Saturday, June 18, 2011

Quilt Along Q&A

I have been getting some questions about the next quilt along.  I do have a plan.  I wanted a little feed back  though.  Here's the Q&A I came up with.

1)  What's the plan? 
     A) The next quilt along will be a Fat Quarter Quilt Along with a star theme. 

2)  What are the fabric requirements?  
      A)  Not quite sure on that yet.  Sorry.

3)  When will it start?
     A)  I was thinking about starting it this fall.  Summer has been unusually crazy so far.  I think it will slow down a little for me after next week, but that may be wishful thinking.  I am willing to be talked into starting sooner if there is enough interest.  What do you think?

4)  Do you have all your designers yet?
     A)  Not at all.  If you would like to be a designer, please email me at kluckau@moosequilts.com.

5)   Why isn't there a picture with this post?
     A)  My mother has been in town, and she has been helping me with yard work.  The garden is planted, the bed along the house is weed free and mulched, and -- as of today -- the large bed along my front fence is almost weed free and half mulched.  While it is all looking good, it still isn't quite photo ready.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts!  Thanks!

25 comments:

Staci said...

Love the idea of using fq's and making stars! Love Stars!

This is a busy time of year, and after the kids head back to school sounds like a wonderful time to begin.

Thanks for doing quilt alongs for us all! I appreciate the time and effort you put into it, and the guest designers as well. I know literally hundreds of others are grateful, too.

Wilma said...

I am SOOOOO looking forward to another QA, Konda! I had so much fun with the JRQA & the LCQA. And a QA with stars... oh, I just LOVE stars!! Looking forward to the next fun QA. I, too, appreciate all the hard work you do to put these QA together & coordinated!!

Pauline said...

Me three! I appreciate the time and effort that goes into a QAL and the designs from all the designers too.

Fat quarters sound good. Will you be able to give us overseas people enough time to order online?

Stars? Staci- I need your help! Again.

Pauline said...

Been thinking about this for a while too- are there any online fabric stores that are happy to give your participants an extra special price on a fat quarter bundle? Just wondering...

Vickie E said...

I had wondered IF you would do another quilt along :)

Karen said...

Love your quilt alongs Konda! Soon as I saw it was a fat quarter quilt along I thought 'my stash'. I love stars too.

Gene Black said...

I always love your quilt alongs. I would be happy to design something - just ask.
I still have't quilted the last one. I need to kick it in gear. Truth is my summer has been busy too. Fall or winter sounds good to me.

Brooke said...

Sounds like fun! I'll look forward to seeing what you plan.

I think fall sounds great. I agree that summer gets very crazy, and once the "regular" routine settles in again it will be nice to have a new project to start.

Plus, lots of fun new fabrics are released in the fall. :)

Excited to know there is something to look forward to!

Kate said...

The layer cake quilt along was a lot of fun. A FQ quilt along would help with my stash reduction efforts and stars are a favorite. Are you going to limit the blocks to pieced construction or include some applique. Does that depend on the designers? Fall sounds like a good time to start.

Thank you for organizing the quilt alongs. I've only done the LCQA, but it was loads of fun.

Karen said...

I am very excited! A star sampler would be cool.
Would it require an entire fat quarter bundle or could it be modified to a fat eighth bundle and thus more scrappy looking? Why I ask is because I don't have much of a stash and would probably end up buying a bundle and a fat eighth bundle is far cheaper.
Fall would be great and the two week timeline is perfect. It allows for one weekend to forget to get it done and the next one to catch up :)
Thanks Konda!!! It takes a lot of work to get everything coordinated and I really appreciate that you are thinking so far ahead with this one.

Karen said...

I'm interested in possibly joining your QAL, but not until fall. I love FQs and stars and fall colors are my favorites.

Karen

Gari said...

Of course I will participate in another QIL, the others have been so much fun. And I, too, vote for not starting until Fall. Two of the BOMs I am doing will be ending in Sept so I will be looking for something to fill the void. Of course I could always put the last two of your QIL blocks into quilts but that is something I will leave for another day. ;-)

purtercat92 said...

Thanks Konda, I would love to do another quiltalong! The lcqa was so much fun. I am game to start whenever you start. I too appreciated all your hard work in putting these quilt alongs together. I am looking forward to using my stash for this one!
Shawna

LesQuilts said...

Hi Konda! I love the idea of a QA too! Stars are great, but could we unify the blocks a bit so it doesn't look like a sampler? Maybe the same background or middle block in the stars? I like the idea of a bit of applique too.
Anytime is a good time with me, but if you are waiting for designers, fall would probably be best.
Take care, Leslie

Pat V. said...

I'd be very interested in this one!

Ann Marie said...

Fat quarters are my specialty, and I love stars too!!!! Those are my favorite for sure! doesn't matter to me when we start but for those with wee littles at home for the summertime, maybe the Tuesday after Labor day would be a good day to start. If you did it every Tuesday, it could be done before Christmas too, for gifts!

Julie said...

I think a fall start date would be perfect. Summer is crazy, plus that would give me time to finish up the layer cake one that I got behind on.... I'm looking forward to the stars too. I love stars and that will give the blocks great continuity too!

dokiquilts said...

i would like to start right away! but totally understand busy schedules for everyone :-) btw, just wanted to let you know i gave the two quilt-along quilts, the jelly roll & the layer cake ones, to my children's kindergarten teacher and to the instructional aide in the classroom--they loved the quilts! thanks again for putting these QAs together.

Cathy said...

I look forward to another quilt along. FQ bundles works for me. The bigger the quilt the better and I love stars. Fall of the year, is a good time. I'm still doing projects from last winter! Thanks for all your efforts.

crickets said...

Can't wait - your QALs are always so much fun and easy to keep on track with...and anytime to start works for me.

Stars are awesome and fat quarters will give us plenty of fabric choices. Samplers are my fave, but I'll go along with anything you decide.

~Carrie

Shelley said...

I am looking forward to the next one! The LCQA was my first and as a new quilter it taught me so much. I do like the idea of unifying the blocks so it doesn't look like a sampler but that is just my preference. I'll participate either way.

Thanks for all your hard work!

VickiM35 said...

Love it that this will be a fat quarter quilt...goodness knows I have enough of a fat quarter collection that I love having a reason to use out of it. Love, love, love stars...so this is going to be great! I have so much fun doing your QA's, very greatful to you for putting it on...it's alot of work. Starting in the fall would be great, as I will be having foot surgery in July & won't be able to use my foot for the pedal...it will give me time to recouperate. Looking forward to it...thanks.

Deb said...

I'll put my two cents in for later in the year, and I love the idea of stars! I'm another one who still needs to put my previous quilt all together!

Anonymous said...

Whenever and whatever you decide I am in. My feedback though- the LCQAL was my first attempt to follow along and the timing of every two weeks was great as I managed mostly to keep up. I also don't have much of a stash so will have to buy the fq and am overseas so if there is an alternative to a full collection bundle that would be great.

Simply- whatever you go with I will make work and will be participating. I learnt masses from the LC and had a blast doing it. I also want to thank you (and the designers) for all the work and enthusiasm put into making your quilt alongs happen. I am really looking forward to this next one. jaia

Rhonda G said...

yes yes yes, would love a quilt along this fall. : )