I am flattered by the interest shown after Monday's announcement and grateful that some of you are going to join in.
I had a nice email asking me the "rules" for the QAL. In short, I don't have any. If you would like to copy the code and paste a button on your blog, that is great. If it is a daunting task to do so, then don't worry about it. I'm doing the QAL for fun--not for publicity. It's simply my next pattern to be developed and thought I would share it for you.
Also, I do not "expect" you to purchase the pattern. As with my other QAL, all of the instructions will be posted here.
FYI, I started a flickr pool for easy photo sharing of projects. I would love for you to join and share your blocks and progress there.
Lastly, some folks have asked for a schedule. Here is my TENTATIVE schedule. I am sorry that it is tentative, but I figured you would understand. I am doing a Master's Degree right now, juggling 4 kids and it is their basketball season--so not a lot of free time around here! The plan is to construct one block a week (not too bad, right?).
I will post every Saturday with the next week's instructions. Here is the planned schedule:
January 10--How to change your charm squares into Half-Square Triangles (HSTs)--the Magic begins! (wink wink)
January 17--Block 1
January 24--Block 2
January 31--Block 3
February 7--Block 4
February 14--Block 5 & Happy Valentine's Day!
February 21--Block 6
February 28--Block 7
March 7--Catch-up week and Happy Birthday to Me! I will be featured on Moda Bake Shop this week with another pre-cut fabrics quilt tutorial.
March 14--Block 8
Block 9 & Celebrate all of our blocks being sewn
March 21--Block 9 & Celebrate all of our blocks being sewn.
March 28--Sewing the Settting Sashing
April 4--Add the Borders
I separated this into 12 sections. Why? Because if you don't want to do the whole quilt in three months, you could do just one block a month and have a great project at the end of this year.
Here is your Fabric Requirements:
- 2 packages charm squares in your favorite print (pre-cut 5" squares). Now, if you want to use your stash, cut strips of 4 7/8" and cut these into 4 7/8" squares. Why? Well, charm squares contain a serrated edge, which makes their useable size 4 7/8".
- 2 packages white (or background color of choice) charm squares (pre-cut 5"). Also, if you're using your stash, follow the instructions above.
- 2 yards white (or color of choice) fabric for the sashing.
- 2 1/4 yards print fabric for the outer border.
|Print this off and color your own!|
|Denim and Blues|
|Modern rainbow colors and grays.|
|I am going to use the Honeysweet collection from Moda Fabrics.|
|Reproduction prints--a similar colorway to my Honeysweet Moda Fabrics Collection.|
Well, I hope that is enough information for now. Thank you for your excitement over this project. It means a lot to me. When I did my first QAL, I never got a single comment on any of the posts! My second QAL, got comments but I don't think anyone actually sewed the project, so those of you that have expressed your excitement and commitment, know that it means a lot.