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Week 8: Finish Those UFQs 2021

It’s Week 8 of the finish those UFQs 2021 challenge! Have you made progress on your list?

You can download the FREE Quilt Project tracker here:

LAST WEEK

Last week I was able to finish quilting and binding my Huge Stepping Stone quilt! It ended up being 85 x 85 inches. I tried getting a good photo outside…but I am short, this is me standing on a step stool. Snow was my photographer. This one is going to be perfect for snuggling on the couch.

The last 7 week’s I’d been focusing on older projected and I only have 1 quilt left on my UFQs list, so I decided I could take a tiny break from the WIPs and start a new quilt pattern! I’m hoping to share this design with you all soon!

NEXT WEEKS GOALS

My goal this week is to finish my top for my NEW Pattern!

I’m also hoping to work on my last quilt on my UFQs list! I stopped working on this Colorful Tiles quilt once it became a top in March of 2017. I needs the backing made, basting, quilting and binding done.

HOW TO JOIN

  • Print the project tracker
  • List all of your unfinished quilts on the project tracker
  • post your weekly progress in the Facebook Group or on Instagram with the hashtag #FinishThoseUFQs2021

JOIN ME for the weekly LIVE Check in chat in the Facebook Quilt Along group, today (June 14th) at 6:30 pm PDT.

Finish Those UFQs 2021 Challenge schedule:
April 27th – Week 1 – Write out your list
May 4th – Week 2
May 11th – Week 3
May 18th – Week 4
May 25th – Week 5
June 1st – Week 6
June 8th – Week 7
June 15th – Week 8
June 22nd – Week 9
June 29th – Week 10

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

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Week 5: Finish Those UFQs 2021

Welcome to Week 5 of the Finish Those UFQs 2021! I hope you are getting things checked off your list! Sometimes it’s hard to finish older project, when new projects are so much fun. I am really wanting to cut into some new fabric for a new design I have been drawing. But I really want to get another quilt checked off my list first.

You can download the FREE Quilt Project tracker here:

LAST WEEK

I had the goal to was to finish the binding on my Joyful Meadows Quilt, which I did! Yay!

My second goal was to baste and quilt my Starlight Mountains Quilt. I basted it and have gotten 2/3rds of the quilting done.

We spent most of the weekend painting doors, trim, walls and the ceiling in our hallway. So I didn’t have any time to sew. But I’m happy with the progress I made! I marked out the rest of my lines with my hera marker this morning!

THIS WEEKS GOAL

I am hoping to finish the quilting on the above Starlight Mountains Quilt, attach the binding and maybe finish sewing the binding on.

HOW TO JOIN

  • Print the project tracker
  • List all of your unfinished quilts on the project tracker
  • post your weekly progress in the Facebook Group or on Instagram with the hashtag #FinishThoseUFQs2021

JOIN ME for the weekly LIVE Check in chat in the Facebook Quilt Along group, today at 7am PDT.

Finish Those UFQs 2021 Challenge schedule:
April 27th – Week 1 – Write out your list
May 4th – Week 2
May 11th – Week 3
May 18th – Week 4
May 25th – Week 5
June 1st – Week 6
June 8th – Week 7
June 15th – Week 8
June 22nd – Week 9
June 29th – Week 10

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

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Week 4: Finish Those UFQs 2021

It’s the beginning of Week 4 of our Finish Those UFQs 2021 challenge! Are you making progress on your unfinished quilts? I hope so!!

You can download the FREE Quilt Project tracker here:

LAST WEEK

Last week, my goal was to make the backing, baste and quilt my baby size Joyful Meadows quilt. Yay! I was able to check all of those boxes off! I quilted this one by echoing the design. I just lined my walking foot up against the seams and went around and around!

I am almost done binding this one. I only have half of one side left!

THIS WEEK’S GOALS

This week my goal is to finish sewing the binding on my Joyful meadows quilt. Also, I would like to baste and start quilting my colorful Starlight Mountains quilt.

