I’m officially starting up the Denyse Schmidt Quilt Along! Like I mentioned before, the plan is to pick either a quilt or a project (you can do more than one if you want!) from the new Denyse Schmidt Quilts: 30 Colorful Quilt and Patchwork Paterns book. I’ll be writing about the quilt-along at least once a week to keep everyone up to date on other quilter’s progress, too.
If you want, take a button with you, and link it to this page.
Denyse Schmidt Quilt Along
When you get started, you might want to take some time to read the section about color and fabrics in the beginning of the book. If you’re planning to make a quilt or project similar in style to the Denyse Schmidt Quilts, she suggests using 70 percent solid color fabrics and 30 percent prints. She says that it’s okay to not worry about color combination rules, and to chose combinations that give you an emotional response instead. If that overwhelms you, another suggestion is to put possible fabric choices in a paper bag, shake it up, and pull out random pieces to use!
Remember, even if you don’t have a lot of sewing experince, you can still try your hand at smaller projects from the book. There’s no due date, so don’t feel like you can’t join in, even if you don’t have the time to start right away. Just leave me a comment or an email and I’ll add you to the list! Happy Quilt-Alonging!
UPDATE! I’ve added links to everyone who has contacted me to participate in the Quilt-Along so far. If you don’t see your name there, I’m sorry! Just leave me a quick comment or e-mail and I’ll get you added to the list. I’ve also put folks who told me they were tentatively interested in joining in earlier. If you aren’t interested in doing it anymore, let me know and I’ll take your name down. But remember, nothing is due, so you have no pressure to make something right away!

4 Thoughts on “Denyse Schmidt Quilt-Along Kick Off!

  1. okay I don’t really understand a quilt along…can you help?

  2. Well you know I’m in! I might not start until I’ve gotten the top pieced for the modern quilt-along, but I’ll at least pick a project soon.

  3. Allison on August 9, 2005 at 8:52 pm said:

    I’m in for something small at least…although I pretty much want to make EVERYTHING in the book!

  4. Juliann on August 22, 2005 at 2:45 pm said:

    Ok, I just surfed into your site! How fun! I love Denyse Schmidt and have been trying to mimic her style in some quilting projects, just from eyeballing images from her website. I had no idea she had a book out! So, thanks! I ordered it immediately and am now anxiously awaiting its arrival.
    I’ll keep my eye on the quilt-along, too. It would be fun to participate!

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