Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Exciting - Deep in the Heart of Texas Roadtrip QAL

Kicking off next week, and organised by the brilliant Melissa at My Fabric Relish and Cristina at Pretty Little Quilts the Deep in the Heart of Texas Roadtrip QAL is more than just its super cute button.


I couldn't believe when I they let me get involved as an honorary brand new Texan! Have you see the quilt yet??

Cristina made it, she was inspired by this quilt by Dana Michaelsen (who you can find on instagram @danahannah310 for further inspiration!).

The idea of the quilt along is that each stop is with a different blogger who will tell you about their local (or assigned) Texan town or city!  The what to sees, the what to eats, the where to find the fabrics!! And each blogger has designed a block to represent their town. Blocks slot into the above quilt in their rough geographic location and you use scraps, jelly rolls, charm packs, mini charms, whatever you've got! to fill in the rest of Texas!!

I love it! I'm super nervous and excited. I've been checking out the other bloggers and everyone is so different! I can't wait to see all the different blocks and all the interpretations we make on them. It's going to be so much fun.

But more than that - I can't wait to see what YOU come up with!!

The link to the Official QAL Page is in the button above, and it's at the top of my sidebar for the duration of the summer! This is all going to be quite relaxed, running from next week until the middle of August.

I wanted to show you pictures of the bits and bobs I'm prepping, but we're having thunderstorms galore this morning and the lighting is terrible - so I'll save it for little check-ins during the week. Also, this is getting long!

Oh, oh!!! I forgot! There are prizes and giveaways, and so many things that I can't quite believe how big these ladies have gone with this - it's so awesome. Lots of local Texas quilt shops getting in on the act, and each blogger is giving away some Aurifil - that's Aurifil at each and every stop on this roadtrip - I need a Holy Cow! emoticon.

Here are all the dates and stops, in case you feel the need for some further exploring!! I really hope I see some of you popping in and out along the way :)

June 2 - Dallas - Ashley at Urban Spools
June 5 - Tyler - Colleen guest blogger at Pretty Little Quilts
June 12 - Fort Worth - Lindsey and Jodie at Fort Worth Fabric Studio
June 16 - Amarillo - Aoife at thREDhead
June 19 - Lubbock - Jada (guest blogger) at My Fabric Relish
June 23 - El Paso - Jennie at Porch Swing Quilts
June 26 - Midland/Odessa - Donna at Donna's Lavender Nest
June 30 - Big Bend - Cristina at Pretty Little Quilts
July 7 - Houston - Teresa at Third Floor Quilts
July 10 - Beaumont - Taryn at Pixels to Patchwork
July 14 - Austin - Amanda at What the Bobbin
July 17 - College Station - Hilary at Young Texan Mama
July 21 - San Antonio - Ellyn at Ellyn's Place
July 24 - Hill Country - Lissa at Moda Fabrics
July 28 - Rio Grande Valley - Melissa at My Fabric Relish


  1. That's a fun way to really bond with your adopted "home state"! Great job! I'll have to watch for the blog hop.

  2. So happy to have you join in the fun!!! I can't wait to see your finished block!!

  3. sounds like a fun QAL!! looking forward to seeing your block :)

  4. It looks like you'll be having a great time in this QAL. How cool to be an honorary Texan!


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