Fat Quarter Stars Quilt Along
27 Sep 2011 to 27 Mar 2012
Grab your favorite fat quarters and let's start quilting!
Starting September 27th, every other TUESDAY, instructions for a new 12" block will be posted. All of the blocks will be star blocks made from fat quarters and some background 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 for the most current posts.
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 65" x 84" (or 74" x 93").
Here's the information you need to get started:
16 Fat Quarters
3 1/2 yards background and border and sashing fabric
optional 2 yards addional border fabric -- this makes the larger size quilt
5 yards (6 yards for larger size) backing
3/4 yard binding (for both sizes)
Size of Quilt: 65" x 84"
1) Will linear quarter yards work?
Not necessarily. If you want to use yardage, you might want to have half yards just in case. If you think you need to use quarter yards, you might need to piece a larger block. You may not need to, but that's the worst that would happen.
2) When is the first drawing?
The first drawing will be Tuesday, Sep 27.
3) Who is entered in the first drawing?
This is new--there are two ways to enter the first drawing. FIRST, post a comment on this post saying that you are doing the quilt along. SECOND, post a picture of your fabric on the flickr site. Technically there will be two drawings, one from the post comments, and one from the flickr pool.
4) What's the flickr site:
Here's the link:
5) How do I get entered into the block drawings?
You get entered into the block drawings by posting your block on our flickr site. The same one from #4. If you need help getting on flickr, check out my Flickr 101 and Flickr 102 tutorials.
6) Can I use scraps?Absolutely!
7) What fabric are you using?
I had a fat quarter bundle of Folklorique by Fig Tree for Moda sitting around. There were exactly 16 fat quarters in it. It was asking me to use it. I said I wanted to buy new fabric, but it convinced me otherwise. You may not recognize it as Folklorique because it is the wovens from the line. Sampler quilts are fun to experiment with. I am using white as my background fabric.
8) What's up with all the background fabric?
Consider your background/sashing/border fabric carefully. There will be a lot of it. I'm excited about the layout I've drawn up. I know it can be hard not to have all directions up front. That's also part of the fun. It's a mystery quilt--for all of us!
9) What are the prizes?
All sorts of quilting stuff! Fabric, patterns, books, etc. There are always at least two prizes for every drawing. And I do have another Folklorique wovens fat quarter bundle that will find a new home in this first drawing!
10) Do I have to have a blog to join?
Not at all, but if you do then
Grab a button, and join the fun!!!
(If you need help grabbing a button, check out my Blogger 101 tutorial.
11) Where are the patterns?
You will find them right here! The list below will turn into links when I get the blocks posted.
12) Isn't that enough questions already?!?
Probably not. If you have another question I haven't covered, please ask! Remember if you post anonymously I can't reply to you.
Anyone interested in designing a block or donating prizes can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Let the quilting begin!