the Xenia QAL!

Good Morning Everyone!

I am pleased to announce that I will be hosting my first ever Quilt Along next month!

I've chosen to use my Xenia Quilt pattern since it has half rectangle triangles.  I know those can be tricky, but I have included two different ways to making them in the pattern & would love to introduce people to them!

The schedule is set up a little odd - since there are two ways of making them & I realize it is a somewhat unfamiliar technique, I've decided to include making a test block in the schedule, rather than cutting everything right away.
This will give everyone a chance to try both ways - and if they like one better than the other, you'll be able to cut the rest of your blocks out with your preference in mind!

Since this is my first QAL & I want to focus on connecting with others & helping anyone who might be worried about the HRT aspect, I just have two prizes lined up - and a special quilting discount!
I'll be giving away a Fat Eighth bundle at the beginning & a Fat Quarter Bundle at the end.
Both giveaways will be happening over on Instagram - here 
As for the discount - Kayla at Patchwork River Quilting has generously offered to give everyone who sends a Xenia quilt before the end of October will receive 20% off their quilting!!!! AND she's also going to be donating to the Berwald's for each quilt sent as well!
I am overwhelmed with gratitude at this community & all of the wonderful souls in it.

If you don't already have a copy of the pattern, you can pick one up at 20% off with the code "XQAL" until June 1st.
All proceeds from these sales go to the Berwald family to help pay for Xenia's brain surgery.

The above image has the fabric requirements - you absolutely can get a heart out of each fat eighth, but if you'd prefer extra wiggle room or to fussy cut your blocks, I'd suggest planning on using a Fat Quarter for each block instead (then you'll have scraps to play with!) 

Most of the information will be posted here during the Quilt Along, but I will be sending out an email with everything weekly.
You can sign up for the QAL emails here!

The full schedule is as follows:
Week One (June 1-7) - Decide on the size you'll be making & post a Fabric Pull
Week Two (June 8-14) - Cut & assemble ONE block. Decide if you like FPP vs template, then cut the rest of your fabric accordingly.
Week Three (June 15-21) - Make (2) for the toddler size, (3) for the throw, (5) for Big
Week Four (June 22-28) - Make (2) (3) (5) blocks
Week Five (June 29-July 5) - Make (1) (3) (4) blocks
Week Six (July 6-12) - Make (2) (3) (5) blocks
Week Seven (July 13-19) - Make (2) (3) (5) blocks
Week Eight (July 20-26) - Make the last (2) (4) (5) blocks!
Week Nine (July 27-Aug 2) - Sashing & Assembly!
Week Ten (Aug 3-9) - Post a photo of your finished flimsy! (If you prefer, you can Baste, Quilt & Bind now!)

If you'd like to be eligible for the first prize, you'll need to do a few things:
- grab the following "I'm In!" graphic & post it to your Instagram profile
- tag me @hillside.stitches and use #theXeniaQAL
- make sure you're following me on Instagram
- RSVP for the Quilt Along here
I'll use a random number generator to pick someone from all the I'm In posts to win the F8 Bundle before the QAL begins. 
Open to US residents 18 & older, not affiliated with Instagram, Shopify, or anyone besides me! Giveaway Accounts prohibited. 

I'm excited to begin this journey & hope you join me along the way!



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