How Far Will You Go? QAL

The Quilt:

Earlier this year I mentioned to Jess that I'd like to put a QAL together, and she said she'd love to do one together so we started planning. Jess came up with the fantastic layout for it, and we've been nailing the details over the last few months (getting confusing with the Jess's everywhere?) It is a sampler style quilt with three different block sizes, and a total of 18 different block types, so we're hoping it will be a bit of a skill builder as well. The quilt that we'll be making will look something like this:

But as you can see it would be open to mix and match blocks around - so you could do more of some and less of others as you choose! We are also giving the option of making a smaller quilt or quilted item. For example, there will be: 
* a Mini Quilt or small quilted item category (ie a 30" mini quilt, a quilted cushion etc)  
* a Throw Quilt category (ie 45" x 50" throw quilt). 
* The full Twin size quilt category. 
We will be giving some ideas as to how you could put these together as well. There will be prizes for each of the three categories, so if you're time poor you can make something small and still enter to win!

The Prizes:

The Fat Quarter Shop have very generously offered to be our sole sponsor for this - and there is a whopping $250 worth of gift certificates for seven lucky people!

There will be three categories in which you can enter. 

1. Full Twin Quilt Category

The main category will be for those who complete the Full Twin Sized quilt (65" x 80"). There will be TWO prizes of a $50 gift certificate for the Fat Quarter Shop, and one prize of a $25 gift certificate. 

2. Throw Quilt (45" x 50") 

There will be one $50 voucher, and one $25 voucher in this category.

3. Mini Quilt or other quilted item 

There will be two $25 vouchers in this category.

So the nitty gritty stuff. This QAL will run over 24 weeks. Yep, nearly 6 months! We will be presenting one tutorial each week, alternating between the two of us who does the tutorial. Then there will be a few weeks for finishing up blocks, quilting and binding - so we're giving you (and us!!) time to get it all done.


The order for tutorials will be as follows:
Week 1 - 27th July: Susannah (10”) – 2 blocks

Week 2 - 3rd August: Weathervane (10”) – 1 block

Week 3 - 10th August: Pieced star (10”) – 3 blocks

Week 4 - 17th August: St Louis Star (10”) – 1 block

Week 5 - 24th August: Jack in the box (10”) – 2 blocks

Week 6 - 31st August: Windblown Square (10”) – 3 blocks

Week 7 - 7th September: Another star (10”) – 1 block

Week 8 - 14th September: See Saw (5”) – 4 blocks

Week 9 - 21st September: Dutch Rose (20”) – 1 block

Week 10 - 28th September: Clay’s choice (10”) – 2 blocks

Week 11 - 5th October : Tippecanoe (5”) – 4 blocks

Week 12 - 12th October: Tassel Flower (20”) – 1 block

Week 13 - 19th October: Crazy Ann (10”) – 2 blocks

Week 14 - 26th October: Farmer’s Daughter (10”) – 1 block

Week 15 - 2nd November: Pinwheel skew (5”) – 2 blocks

Week 16 - 9th November: Wandering Foot (20”) – 1 block

Week 17 - 16th November: Arrowheads (20”) – 1 block

Week 18 - 23rd November: Grandmother's Choice (10”) – 1 block

At the conclusion of the series of tutorials, we will have a two week break to allow participants to catch up on making all of the blocks.

Week 20 - 7th December: Piecing your quilt top together.
Week 21 - 14th December: Ideas for quilting (with two weeks given for finishing the quilting)
Week 24 - 4th January: Binding your quilt
Week 24 - 11th January: Link up your finished quilt.
Week 25 - 18th January: Prize winners announced.

The prize winners will be randomly selected from all entries.


For the Full Twin quilt you will need:

Background fabric - 3 yards
Inner border fabric - 1/2 yard
Outer border fabric - 1 5/8 yards
Blocks - a total of about 5 yards of fabric (ie 20 fat quarters, or 10 half-yards or a combination)

I will be using my stash of Heirloom by Joel Dewberry for my version - Jess is using Ruby along with some FMF.


We've started up a Flickr group for you all to share your fabric choices and progress as we make the blocks. We'll also update the Flickr discussions as new tutorials become available.


Julianne said...

I'd like to join!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I posted pictures of block 1 on my blog. I haven't a clue how to work flicker. Wish I was more computer savvy, and I could upload the pictures. I also may have 2 non-bloggy friends join in, too.

becky said...

This is a great quilt I just found out about it today but count me in Thank-you.Becky

cpup40 said...

This is a great looking quilt. I have found blocks 1 thru 11 and then block 13. Where is block 12 or am I just over looking it? Thank you for this pattern.