I know - you're thinking "Wait - I thought it was OVER???!" And you are, of course, correct. The quilt along IS over. But....I wanted to let you know that Kate has a special bonus surprise for you. Yes - you! Head over to her blog to see what she... ...

 

Adventure A Road Trip Quilt Along - Special Bonus and more...

Adventure A Road Trip Quilt Along - Special Bonus

Batik Foundations - Adventure Quilt BOM Hi-Res

I know - you're thinking "Wait - I thought it was OVER???!"  And you are, of course, correct.  The quilt along IS over.

But....I wanted to let you know that Kate has a special bonus surprise for you.  Yes - you!  Head over to her blog to see what she dreamed up for you (get it - Seams Like a Dream....dreamed up....ha ha - it was a coffee spew moment, right?).

And remember - The last day to buy the blocks as single downloadable patterns is Wednesday May 15th. After that date, the blocks will only be available as part of the entire paper quilt pattern. The paper pattern will be available for $36.00. 

Please share pictures with us of your blocks and your quilt tops! When sharing pics of your blocks, please don't forget to tag Kate (@seamslikeadreamquilts) and I (@tamarinis) and use the hashtags #adventurequiltalong, #fatquarterquilt, and #aroadtripquilt so that we will see your amazing progress. And so we will see your fabo pictures and share them!

Thanks for quilting along with us!  Stay tuned for a special invitation just for our quilt along subscribers.

But hey - since we are talking about it, what kind of adventure would YOU like to see next?  Drop us a line and let us know what kind of quilty adventure you'd like to go on with us later this year.

Like what you see here, and want to hear more from Tamarinis? Like me on Facebook, follow me on Instagram, and sign up for my newsletter at www.tamarinis.com!  Following is one way to demonstrate your interest in my projects, patterns, and partnerships.  Your comments are also GREATLY appreciated, and provide valuable feedback regarding what inspires you, as well as what you'd like to see explored in future posts.  And did you know?  I travel and teach!  Contact me to schedule a trunk show and/or workshop!

 

Introducing Island Batik's Icicle Line

Icicle

I am so very fortunate to be able to work with the wonderful folks at Island Batik - and this past season has been no exception!  This month, the Icicle line by Kathy Engel is hitting store shelves.  And I think you're going to fall for this line completely - just sayin'.

Like the name implies, it is a lovely, crisp group of blues, whites and grays that definitely put a chill in the air - and with the heat of summer right around the corner, that sounds PERFECT to me!

Icicle Line

 

And just look at these lovely prints - snowflakes (of course!), deer, trees, and some wonderful all over prints that aren't holiday or seasonally specific so they are perfect for practical any project.

Speaking of projects - I'm equally as thrilled with the projects I created to showcase this line.  Who doesn't love blue and white quilts - right?! I think you'll find a technique for just about everyone!

Antique Circles

Antique Circles is based on an antique quilt (gee, Tammy - how did you come up with the name for this one?? Ha!).  But, dear quilting friend, you'll be happy to learn that there is NO curved piecing in this quilt.  Yup - far easier than it looks!  There is a bonus table runner as well.  You can find it here on my website.

Bounce

Bounce is a strip pieced, large block quilt that stitches up pretty quickly, and has a wonderful traditional gone modern feel. You can find it here on my website.

Lovely Woods

Lovely Woods take full advantage of the repeating row batik for the alternate borders and the outer border.  Paper piecing makes the trees easy - and the overall effect is just like a walk in a winter wood!  Oh - and did I mention there is a terrific table runner option too? You can find it here on my website.

Prism

Prism is the latest in my guided improv series.  This one was super fun - not only because I totally love the guided improv technique, but because it also uses a gradation of fabrics (a current trend I'm embracing) to enhance the dimensional effect. You can find it here on my website.

Tartary-2

Last but not least - Tartary.  This has been a constant favorite, and it got a refresh with the Icicle line.  AND I have expanded the pattern to include three sizes, so now your old favorite has fresh new options! You can find it here on my website.

Guess what?!  Because you are a loyal Tamarinis blog reader (and subscriber, right?), you can take 10% off of an order of $10 or more (maximum discount $10.00) through Sunday, May 5th with the code ICICLE2019.

Like what you see here, and want to hear more from Tamarinis? Like me on Facebook, follow me on Instagram, and sign up for my newsletter at www.tamarinis.com!  Following is one way to demonstrate your interest in my projects, patterns, and partnerships.  Your comments are also GREATLY appreciated, and provide valuable feedback regarding what inspires you, as well as what you'd like to see explored in future posts.  And did you know?  I travel and teach!  Contact me to schedule a trunk show and/or workshop!

