Hello Everyday Quilters!
Welcome to Week 5 of the Newport Sails Quilt Along! This is our last week so it’s all about finishing!
This has been a fun quilt along. We have enjoyed seeing everyone’s fabrics – of course! – and progress. Now it’ time to finish up!
Even though the QAL is over, you can continue to post pictures of your fleet as you finish up on Instagram using the hashtag #NewportSailsQAL2021. We can’t wait to see how your finished quilts turn out!
Week 5: Finishing
Now that all the blocks have been made, assembly is a breeze. We find the there is no reason to pin in order to get those waves to line up, but if you’re a pinner by nature, go ahead and pin! You’ll see how well those waves line up – almost like magic!
And take a look at this weeks’ video, below, to get some quilting and binding ideas from Trisch.
Weekly Video Tutorial
Our QAL Progress
We are making the Newport Sails quilt along with you! Each week we’ll chronicle our progress and tell you things we’ve learned along the way.
Sewing my blocks went really smoothly. I didn’t pin a thing (really!) and I only have one intersection that didn’t turn out. I ripped it out, redid it and voila! Perfection! Next up is quilting, binding, and label.
Of course, Jenifer is done!
Mine is still in the box from carrying it back and forth between my house and Jenifer’s. A little know secret: because we make the videos at Jenifer’s house, she did most of the wave sewing (well, all of it) for me. I really have no excuse for why I am not done with my top. Other than, I was out of town speaking & teaching a workshop at a guild this past week. When I got back, I had to work on finishing a quilt that will be on the cover of one of our new fall patterns! Hopefully I’ll finish up this week. Tune in to Instagram on Thursday, I’ll show you where I am!
Congratulations to @mizzoupatti! Patti won the Spoolin’ Around quilt kit (shown above) last week!
How to Enter Week 5 Giveaway
We have one last giveaway this week and it’s a great one! One lucky winner will get a Lofi bundle from Windham Fabrics. It’s a FQ of the entire line!
To enter, post a picture of your progress – no words necessary!
Don’t forget to use the hashtag #NewportSailsQAL2021 so we can all see!
The drawing will be Thursday, September 30. This is a quick turnaround so don’t put off posting!
We’ll draw a random winner during the Instagram Live session at 3 p.m. central. Winners will be notified by direct message on IG.