HOW TO JOIN

  • Print the project tracker
  • List all of your unfinished quilts on the project tracker
  • post your weekly progress in the Facebook Group or on Instagram with the hashtag #FinishThoseUFQs2021

Finish Those UFQs 2021 Challenge schedule:
April 27th – Week 1 – Write out your list
May 4th – Week 2
May 11th – Week 3
May 18th – Week 4
May 25th – Week 5
June 1st – Week 6
June 8th – Week 7
June 15th – Week 8
June 22nd – Week 9
June 29th – Week 10

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

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Plaid’N Perky Quilt Pattern

Find the pattern here, it’s 20% OFF thru April 25th:
Paper Pattern (USA)
Digital Download (USA)
Digital Download (International – Same pattern, Etsy takes care of international fees for me)

Whose up for some Plaid’N Perky Fun?!? I love making quilts that can either be scrappy or a few main colors. Because not all quilters want the same thing. Some LOVE the scrappy look and it scares others. You can make it super girly, gender neutral, or masculine depending on the fabrics you pick. Scroll down to see all of my quilters versions!

This quilt can be made using 3 main fabrics and a background fabric, 1 fat quarter per block, or you can dig through your scrap bin and make each block unique! It’s up to you!

The Plaid’N Perky Quilt is made up of 16 inch blocks, my favorite size! It comes with directions for a Baby (9 blocks), Lap (12 blocks), Throw (20 blocks), Double (30 blocks), Queen (42 blocks) and a King size (49 blocks).

Partial Seam

You may notice in the photo below that all the plaid stripes in the block are full pieces, no extra seams. To do this you need to do one partial seam when sew all the units together. Don’t worry, it seams tricky, but it really is pretty easy. Just make sure to read all the directions before starting each step. I love that it doesn’t break up any of your printed pieces in the block.

Scrappy using Fat Quarters or multiple yardage pieces

My first Plaid’N Perky Quilt was made using this gorgeous Flora fabric designed by Marisol Ortega for Figo Fabrics. I originally but just a few of these prints, just because I thought they were gorgeous. When I went looking through my fabric stash for fabrics for this new pattern, I saw them and decided to search for more prints from this line. I wanted to try the Scrappy version of this pattern using Fat Quarters.

I love using Fat Quarter bundles to give the scrappy look, but I know all the fabrics will look nice together, because they are all from the same designer or someone picked them out because they look nicely together.

I quilted this one using 2 inch apart organic straight lines from the top to the bottom of the quilt. I used a Warm and Plush batting and the not super dense quilting will let the quilt puff up some once it’s washed. Since the front of the quilt is so bright and fun, I decided to use Valentine by Kona Cotton for the backing fabric, to keep both sides bright!

3 Main Color Version

Next, I wanted to make a baby size using the 3 Main Color cutting instructions. This version really gives the woven plaid look to the quilt.

I went digging through my stash again to find some more gender neutral fabrics. I tend to make most of my quilts super girly. So I found some fabric I purchase a while back. The prints are from the Wander fabric collection by Joel Dewberry for Free Spirit Fabrics. The Background fabric is Med Gray by Kona Cotton.

This version really give your quilt the woven effect.

I’m really excited to see what version you make!! Check out all my testers versions below!!

Find the pattern here, it’s 20% OFF thru April 25th:
Paper Pattern (USA)
Digital Download (USA)
Digital Download (International – Same pattern, Etsy takes care of international fees for me)

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

SUPER DUPER SCRAPPY

Michelle Graham gave me the idea to have a Super Duper Scrappy Version. She wanted to use up some of her scraps from her bins. I love how it turned out!

Scrappy using Fat Quarters or multiple 1/2 yard cuts

This version is great if you have a lot of Fat Quarters laying around, or if you have larger chunks of fabric.

3 Main Color with a Background

If you want the true plaid/woven look, this version is for you!

Sheri using low volumes for her background and Color A. this gives the quilt a whole different look!

Jennie and Connie both added sashing between their blocks. It gives the quilt a whole different look than the others. The pattern does not come with directions for using sashing.

