Are you ready to make your first quilt? Nervous? Don't know where to start? Join me for a quilt-along perfect for beginner quilters.
I'll be posting step-by-step directions for how to make my Colorbrick quilt. It's definitely my favorite quilt so far and so easy to make. Large pieces come together quickly, but the effect is more interesting than a simple block quilt.
You CAN do this! Come on - there's no time like the present to get started!
We'll start cutting the first week of October. So, that leaves you two weeks to get your fabric in hand. Don't dawdle now! You'll need:
- 10 Fat Quarters (prints for the bricks)
- a Solid Neutral for sashing and backing
So start dreaming about what you might use. Here's our Quilt-Along post line up with approximate dates:
- Choosing Fabrics & Materials List
- Prewash & Press Fabrics
- Rotary Cutting 101
- Cutting! Fat Quarters become Bricks
- Cutting! the Long & Short of Sashing
- Chain Piecing
- Musical Bricks
- Hello Quilt Top!
- How to Spray Baste your Quilt
- Quilting Along the Lines
- Making Quilt Binding
- Easiest Machine Binding
You can easily have your Colorbrick quilt done in time for Christmas, even if you hit a few bumps along the way!
Are you going to join us? Yahoo! Please consider joining our group on Flickr! It's a fun way to stay connected, share what you're making and discuss questions on an open forum.
P.S. Are you wondering if you're ready to quilt? I'll be assuming you know how to sew a straight line with your sewing machine. That's pretty much it. So, minimal sewing experience is recommended. We will be using a rotary cutter too. If you don't already own a set up, see my suggestions under "Rotary Cutter Extras" on the Get Started Supply List.