FALL 2023 BLOEM ALONG
IT'S TIME! The Fall 2023 BLOEM Along runs for 9 WEEKS from September 18th to November 13th. Read through to get all the details!
The BLOEM Along will be hosted in the SEW SQUAD, exclusively for members. All sew along posts and communication will be done via the Sew Squad community site. All plans give you access to the entire Sew Squad as well as the BLOEM Along. Just pick the plan that suits your budget:
When you join the SEW SQUAD, for as little as $10/month, you'll automatically be joined into the Bloem Along space and unlock all the other amazing Squad benefits like: on-demand workshops, live guest workshops & lectures every month, live sewcial events, free patterns and quilting resources and connection with an incredible quilting community! There's a Free Trial period and no membership commitment. Click above link to check it out!
NERVOUS ABOUT SEWING CURVES?
Prepare in advance for the BLOEM Along by taking the 'Curves Are Fun' recorded workshop available in the Sew Squad to practice at your own pace!
THIS SEW ALONG IS FLEXIBLE!
Can't start in September? Concerned about falling behind? No worries! BLEOM Along posts and video tutorials will forever be in the Sew Squad and always accessible to members so that you can work at your own pace.
ABOUT THE PATTERN
PURCHASE THE BLOEM QUILT PATTERN HERE
or purchase a BLOEM kit from a participating shop. Support these awesome small businesses! (Shops with kits listed below).
BLOEM (pronounced: bloom) is a confident beginner-friendly pattern that is made with regular machine piecing. There are two size options and 6 possible layouts included in the pattern. Think of it as a choose your own quilty adventure pattern!
A variety of different Bloem Kits will be available for purchase online from the following shops:
Paper templates are included in the pattern but acrylic templates from PaperPieces.com are the bomb. Also check your local quilt shop for these babies!
These templates are labelled as La Fin du Monde because they also make that quilt pattern so they're very handy!
As for fabric choices, all fabric requirements are included in the pattern and will be discussed during Week 1 of the SAL.
You can digitally colour, save and print out options at QuiltInk.com
BLOEM ALONG SCHEDULE
Each Monday, a post will go up in the Bloem Along space on the Sew Squad. The weekly post will include a video tutorial and a link for a live check-in session with Libs. Weekly giveaway winners from the previous week will also be announced in each post.
WEEK 1 - September 18th: Planning & Choosing Fabrics
WEEK 2 - September 25th: Cutting & Getting Organized!
WEEK 3 - October 2nd: Half-Square Triangle Blocks
WEEK 4 - October 9th: Hourglass & Birds in the Air Blocks
WEEK 5 - October 16th: Quarter Curves, Big & Small
WEEK 6 - October 23rd: Big Orange Peels
WEEK 7 - October 30th: Little Orange Peels & Multi-Blocks
WEEK 8 - November 6th: Assemble Rows & Quadrants
WEEK 9 - November 13th: Rotating Quadrants into the Final Layout
If you join after the start date, just head to the SEW SQUAD to catch up on the sew along tutorials.
To be entered into weekly giveaways from our generous sponsors, be sure to share your progress on Instagram or in the Squad Feed using these hashtags:
You can also share the fun 'I'M IN!' graphic on Instagram. Right click and save this image then upload to share in your feed:
SHOPS WITH BLOEM KITS & GIVEAWAY SPONSORS
Thank you to our generous giveaway sponsors! Click the shop logos below to shop kits and find quilty treasures...