In 2018, we explored styles of quilts from Baltimore Album to Miniature to Optical Illusion. In 2019, we’re setting a new creative challenge for you. Each month we’re going to share a classic quilt block. We’ll show you traditional takes, fresh techniques, and wild variations to make using the block. All month you get to play around with creating your own versions.
You can create whole quilts, or make a single 12″ block.
For each block, we’ll give you ideas for quilting it as you go, so at the end of the year you’ll have a sampler ready to go together, already quilted!
Ready to meet the blocks?
You didn’t miscount, there are 13 blocks. We just couldn’t resist. Collect fabrics from your stash to play with color and value. Select a batting if you plan to quilt as you go.
Want to see how all the blocks can go together? We’ve made a sampler that’s perfect for showing off each block, and the setting blocks give you the chance to create beautiful quilting designs on your home machine with the quilt-as-you-go method!
Let’s take a look at the quilt!
72″ x 72″
Gray — 3 1/8 yards
Aqua — 2 yards
Dark Blue — 2 yards
Coral — 1 3/8 yards
Binding — 5/8 yards
Backing — 4 3/4 yards
Backing Strips for Quilt-As-You-Go — 1 5/8 yards
Batting — Queen size (approximately 90 x 108)
Be sure to join the AQS Quilting Project Parade Facebook group to share your progress, get inspired, and join in the fun. We can’t wait to see what you make!