Are you so excited to get this Quilt Along going?!! I totally am!!
I can’t wait to see your progress, answer questions and flood the community with all our quilting goodness.
Today will be the starting day……. the materials list.
You’ll need this to complete the quilt. The first step which is the center block will be up on May 2nd- so you’ll have a couple of weeks to gather your goodies and be ready to get sewing!
Now, here’s a quick reminder of what fabrics you will be looking for.
This quilt is all about being a Busy Body. The fabric- busy. The layout, while in a medallion style layout is a busy one. There are a few stop borders which help the eye rest, but overall….it’s meant to be busy.
Dig through your fabrics and find busy prints. We are not worried to much about being matchy matchy (I did use a fat quarter pack so that helped) but it’s not required.
This would be great for mixing up a bunch of Kaffe Faucet fabric….or pull out your randomly bought fabric that doesn’t follow any rhyme or reason- this will work just fine!
This really is all about the busy- so if fabrics kind of meld into the others and you loose a little bit of contrast- that’s ok. The stop borders are really what I made sure had enough contrast next to the other fabrics. So, watch for that one.
Now— if you are totally rolling your eyes because you just can’t wrap your head around a busy fabric quilt along….then this is for you.
Here is the layout with plain fabrics. I believe the outside borders after the quilt blocks is a little different- but you can get a quick idea of what it would look like if you are choosing a safe, normal fabric with contrast look.
Busy Body Medallion Quilt Along Materials List~
2 yards lighter background busy fabrics
1 yard of dark fabric – for the stop borders
3 yards of mixed colors, tones and designs – again busy
I used 26 fat quarters from one line….so you can totally do this in fat quarters as well. For the long strips for the stop borders, I simply pieced them. Wasn’t too worried about that since there are a few scrappy borders and overall because it’s busy, it looks a little scrappy and it worked out just fine. I did keep them in the same color though, so that helps if you need to piece things.
If you are sewing along and would like to help spread the word– here are some blog buttons you can post and share on your site.
link the following blog buttons to: http://www.patchworkposse.com/medallion-quilt-along
Skill level: Beginner – Confident Beginner. I really am kind of a lazy stitcher. I’m not a huge fan of difficult or brain thinking quilt blocks, so for the most part they are simple and a great place to start. Because of the community atmosphere, you are able to get help if you are stuck, ask questions and share a hint.
Technique: There are a few paper piecing blocks, but mostly their is patchwork. The blocks aren’t too difficult- that is why the beginner skill level.
Pattern Format: blog post format. You have the option of using the print option at the bottom of the post if you would like a paper version of it.
May 2 – Center Block
June 5 – Flower and Stem Border
July 3 – Flying geese and Scrappy Border
August 7 – 1st border block
September 4 – 2nd border block
October 2 – Final Layout
November 6 – Quilting & Binding Chat
Just because this is all on the blog, I get it. You might forget. Things are busy in your sewing room!
So- if you’d like you can sign up for email reminders here: Busy Body Medallion Quilt Along email reminder list.
And– if you are totally looking forward to seeing what the others are sewing up, then you’ll want to join our quilting resources and inspiration community.
Here are my favorite quilting supplies, just in case you are looking for new rulers, mats, or cutters.
For previous round robins you can find them here: Patchwork Posse Round Robins