Now I am determined to finish Sunflower Gatherings (also a Primitive Gatherings design). I've had all of the blocks stitched and pieced and just needed to put it together. There is a lot of stitching that overlaps onto other blocks/rows/borders, so that is what I'm doing now. The center is together and the first border is on. I have all of the wool pieces prepped and ready for the final border - exciting! I don't have a lot of time to work on it, but you would be surprised at how much you can do in an hour or two in the evening.
She has done this as a BOM for a long time, but is now offering it as a full kit, see it here. You have to purchase the pattern separately.
When I was in Paducah there was a version of this quilt there - I really love the flag that she added on the right border! I'm really sorry that I can't give credit to the person who made this beautiful quilt, but I can't quite read the name - I think it is Rosemary ???
I will be hosting this SAL with Heather from Mountain Home Quilts. We will both be posting information on our blogs and we can all post on Instagram. We have also decided to start a Facebook page for this SAL so that we can better communicate with everyone. I love IG - but it's best for just posting pictures - not a lot of dialogue, and for this project we decided it would be nice to be able to have more conversations. This will be a closed group, so you will need to request to join - check it out here.
Here are the few details that we know so far...we will not be starting this until the fall - September/October. Until then you can start gathering everything you will need. Ordering the kit will take a lot of work out of this, but I will be using my stash, so that will take some thought! Lisa at Primitive Gatherings also offers a thread kit for this, if you don't have a thread stash. I use Steam A Seam Lite 2 for all of my wool applique - so that is something else to think about - if you use a product like this you will need quite a bit for this project. Our plan is to do it just as the pattern is laid out - which will take 14 months. It is completely up to you how you handle it - there will be NO RULES, just a guideline to follow if you choose. We are doing this because it's a gorgeous quilt and I know for me, I probably won't get it done if I just work on it by myself. Seeing everyone's pictures and progress along the way really helps you stay motivated. And it's a great way to meet some new quilty friends! I'm sure we will have some fun stuff along the way - maybe a giveaway - we will figure it out as we go. Hope you decide to play along!
If you are interested in making this quilt with us, be sure to go sign up for the Facebook page and we will start getting to know each other!