Friday, July 10, 2009

New Quilt Along

One of my finger labyrinths.

New Quilt Along!
There is a new quilt along being started on Flicker by Old Red Barn Co. The last one we did had prizes every week, ending with a grand prize of a Janome. No, I didn't win the machine, but I did finish a quilt using my black and whites. :)
I am going to quilt along with Dana (Park City Girl) again and use up more of my stash, and continue fulfilling my New Years resolution of using up what I have before buying more. No, it has not been easy! But it has been rewarding. Come join us on Flicker. Look up Old Red Barn Co. new quilt along, and join in the fun!


  1. Zig-Zag Quilt-along -- Fabric Requirements
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    parkcitygirl is a group moderator parkcitygirl Pro User says:

    I decided to keep all the information and instructions here in flickr. I've been posting a picture a day on my blog, parkcitygirl, to help cut down on computer time. Yet, I jumped at this opportunity to quilt with all of you! Anyway, I'm going to keep that up over there, and you all are welcome to join me - whatever works!

    As we have just made some big quilts and the fact that this is an introduction to half-square triangles, I thought we should make smaller quilts. That being said if you really wanted to make a specific size, let me know - there's options!

    ** To make a 40" square baby quilt - you need 10 fat quarters for the top, 1/2 yard for the binding, and 1 1/2 yards for the back.

    ** To make a 48x60" throw quilt - you need 15 fat quarters for the top, 1/2 yard for the binding, and 2 1/2 - 3 yards for the back. Depends on how much piecing you add to the back :)

    If you want to extend your fabrics, and your dollar, consider replacing half the fat quarters with a solid. Fabric Shack has a great selection of Kona cottons. For the baby size purchase 1 1/4 yards, and throw 1 1/2 yards to replace the fat quarters.

    You may also use charm packs! You should purchase 3-6 depending on size, and how many are in the fabric group, then group them by color. I've found really good deals on ebay for charm packs in the past. It's worth a shot!

    There's been a few requests for a bit more time to finish the original quilt -- I happen to fall into that category too. So how about we shop and get organized, then the first installment of instruction will be July 20th!

    I hope that gives us all enough time to finish and shop!

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    parkcitygirl is a group moderator parkcitygirl Pro User says:

    I know Dana wants to make a twin so here's the details here -

    **To make a 64x88" twin size quilt - you need 11 - 1/2 yard cuts, 1 yard for the binding, and 4-5 yards for the back. Again it depends on how much piecing you add to the back.

    The big difference here - different size squares cut when we get there. It is to better use your fabric without too much waste. The quilt will be graphic and modern.

    If you still want a bigger quilt - let me know I will do more math :)


    ETA - A request was made for a Full size quilt! You all are so ambitious!

    **To make a 80x88" Full size quilt - you will need 11 - 1 yard cuts, to make it with 4 colors repeated, 2 1/2 yards of 3 fabrics, and 1 1/2 yards of the fourth fabric. 1 yard for binding and 5-6 yard for the back. Again, it depends on how much piecing you add to the back.

    As I mentioned before, I will have you cut bigger block sizes to make the most of your fabric, and not quite so many blocks :)

    **To make a 88x96" Queen size quilt - you will need 12 - 1 yard cuts! 1 yard for the binding and 5-6 yards for the back!
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