Friday, July 15, 2011

Scrappy Rainbow Quilt-a-long

After wrapping up the new book, I took a break from quilting for awhile.  (...and as soon as I can tell you more about the new book, I will, I promise!  Soon!  :)

Now, after weeks of making lots and lots of Pillows for Davis, I have found my scrap piles of fabric to be out of control.

One day last week I was playing around with some of the scraps and created this 12 x 12 block.  The next thing I knew I was drafting up a new quilt!

Here is my chicken scratch template...
The deets are:
The final quilt will be twin sized...
It will include 30 blocks, all divided up into five color palettes:
pink and red
orange and yellow
turquoise and blues
lavendar and purples

The blocks are all made up from scraps, and will be sashed with white or dark gray.

If you are a beginner quilter, you could use fabric pieces cut into 12 x 12 and this would be a great beginner quilt.
If you are scrap hoarder like me, this is a great way to use up all those tiny pieces of fabric.

Either way, it will be a beautiful rainbow themed quilt.

The quilt-a-long will be set up for a six week "class".  Every week I will post the next set of directions.
I will include lots and lots of photos and step by step directions.
I will begin next Friday, with a material list and all the info you will need to start.
It will be so much fun!

If you think you might play along, will you let me know?  ;)

Have a beautiful weekend!



Mindy said...

I would love to play, but will make no promises as I have to sew as time allows. However, I will start gathering supplies, and may try it out at a much slower pace. Thank you for the sharing of knowledge, and if I find I am able to keep up I'll post and link back to you.

Artsy Matilda said...

I think it's time for me to play! Looks like a great 6 weeks to me! Thanks for being willing ... xoxo

amy said...

ack!!! now, more than ever in my life, i wish i could sew. not pretend sew (like i always do) but for real sew!! i bet it's going to be AWESOME.