I wish you a Merry Quilt Along: Block Reveal

OK it’s finally here! I’ve been itching to reveal my block for the I wish you a Merry Quilt Along party! When the ladies from the 2017 New Quilt Bloggers group mentioned they were planning this QAL, I jumped at the opportunity to at least design a block even if I couldn’t host the QAL. As soon as I found out a Christmas theme was chosen, I thought of what Christmas reminds me of and for me there are no snows, Santa or Angels. However, It’s a time of giving and I decided to play around with the idea of Christmas presents. After a couple of failed attempts, I present to you with love at Christmas this set of gift boxes!

Christmas Present Box

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I wish you a Merry Quilt Along

Hi Friends!

I am happy to announce a new Christmas mystery quilt along! There will be 12 blocks by 11 designers released every other Tuesday starting August 1 to December 5. Guess what, I am one of the designers and the best part, it’s free!

There will be 11 hosts meaning you will get to see 11 different versions of each block on the day it is released. The hosts will be available to cheer you on, share tips on making each block and to answer your questions if you get stuck. Amazing right?

With the blocks being released every other week, you will be able to set an easy pace . However, we do have a couple of weeks when we will release two blocks at the same time, but at least one block in each of those weeks is pretty quick. The benefit of doubling up on those two weeks is that the final block is released on December 5. This gives you nearly 3 whole weeks to complete your top before Christmas. Continue reading “I wish you a Merry Quilt Along”

Retrospective Tips and Advice for Beginner Quilters

Hello Friends!

I can’t believe how long I’ve stayed away from here…let’s just say between work, health and other “stuffs” I haven’t had enough energy for quilting or blogging in a while! I seem to be making my way out of this imposed hibernation though. Managed to come online every now and then but I can’t wait to catch up on what I’ve missed in the blogosphere and to hopefully have something to share with you soon.

Recall that in my blog hop post consider the flowers (which is part of a series of posts to come) I asked this question – If you had the chance to start over what advice would you give your new beginner self? I received so many wonderful advice that I promised to compile and share in another post. Who knows, it just might help someone out there right?

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Quilter’s Laundry Day Mini Quilt Pattern: My crazy experiment!

Welcome back and Happy New Month!

Thank you so much for all your wonderful comment on the blog hop post! Unfortunately my blog had a mind of its own and I was unable to get notifications by email. I believe I replied everyone one way or the other and if I didn’t, I apologize.

Where were we?…Yes, I was telling you about my crazy experiment with trying to up size Jen’s wonderful pattern because making the small one just wasn’t enough! I decided to multiply all the given dimensions…I mean if you want to double numbers you multiply by 2 isn’t it? Turns out it isn’t as simple as that with quilting maths. Continue reading “Quilter’s Laundry Day Mini Quilt Pattern: My crazy experiment!”

Consider The Flowers – 2017 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop

Happy Easter!

Welcome to my stop on the 2017 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop! I was so excited to participate in this last year and you know, once is never enough so of course I had to do this again. Thanks to this year’s amazing hosts Yvonne @quiltingjetgirl, Leanne @she can quilt and Beth @Cooking Up Quilts for letting me have another go at this. By the way, you should visit their blogs as they introduce other members of their hives today. As always, there are tons of prizes to win during these hops thanks to the generous sponsors so make sure you check that out.

Now to the reason you are here…my name is Sola and I quilt and Blog in my little corner of the globe all the way in Nigeria! Why Alice Samuel’s Quilt Co?  I chose that name as a memorial to my parents. I would love to tell you a lot more about me but I believe I already covered that much here and here.

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Monday Catch ups

Good news…my younger sister recently visited haha, that’s not news. The news is that she was nice enough to bring some clothes she made for me (Yes my sister also sews!..she’s yet to catch the quilting fever though). While she was around, I had to suspend sewing because she monopolized my sewing space. No complaints there, she was only making me some more clothes…Happy days! Continue reading “Monday Catch ups”