Monday, March 14, 2011

Supernova Quilt-Along: Join Me!

One of my quilts that has gotten the most attention since I started blogging is this one. I've been amazed by the number of people who have asked for a pattern or a quilt-along based on this design. I had no idea people would take such a liking to it. I am truly flattered. I have to admit, I'm a teensy bit intimidated by the idea of hosting a quilt-along. But I'm willing to give it a try—I can't pass up a chance to quilt with all you wonderful bloggy people!

So, welcome to my Supernova Quilt-Along. I think this quilt-along is suitable for all skill levels. It's fairly simple, straightforward piecing. You can join the quilt-along at any time, and feel free to follow along at your own pace. However, I am selfishly hoping that at least a few of you will want to do it along with me, in real-time! So, to convince you to keep pace, I'm offering a few fringe benefits:

Blog roll
See that Supernova Blog Roll over there in my sidebar? If you plan to quilt-along concurrently with me, I'll add your blog to it. Just post about your Supernova Quilt-Along plans on your blog, and be sure to include my Supernova Quilt-Along button in the post. Then either comment on my blog that you've done that, or email me, no later than March 23, and I'll add your blog to the blog roll.

Prizes
That's right, I've got a full FQ bundle of Castle Peeps to give away. Everyone who links up a completed quilt at the end of the quilt-along will be eligible for the drawing. How's that for incentive?

So what do you think? Are you all with me? Tune in tomorrow, when I'll post fabric requirements, the schedule (which I promise will be very doable), and a few tips for selecting fabric. You can also join the Supernova Quilt-Along Flickr group, where you can post photos of your fabric selections and your progress.

I am looking forward to quilting along with you all!

47 comments:

felicity said...

Well this is exciting! I am totally overcommitted, but I just have to join you. Hooray!

felicity said...

p.s. Blogged.

Evelyn Jackson said...

I'd love to do it. Not sure I have time though with a newborn and a toddler :) I'll see if I can commit with your next post :)

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

Yay! It's time!!! So exciting Lee! I'm in... blogged

Evelyn Jackson said...

p.s. blogged here: http://stitchbystitchhandmade.blogspot.com/2011/03/supernova-quilt-along-with-freshly.html

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

I sooo want to do this QAL but bot sure I can take on another thing right now! I'll decide when I see the timeline! Also maybe an idea on fabric reqs :-)

Melanie said...

I am so excited! I love this quilt and can't wait to start! Thanks so much for doing this!

BTW, I blogged about it.

Elizabeth D. said...

Oooh yay!!! I definitely will blog about it tomorrow, count me in :)

Elizabeth D. said...

OK, so I blogged about it now, I was just so excited :)

Blogged here

Katie B. said...

YES! I've been eagerly awaiting this! Thanks, Lee!!

Bree said...

Oh dear, I'm still behind on the LAST quilt along I joined! But I'll see what the fabric requirements & time schedule are like & hopefully I can join. At the very least I'll definitely be following along & bookmarking for later!

Angie said...

I'm with you...button added. ;)

A.J. Dub. said...

I am in! Hopefully I can keep up. :)
I am so glad you are doing this quilt for us!

Megan said...

Wahoo! I am in!

Megan said...

>>>and blogged :)

Kati said...

This is such a fun quilt. I so want to join up. We'll see if I can get my current quilt off the design wall soon.

Becky said...

ahh, come on Lee, my to-do list is way too long!! I SO want to do this. I will probably cave and join you cause this quilt is so awesome.

**nicke... said...

i am so excited! i am totally in on this one!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I'm in in in! And I'll blog about it later today. And while I think it would be fabulous in whatever fabric line is chosen, I stocked up on Hope Valley because (a) I LOVE Hope Valley and (b) I LOVE this quilt pattern!

Becky said...

Alright, I'm in and I've blogged about it.

Scrap,Quilt, Preach said...

I can't wait to start. I've blogged it on my site. scrapquiltpreach.blogspot.com

Marci Girl said...

Oh, I want to, I'll have to wait until tomorrow's posting to decide for sure though...I gave up fabric purchases for lent, and if I don't have the fabric in my stash now...then I'm out of luck! I have a lot of fabric, just not sure what the requirements are yet! Waiting until tomorrow.....

