Anyone up for a Quilt Along? For anyone not familiar with a Quilt Along, it's where a portion of a pattern is posted and the participants have a few days to get these steps completed. Then another set of instructions are posted and everyone can follow along or ... quilt along with others.
Here's the quilt, which will be named "Note to Self." The name resulted from all the little colored Post-It® notes I found laying around as I was cleaning my sewing room.
With the borders as shown, the top will finish at 78-1/2" x 90-1/2". With no borders, just the blocks and sashing, the top will finish at 58" x 70." There are 7 borders. The last narrow black "border" you see is the binding. You're welcome to do anything you please with the borders. This quilt pattern will be called "Note to Self." According to EQ7, this is how much fabric it needs. I've found the latest EQ versions to be very accurate as far as yardage requirements, but I would recommend getting just a tad more if you're buying fabric. I hope you're using stash fabric!
- Cream (you could use different fabrics vs. just one) -- 2-3/8 yards.
- Black solid -- 2-1/8 yards.
- Black/white dot -- 1-3/4 yards.
For the colored blocks, one 2-1/2" wide strip across the width of the fabric will be enough for the dark section except the two center blocks. They will need 2 extra 2-1/2" dark squares, but if you're using those two colors for any of the other blocks, you'll have enough left over from one 2-1/2" strip to get what you need. The light section is merely 4 - 2-1/2" squares. A great way to use some scraps! The plan is that the first installment for the pattern will be posted on Tuesday, September 14 on my blog, Patch Work Times. Additional installments will be posted there on September 21 and September 28. On October 5, a border "table" will be posted for those wanting to add the borders as they are drawn on the design. Start digging through the stash, see what you can find that will work and be ready to start sewing on Tuesday, September 14.
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