How About a Quilt Along?

Deanna from Wedding Dress Blue, cut out pieces to make a quilt like this one that I made earlier this year. Then she contacted me and suggested we do a quilt along together!

I thought that was a great idea! So today, I’m inviting you all to join in and quilt with us. We will give share each step along the way. You will have 1-2 weeks to complete each step before we move onto the next. We are calling this the Two and Four QAL.

Deanna will be giving out directions for the quilt shown above, and I will share directions for making a very similar quilt. It will be the same basic pattern, but uses larger (and therefore, fewer) pieces.

This will run at a fairly leisurely pace. We plan to have tops finished and ready to share via a linky party by mid October.

Your first assignment is to gather your scraps! You will need half light and half dark. Any color you would like! I’m using red, white, and blue as it will be a Quilt of Valor. Easy peasy! Next Tuesday, I’ll give out cutting directions.

I sure hope you will join us. It’s a great way to clear out those scrap buckets!

Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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11 Responses to How About a Quilt Along?

  1. Steve Sews Stuff says:

    That’s a cool idea I have also heard of people doing quilt block swaps where you swap quilt blocks with others to make a random quilt

  2. Diane says:

    Well I just found this today…September…sigh. Is it too late to join in?? xo

  3. cindyinschertz says:

    Good evening Katy, let me know please when or if I get too bothersome. I would like to be prepared and use my Go Big. I only have two rectangular dies, 55005 – 3 1/2 x 6 1/2 55159 – 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 I already have most sizes of squares. Do I need to purchase a different rectangular die? Thanks again, Cindy Nelson

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  4. cindyinschertz says:

    Hello, are you mixing whites and creams for your lights? Thank you, Cindy

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  5. Angela McCubbins says:

    Thank you, this sounds fun! What is the minimum size scraps we will need? I’m going to start pulling scraps today!

  6. cindyinschertz says:

    How did you know I had started buying 1/3 yards of red white and blue fabrics? And how did you know that I went to my first quilt of valor meeting last Friday? You have been a great influence, thank you darlin’. I am looking forward to participating. Cindy Nelson

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  7. quiltipatti says:

    good idea. i will try to keep up. patti in florida

  8. Oh, I might have to join in on this one! I’m going to look at the scraps I have in mind!

  9. Wendy C Reed says:

    Oh what fun! I’m going to try, but no promises I will finish by October but I am going to give it a shot. Thanks for hosting.

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  11. Kathy D. says:

    What a wonderful idea! This should be a lot of fun.

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