Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Announcing a Rin QAL!

I'm back today with some exciting news! (Be sure to read to the bottom for a discount) Cheryl Brickey from Meadow Mist Designs and I discovered a few months ago that we both wanted to make a Rin Quilt in 2017. And of course, we decided it would be fun to do together, but then, even more fun if some of you would join in!

Here's why I think you should join us:

  • Number One, it's a super cool, modern appliqué pattern by the amazing Carolyn Friedlander.
  • By quilting along with the rest of us, you'll be so motivated, I know you'll finish at least one block.
  • Even if you've never appliquéd before, it's a great pattern to start with and we'll be giving you tips and answering questions along the way. (This is Cheryl's first hand appliqué project!)
  • It's almost Summer and a great time to have a portable project.
Have I convinced you?
How about the fact that this one is slow, casual and low stress QAL. 
Okay, even better - there are prizes that we'll be announcing soon!

To be eligible for a prize, all you have to complete is one appliqué block. It doesn't even need to be quilted.

Our start official date is May 17th and we'll end on July 5th with a parade and prizes.

You have about 2 weeks to gather your supplies. Carolyn is offering a discount on the pattern for the QAL. Use the code RinQAL to get 20% off the Rin PDF pattern in Carolyn's Shop.

Please share your progress on social media using the hashtag #RinAlong

Hope you'll join us!


  1. Looks like a really fun pattern to make and I could do with practising my applique skills!

  2. hmmmm, I'm very tempted! I'll at least buy the pattern and mull it over!

  3. Sounds fun.,,,, have ordered my kit to do this!

  4. I think this sounds like a good way to get started learning a new technique. Thanks for hosting!

  5. Yes, I am like Thelma above. Tempted and absolutely getting this pattern.
    I am taking on too much over here with my 93 year old daddy, I love him, and blessed to have grand babies just miles away and I have a habit of working on too many sewing projects (I have three design walls- don't tell anyone)

  6. Got the pattern and fabrics. Eager for this QAL to begin :)

  7. I can't wait to see this one - your applique is amazing, and I will be looking forward to your tips along the way. I have been ever so slowly working on some hand-applique blocks for my Austin Bluebird Sampler, but I have to admit that not being very confident about what I am doing is definitely holding me up from finishing a beautiful quilt.


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