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Week 6 – Joyful Meadows QAL – Block 3

Wow! I can’t believe we are making our last block this week! This quilt along sure when fast. I have been loving seeing everyone quilt blocks. I also love seeing everyone kind comments on everyone’s photos in the quilt along group. What a wonderful bunch of quilters.

This week we only need to make 1 of Block 3! This will give people time to catch up if they haven’t finished last weeks blocks yet.

I had originally designed this quilt will all the same sized blocks, but that had cut off the points on this flower/star and placed them into the side blocks. So in an effort to have less seams and a complete center block, I decided to make this center block larger than the rest. I’m so happy I did. I think this block repeated in a quilt would look super awesome and I may have to try it!

LIVE VIDEO:
JOIN ME tomorrow Feb. 17th at 9 am PST for a LIVE video in my Facebook Quilt Along Group to go over making this block! And I will answer any questions you have.

 You can join the quilt along group here (make sure to answer the join questions so I can weed out the spam/fake accounts)

CHECK HERE FOR PATTERN CORRECTONS

Paper Pattern (USA)
Digital Pattern (USA)
Digital Pattern (International)

This pattern will be 10% OFF thru (March 2nd) the remainder of the quilt along.

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

QUILT ALONG SCHEDULE
Quilt Along Overview (with tester photos)
Jan 12, 2021 – WEEK 1 – Cut all the pieces
Jan 19, 2021 – WEEK 2 – Make ALL the Flying Geese and trim
Jan 26, 2021 – WEEK 3 – Make the Half Square Triangles, finish Flying Geese from last week
Feb 2, 2021 – WEEK 4 – Make 4 of Block 1
Feb 8, 2021 – WEEK 5 – Make 4 of Block 2
Feb 15, 2021 – WEEK 6 – Make 1 of Block 3
Feb 22, 2021 – WEEK 7 – Finish our quilt – Finish Quilt top, Baste, Quilt and Bind!

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Week 5 – Joyful Meadows QAL – Block 2

Welcome to Week 5 of the Joyful Meadows Quilt Along! We are moving along to our 2nd Block! The week we will be making 4 of Block 2. This block is a little more involved and may take a little longer than last weeks block. But that’s ok, because we only have to make 1 block next week. So you can finish your block 2’s up next week if needed.

I am loving seeing everyone blocks over in the Facebook Quilt Along group! Make sure to post your photos to share in the fun!

LIVE VIDEO:
JOIN ME tomorrow Feb. 10th at 9 am PST for a LIVE video in my Facebook Quilt Along Group to go over making this block! And I will answer any questions you have.

 You can join the quilt along group here (make sure to answer the join questions so I can weed out the spam/fake accounts)

CHECK HERE FOR PATTERN CORRECTONS

Paper Pattern (USA)
Digital Pattern (USA)
Digital Pattern (International)

This pattern will be 10% OFF thru the remainder of the quilt along.

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

QUILT ALONG SCHEDULE
Quilt Along Overview (with tester photos)
Jan 12, 2021 – WEEK 1 – Cut all the pieces
Jan 19, 2021 – WEEK 2 – Make ALL the Flying Geese and trim
Jan 26, 2021 – WEEK 3 – Make the Half Square Triangles, finish Flying Geese from last week
Feb 2, 2021 – WEEK 4 – Make 4 of Block 1
Feb 8, 2021 – WEEK 5 – Make 4 of Block 2
Feb 15, 2021 – WEEK 6 – Make 1 of Block 3
Feb 22, 2021 – WEEK 7 – Finish our quilt – Finish Quilt top, Baste, Quilt and Bind!

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Week 4 – Joyful Meadows QAL – Block 1

Welcome to Week 4 of the Joyful Meadows Quilt Along! It’s Block making time! Yay! This week we will make 4 of Block 1.

When I make a quilt I like to make all the harder units in the beginning to get them out of the way. Since all of our flying geese are already done, these blocks will go together quickly!

Having a correct 1/4 inch seam will be very helpful this week. If your seam allowance is too big or too small your pieces won’t match up correctly, and then your blocks won’t end up the correct sizes.

You can test your seam allowance by:
Sewing (3) 2 1/2 x 4 inch strips together. Press the seams, to the side or open (what you usually do). The center strip should measure 2 inches wide exactly. If it doesn’t, you can move your needle accordingly.

LIVE VIDEO:
JOIN ME tomorrow Feb. 3rd at 9 am PST for a LIVE video in my Facebook Quilt Along Group to go over making this block! And I will answer any questions you have.

 You can join the quilt along group here (make sure to answer the join questions so I can weed out the spam/fake accounts)

CHECK HERE FOR PATTERN CORRECTONS

Paper Pattern (USA)
Digital Pattern (USA)
Digital Pattern (International)

This pattern will be 10% OFF thru the remainder of the quilt along.

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

QUILT ALONG SCHEDULE
Quilt Along Overview (with tester photos)
Jan 12, 2021 – WEEK 1 – Cut all the pieces
Jan 19, 2021 – WEEK 2 – Make ALL the Flying Geese and trim
Jan 26, 2021 – WEEK 3 – Make the Half Square Triangles, finish Flying Geese from last week
Feb 2, 2021 – WEEK 4 – Make 4 of Block 1
Feb 8, 2021 – WEEK 5 – Make 4 of Block 2
Feb 15, 2021 – WEEK 6 – Make 1 of Block 3
Feb 22, 2021 – WEEK 7 – Finish our quilt – Finish Quilt top, Baste, Quilt and Bind!

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Week 3 – Joyful Meadows QAL – Half Square Triangles

Good Morning! It’s Week 3 of the Joyful Meadows Quilt Along! Last week we started our flying geese. If you didn’t finish them, that’s OK! This week we will only be making Half Square Triangles, and we are only making 4 combos. So you will have plenty of time left over to finish up those flying geese from last week!

I love the half square triangle unit! I love that you can make so many different designs using just this one unit. It’s a really easy unit for beginners to try too.

When I make my half square triangles, I like making them slightly larger than needed and then trimmed to size. So when making them this week, make sure to see what size you need to trim them too. Making sure you keep the diagonal seam centered in each corner.

You will be setting these half square triangles aside for Week 6 Block 3 of this quilt along.

CHECK HERE FOR PATTERN CORRECTONS

Paper Pattern (USA)
Digital Pattern (USA)
Digital Pattern (International)

This pattern will be 10% OFF thru the remainder of the quilt along.

 You can join the quilt along group here (make sure to answer the join questions so I can weed out the spam/fake accounts)

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

QUILT ALONG SCHEDULE
Quilt Along Overview (with tester photos)
Jan 12, 2021 – WEEK 1 – Cut all the pieces
Jan 19, 2021 – WEEK 2 – Make ALL the Flying Geese and trim
Jan 26, 2021 – WEEK 3 – Make the Half Square Triangles, finish Flying Geese from last week
Feb 2, 2021 – WEEK 4 – Make 4 of Block 1
Feb 8, 2021 – WEEK 5 – Make 4 of Block 2
Feb 15, 2021 – WEEK 6 – Make 1 of Block 3
Feb 22, 2021 – WEEK 7 – Finish our quilt – Finish Quilt top, Baste, Quilt and Bind!

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Week 2 – Joyful Meadows QAL – Flying Geese

Welcome to the second week of the Joyful Meadows Quilt Along! This week we will make our flying geese. This pattern has a lot of flying geese, so if you don’t get them all done this week, that’s ok! Next week we will be making a tiny bit of half square triangles, so you will have time to finish up those flying geese.

This pattern has directions to make the flying geese two different ways:
1. 4 at 1 time method – made slightly larger and trimmed to size
2. 1 at 1 time method

I love using the 4 at 1 time no waste method to make my flying geese. With some of my previous patterns and quilt alongs, some people LOVE this method and others Hate it! So I had some suggestions to make the flying geese slightly larger than needed, so they could be trimmed to size. I love this option because it gives you more wiggle room with sewing these together. In the end you can get a more precise flying geese.