 

Our Road Trip is Complete!

Batik Foundations - Adventure Quilt BOM Hi-Res

The weeks have just flown by!  Our time together is at a close (sob).  So tell me, dear quilting friend - how was YOUR road trip?

Which was your favorite stop (block) along the way?  Which one do you NEVER want to visit again (we all have them - no worries!).

We've seen a few pictures here and there - and heard a few stories.  Miscut blocks, partial seam woes, paper piecing fiascos.  But we survived - and Kate and I are looking forward to seeing all of the amazing variations of the Road Trip quilt, so please don't forget to share.

We want to thank you for joining us on this cross country adventure.  We also want to thank all of our generous, amazing sponsors for providing you, our dear readers, with fun prizes.  Please share the love with all of the terrific sponsors:  Island Batik, Moda, Perkins Dry Goods, Aurifil, Warm Company, C&T Publishing, and Schmetz Needles.

Adventure Quilt Sponsors

As we draw things to a close, A few things to be aware of:

  1.  You can find any blocks you missed on my website OR on Kate's website for $3.00 each.
  2.  You will be able to purchase previous week's blocks until May 15th.  After that time, the pattern as a whole will be available for purchase for $36.00.

When sharing pics of your blocks, please don't forget to tag Kate (@seamslikeadreamquilts) and I (@tamarinis) and use the hashtags #adventurequiltalong, #fatquarterquilt, and #aroadtripquilt so that we will see your amazing progress.

Thanks again for joining us.  We hope to see you again soon on future adventures!  Yes - we have things in the works!

But hey - since we are talking about it, what kind of adventure would YOU like to see next?  Drop us a line and let us know what kind of quilty adventure you'd like to go on with us later this year.

Like what you see here, and want to hear more from Tamarinis? Like me on Facebook, follow me on Instagram, and sign up for my newsletter at www.tamarinis.com!  Following is one way to demonstrate your interest in my projects, patterns, and partnerships.  Your comments are also GREATLY appreciated, and provide valuable feedback regarding what inspires you, as well as what you'd like to see explored in future posts.  And did you know?  I travel and teach!  Contact me to schedule a trunk show and/or workshop!

 

 

 

Week 12 - Adventure Quilt A Road Trip Quilt Along

Week 12 is Here

Wow - what a wonderful, wild, fun, exciting road trip this has been!  We've explored a slew of different blocks - done some paper piecing, some template cutting, some combination blocks, and even braided each other's hair - oops - constructed some braid blocks!  Like any road trip, we looked forward to the end, and yet are sad when it actually does end.

As a child, our road trips were a magical mix of anticipation, togetherness, and relief.  Let's face it - anyone can get tired of looking at the back of a seat - and my brother was FOREVER crossing over the line (a literal line in the seat - the stitching at midpoint) to MY side of the seat during those long cross-county trips.  Aggravating as it was, I do look back fondly on those bonding times with that impish little tow headed, dimpled hooligan. 

As a family, we explored Yellowstone National Park, Pike's Peak, and even Glacier National Forest (we got out just ahead of a snowstorm - in June!).  We went to Mexico, ate on the beaches, wandered through the Alamo.

Hopefully you have enjoyed our quilty version of a cross-country road trip, and have your favorite memories (and a few that you would just as soon put behind you ).

So are you ready to put this beauty together?  And perhaps, just maybe, wondering......how the heck do all of these blocks and units come together?

One of the great aspects of the Road Trip quilt is that, while it IS a block of week (soon to be a block of the month), it is NOT laid out in a traditional 3 block by 4 block row setting as many quilts are.  Ah...so how DO you put it together?  

That's what the Week 12 pattern will walk you through - putting the quilt together into sections.  It is all broken down for you bit by bit. And Kate will be explaining that a bit more on her blog, so you'll want to head over there and check it out.

But....since it isn't laid out in a row by row fashion, some of those sections will require use of a partial seam.  Now don't fret - it is not nearly as intimidating as it may sound!  Partial seams allow you to avoid inset seams or inset piecing, and allow for much easier piecing of intricate looking blocks - or in our case, sections.

Bright Hopes Block

If you haven't explored partial seams before, there is a link within the Week 12 pattern to a tutorial on partial seams.  AND I'll be doing a Facebook Live video on Saturday at 6pm (EST), walking you step by step through a partial seam block.  We'll be "constructing" a Bright Hopes block together.  

Take a look at the block above.  Where do you start with the piecing?  And where do you end?  A distant cousin to the Log Cabin block, the Bright Hopes block gives you an easy way to learn partial seams and create the appearance of an endless round.

Bright Hopes Step 1

Here's a sneak peek into the tutorial - showing the first seam, which is your partial seam.  Starting to make sense?  No?  No worries - download the tutorial.  All good!

My advice - if you are nervous about partial seams, cut all the pieces per the tutorial in the link in the pattern, and follow along on Saturday!

As you have done during the quilt along, please visit my website to get the final pattern.  Click here to access the pattern.

Where to get the pattern?  Click Here on this link to get the pattern.

Click Here for block 12

Oh - and because you hung in there, and read to the very very very (well almost the very) end, we have one last giveaway for you!  Yup - the terrific folks at Warm Company are giving away a packaged batt to two lucky winners.  Just enter via the Gleam widget below, and tell us which block has been your favorite!

A few things to be aware of:

  1.  You will be directed to my website OR to Kate's website to download your free block each week (remember that access expires one week from release!).
  2. So that we can support the downloads, they are products.  What's the deal with that?  Well, it means that you will need to put in your name and email address, so that the block download can be emailed to you.  Without that step, if you ran into a problem with a download, we could not troubleshoot because we wouldn't have any info to follow.  Rest assured, we are NOT using your name/email for anything other than to send you the free block.
  3. Miss previous weeks' blocks?  Not to worry!  You can purchase previous weeks' blocks on my website or on Kate's website for $3.00 each.  You will be able to purchase previous week's blocks until May 15th.  After that time, the pattern as a whole will be available for purchase for $36.00.

When sharing pics of your blocks, please don't forget to tag Kate (@seamslikeadreamquilts) and I (@tamarinis) and use the hashtags #adventurequiltalong, #fatquarterquilt, and #aroadtripquilt so that we will see your amazing progress.

Like what you see here, and want to hear more from Tamarinis? Like me on Facebook, follow me on Instagram, and sign up for my newsletter at www.tamarinis.com!  Following is one way to demonstrate your interest in my projects, patterns, and partnerships.  Your comments are also GREATLY appreciated, and provide valuable feedback regarding what inspires you, as well as what you'd like to see explored in future posts.  And did you know?  I travel and teach!  Contact me to schedule a trunk show and/or workshop!

Adventure Quilt Along Warm Company Batt Giveaway

 

Block Eleven - Adventure Quilt A Road Trip Quilt Along

Block 11 is Here

What?! It's Week 11 already?  Where oh where did the time go?  On one hand, it has been many many many (ok so it SEEMS to me like a LOT of time has gone by) weeks that we've been traveling together.  And on the other hand - gosh, can it really be almost over? Sob - I'm going to miss you.....ok, ok - I won't fret yet.  We still have a bit of quilty time left.

And....Block 11 is, wellllll, actually a few different blocks.  But relax, they are EASY PEASY blocks, used as spacers.  Kinda like those broad open miles between exits when you're on the road.

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See.....feel better?  You've got this.  A few nine patches, a few rows of blocks, and you'll be on to the final step - putting this beauty together!  Ah....so excited for that!

Now, do tell me - what has been your favorite block so far?  And which was your stumbling block?  How did you do?  Any tips to share with fellow traveling stitchers?

Head on over to Kate's blog to get more details on these last few finishing blocks, and to see her version!

A couple of things to be aware of:

  1.  You will be directed to my website OR to Kate's website to download your free block each week (remember that access expires one week from release!).
  2. So that we can support the downloads, they are products.  What's the deal with that?  Well, it means that you will need to put in your name and email address, so that the block download can be emailed to you.  Without that step, if you ran into a problem with a download, we could not troubleshoot because we wouldn't have any info to follow.  Rest assured, we are NOT using your name/email for anything other than to send you the free block.
  3. Miss previous weeks' blocks?  Not to worry!  You can purchase previous weeks' blocks on my website or on Kate's website for $3.00 each.

When sharing pics of your blocks, please don't forget to tag Kate (@seamslikeadreamquilts) and I (@tamarinis) and use the hashtags #adventurequiltalong, #fatquarterquilt, and #aroadtripquilt so that we will see your amazing progress.

Like what you see here, and want to hear more from Tamarinis? Like me on Facebook, follow me on Instagram, and sign up for my newsletter at www.tamarinis.com!  Following is one way to demonstrate your interest in my projects, patterns, and partnerships.  Your comments are also GREATLY appreciated, and provide valuable feedback regarding what inspires you, as well as what you'd like to see explored in future posts.  And did you know?  I travel and teach!  Contact me to schedule a trunk show and/or workshop!