Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The Ghost Quilt Sewalong

The sewalong I've been anticipating the most since Meghan and I released the Modern Holiday Quilt Collection is almost here! 🙌 Even if I weren't the other half of this collab with Meghan of Then Came June I would still be participating in the sewalong. Which I know sounds completely biased, but I just think it's the cutest Halloween pattern out there! (I'm realizing it's impossible for me NOT to sound biased haha, so you all will just have to take my word for it 😉)
As I mentioned before, my plan with all four sewalongs is to make scrappy versions of each quilt and to use up as much of my stash as possible. I think I purchased most of the fabric for the ghost bodies and bought my background fabric too so I kinda failed with the "using up my stash" part, but it will definitely hit the mark in the scrappy department. A photo of my fabric pull so far is below....I'm planning to use various low volume/tone-on-tone prints for the ghost bodies and use the black Dear Stella print for the background. Meghan/Then Came June wrote a blog post about what you need to make your own scrappy ghost quilt. You can read it HERE! She also made mock-ups of the Ghost quilt in various, fun color schemes that you'll definitely want to check out. They're guaranteed to inspire you! 

The Ghost Quilt Sewalong will be five weeks long and super fun! The sewalong will be hosted on Instagram using the hashtags #ghostquiltsewalong and #modernholidayquilts, and you'll receive weekly newsletter emails sharing what is in store for that week. By posting the weekly photo prompts on Instagram while using the hashtags, you'll have a chance to win FREE long arm quilting from Kaitlyn of Knot and Thread Designs on your finished Ghost quilt!


DATES: August 6th - September 3rd

DURATION: 5 weeks


  • Be sure to sign up for the weekly newsletter!
  • Follow along on Instagram with the hashtags #ghostquiltsewalong and #modernholidayquilts.
  • Grab the Ghost Quilt pattern here or the whole Modern Holiday Collection discounted bundle here.


If you want to make the exact version of the Ghost Quilt Meghan made, use the info above OR Fabric Bubb carries this exact bundle as a kit on their site! Go grab one now.
WEEK 1: Pick out your fabrics and cut all the pieces.
WEEK 2: Make 7 Ghost Blocks.
WEEK 3: Make 7 Ghost Blocks.
WEEK 4: Make 7 Ghost Blocks.
WEEK 5: Make 4 Ghost blocks and sew your top together!

I cannot wait to see all the amazing versions everyone will create! Don't forget to SIGN UP NOW and GRAB THE PATTERN NOW.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Firefly (or Bees!) Sewalong

The Firefly Quilt pattern can now be found in my Etsy shop HERE!

Exciting news! My FireFly pattern, with bonus Bee Block instructions, releases next month through Pattern Drop! Can't believe it! Annnndddd, did you hear?? Pattern Drop is hosting a sewalong for the pattern this summer too! Yay! I posted the schedule for the sewalong at the end of this post! 

For anyone wondering - what the heck is Pattern Drop?? It is a subscription-based pattern club! You can sign up for a 12 or 6-month subscription and every month an awesome digital pattern is sent to you + other goodies! And, because of the sewalong, Pattern Drop has made the Firefly pattern available to purchase individually! You can pre-order the pattern right now, by following the link HERE.

All the information you need about the sewalong + purchasing the pattern can be found over at Pattern Drop (Click HERE to go directly to it)! And if you purchase the 6-month membership to Pattern Drop, make sure to use the coupon code 1FREEPENANDPAPER and get one of those months free! 

If you're wanting to make your Firefly quilt similar to the sample, you can purchase quilt kits through Fabric Bubb or Sewtopia!

Week 1 – July 2-6: Cutting
Week 2 – July 9-13: Piecing the 1st 5 blocks
Week 3 – July 16-20: Piecing the 2nd 5 blocks
Week 4 – July 23-27: Piecing the remaining 6 blocks
Week 5 – July 30-Aug 3: Piecing the quilt top
Week 6 – Aug 6-10: Catch up week
Week 7 – Aug 13-17: Quilting
Week 8 – Aug 20-24: Binding
Week 9 – Celebration and show and tell