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State Avenue Sew-along: Week 4

Week 4:  State Avenue Quilt Sew-along hosted by Nollie + Bean

Week 4 is here and we're cranking out more blocks!! 

Looking to join us?  Grab your copy of the pattern and check out the previous blog posts!
  
Week 4 is all about making more blocks!  
I have been having so much fun seeing everyone's quilts come together, and I can't wait to see more blocks this week.  :)  
  
I have made a lot of State Avenue quilt blocks by now and I have process that works for me to make several blocks at the same time. 
  
Week 4:  State Avenue Quilt Sew-along hosted by Nollie + Bean
  
First, I like to make and trim all of my flying geese for all the blocks that I am making.  As you know, I'm not a fan of trimming so I like to get this step out of the way first!  Then, I pin and sew the small squares to the geese following Figure L of the pattern and set them aside.  
  
Then time to pin and chain piece all of the center pieces, following Figure J and then Figure K.  
  
Week 4:  State Avenue Quilt Sew-along hosted by Nollie + Bean
   
Week 4:  State Avenue Quilt Sew-along hosted by Nollie + Bean
  
Then, I grab my geese and HSTs/corner blocks we made a few weeks ago and pin and get ready to chain piece the blocks.  I will set up for Figures M and N at the same time.
  
Week 4:  State Avenue Quilt Sew-along hosted by Nollie + Bean
  
Then, I pin and chain piece following Figure O, and viola! :)
  
Week 4:  State Avenue Quilt Sew-along hosted by Nollie + Bean
  
Next week we'll make our final 6 blocks!!!  Yay!
  
Optional Instagram Post and this week's prize!
Post a picture using #stateavenuesal before midnight on Sunday, August 30, 2020 of your beautiful blocks to be entered to win this week's prize!  
  
This week's prize will be a set of 3 patterns from @alderwoodstudio! Amber is giving away PDF copies of her Crest, Dana, and Evergreen quilt patterns!  Check out their hashtags on Instagram; they are gorgeous patterns!!  Make sure your account is public so I can see your post and I'll announce the winner on Instagram next week!  
  
Pieced Pineapple Studio
The Longarm League has partnered with the sew-along!  There's a team of five quilters who are offering 20% off to sew-along participants!  This offer expires on October 31, 2020, so make sure to send your quilts off timely! :)
  
One of those quilters is Lisa Ann from Pieced Pineapple Studio, LLC.  Visit her website at www.piecedpineapple.com.
  
Lisa Ann opened Pieced Pineapple Studio, LLC at the beginning of 2020 with 7 years of quilting experience and a background in interior design. In the South, pineapples are a symbol of hospitality, friendship, and warmth.  The best thing Lisa Ann has learned about the quilting community is that it's full of incredible people who are friendly, encouraging, giving, and willing to help each other learn and grow in this art form!  
  
Her Austin, TX, based studio offers modern edge to edge quilting, Quilters Dream Batting, quilt binding options, and basting services for quilters looking to hand quilt or free motion quilt without pins. Orders can be placed on her website (www.PiecedPineapple.com) and include a design consultation.  Her current lead time is about 2 weeks!  Feel free to reach out to Lisa Ann prior if you have any questions about working with a longarm quilter!   
  
 Pieced Pineapple Longarm Quilting
  
Next week
We'll be in the final stretch next week wrapping up our last set of blocks!  
  
Happy Sewing!!

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