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WEEK 4 – Prismatic Party Quilt Along – Block 3 (Make 4)

It’s WEEK 4 of the Prismatic Party Quilt Along! I hope you are having fun making this quilt! After this week, we will be halfway done with our quilt tops!

This week we will be making 4 of the Star with a diamond in the center blocks. If you really hate making the diamond in square units, you can use a solid square in place of the diamond in square unit for the center of the block, like below.

Left – Original, Right – Alternative

JOIN ME! I will be filming a LIVE video today (March 1st) at 10:00 am PST in the Facebook Quilt Along Group and over on my Instagram to go over how to make this week’s block. I will also be answering any questions you have.

If you can’t watch the video Live, it’s ok! I will be saving it to my Facebook Quilt Along Group and to my Instagram page. And then I will upload it to my YouTube Channel and place it in this blog post.

QUILT ALONG SCHEDULE

Jan. 25th – Pattern Release Day
Feb. 8 – Week 1 – Cut all pieces
Feb. 15 – Week 2 – Make Block 1 (1)
Feb. 22 – Week 3 – Make Block 2 (4)
THIS WEEK! Mar. 1 – Week 4 – Make Block 3 (4)
March 8 – Week 5 – Make Block 4 (4)
March 15 – Week 6 – Make Block 5 (8)
March 22 – Week 7 – Make Block 6 (4)
March 29 – Week 8 – Finish our quilts – 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 #PrismaticPartyQAL or Tag me in your photo!

This week: Post a photo of your Block 3 (1 or all of them)!

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

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Week 3 – Prismatic Party Quilt Along – Block 2 (Make 4)

It’s week 3 of the Prismatic Party Quilt along! I hope your block 1 came together nicely last week. This week will be making 4 of the #2 Block. These blocks will go around the center block we made last week.

It’s not too late to join in! The pattern will be 15% OFF thru March 29th!
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JOIN ME! I will be filming a LIVE video today at 10:00 am PST in the Facebook Quilt Along Group and over on my Instagram to go over how to make the half square triangles and the diamond in rectangle unit. I will also be answering any questions you have.

If you can’t watch the video Live, it’s ok! I will be saving it to my Facebook Quilt Along Group and to my Instagram page. And then I will upload it to my YouTube Channel and place it in this blog post.

KING SIZE: Correction:
Page 10, Step 2 – King size pieces needed should read Color E (8) 5 x 5 in (NOT 5 X 5 1/2 in)
Page 20, Step 3 – King size pieces needed should read Color E (8) 5 x 5 in (NOT 5 x 9 1/2 in)

You can find all of my pattern corrections or updates HERE!

QUILT ALONG SCHEDULE

Jan. 25th – Pattern Release Day
Feb. 8 – Week 1 – Cut all pieces
Feb. 15 – Week 2 – Make Block 1 (1)
Feb. 22 – Week 3 – Make Block 2 (4)
Mar. 1 – Week 4 – Make Block 3 (4)
March 8 – Week 5 – Make Block 4 (4)
March 15 – Week 6 – Make Block 5 (8)
March 22 – Week 7 – Make Block 6 (4)
March 29 – Week 8 – Finish our quilts – 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 #PrismaticPartyQAL or Tag me in your photo!

This week: Post a photo of 1 or all of your Block 2s!

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

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Week 2 – Prismatic Party Quilt Along – Block 1 (Make 1)

It’s week 2 of the Prismatic Party Quilt along and we will make our first block! This Block will go together quickly and there is only 1 block to make this week. This will give people time to catch up if they haven’t cut out their fabrics yet.

I will be filming a LIVE video today at 10:00 am PST in the Facebook Quilt Along Group and over on my Instagram to go over how to make the Flying geese with the 4 at 1 time method (made slightly larger and cut to size), The 1 at 1 time method and how to make the Diamond in Square unit. I will also be answering any questions you have.

If you can’t watch the video Live, it’s ok! I will be saving it to my Facebook Quilt Along Group and to my Instagram page. And then I will upload it to my YouTube Channel.

QUILT ALONG SCHEDULE

Jan. 25th – Pattern Release Day
Feb. 8 – Week 1 – Cut all pieces
Feb. 15 – Week 2 – Make Block 1 (1)
Feb. 22 – Week 3 – Make Block 2 (4)
Mar. 1 – Week 4 – Make Block 3 (4)
March 8 – Week 5 – Make Block 4 (4)
March 15 – Week 6 – Make Block 5 (8)
March 22 – Week 7 – Make Block 6 (4)
March 29 – Week 8 – Finish our quilts – 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 #PrismaticPartyQAL or Tag me in your photo!

This week: Post a photo of your Block 1 completed!

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

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Week 1 – Prismatic Party QAL – Cut our fabric

The Prismatic Party Quilt Along has officially started! I’m so happy you are joining the party!

The quilt pattern will be 15% OFF thru March 29th, 2022!
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WEEK 1 – Cut our Fabrics

This week will be cutting all of our fabric for the quilt. I prefer to cut out the whole quilt first, so you don’t have to worry about doing it later. If you are making a scrappy version, you may want to cut out 1 block at a time.

