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?
Dresden Plate – Coming August 7th
Pineapple – Coming September 4th
Storm at Sea – Coming September 4th
Kaleidoscope – Coming October 2nd
Feathered Star – Coming November 6th
Orange Peel – Coming December 4th
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. You’ll need 4 3/4 yards of backing if you want to use the same fabric for the entire back.
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
Batting — Queen size (approximately 90 x 108)
We’ll share finishing instructions to put the quilt together near the end of the challenge.
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!