Are you up for a Quilt Along? I’ve been thinking it is about time to again challenge my blog readers with a Quilt Along. If 10 or 15 of us commit to making a quilt, show our fabric choices, and keep tabs on our progress, we’re likely to actually finish our quilts. Accountability is a good thing! Although I haven’t had time to design a mystery, or series quilt, or block of the week/month, I have found a Quilt Along we could participate in.
Faith Jones blogs at Fresh Lemons Quilts (freshlemonsquilts.com). A talented modern quilter, she has created an easy but striking design for a Quilt Along on the Bernina blog. Click here to travel to Faith’s blog; you’ll see a diagram of her quilt. If you look on her blog posts for Oct. 7, 13, and 16 you can see her progress. The three part Quilt Along, hosted by Bernina, will begin soon. Interested?
Faith selected white as a background fabric and two colors: red and teal. How about bright red and lime green? In analyzing Faith’s diagram, I see that the blocks are “Four Patches” (easily strip-pieced) with an “elbow” of fabric on two sides. You can see the steps for making the block in the photo below.
Easy peasy! You can do this! Think about the friends and family who would love to receive a quilt from you this holiday season. You could make a sofa quilt for adults either in Christmas colors or colors that match their décor. You could use ball team or school colors for teens. You could use bright colors for the younger set. How about going totally scrappy in the “Four Patches” with a constant dark “elbow of color;” a “Piano Key” scrappy border would tie the quilt together.
The QAL will begin soon, so finish up your current projects and comment below about what colors you could use for your “Snowflake” quilt.