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!

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

Jan. 25th – Pattern Release Day
(THIS WEEK) Feb. 8 – Week 1 – Cut all pieces
Feb. 15 – Week 2 – Make Block 1 (1)
Feb. 22 – Week 3 – Make Block 2 (4)
Mar. 1 – Week 4 – Make Block 3 (4)
March 8 – Week 5 – Make Block 4 (4)
March 15 – Week 6 – Make Block 5 (8)
March 22 – Week 7 – Make Block 6 (4)
March 29 – Week 8 – Finish our quilts – 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 #PrismaticPartyQAL or Tag me in your photo!

Grag the pattern, pick the size you want to make. This pattern comes with directions for a Baby (48 x 48 in), Throw (60 x 60 in), Large Throw (72 x 72 in), X-Large Throw (84 x 84 in), Queen (96 x 96 in) and King (108 x 108 in) sizes.
Keep in mind that the larger quilt you make, the bigger the pieces and blocks will be.

JOIN ME! I will be filming a LIVE video in the Facebook Quilt Along group on Wed. Feb. 9th at 10:30am PST 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

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Prismatic Party Quilt and a Quilt Along!

You can now find my Prismatic Party Quilt in my shop!

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If you grab this pattern make sure to join in on the quilt along starting Feb. 8th! This pattern will be 25% OFF Jan. 25th to Feb 7th. And then it will be 15% OFF from Feb. 8th to March 29th! You can join the quilt along group here (make sure to answer the join questions so I can weed out the spam/fake accounts)

You can pick your preferred size to make. This pattern comes with directions for a Baby (48 x 48 in), Throw (60 x 60 in), Large Throw (72 x 72 in), X-Large Throw (84 x 84 in), Queen (96 x 96 in) and King (108 x 108 in) sizes.

It also gives you the option to make your flying geese with the 1 at 1 time method or the 4 at 1 time method, made slightly larger and then trimmed to size.

This pattern is great for the adventurous beginner to intermediate quilter.

QUILT ALONG SCHEDULE

Feb. 8 – Week 1 – Cut all pieces
Feb. 15 – Week 2 – Make Block 1 (1)
Feb. 22 – Week 3 – Make Block 2 (4)
Mar. 1 – Week 4 – Make Block 3 (4)
March 8 – Week 5 – Make Block 4 (4)
March 15 – Week 6 – Make Block 5 (8)
March 22 – Week 7 – Make Block 6 (4)
March 29 – Week 8 – Finish our quilts – 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 #PrismaticPartyQAL

I will film weekly video tutorial in the Facebook Quilt Along group and answer any questions you have!

Prismatic Party Quilt!

When I started designing this quilt, I was trying to go for my take on a medallion quilt. Starting with a block in the center and working my way out. I wanted to use some bright cheerful colors with a darker background color. I have been using a white background for my last couple quilts and I wanted to try something new.

The fabrics I used were all Kona Cottons:
A – Valentine
B – Jamaica
C – Duckling
D – Kiwi
E (Background) – Royal

I decided to quilt this is a check pattern, about 1 1/2 inches from the seams, in both directions. I used a bright yellow thread, because I thought it would be fun!

Here are the fabrics I’ve picked to use during the quilt along! I plan on making a baby size. I found these at Hawthorne Supply Co. (Not sponsored)

A – Kona – Grellow
B – Kona – Nightfall
C – Kona – White
D – Kona – Woodrose
E – Riley Blake – Liberty Fabrics – Bloomsbury Blossom

I hope you love this design and join us in the quilt along fun!

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Happy Quilting!
Andrea

TESTER QUILTS!!
My wonderful testers made some gorgeous versions of this Prismatic Party Quilt!

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Butterflies and Blooms Quilt Pattern

My Butterflies and Blooms Quilt Pattern is now available in my shop!

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This pattern was originally going to be two separate block patterns, but the more I thought about it, it just seemed right to put these two beautiful blocks together in the same quilt.

This is a 16 inch block quilt! This is my favorite size blocks. You can make a beautiful large block with out having super tiny pieces.

The pattern comes with directions for a Baby (48 x 48 in), Lap (48 x 64 in), Throw (64 x 80 in), Double (80 x 96 in), Queen (96 x 112 in) and King (112 x 112 in). If you would like to make a Twin size, I’d recommend making the Throw and adding a small border.

This pattern is great for the adventurous beginner to intermediate quilter.

This pattern comes with cutting instructions to make it scrappy/fat quarter friendly or you can making it using 6 main fabrics (3 for the Butterflies and 3 for the Blooms) with a background fabric.

My first quilt I made the baby size using the scrappy/fat quarter friendly directions. I went digging through my fabric bins and found a ton of this Atrium fabric by Joel Dewberry for Free Spirit Fabrics. I had made my daughter a twin size quilt using these fabrics and loved them so much, I bought way too much extra.

I was excited to find out I had plenty of these fabrics to make a baby size quilt.

