As I go around and meet people, the thing I get asked the most is, 'do you think I can?' This question is asked by quilters who want to make a historic quilt, want to undertake this epic applique achievement and want to make a start on it - but feel daunted by the size and significance of Love Entwined 1790 Marriage Coverlet as a project.
And here's what I always reply because it happens to always be true: you can do anything if you break it down, step by step. If you want to create a once in a lifetime quilt or complete a family heirloom, this is it. For not only are you creating your own masterpiece, you're also weaving yourself into a story - of mystery, intrigue and historic value. What more could anyone ask of a quilt?!
2016 is a wonderful year to start your own LE journey. And it's never been easier. For the first time ever, I have released the LE 1790 Coverlet pattern as a monthly pay as you go BOM. This means you sign up when you'r ready and receive a new block monthly. As a new starter, you'll have the added advantage of seeing how each block was made the first time around and learning from the experience and tips of those of us who have done it before you. This year Love Entwined has a new hub for sharing progress, ideas and asking questions - the LE Group over on Facebook. We already have over 400 members since launching last month and its the place to be if you're making this quilt and want to connect with other interested quilters who are making it themselves.
Remember, the quilt image you see above is created one step at a time, as you see below. And, as an added advantage, I have blogged my LE progress right here on my blog, so you'll be able to look up just how I tackled each block through my archives and see how it's done before even making a start yourself. That's a huge advantage and only bettered by the fact that we have over 400 LE Group Members on Facebook interested in this project.
This year I'll be revisiting all my LE posts on the 1st Friday of each month
starting with Part 1 on Friday March 4th
These posts will revisit the original launch posts and link to all relevant posts since then that are associated with that block. It's a way of connecting new makers to the wealth of skill and technique information available. And that also makes it the most ideal time to become of those makers yourself.
So, have you made up your mind yet?
If you'd like to start a LE journey yourself, now is the perfect time to do so.
It's just USD $9.95 per month