join. I don’t have the book yet, but it’s on my Christmas list. Mosaic tiles is a pattern I’ve wanted to try. December is kinda crazy, but I’ll get started as soon as I can. Thx!
Very glad to have you!
Book is ordered!!! I’m excited and ready!!!
I can’t get the book yet it will take a few weeks to get to Australia can I still join in?
Lianne, yes, please join us! You can jump in at any time between now and Feb. 14th. 🙂 Also, I know there are some e-book options if that works better for you!
I would like to join.
Baylea, awesome! So glad to have you!
I don’t have a blog, but would love to join in…. With such a hectic schedule, it will be nice to just relax and do some fun sewing!
Heidi, perfectly fine if you don’t have a blog! When it comes time to submit your entry, you can upload to Flickr or Facebook (and add that link to the linky tool) or just e-mail it me and I’ll enter you. Should be so much fun!
I love the pattern…I’ll join in. 🙂
Awesome–so glad to have you, Meghann!
Looks like fun, just added the book to this weeks shopping list =)
Yay! I hope you love it!
I’m in! My first quilt! I’m ordering the book now…
Sue, that’s so exciting! This is an excellent pattern for your first quilt, and is very similar to the pattern I used for my first quilt. 🙂
Looks like so much fun!
Would love to have you join us, Heidi!
I plan to sew along! Got my book this weekend – looking forward to it!
Michelle, great news! I hope you love the book and am glad you’ll be quilting along!
Looking forward to joining in – looking forward to seeing what I can create!
Kathrie, awesome! Thanks so much for joining us!
Mickie, welcome! So glad you have you!
I would love to join!
Bia, please join us! Would be so glad to have you!
sounds like fun! might just buy it on my kindle! are you on instagram?
Sure am! You can find me on instagram @lindsaysews.
I am so happy to be joining!!!!
Karen, welcome! Can’t wait to see what you create!
The book is on my wishlist for Christmas so I’m in! Looking forward to seeing what everyone creates!
Oh, I do hope Santa brings it for you! 🙂
Looks like fun. I’ll play!
Woohoo–welcome to the Quilt Along, Daisy!
OK, I am really going to try to do another quilt along. I am pregnant with my first, due in May, and I need to make it a quilt. I have the fabric, but was still deciding on a pattern. This sounds like a perfect opportunity! I just bought the book for my nook, and am excited!
Awesome–I hope you love it, Sarah!
I would love to join in! The book is being ordered as soon as I finish this comment. This is the first time I have done a quilt along!
So glad to have you, Judy!
I’m behind on my blog reading, but this sounds like a great one to join! I already have a great idea, so now I just need to go get the book!
I have so slacked on getting your book! Too much going on! Its on my christmas list (i know i’ll get it)…and it would be awesome to participate in this quilt a long! I’m trying to do more of that this year and maybe become a contender!
hi Lindsay, I think I may join in the fun as well. Looking forward to playing!
Felicia–that’s so great! Thanks again for the feature on your blog!
Can’t wait for my book to arrive so I can get started! Looks like so much fun!
Sue, yay! Welcome to the quilt along, and I can’t wait to see what you create!
This looks like fun! I’m not sure how big my project will be, but I will definitely join in.
No blog…yet! One of these days, I’ll start one ;->
Barb, that’s perfectly all right! If you have trouble submitting your entry, you can e-mail it to me by the deadline at lindsay.conner(at)gmail(dot)com. Glad to have you join us!
So glad I was sent here by Sew, Mama, Sew. I will work along also….maybe Valentine’s colors???
Bergere, yes, I think Valentine’s Day colors would be perfect!
oh this looks like lots of fun – I just ordered the book on my Kindle and can’t wait to read it. I’ll be adding this button to my blog.
Carol, I’m so glad you’ll be sewing along with us! I hope you enjoy the Kindle edition!
I have the book & would love to join. This is open Internationally yes? I’m from Malaysia 🙂
Zura, yes, the contest is open internationally! Please join us!
Working on my piecing now.
I want to join please and I’ve bought your book from Amazon here in the U.K. and it came yesterday. I LOVE this book and am so happy I bought it. Please can I join????
Yes, please join in at any time and you can work at your own pace from now through February 14th! Still loads of time!
can I still join?
Absolutely! So glad you have you join in on the fun!
I am addicted to quiltalongs! I told myself I was going to cut down my WIPS for 2014. I LOVE this QA!!! Of course I’m in. But then again, my other goal for 2014 was to bust my scraps. This looks like the perfect QA for me. Count me in for somewhere between a double or a queen-sized quilt. Whohoo!
Hooray Kathy! Can’t wait to see!
I left a comment before that I would join in, but it doesn’t appear above.
Do we get automatic updates? Or do I need to find them on my own?
Hi Rita! The best way to keep up to date would be to subscribe to the Craft Buds blog via e-mail, which you can do at this URL. https://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=CraftBuds
So glad you have you joining us!
I think I know someone whose arm I can gently twist into joining me. I have a little but of Christmas money to spend.
Does a quilt top count as a finished project? Or does it have to be completely quilted and bound?
Margaret, I think a quilt top works, or a smaller project that is quilted and bound! We’re keeping it low key, here. Would love to see your finished projects when they are wrapped up, though, even if it’s after the date!
This will be my first quilt along… Low key works for me.:) Excited to get started!
Finished my QAL project just today and posted a photo link to flickr. Had lots of fun playing with this pattern!
Thanks for hosting!
It was a last minute decision to join and I am glad I joined and got done in time. It’s a perfect donation quilt for Project Linus.
Yay, I was able to finish and linkup today. I wish it wasn’t so dark and gloomy outside, but this is the best photo I could get with today’s light. Thank you for hosting this fun QAL!
Thank you so much for hosting! It is so interesting to see how people used the block – – so much talent here.
Lindsay, I just wanted to let you know that your book “Modern Bee” is wonderful. It has inspired me beyond belief. My quilt using the Mosaic Tiles pattern is still under construction. I got a late start. Ha! Ha! I sent a pic via facebook of some of my finished blocks. I have had so much fun admiring all of finished projects. Are you planning to host another event soon??? If so, I’m in!
Sharon in St. Louis
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