I found a Kona cotton blue that was very close the the blue on the front for my backing fabric. I decided to try a new quilting style. I did organic wavy lines from the top to the bottom using my walking foot. I have been wanting to try this for a while, but was worried it would not turn out how I had envisioned it. I’m so happy with how it turned out. I would definitely try this on another quilt.

Next up, I’m making a throw size quilt using the 6 main fabrics cutting directions. I have been wanting to buy these Mountain Meadows fabrics for a long time and I thought these would be perfect for this quilt.

I hope you love this design as much as I loved making this quilt! I’m so excited to see your versions. Make sure to tag me when you are posting your photos on social media!
Share your photo’s with the hashtag #ButterfliesAndBloomsQuilt

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

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TESTER QUILTS

My tester’s versions turned out sooooo gorgeous!!

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I’m done – Finish Those UFQs 2021

Woohoo! I finished ALL of my quilts on my 2021 Finish Those UFQs list! I hope you were able to make some progress on you list, and I hope you are motivated to continue working on those unfinished quilts.

You can download the FREE Quilt Project tracker here:

LAST WEEK

My Goal was to finish my throw size Colorful Tiles Quilt and I did it! This was my last quilt on my unfinished quilts list. I started it in 2017! I can’t believe I finished all of them….well this doesn’t count the stack of pot holders, half made coffee cozies and pillow covers. But that’s a whole different list.

I decided to make a scrappy binding for this quilt with the left over scraps. Thankfully I had enough to bind this quilt. I love the look of a scrappy binding!

FUTURE GOALS

My goal going forward is to finish a quilt after I finish the top! I got my backing fabric in the mail for my baby size Butterflies and Blooms Quilt (in my shop July 13th). So I’m hoping to baste, quilt and bind that before I start making the throw size Butterflies and Booms quilt.

The fabric I ordered for the Throw size arrived yesterday! They are from the Mountain Meadow collection by Pipa Shaw for Figo fabrics. I bought most of mine from Beyond the Bolt and Blooms in teal from CatesSewModern on Etsy.
The background fabric is Ice Frappe by Kona Cotton, I bought this from Stash Fabrics.

I’m really excited to sew this version up!

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

Since my list is done, I’ll be working on my new Butterflies and Blooms quilts. But you can feel free to keep posting your finishes in my quilt along group.

I’m hoping to have the next quilt along start in September or early October!

JOIN ME for the LAST weekly LIVE Check in chat in the Facebook Quilt Along group, today (June 29th) at 7 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 – I’m done!

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Week 9: Finish Those UFQs 2021

It’s Week 9 of the Finish those unfinished Quilts 2021 challenge! I hope you’ve been able to make some progress on your list.

You can download the FREE Quilt Project tracker here:

LAST WEEK

I finished my scrappy baby size Butterflies and Blooms Quilt top! This pattern will be in my shop July 13, 2021!
It’s a 16 inch block quilt that can be made scrappy using fat quarters or you can make it using 6 main colors (3 for the Butterflies and 3 for the Blooms) with a background fabric.

While I am waiting for my backing fabric to arrive in the mail, I decided to work on my Colorful Tiles Quilt. I finished the making the backing, I basted and got about half of the quilting done. I went with ‘organic’ straight lines from the top to the bottom.

I quilted lines 1/2 inch from the seams with my walking foot. Then I measured 1 1/2 inch from those quilting lines, so I would have 2 additional lines down the center of the blocks.

THIS WEEKS GOALS

Since I’m working on the last quilt on my list, I think this will probably be my last week working on my UFQs list! Woohoo! My goal is to finish quilting my Colorful Tiles quilt and bind it.

I’m also hoping to start on a throw size Butterflies and Blooms Quilt. I should be getting the fabric I ordered in a couple days.

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 22nd) at 9:00 am 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

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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?

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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 7: Finish Those UFQs 2021

We are starting the 7th week of working on our unfinished quilts. I’m so happy I’m getting some of my older quilts finished. I can’t believe I only have 2 left on my list! Have you made some time to work on your older unfinished quilts?

You can download the FREE Quilt Project tracker here:

LAST WEEK:

My goal was to work on my Stepping Stone quilt! I finished the top, basted and started quilting this 85 x 85 inch quilt. I realized this is the largest quilt I’ve made so far.

So I decided to quilt it with straight lines diagonally, both directions to make a criss-cross pattern. I used my Hera marker to mark out my lines, using the squares and the 45 degree line on my ruler to help mark out my lines.

This was my first time quilting diagonally, and I’m loving how it’s turning out. It’s keeping very little bulk in my small throat machine.

THIS WEEKS GOALS:

This week my goal is to finish quilting this Stepping Stone quilt and start working on the binding! I actually made the binding strips last week. So I’ll be all ready to bind when I’m done quilting.

I’m also hoping to cut out the fabric for my Next Quilt Pattern! I had purchased a ton of these Atrium fabrics by Joel Dewberry, when purchasing fabrics for my daughters twin size quilt. I made it a few years back. I’m really trying to use up my fabric stash this year, so I think these will work perfectly. You can make this new pattern with 6 main colors and a background or it’s Fat Quarter(or 1/3 yard cut) friendly.

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 8st) at 10 am 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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