Hello Fig Tree Friends!
Have you heard that we are are about to start our first ever SEW ALONG?We will be doing one of our brand new patterns, just released this week… it is called CROCHET… even though it is obviously not crochet :-)… it is a quilt that is my personal ode to the gorgeous art of the granny square afghan! For as long as I can remember, I have loved the classic granny square afghan, each multi colored block on a black crocheted background… just love them. I have tried to learn how to crochet and knit and its just a NO GO for me LOL. Believe me I have tried on numerous occasions. So one day, I set out to design a quilt that felt like everything that I loved about that granny square afghan and this is that pattern. I will talk more about this each week as we work along together, but I really think that the best way to enjoy the process of this quilt is to work on it one by one or two by two and not try to power through it. Pretend that you are working on an actual afghan, one crocheted block at a time. So here below will be our schedule!
OFFICIAL CROCHET SEW ALONG SCHEDULE:
We are going to take it slow and give people plenty of time to enjoy the process. Each one of these blocks is its own little masterpiece and we want to make sure that you are able to enjoy the process of each square so that you love your final “afghan” as much as we do! Each week as you complete the step, post a picture of your progress to the hashtag #crochetsewalong Each week we will choose a winner from the photos… and we have some fabulous prizes in store for you from MODA, from FAT QUARTER SHOP and of course from us at FIG TREE. There will be goodies, fabrics, gift certificates… oh my! Each week will be a new drawing and a new chance to win. Regardless of how quickly or how slowly you decide to go as long as you post a photo of your progress and it is within the parameters of that week, you will be entered to win the prize. Anyone can follow along of course on any social media, but we will only be choosing winners from the photos on Instagram.
We will have much more info on the prizes soon but here is the schedule. Each Friday following the “working time” we will choose and post the winner for that segment!
May 24- June 6: PATTERN PURCHASE & FABRIC SELECTION/ “PULL”
We will give ourselves 2 weeks for this one. We will get our pattern, choose our fabrics and talk about background choices. We will talk about prints and solids and color!
June 7- June 13: CUT FABRIC
This week we will cut out at least 1 block… more if you have the time… and the whole quilt if you are totally committed!
June 14-June 20: MAKE A BLOCK
This week we will make our first block or at least one block!
June 21- June 27: MAKE 2 BLOCKS
This week we will make our second and third blocks or more!
June 28- July 4: MAKE 2 BLOCKS
This week we will make our fourth and fifth blocks or more!
July 5- July 11: MAKE 2 BLOCKS
This week we will make our sixth and seventh blocks or more!
July 12-18: MAKE THE REST OF YOUR BLOCKS
At this point you will have decided if you want to make the full quilt or a smaller throw or a runner. Finish up your blocks by the end of this week.
July 19-25: ASSEMBLE YOUR BLOCKS
Regardless of what size you have decided to do, we will be talking about putting together our finished quilt.
July 26: SHOW US YOUR FINISH
Show us your finish. There will be a special prize for anyone who has a quilt top ready for quilting by the 26th!
That’s all the info for now. More coming soon. But for now, get your pattern and be ready to talk “FABRIC PULL”! Remember that we are figtreeandco on INSTAGRAM!
So excited to do this with you guys!