Kristen said...

How much fabric do you need? A fat quarter pack of Hope Valley? Does the quilt use enough for lots of leftover?

Seriously I need the excuse!

Paula said...

I am in! I loved this quilt when you first previewed - My post on the blog will go live tomorrow at 5AM PST.[http://richpageant.typepad.com/paulawessells/]

webmailaddress2 said...

I am excited! I hope our timing is good so that I can finish along with you all.

Sel. said...

I'd love to do this, but does the entire quilt have to be finished (backed, bound, etc.) or is it sufficient to just have the top done?

jane said...

Yes! Count me in. Such a beautiful quilt. Who can resist another project?

Sel. said...

Okay, I've blogged about the quilt-along and will definitely be involved (even if I'm not eligible for the finishing prize) because I still have 9 quilt tops to make this year, and this looks like it'll be a simple, yet stunning design.

I don't have any followers on blogger yet, but I'll post something to my Livejournal instead and you might find a few people from there following along!

Ms. De said...

I am in!! And should definitely be able to do it real-time with you ~ on a trip and won't be home until tomorrow to have my son help me figure out how to post you on my blog...but will let you know when it gets done!!
Blessings!!

Alison said...

I'm in. I don't have enough time to scratch myself at the moment, but your quilt is so inspiring I cannot resist! I've just picked up the button and will blog about it before the 23rd.

CityHouseStudio said...

Hooray!
I'm so happy that you're doing this!
Blogged here: http://cityhousestudio.blogspot.com/2011/03/new-quilt-long.html
Michelle

Debbie said...

I'll be blogging on Friday - please include me! Looks like great fun!

Inspiredbyfelix said...

Got sooo many projects, but this one looks gorgeous so I'm in! Added the button and will blog in the next couple of days....now to pick some yummy fabrics :)

Angie said...

Off to collect as many fabrics as I can from my stash...

I blogged it too: http://fivemonkeyquilts.blogspot.com/2011/03/supernova-quilt-along.html

AnneMarie said...

Ok I'm in and it's official!

http://www.genxquilters.com/2011/03/supernova-quilt-along-at-freshly-pieced.html

Blue.Ridge.Girl said...

Oh hooray!! I've been hoping you would put to gether a tutorial or quilt along for this fabulous quilt!! Thanks :o)

Leah Day said...

Awesome idea! I'm definitely joining in and have shared the news at: http://tinyurl.com/4e9qpp5

Lisa said...

What an awesome way to use up some of my overflowing stash! I'm in! (and blogged)

Hilary Hertzoff said...

Hi,

I followed Sel's link and fell in love with the quilt. My track record for finishing quilts is 0% so I don't know that I'll do much better here, but I've got plenty of fabric and it's worth a try.

I don't have a blogger account, but here's my post on LiveJournal and a ccrosspost on Dreamwidth.

moshiecreations said...

I'm in. I blogged about it here: http://moshiecreations.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/supernova-quilt-along/

Jocelyne said...

I don't have a blog but I am certainly going to join your quilt-along.

What a beautiful quilt. My 87-year old mom will love it.

Thank you,
Jocelyne

Lora said...

I'm super busy already, and participating in another QAL, but the project will be a needed break from my university courses. I've gotta join!

<3 Lora from A Tactile Life

Jennifer said...

I've never done a quilt-a-long before, but I'm going to do my very very best to stay on pace with you during it! I posted about it on my blog for extra motivation.

http://sunshineandchaucer.blogspot.com/2011/03/supernova-quilt-long.html

Staci said...

I'm in!
http://theconfusedquilter.blogspot.com/2011/03/further-proof-of-my-obsession-with.html

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

I want to do this! So many projects on at the moment. I'll blog about it tomorrow. I think my leftover 'origins' by basic grey fat quarter stack ought to work nicely. http://kissedquilts.blogspot.com

Sally said...

I know i am a bit late but i really want to join!!
http://www.fatquartersandbobbins.blogspot.com/

eileen said...

wish i'd seen this when you started, but love the quilt and am doing the quilt along in black and white. have 11 blocks done of the 25 i think i need for a king sized quilt. love them!! thanks for great tutorial. have a great day

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