You know a quilt along is almost here because the blog button has appeared!
Layer Cake Quilt Along
2 Nov 2010 to 3 May 2011
Starting November 2nd, every other TUESDAY, instructions for a new 12" block will be posted. All of the blocks will be made from a layer cake (10" squares) and yardage. Links to all of the blocks will be on this post, but instructions are first posted on my blog (click on the header at the top of this page).
Each block will be designed by a different person. Every two weeks there will be a guest blogger on my blog introducing himself or herself and his/her block. At the end you will have made a fun quilt
64" x 80."
Here's the information you need to get started:
1 Layer Cake (or 12 fat quarters)
1 1/2 yards accent fabric
1 2/3 yards outer border
4 yards backing
2/3 yards binding
Size of Quilt: 64" x 80"
There have already been some questions, so here's some answers. . . .
1) Will linear quarter yards work?
They should work just fine. I have told the designers that they have 10" squares of fabric to use in their designs. Some of them will have pieces that are 10" long at most. I was at first thinking this was a problem because you only have 9" of width with a linear yard, but you have 10" in the other direction.
2) What's up with the accent fabric?
The designers are not given liberty to use the accent fabric like they were with the last quilt along. They were told they could use a small portion in small amounts if needed and it couldn't be along the outer edge of the block.
The accent fabric will be used to frame each block as well as a stop border for the entire quilt. The fabrics I am using are on the blog button. I am using white as my accent fabric. Everyone should NOT choose white. Choose the fabric like you would choose a stop border. (The stop border is that first narrow border that stops your eye as you are looking at the quilt.)
3) When is the first drawing?
The first drawing will be on Tuesday, Nov 2. To be entered in this drawing comment on this post. If you know what fabric you are using, add that in. If you don't know yet, that's okay. Drawings will always be held Tuesday night after the posting of the block. Winners will be posted the following day on my blog.
4) How do I get entered into the block drawings?
You get entered into block drawings by posting your block on a flickr site. Here is the link to the flickr group:
I'm sure I have forgotten something. If you have questions, let me know. FYI, if you post anonymously, then I can't email you a response.
Grab a button, and join the fun!!!
(If you need help grabbing a button, check out my Blogger 101 post. The link is HERE or in the sidebar under Tutorials.
HERE is the link to Block One
HERE is the link to Block Two
HERE is the link to Block Three
HERE is the link to Block Four
HERE is the link to Block Five
HERE is the link to Block Six
HERE is the link to Block Seven
HERE is the link to Block Eight
HERE is the link to Block Nine
HERE is the link to Block Ten
HERE is the link to Block Eleven
HERE is the link to Block Twelve
HERE is the link to the Finishing Instructions