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Wednesday 25 October 2023

Duomo quilt sew-along

After a great experience that I had with my first ever organised Winterflake quilt sew along, I thought to offer another sew-along, with the only change that it will be organized via email subscription (totally free) and you will be able to get the videos and other information that way!
You can simply subscribe here, finding the subscription box on the right of my blog or by visiting my website where you can get the subscription box with a pop-up window or there's the area reserved for that at the bottom of my website's landing page.

As with Winterflake and my other tested quilt patterns, I can't thank enough to my amazing pattern testers who helped me so much during this journey. It's been so helpful to share the experience, the opinions and feedback in order to bring the better pattern and sewing results.   
There are so many possibilities to play with only 2 blocks, or just one, upon your liking and preferences. 
This pattern was quite challenging and is absolutely the most extensive pattern I ever wrote, because it has several layouts and sizes, so there was a lot going on behind the scenes, I will not lie. I almost quit with writing it, as I felt exhausted at one point. 

 There is also the BONUS-fat quarter variation for all those pre-cuts lovers.

"Duomo" quilt pattern was inspired with beautiful old tiles from the facade of The Duomo - Catedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore - in Florence.

I am so happy to show you some of the versions that will be available.

The pattern will be available on November 1, and the sew-along will commence on November 2, the very next day. 

And November is not just another month; it's my birthday month, and this year, I'm celebrating it with all of you in the most creative way possible! Welcome to the "November Quilt Sew-Along Party!" ๐ŸŽ‰

As the leaves turn golden and the air grows crisp, there's something magical about November that makes it the perfect time to embark on a cozy quilting adventure. 

And here's the twist: this sew-along will run through all five weeks of November, leading up to the most festive time of the year. By the end of it, you'll have a stunning quilt ready to grace your holiday parties and gatherings or maybe to have a perfect gift for that special person in your life.

Why a November Quilt Sew-Along?


November is more than just pumpkin spice lattes and Thanksgiving turkey (although those are pretty great too). It's a month of reflection, gratitude, and creativity. By stitching together our own unique quilt, we're not just creating a beautiful piece of art; we're crafting memories, warmth, and a sense of togetherness.


Here is the schedule:

·       Week One, November 2 -  Prep: Choose  + Cut Fabricspages 1, 2, 3 and 4

·       Week Two, November - Make units and sub-blocks: pages 5, 6 and 7

·       Week Three, November 16 -  Make block: page 8

·       Week Four, November 23 - Quilt top assembly: pages 9, 10,11, 12 and 13

·       Week Five, November 30 - Finishing: pages 15 and 16


What to Expect:

The "November Quilt Sew-Along Party" is designed for quilters of all levels, from beginners eager to learn to seasoned pros looking for a fun project. Here's what you can expect:

Week 1: Gathering Supplies and InspirationCutting and Preparing 

We kick off the party by sharing a list of supplies you'll need. Get ready to rummage through your fabric stash or head to your favorite quilt shop for some themed materials. I'll also dive into the inspiration behind my quilt design. I'll guide you through the process of cutting fabric with precision and care, sharing some tips for obtaining perfect units. But most importantly, I will try to give you some ideas and inspiration for choosing fabrics for your quilt. 

Week 2: Sewing units and Sub-Blocks!

We'll start sewing the units and sub-blocks together, exploring techniques to ensure perfect seams. Don't worry; we'll talk about that elusive scant 1/4-inch seam allowance too!

Week 3: Sewing Blocks!

 This is where the magic begins!

Week 4: Assembling the Quilt Top!

As November draws to a close, we'll assemble the quilt top, bringing all your hard work together. You'll start to see your quilt take shape, and the excitement will build!

Week 5: Quilting and Finishing (Nov 30)

In the final week, we'll delve into basting, quilting, binding and finishing touches. By the end of November, you'll have a beautiful, completed quilt to showcase proudly during the holiday season.

So, mark your calendars, set up your sewing space and prepare to celebrate my birthday month with creativity, camaraderie, and quilting joy. Let's make November unforgettable with the "November Quilt Sew-Along Party!" 

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Your quilt journey is about to begin, and I can't wait to sew along with you! ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿงต