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Week 1 – Infinite Night Helix QAL – Cut Pieces

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This pattern would be considered good for an intermediate quilter. It has a lot of blocks and pieces to make and keep organized.

WEEK 1 – Cut Pieces

This week will be cutting our fabric for the quilt. Typically, I prefer to cut out the whole quilt first, so you don’t have to worry about doing it later. With this quilt, I chose to wait to cut the Color D ‘Pieces around blocks’ and the ‘Top, Bottom and Side borders’ until all my blocks are completed. Since I won’t be using them for a very long time.

You will want to wait to cut the Color D ‘Pieces around blocks’ and the ‘Top, Bottom and Side borders’ especially if your blocks don’t always end up the correct size. Then you can adjust these pieces to be the same size as your blocks.

If you make sure all your units are measuring the correct size throughout making the quilt, your blocks should end up the correct size. And you don’t have to worry about waiting to cut those pieces.

If you are making a scrappy version, you may want to cut out 1 block at a time.

I wrote the pattern using the 4 at a time flying geese method. Then I decided to add a ‘supplemental’ that includes two alternative ways to make your flying geese, in case you hate the 4 at a time method. These methods are on the very last page of the pattern. You can substitute the 4 at a time pieces (indicated with a FG in the cutting instructions) with the pieces listed on the supplemental.

Tips for cutting your fabric:
*Make sure to press all of your fabric before cutting. This will help ensure all of your pieces are cut correctly. You don’t want to accidently have a wrinkle in a piece. 
*Cut out your larger pieces first, then cut out the smaller ones. This helps you conserve your fabric.
*Cut all of your fabric with the same brand of rulers. If you are using multiple rulers, they can vary from brand to brand and may not be the same. So, I like to stick to one brand.

QUILT ALONG SCHEDULE
Aug. 23rd – Grab your pattern & Pick out fabrics!
Sep. 13th – Week 1 – Cut Pieces
Sep. 20th – Week 2 – Make Flying geese & Small Arrow units
Sep. 27th – Week 3 – Make Large Arrow units, Diamond in Square & Diamond in Rectangle units.
Oct. 4th – Week 4 – Make Blocks: (1) A and (2) B
Oct 11th – Week 5 – Make Blocks: (1) of each C, D, E, F, G & H
Oct 18th – Week 6 – Make Blocks: (2) I & 4) J
Oct 25th – Week 7 – Make Blocks: (4) K & (4) L
Nov. 1st – Week 8 – Make Blocks: (2) M & (2) N
Nov. 8th – Week 9 – Finish our quilts!

This schedule goes along with the larger sizes of the quilt pattern. If you would like to make the baby size, you will skip Blocks E thru N and go to Blocks O & P.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Join my Facebook group and post your weekly progress photos
OR post your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #InfiniteNightHelixQAL or Tag me in your photo!

Grag the pattern, pick the size you want to make. The pattern comes with directions for a Baby (44 x 56 in), Throw (64 x 80 in), Twin (72 x 90 in), Full (80 x 100 in), Queen (88 x 110 in), and King (105 x 110 in).

JOIN ME! I will be filming a LIVE video in the Facebook Quilt Along group today (Tuesday Sept. 13th) at 10:30 am PDT to go over cutting our fabrics and to answer any questions you have. If you can’t watch it live, it will be saved to the group and be uploaded to my YouTube channel and will be placed in this blog post.

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

2 thoughts on “Week 1 – Infinite Night Helix QAL – Cut Pieces

  1. […] ALONG SCHEDULEAug. 23rd – Grab your pattern & Pick out fabrics!Sep. 13th – Week 1 – Cut PiecesSep. 20th – Week 2 – Make Flying Geese & Small Arrow unitsSep. 27th – Week 3 – Make […]

  2. […] ALONG SCHEDULEAug. 23rd – Grab your pattern & Pick out fabrics!Sep. 13th – Week 1 – Cut PiecesSep. 20th – Week 2 – Make Flying Geese & Small Arrow unitsSep. 27th – Week 3 – Make […]

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