Texas Teardrops Quilt Along

Can you believe it’s almost time to start the quilt along?  I can’t wait to see all the quilts that everyone makes!  I hope you’re all as excited as I am.  I have lots of information today to get everyone up to date.
As a reminder…you do NOT need to have a blog to participate.  Everyone is welcome!  Make sure you join the Flickr group and upload pictures throughout your journey.  The Flickr group is also a great place to ask questions if you run into any trouble.  I have started a discussion so we can introduce ourselves.  Don’t be shy…go say hello!

The Texas Teardrops pattern is now available in my Craftsy store.  There is a $5.00 charge for the pattern which will increase to $10.00 after the quilt along.  Please let me know if you have any issues purchasing and downloading the pattern.

The schedule for the quilt along is as follows:

1 April:  Discuss fabrics and notions needed for the quilt.  This will be the time to gather your supplies and get ready to have some fun.

8 April:  Preparing the templates and fusible web

11 April:  Cutting the teardrops

22 April:  Adhering the teardrops to blocks

24 April:  Appliqueing the teardrops

6 May:  Squaring up your blocks

13 May:  Constructing the quilt top

20 May:  Adding borders

27 May ~ 10 June:  Add pictures of your final quilt to the Flickr group and be eligible for lots of awesome prizes.

I would like everyone to know that the schedule is subject to change at my discretion.  This is my first quilt along so I may need to adjust some of the dates if it appears I didn’t allow enough time for the different steps.  My main goal is for everyone to be successful.

There have been a couple requests to make smaller projects.  I am completely ok with that.  In fact, if you want to make a smaller version and need a little help with the math, just let me know.

Finally, I do have the fat quarter bundles listed in our store.  There’s also a background fabric kit that includes the background fabric, steam a seam and a small applique sheet.  You can pick between white, porcelain, grey & black for the background fabric.  Remember, you are not required to purchase fabric from us.  I just wanted to offer some bundles that I thought would look awesome with this pattern.  Don’t wait too long because the bundles are limited.


Prizes!  Yes there will be prizes.  I haven’t gotten the pictures yet but you will love the prizes.  I have fat quarter bundles and some awesome Aurifil threads!  Plus, I have a couple other leads for more goodies.

Feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions.  I think I’ve addressed everything that’s been asked so far.  I can’t wait to get started!

14 thoughts on “Texas Teardrops Quilt Along”

  1. Thanks for the reminder – bought the pattern…no clue how to join a Flickr group. Going to find some happy material in my stash!! I’m at SABLE, so I have to hit the stash!

  2. I’ve never done a quilt-a-long before, but I couldn’t resist your gorgeous quilt. I have purchased the pattern and have fabric.
    I am on vacation for just over a week at the end of April but hopefully I can catch up 🙂 I’m so excited!

    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

  3. I read that this is actually Rounded Pi Day – this year only! Since the number is 3.14159 etc., if you round that you get 3.1416. But as I’m writing this the day is already finished in Britain. Only a century to wait for the next one.

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