New England Motel Sew Along Australia

We are proud to be the Aussie hosts for the New England Motel Sew Along over on Instagram!

The New England Motel design by Brimfield Awakening is a foundation paper pieced pattern inspired by a vintage quilt. This FPP block comes together quickly – and the Brimfield ladies will be doing demos to help you get started! It utilises scrappy strips ranging from 1″ to 2″ wide meaning it is a FANTASTIC scrap buster!

Robyn will be sewing along and we will be giving away some awesome prizes… follow @the_strawberry_thief and @brimfieldawakening on Instagram, share the hashtags and check in with us as you stitch your quilt to be in the running!

Sign up for the Brimfield Awakening newsletter here to receive your 3 x free printable templates to make the blocks!
(Remember to print them at 100% and trim them down using a 1/4″ seam allowance!)
Alternatively, you will be able to download the templates for $3USD from the Brimfield Awakening website.

Sew Along Requirements

Ensure you are following @the_strawberry_thief and @brimfieldawakening on Instagram.

There will be a prize awarded after each ‘check in’, as well as a grand prize at the end! The Australian prizes for our Aussie participants are still being locked in – but rest assured they will include fantastic prizes from Aurifil Threads Australia, The Strawberry Thief and more!

To qualify for our Australian prizes please use the relevant hashtags: #NewEnglandMotelSALau #brimfieldawakening #thestrawberrythief #aurifilthreadsaustralia and any further hashtags we announce once our sponsors have been locked in. *Only Australian participants are eligible to win from The Strawberry Thief prize pool. 

To be eligible for the Grand Prize you need to have completed all the check in posts on time and create a flimsy quilt top with a minimum of 11 blocks (not including the half hexie gap filler blocks).

Important Dates

The Sew-Along begins on Monday 1st Feb 2021 – At 11pm (EST) in the US – Brimfield Awakening will share a Live Demo and Q&A over on Instagram to help you get started. Make sure you are following @brimfieldawakening on Instagram so you don’t miss out!

Important: The live viewing timing for this live demo for our Australian participants will be different depending on your location – for example, for us and our Perth friends it will be 12 noon (AWST) February 2, 2021. You can find a Time Zone Converter here, just add your location to see the equivalent time.

Check in Number 1 – Monday 15th Feb 2021
You need to have shared at least one picture of your New England Motel WIP* with all the appropriate hashtags.
Australian Prize: tbc

Check in Number 2 – Monday March 1st 2021
You need to have posted another progress shot of your New England Motel WIP since the last check in, using all the appropriate hashtags.
Australian Prize: Tbc

Final Check in 
Monday March 15th 
Post a picture of your finished flimsy quilt top.
To be eligible for the Grand Prize you need to have completed all the previous check in posts on time and share a photo of your flimsy quilt top, showing a minimum of 11 blocks (not including half hexie gap fillers)
Australian Prize: tbc

*WIP = Work in Progress 🙂

As you can see above, Kim has been very busy working on her quilt top over at @brimfieldawakening, mixing lots of Liberty Tana Lawn with other colourful quilting cottons… It’s up to you to use whatever you would like!

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