Monday, April 8, 2013

Brick Road Sew Along Week 1: Supplies

Good Morning Everyone!
Welcome everyone to the Brick Road Sew Along by SunFlower Quilts sponsored by RJR Cotton Solid Supreme Fabrics!
I hope everyone is as excited as I am about the Brick Road Sew Along! Let's not wait any longer! Here is a photo of what the  quilt top looks like:

I haven't quilted mine yet, because I'm going to do a tutorial during week 6 for ya'll! Plus, I'm not sure how I want to quilt it yet, so if ya'll have any ideas or requests let me know!
Now this quilt shown above is for a lap size quilt about 63" X 78"  You can choose whatever fabrics you have in your stash but I highly recommend getting your hands on some RJR Cotton Supreme Solids, they are awesome!
Supply List:
Lap Size: 63" X 78"
15 FQ (Fat Quarters)
2 1/3 yard sashing/border & binding -I used the same fabric for all
OR (1 3/4 yards sashing/border & 5/8 yard binding)
4 yards backing
In case ya'll are wondering what fabrics I used, listed below are the RJR Cotton Supreme Solids that I used. I've listed them by number and name.  The pattern calls for 15 FQ but I wanted to showcase as many of the gorgeous RJR Cotton Supreme Solids  colors that I could so you'll see 30 different colors but you only need 15 FQ!!
From top to bottom left to right....
195-acorn, 283-on the rock, 125-silver, 254-verbena, 287-raging ruby, 279-purple haze, 253-lupid, 138-little boy blue, 126-royal blue, 192-lapis lazuli, 275-tide pool, 291-tiffany box, 274-riviera, 289-teal

204-celadon, 205-pistachio, 288-electric lime, 128-clover, 127-kelly green, 302-lemon twist, 305-buttenut, 220-maze, 209-cantalope, 131-carrot, 159-mandarin, 108-crimson, 82-bordeaux, 277-elephantastic pink, 217-hot pink, 181-rhododedron
AGAIN, I wanted to showcase as many different RJR Cotton Supreme Solids as possible so ya'll could see all the lovely colors, but you only need 15 FQ.
So this is how the Brick Road Sew Along is going to work: each Monday I will post the next steps for the quilt. This week is the supply list so you have until next Monday to gather supplies! The rest of the schedule will be as follows:
Week 1-April 8th: Supplies/Pattern Reveal/Prizes announced
Week 2- April 15th: Block Cutting/Block Arranging
Week 3-April 22nd: Block Assembly
Week 4-April 29th: Sashing/Borders/Top Assembly
Week 5-May 6th: Prepare Backing/Basting
Week 6-May 13th: Quilting/Binding
Week 7-May 20th: Winners Announced
Everyone who participates has the chance to win lots of cool prizes! RJR Fabrics has generously donated awesome fabrics to the winners of the Sew Along. We (SunFlower Quilts) will also be giving a PDF pattern of your choice to a few winners as well.  How do you win you ask?  You can win by sewing along with me and completing a quilt by the end of the six weeks(you can do it, I promise!!). 
 I can't wait to see what fabrics ya'll pick, so please share photos in my Flickr Group along the way! That way you can see what everyone else is working on a well! I'll put a Brick Road Sew Along tab under my header at the top of my blog so that it's easy for you to find all of the weeks. Also, if you're on Instagram use the hashtag #brickroadsewalong for any progress photos! My Instagram username is: jamiemueller0522
I am just so excited to start this Sew Along and if you have any questions just leave a comment below! Now go pick your fabrics and upload a photo to the Flickr Group!