Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Chasing Chevrons {a quilt along}

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So, I have the sketch of our quilt along done!  I've had this pattern rolling around in my head for awhile now.  I originally intended to turn it into a "real" pattern but this has been a tough year for me and everyone who reads here has been so supportive so I wanted to give a little something back. :)

Just like our last quilt along, we will go step by step.  We will cover the basics of quilting as we go.  Even if you have never made a quilt, you can definitely jump right in. 

We will be done in time for Christmas... a quilt always makes a wonderful gift!  However, don't feel pressured to keep up because a quilt in January, February, March, etc... is awesome too.  And as always, a finished quilt is better than a perfect quilt.
  • Week 1: Color talk, choosing your fabric & fabric amounts needed
  • Week 2: Cutting your fabric & piecing your blocks... lots of tips on piecing and 3 different methods for making your blocks
  • Week 3: Sewing your rows & assembling your quilt top
  • Week 4: Making your quilt backing & basting your quilt
  • Week 5: Quilting your quilt... tips and techniques for machine & hand quilting
  • Week 6: Binding... by machine or by hand
There will be a lot of flexibility in the design, the colors, and even the fabric selections.  You could use scraps, solids, vintage linens... it will be a lot of fun to see what everyone comes up with.

We will be using the Flickr group again where we can show our progress, get questions answered and of course, get plenty of encouragement.  Each week I'll put together a mosaic of the group's progress to share here so head on over and join the group if you aren't a member already!

If you want to quilt along just comment on this post and let me know.  I'll be adding a blogroll on my blog that will include each quilt along member's blog or Flickr so that we can visit each other, see what else everyone is working on, and make some new friends. :)

edited to add: If you want, I have the quilt along badge up on my right sidebar ready to grab.  I made it using this tutorial and the same tutorial also tells you how to add the badge to your own blog. 


Amy said...

Awesome design!

Jennifer said...

I'll do it! I am finishing up 2 quilt alongs so I need a new one!

Kim said...

I'm excited about this! Can't wait to start.

Chelsea said...

Oh, wow, I love your design! I'm in!


Erin @ Invisible Girl said...

Love this design! I think I'm going to participate (finally!)

Miss 376 said...

I shall be joining in, all being well, lovely pattern

Kristie said...

Love the design, and the name! Am in the midst of hosting my own QAL right now, so will have to see what time allows :) If not now, one of these days!

Kate said...

This looks fantastic. If I have enough fabric, I think that I will join in--sew awesome!

Kris from DukeSaysSewWhat said...

Yes...I will do it! I've switched over my blog from typepad to blogger, too. So I'm not at novel ideas anymore. Looking forward to the quilt along!

euphoria said...

EEEKK! Can't wait! Count me in for sure!

Kelsey said...

Oh man, I need a new quilt like I need a hole in the head, but I think I'm going to have to be in!!

Corey said...

This is a fantastic quilt pattern!

susan said...

OOOH!! this looks very cool!

Kathy said...

I'm in. I'm addicted to quiltalongs and I LOVE your design. Looks like we'll be needing a button to add to our sidebars.

suemac said...

Looks good.

Belinda said...

Love the design!

Becky said...

Hmmmm I swore that I wasn't going to do a QAL until after X-mas, but this looks so intriguing! You may get me sucked in after all. I so love these QAL's!!

Olivia said...

This is so interesting looking not something you see everywhere. I can't wait, would be a great quilt to give a guy, not to girly.

Amber said...

How big will this quilt be? I think I want to make it for my husband for Christmas. It's a seriously awesome design!

Suzanne said...

Loved the last quilt-along, so I am jumping right on in with this one too. Love the design can't wait to get started - although I doubt I will get it done by Christmas but I will try.

Robin said...

Ooo... this looks like a fun design! Count me in. I don't know how well I'll be able to keep up, but I'm gonna try. :)

euphoria said...

all badged up- can't wait!!

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Fab design -love it! Am tentatively saying yes. The tentative only because sometimes I have problems finding time at the moment - but I'd really like to do this so will try my hardest!

Brandie said...

I'm in.....Can't wait!!!!!!!

Catherine said...

I am obsessed with chevrons at the moment, I'd love to do this.

Caroline said...

Love the design, I'm in.

Janet said...

I love the design and will follow along....but I'll probably be way behind in actually getting it done...a lot on my plate right now...Thanks for the quilt along.

Elle said...

I love the design, and I'm excited! I've never actually participated in a quilt-along before, but I'm finally finished with enough long-term projects that I want to give it a go! Plus, I just think you are awesome, so I want to participate! Count me in with lots of enthusiasm!

Nisha said...

I've always wanted to make a quilt and this sounds really fun! Thanks for posting this project, looking forward to learning!

Karen said...

Love the sketch so I am in. I already joined the Flickr group.

Sonia said...

Sounds fun, i'd love to give it a try

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Di @ Willowbeck Designs said...

I'd like to give it a try. It could be fun.

Jennie said...

Count me in - looks fab

Andrea said...

Count me in. I've wanted to try a quilt along for a long time and this one looks fun. I'd love to have a new quilt to enjoy by Christmas too.

Stephanie said...

I'm gonna do it. I've always wanted to try a quilt along and this should help he get another finished project knocked off my list before the end of the year.

Sarah said...

Ooooh me me me! Love this! I am WELL into HST's at the moment so this is right up my street! Can't wait to start

Katie said...

I saw your button on a couple blogs and had to check it out. I will just be watching along for now as I have too many projects going on. I love your design and want to make one eventually. :)

Kaylee said...

Count me in! I will probably be a straggler, though :)

Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother said...

Put me down, too! I was planning a really cool chevron quilt for my husband for Christmas. It make it all the better that you have done the planning for me!!

Live a Colorful Life said...

It's the holidays and I should say no, but of course I'm saying yes.

LeAnne said...

I want to do it! I love chevrons and I really like how yours go all over the place.

Amanda said...

I am so excited to participate- playing catch up this week, but I hope to be up to speed soon!

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