I am over the moon to announce this. I thought after making this quilt, 7 or 8 times?, that would be enough for me, but apparently not. That last one I did, sealed my fate. Plus, you keep emailing me and hounding me for a PDF pattern, so ….. I’m ready to make it with you! Again!
So let’s recap all of this for anyone that is new around here. Little Miss Sawtooth was a quilt I designed back in 2017 and immediately hosted my first ever quilt along for. It was tiny, only a handful of quilters made it with me. I’ve since made this quilt a whole bunch more times.
Little Miss Sawtooth is my most popular free pattern on my blog. I’ve also given it a refresh with a PDF pattern and step by step instructions. There’s new blocks to love too! Let’s dive into all the details, shall we?
The quilt along starts September 6, 2019, with the last pattern releasing January 10, 2020.
The quilt along will take place at The Sew Creative Blog on the Havel’s website. There will be posts on my site as well, but will point you back to Havel’s.
What you need to do
You can RSVP to the quilt along here. RSVPing will sign you up to a newsletter where you can get reminders and nudges when the quilt along begins (you can also opt out if life gets in the way). After signing up you will receive an email immediately with a link for you to click to officially be added to the list. I will be providing a coloring sheet and an Introduction to the quilt that will include supplies and fabric requirements in early August.
YOU can! Yes, you. No matter who you are, where you’re from, or what you do, YOU are welcome here.
Are There Prizes?
Yes, how did you know? Every other week, with each pattern release Havel’s will be giving away a sweet prize to one lucky winner that posts a picture of their progress on Instagram. The tool will probably be something we could use with that week’s block pattern.
We are making a sampler quilt that is modern-ish. We’re still using the traditional grid, but we have lots of negative space for you to play with. The Little Miss Sawtooth quilt plays with the old favorite block: the sawtooth star, but it changes out the center of all of them, making each block very unique. Sampler quilts are a perfect way to learn new techniques and grow your skills.
Skill Level Needed
This quilt is easy, beginner friendly, not fussy (although there will be fussy cutting). If you haven’t mastered the flying geese unit, you will! There is a gazillion of those little babies in this quilt, so prepare to get super friendly with them.
Here’s what you will learn if new to quilting:
Flying Geese 4-at-a-time (the no waste method that I used to shun and have now embraced. ha!)
2 methods for making Half Square Triangles
Basic piecing skills
Basic seam pressing skills
Snowballing or adding corners to squares
Turning blocks on point and trimming
An Introduction PDF will be sent you (if signed up for the newsletter) a month or so before we begin the quilt along with fabric requirements. This is a very scrap friendly quilt and you are encouraged to use what you have on hand. I will be using scraps and fat quarters for the color parts of my stars. Everything else, I will be using yardage for. There will be fabric bundles available for those of you who want or who don’t have enough scraps (more on that later).
So what are the new blocks? Well, you’ll see soon. It’s a surprise! I hope you’ll get to make this quilt with me. I do so love the friendships that always develop during them. Feel free to post the image below to Instagram. Share with your friends! The more the merrier!
Many of my followers have probably already made this quilt, but so what? Let’s make it again together!!