March is Worldwide Quilting Month

When Fave Quilts contacted me to be a part of their month long event for National Quilting Month, I was delighted! I’ve been a top designer for them in years past, but it has been a while since I did a pattern for them. This month, one of my designs is featured. It is the simple improv quilt I showed before, and promised you the pattern. You can find that now on Fave Quilts on their National Quilting Month page, and the free pattern is HERE, with a downloadable pdf.

Be sure to click on the Fave Quilts National Quilting Month page and scroll down to see how you can enter the many giveaways!

You can see many of the projects and posts I have done for Fave Quilts over the past few years on my Designer Page – Carole Carter. Some link back to my blog, and others are complete on the website.

More news for our quilting pleasure, I have completed the pattern for the Rooster Parade quilt. Finishing at about 42 inches square, it is a perfect size for a large table topper or a lullaby quilt. Pattern sales support the costs of writing and publishing my blog so I can bring you more free stuff and fun events. The pattern is now available in my Etsy store, for a limited time at a great intro price of just $5.50! Shop my Scrap Dance series and other quilt patterns on Etsy, too.

When you can’t quilt with friends in person, the next best thing is a Zoom Retreat and here is where the Quilting Month goes Worldwide! Recently ChookyBlue hosted another quilting day on Zoom, and we had so much fun chatting and working on projects. When I came on, nine quilters were already hard at work. Talking about so many subjects during the couple of hours I spent with them, we all have so much in common. No matter where you live, charity and hope for our future abounds, along with a shared dislike of washing windows.

I took another screen shot of us when we got to 12 on at one time. Quilters from all over the world came and went that day as they had time, representing Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Norway, Canada, England (UK) and USA. Imagine that!!

The daffodils are coming along, and will be the inspiration for a set of spring placemats I have in mind. More on that project as it gets farther along.

It couldn’t be a more perfect day to shop for those things we need to finish projects. New specials are posting frequently for this month long celebration of quilting. Don’t forget to enter the drawings at Fave Quilts!
See What is on Sale at Sulky for National Quilting Month, Plus free shipping on orders of $60.
Impression Obsession – new sale items added for spring – On Sale 50-60% off.
Fat Quarter Shop – Sales on Notions, Books, Patterns, and Fabric. See the Precuts and Books of the week, and don’t forget the daily Flash Sale.
MadamSew – up to 63% off notions, like rotary cutter blades and the Ultimate Presser Foot Set.
Find new ideas with Books on Sale at C&T Publishing like Sizzle Quilts, and Zakka Wool Applique among many more great project and technique books at great prices.

Do you have plans for this month of quilting?

11 thoughts on “March is Worldwide Quilting Month

  1. Kim from TN

    Thanks for another lovely free pattern. It is spring here in middle TN and warm weather will be here all week.

  2. I am planning to sandwich and quilt another graduation top, and get caught up on my Three BOM projects. I also hope to start my Alaska quilt along with Nanette. There’s a lot to do there, but I have a week off so maybe….😄

  3. Julie

    Beautiful flowers! Nothing here for now, but one day they’ll be popping up again. Gosh, Carole, you have a ton of good stuff on Fave Quilts! Your pattern is another good one for the stashbuster challenge. I’m dropping off 3 comfort quilts at my guild meeting today. I hope more people find you, stop on by, & stay a while. I’ll be Zoom sewing with friends tomorrow. One good thing over sewing together in person, you won’t get there to find you left something important behind. I once got to a class without my foot pedal. What a good thing my machine had a start/stop button. I’d never used it before & it’s a bit like driving entirely in cruise control, but came in handy that day.

  4. Rheanna

    Love the pictures of the flowers. And excited for the pattern. I have some pre-cuts to use up so I may have to tackle that sooner rather than later.
    This month is going to be mostly centered around binding. I had 3 charity quilts at the long armer in February and they were all delivered back to me today so I will be getting the binding on those in the next few weeks. One is lap size and 2 are baby size so it shouldn’t take too long.

  5. Patricia Evans

    Oh how I envy you to have daffodils in bloom. Last week, before our latest snowfall, I did see the daffs poking up their leaves and some crocus and dutch iris , too. I used to get the daily prompts from Fave Quilts, but dropped it when I just had too much other stuff to deal with.

  6. I love your quilt pattern that’s featured in the magazine! Downloaded it for future making. (Of course I have a charm pack that’s available, too.:) I always have plans for quilting – no matter what month it is. I keep looking for signs of my daffodils popping up, but nothing yet. I’m definitely happy to be turning the calendar page today!

  7. Sandra B

    Here in central Virginia, we are having a beautiful day, although it is a bit chilly for me… but things are looking up, with temps rising as the week goes on.
    I didn’t even know March is Worldwide Quilting Month! I am lucky to have two amazing local quilt shops, each within 15 minutes….and, I spent some time (and money) at one of them this morning…is that a great way to start off this month, or what?!

  8. those zoom times together are so special and as you say we have so much in common………BUT HEY I DID CLEAN THE WINDOWS……..miracle……we talked about them to much and one had been bothering me in particular so now the whole Chookshed is sparkling clean…….the bug infestation probably helped as I had such a major clean up after them it continued onto the windows…………..now to do the house………..Love the Rooster Parade Quilt………….haven’t seen that fabric here yet……….

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