I added the 1 at 1 time method to the pattern because this is a tried and true method for accurate flying geese. These do take a little longer and waste a little be more fabric than the 4 at 1 time flying geese method. But You can get great results using this method.

JOIN ME – tomorrow, Wednesday at 9 am PST (west coast USA) in the Facebook Quilt Along Group for a LIVE video. I will be going over how to make these two methods of flying geese. And I will be answering any questions you have.

Are you making this quilt in 2 colors? I am using my floral for A-G and white for H so, I am using the 4 at 1 time method and I will need:
8 – A-G/H combos (Floral will be the big square with 4 small white squares) making a total of 32 flying geese
14 – H/A-G combos (White will be the big square with 4 small floral squares) making a total of 56 flying geese

CHECK HERE FOR PATTERN CORRECTONS

Paper Pattern (USA)
Digital Pattern (USA)
Digital Pattern (International)

This pattern will be 10% OFF thru the remainder of the quilt along.

 You can join the quilt along group here (make sure to answer the join questions so I can weed out the spam/fake accounts)

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

QUILT ALONG SCHEDULE
Quilt Along Overview (with tester photos)
Jan 12, 2021 – WEEK 1 – Cut all the pieces
Jan 19, 2021 – WEEK 2 – Make ALL the Flying Geese and trim
Jan 26, 2021 – WEEK 3 – Make the Half Square Triangles, finish Flying Geese from last week
Feb 2, 2021 – WEEK 4 – Make 4 of Block 1
Feb 8, 2021 – WEEK 5 – Make 4 of Block 2
Feb 15, 2021 – WEEK 6 – Make 1 of Block 3
Feb 22, 2021 – WEEK 7 – Finish our quilt – Finish Quilt top, Baste, Quilt and Bind!

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Week 1 – Joyful Meadows QAL – Cut our Fabric

Good Morning! It’s the first week of the Joyful Meadows Quilt Along! Yay!
This week we will be cutting all of our fabric. So make sure to check and decide if you want to make your flying geese using the 1 at 1 time method or the 4 at 1 time method (made slightly larger than needed and then trimmed to size). If you are unsure of how you want to make the flying geese, I would suggest getting some scrap fabric and trying both methods out!

Since this quilt has a lot of separation from the background fabric, it can be made in 2 to 8 colors. With my version I will be making a 2 colored one this time. So I will cut all of my A-G pieces from my floral fabric and then all my H pieces from my white fabric.

CHECK HERE FOR PATTERN CORRECTONS

I’m so excited to see what fabrics you have picked! Make sure to share your photos this week in the Facebook Group or over on Instagram with the hashtag #JoyfulMeadowsQAL or tag me.

Paper Pattern (USA)
Digital Pattern (USA)
Digital Pattern (International)

This pattern will be 15% OFF thru tonight and then 10% OFF thru the remainder of the quilt along.

 You can join the quilt along group here (make sure to answer the join questions so I can weed out the spam/fake accounts)

QUILT ALONG SCHEDULE
Quilt Along Overview (with tester photos)
Jan 12, 2021 – WEEK 1 – Cut all the pieces
Jan 19, 2021 – WEEK 2 – Make ALL the Flying Geese and trim
Jan 26, 2021 – WEEK 3 – Make the Half Square Triangles, finish trimming Flying Geese from last week
Feb 2, 2021 – WEEK 4 – Make 4 of Block 1
Feb 8, 2021 – WEEK 5 – Make 4 of Block 2
Feb 15, 2021 – WEEK 6 – Make 1 of Block 3
Feb 22, 2021 – WEEK 7 – Finish our quilt – Finish Quilt top, Baste, Quilt and Bind!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Join my Facebook group and post your weekly progress photos
OR post your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #JoyfulMeadowsQAL

JOIN ME tomorrow (1/13/2021) at 9 am PST (west coast USA) for a LIVE video in the Quilt Along Facebook group. I will be going over week 1 and answering any questions you have.

Happy Quilting!
Andrea