We've done it, Curvettes! We set a goal and by golly, through grit and sheer force of will, we accomplished it. We are now primed and ready to attack the final week of our Modern Fans Quilt Sew-Along – Week 9.
Sometimes when I’m lying in bed trying to fall asleep, I reflect on life, love and quilting. There are other times when I find myself planning my amazing Oreo-based meals for the next day… but on cool fall nights, I get nostalgic about my sewing journey.
Quiltketeers, it's happening! After weeks of sewing quilt blocks we are finally on to something completely new and totally different. Welcome to Week 8 of the Modern Fans Quilt Sew-Along! The land of no more aimless block-making, but chain piecing!
This week you have one mission, should you choose to accept it: Chain piece all of your blocks into rows.
I learned to hand quilt a few years ago, and since then I've spent hundreds of hours stitching away. Those of you who enjoy these SQ tutorials have been asking me to "finally write that tutorial!" Even though I've filmed many spontaneous Facebook live videos and IG stories about hand quilting, only now have I planted myself in a chair and filmed everything I know on how to hand quilt.
Writing this tutorial loomed large in my head, because there's so much to say!
We're cruising into Week 5 of the Modern Fans Quilt Sew-Along! You still with me? Now that we are over the hill of our 9-week sewing sesh, some of you are probably hitting a bit of a slump. But don't you worry, I have just the caffeine jolt you need to get back in the game – a killer prize!
Before talking about my freshly grown fear of wasting fabric, I want to give you some backstory. As some of you already know, I'm currently pregnant with my first baby. In the years leading up to this life change, I had naively assumed that I would take after the women in my family and be a champion of all things prenatal!