Welcome to the Aftershock Sew Along! I am so excited you're here! My goal for this sew along is for it to be laid-back and fun!
This week is all about selecting fabric for the sew along. If you have not yet selected your fabric, do not worry! There are several shops kitting bundles/kits of Aftershock and I will make sure to link them in this blog post.
What to Keep in Mind When Selecting Fabrics
Aftershock does work well with a variety of fabrics and colors. Scrappy, ombre, rainbow, etc. There are so many awesome ways to make this quilt! The one thing to keep in mind is if using prints, non-directional prints do work best for ease of construction, though directional prints can definitely also be used.
If using directional prints, you will just need to be mindful when constructing a couple of the blocks if you want all of your directional fabric facing the same way. (This is detailed a bit more in the pattern). You will notice that I have a directional print in my fabric pull, so I will be demonstrating how it will work as we go along.
Since the largest block in each row is a pretty good size, large-scale prints also work well. There are even some great fussy-cutting opportunities here!
I have chosen to make a modified Aftershock for the sew along. Instead of 7 fabrics for the color blocks, this modification uses 14 fabrics. I wrote a blog post outlining how to modify Aftershock in case you also want to make a similar version. You can find it by clicking here.
Most of these fabrics are from a bundle I purchased from Cottoneer; I swapped out one of the Fat Quarters and then I added some Dusty Rose chambray as my background. The bundle can be found by clicking here.
This Week's Prizes
Post your fabric pull or color inspiration to Instagram using the hashtag #AftershockSA to be entered to win this week's prizes. Entries are valid until Sunday, August 8 at 11:59 CST.
Color of Connection Quilt Pattern
My friends Michelle, Keyana, and Porfiria over at Color of Connection are graciously donating a PDF pattern of their Color of Connection quilt.
Lamb and Loom Gift Card
Linli at Lamb and Loom is generously giving this week's winner a $50 gift card to her shop! Linli's shop is fabulous--I shop there frequently. Amazing fabrics, even more amazing customer service.
SHOPS CARRYING AFTERSHOCK BUNDLES / KITS
Still need to snag some fabric for Aftershock? No problem. These shops have you covered.
Lamb and Loom
Lamb and Loom is kitting the exact version seen below:
Scribbly Gum Quilt Co
Joz has curated a kit for the exact version she made below:
Victoria has curated a Fat Quarter bundle of solids that she used to make this exact version below: (background fabric not included in bundle)
Thai Charm LLC
Thai Charm LLC has curated this beautiful kit to make the color way seen below. You can visit her shop by clicking here. (I think she even has kits on sale right now, too!)
Ollie Fabrics has kitted TWO kits for Aftershock. They are both awesome and they even include the binding fabric!
Hollis Threads has curated this Aftershock kit that includes AGF Denim as the background--so cool!