Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Snapshots Quilt Along for a Cause

Kimberly and the great staff at the Fat Quarter Shop have announced their 2015 Quilt Along for A Cause.  The quilt is this adorable pattern called "Snapshots".  The cause is St Jude Children's Research Hospital.

The theme of this quilt is snapshots of happiness in our lives.



I'm planning to participate in the quilt along and I hope you join me.

Here are a few reason why you may want to join in the fun.

1.  The Fabric - the fabric for this quilt is Daysail by Bonnie and Camille for Moda. I love the prints and colors in this line, I think you will too.

2.  The Pattern - the quilt consists of 12 blocks that finish at 12" x 16", cute blocks, really cute blocks.  Can you pick a favorite?  I can't, I love them all, and that's just from promo picture, once these finished blocks start popping up in blogland I think they'll look even better and be even harder to resist!  (I even like the cat block and I'm not a cat person!)  The quilt finishes at 66.5" x 88.5".

3.  The Fat Quarter Shop - If this would be your first block of the month from the Fat Quarter Shop you are in for a treat, if you've participated in some of their prior BOM's then you know what to expect, a cute package shipped on time, generous pieces of fabric, excellent and easy to follow directions.

4.  The Cause - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  The patterns will be available for download the 15th of each month starting in January.  The patterns are free, Kimberly is asking for a voluntary suggested donation of $5 for each pattern.  The Fat Quarter Shop and Moda will match the donations we make up to $10,000.  Kimberly also plans to auction the quilt with the proceeds going to St. Jude.  St Jude Children's Hospital is known for its research and treatment of children with cancer and other life threatening diseases.  No family ever pays for St. Jude care.  This is due to the donations the hospital collects.  It's a cause I have supported in the past and am happy to support through this promotion.

5.  Fun and Success - Some of my favorite quilts are projects I made sewing with others, and even though this quit couldn't be any cuter,  I think sewing along with friends will add to my enjoyment and keep me on track so that I piece my block every month and finish this quilt with everyone else.  Cute monthly block kits aren't nearly as good as cute finished blocks.

Here's a link to the kit details, click here, there is even a cute backing kit available, don't pass it up.  The FQS is currently taking pre-orders, the kits will ship in February.

Here's a link to an introductory video featuring Kimberly and Bonnie and Camille,  click here.

So what do you think, want to join the fun?  I sure hope so!!








PS - The blocks are totally pieced, no appliqué was used in the making of the Snapshots quilt.
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6 comments:

  1. I hope to... I really love this quilt!

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  2. The more I see this quilt, the more I think I have to make it. It would be fun to sew along again with everyone...I guess you talked me into it! :)

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  3. This is such a good cause and think that quilt is just adorable....;)

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  4. Looking forward to watching you make this adorable quilt :-D

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  5. I think you've finally convinced me Thelma. I was on the fence about it but I think I may just add this to my 2015 goals.

    Happy Holidays!!

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  6. I am joining in the fun but I'm going to work out of my stash. I plan on using all my favorite fabrics that I've been hoarding.

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