Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Have you heard about the Zakka Along?

Do you know Rashida yet?  You should :)  She's the designer behind one of my current favorite fabric lines, Washi, and also a fabulous author.  Her new book Zakka Style has even inspired a Sew Along that I'm super excited to take part in.

Lindsey of LR Stitched and Amy of Don't You Know Who I Am? are organizing a sew-along of every single project in the book, and they asked me to join in the fun!  There are 24 projects and we'll be sewing right through the book from start to finish.

The sew along starts Monday April 2nd with the first project in the book and will continue through Monday September 10th with a new project  introduced each Monday. Each blogger will sew a different project and will be sharing their finished project and inspiration with you.  I'll be doing the Orchard Path Tweed Pouch and finally tackling my fear of hexagons, which I'm really looking forward to!

  • April 2nd :: Zig Zag Tote with Sew Fantastic
  • April 9th :: The House Pouch with During Quiet Time
  • April 16th :: Zakka Pincushion with Pink Penguin
  • April 23rd :: Sewing Kit with Monkey Do
  • April 30th :: Patchwork Pencil Case with VeryKerryBerry
  • May 7th :: Itty Bitty Quilt Block Magnets with Little Bluebell
  • May 14th :: Raincloud Mug Rug with Quilt Dad
  • May 21st :: Zakka Block Quilt with I like Orange
  • May 28th :: Stem Messenger Bag with Sew Sweetness
  • June 4th :: Zip Organizer with Spotted Stone
  • June 11th :: Orchard Path Tweed Pouch with Don’t Call Me Betsy
  • June 18th :: Happy Couple Handwarmers with A Cuppa and a Catchup
  • June 25th :: Patchwork Potholder with Sew Take a Hike
  • July 2nd :: Water Bottle Holder with One Shabby Chick
  • July 9th :: Elephant Bookmark with Cut to Pieces
  • July 16th :: Patchwork Ribbon with {House} of A la Mode
  • July 23rd :: Delightful Linen Bag with Sukie(ha! that’s me!!)
  • July 30th :: Bread Basket with Patchwork Notes
  • August 6th :: Sweet Sugar Cookie Sack with BettyCrockerAss
  • August 13th :: Little Pocket Pillowcase with Freshly Pieced
  • August 2oth :: Sweet Memories Photo Frame with Noodlehead
  • August 27th :: Pleated Coin Purse with Shape Moth
  • September 3rd :: Happy Garland Message Board with Maureen Cracknell Handmade
  • September 10th :: Nesting Boxes with From the Blue Chair

  • The projects in the book are small and a lot of fun to stitch up, so I sure hope you'll join in the fun.  You will need a copy of the book to participate.  You can find a copy at Amazon as well as many local quilt shops.  

    There will be some fab prizes offered throughout the sew along and we are so thankful to have the support of Stash Books, Aurifil, Zip It, Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Timeless Treasures, Cloud 9 fabrics, Fabricworm, and The Intrepid Thread.

    Feel free to join in the flickr group and be sure to grab a button!

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    1. My book is on order - this should be fun. Way outside of my comfort zone since I've only done quilt alongs but I'm up for the challenge. Thanks for being part of it.

    2. What fun!! I have the book and love flipping through the pages for inspiration. I'll confess I haven't made any of the projects yet though. This might be the kick in the pants I need!!

    3. Hooray! My book should arrive in the mail today.


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