I am excited to announce the Big Ocean Sew Along! We're going to have so much fun playing with color and value, and developing our design skills later this summer. Check out the pattern and video course here, both 20% off this weekend, through July 23rd!
Join me for a Zoom call to officially kick off the Big Ocean Sew Along on Tuesday August 8th! You will get the link and all the details in the Sew Along Newsletter.
The sew along will run from the beginning of August to the end of September. On July 25th, I'll share fabric prep information to help you get started choosing colors and deciding on values. You'll get tips about how I build (and build and build, ha ha!) a color palette for a quilt like this. On August 1st, I'll follow that up with a post about how I edit my palette down to the final group of fabrics. Then we'll officially get started August 8th! We'll get together on Zoom to talk about the palettes we have planned, and chat about any fabrics we want to change or add to make our palettes sing!
Throughout the sew along, I will communicate with participants in a weekly newsletter. Each Tuesday during the sew along, registered participants will get a newsletter with details about the plans for that week, and a link to a blog post with more tips for making your own Big Ocean quilt.
The Big Ocean Sew Along Schedule
Week 1 - August 8: Join me for our Zoom kickoff! We'll work to build our color palettes, learning about the importance of color and value for the Big Ocean quilt.
Week 2 - August 15: We'll cut our fabrics for the foreground HSTs, and learn tips for accurate cutting.
Week 3 - August 22: We'll sew together our foreground HSTs, and share Tara's favorite tools and techniques for accurate HSTs.
Week 4 - August 29: We'll design the foreground of our quilts, sharing tips for the best value and color placement.
Week 5 -September 5: We'll choose our background fabrics and sew the background HSTs.
Week 6 - September 12: We'll sew our foreground and background together into our blocks and finish our top construction.
Week 7 - September 19: Join me for our Zoom wrap up! We'll talk about plans for quilting our Big Ocean quilts, and I'll share my favorite tools and tips for hand quilting.
This sew along will give you the boost you need each week to keep working on your Big Ocean quilt, and give you tips and tricks along the way. If you don't want to wait, and would like to have all the content from the sew along newsletters and a lot more, check out my Big Ocean video course here.
Click here to sign up for the Big Ocean Sew Along and get the invite fo Zoom kickoff on August 8th!