Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts has written an ebook to help you design and make your own quilts. I am very excited to be included in her blog hop as a ‘beginner designer’.
Below is Alyce’s introduction to the challenge and blog hop. You can see Alyce’s blog post for more information and see everyone else that is taking part.
My DIY Block Design is a month-long challenge, designed to get you designing*! All throughout October, I will be working with you to get you designing and making your very own quilt block designs – from inspiration through to making. I’ve rounded up a range of bloggers who will either be learning along with you, or sharing their designing wisdom and tips each week, not to mention weekly Instagram challenges complete with prizes.
*pun totally intended
Quilt designing is not actually that scary. Especially when all the construction methods and quilt maths have already been done for you in my ebook – DIY Block Design! Let me just make it clear: buying the book is not at all required to join in! But it will most definitely help you with every step of the way.
There are 4 weeks to the challenge – each with a theme – inspiration, sketches, making, and finishes. That’s because each week, there’s going to be some fun happening on Instagram, so be sure to follow @blossomheartquilts to not miss out on it all! Also make sure you are following me @Kellyfairy to see my progress. My blog post is due in the final week – Finishes – so I had better get sewing before then. I have sketched out a design and after an interesting Touchdraw class at retreat last weekend I have even drawn up a plan. Next step for me is to decide on fabrics.
DIY Block Design is on sale for just AU$14.99 (reg. AU$19.99) until Wednesday, October 7th to celebrate this challenge. If you have ever wondered how to design your own quilts this is a great tool and if Quilt Maths makes you want to cry then this can help! With charts to help create flying geese, half square triangles and quarter square triangles you can be putting your own blocks together in no time. I found it really interesting and inspiring and there are activities throughout the book to help you check your understanding and think about what you could make.