When asked by magazine editors and marketing gurus, if I would like to be a part of a quilt-along, the obvious answer is – yes! And thank you for the invite!

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This is the first ever quilt-along hosted by American Patchwork & Quilting! The project is in the February issue, which is shipping to subscribers now, and will be on newsstands the  first week of December.  #apqquiltalong - AmysCreativeSide.com

Tone It Down, is by Lissa Alexander and quilted by my friend Natalia Bonner, isn’t it beautiful?

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Finished Size : 75 ½” x 93 ½”
Block Size : 15″ x 15″

I love the scrappy-ness of the fabrics, and how cheerful it is! Everyone is welcome to quilt-along with us, there’s a group of blogger’s sharing tips and tricks as we each sew our own inspired versions. I hope you will join us and pull your own favorite fabrics to sew with! I wanted this quilt to have a recipient, and my father-in-law has hinted about wanting his own quilt, so I have pulled grey and navy fabrics for a masculine, scrappy version.

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Writing Modern Neutrals, I collected a pile of neutral fabrics, and they seem to be my weakness now! Adding in the bit of navy will keep things interesting too – let me know what you think in the comments.

To join in, start pulling fabrics! I will be sewing a little more on this next month, and share my tips with you as I go! Right now, I’m pushing through the last of my projects for my next book, and if you read closely there’s a hint of what else I’ve been up to lately here. :)

The quilt-along is hosted by ModaLissa and Jennifer Keltner.

And these are the lovely ladies that are also sharing their process –

Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs
Jane Davidson of Quilt Jane
Kimberly Jolly of The Jolly Jabber
Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings
Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms
Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life

Add #apqquiltalong to your Instagram and twitter posts to gain instant feed back, and join the party!

Happy Quilting!