Quiltville Custom Quilting
Students will bring scraps and 2.5" strips to share with others in the class so that everyone has a variety of fabrics to play with.
Please come with a variety of lights (backgrounds) And darks to play with! You may choose 1 accent color for the star points. In the quilt above, I chose many greens for the star points, with each block having the same fabric in all 8 points. Star points may be whatever color you wish, even a scrappy mix!
How big of a quilt do you want to make? I set the quilt 8X9 which required 72 blocks. I cut the pieces from my scraps for each block individually just as shown on the pattern page. The center measures 80X90 before borders. You may wish to make a smaller quilt to suit your needs.
In the sample quilt, each block is different. Each 9 patch in the block centers uses 2 different colors of strips. Each block uses one green cut into 8 squares for the star points. Each star has 4 different corners, and 4 different background pieces. There are 72 blocks in the quilt.
Why is there no "exact" yardage given for this quilt? It's a scrap quilt! It's difficult to figure yardage when each fabric is less than 1/8 of a yard per block.
Each block is 10" finished, and information is given for what is needed for each block. Because it is a one day class, bring enough to sew with, you can always add more later. The objective is to use what you have in your quilt stash and make a beautiful quilt!
Please come with some of your scraps or FQ's already cut into 2.5" strips. It may save you time to "kit" them as shown below. The directions for the quilt are found at http://quiltville.com/sisterschoicepf.html and it is helpful if you take the time to read through them before class starts. Please print out your own set of instructions to help us keep printing costs to the guild at a minimum! Be aware of anyone in the class who does not have a printer or internet access, and maybe think about an extra copy just in case :c)
Yes, you can use jelly rolls for this quilt, but as each jelly roll contains a different number of strips equalling unknown yardage, together with not always the same amount of either light or dark strips, you may need to add to your jelly roll to include more lights from your stash, or accent pieces for your star points, etc. It's a good place to start your color palette, but usually isn't sufficient to use just a jelly roll for the whole quilt. (Each fabric line is different.....so I can't lump them all together as what is included in each roll.)
Block Size: 10"
This is what you need to complete one block:
(2) 2 1/2"X 11" strips for 9 patch center + (1) 2 1/2" square for the final corner.
(in this case it's the yellow square at the top left)
(4) 2 1/2" neutral squares for block corners
(4) 2 1/2" X 6 1/2" neutral rectangles for block sides
(8) 2 1/2" Squares of green for the star points.
Kit up each block as shown (if desired) and come ready to sew!
*Note* Using just the picture above, I did some quick yardage figuring as if you were to make the complete quilt with 72 of just the block shown above with the red & yellow 9 patch in the center. I thought this might help you know your approximate total yardage for the block portion of the quilt:
Red: 1 1/2 yards
Yellow: 1 7/8 yards
Green: 2 1/2 yards
Background Neutral: 4 1/2 yards
Inner border: 1 yard
Outer border: 1 1/2 yards
But of course, this is only if you were doing the whole quilt in only 4 fabrics. Do you see why it works a bit differently when figuring scraps into the equation?
In addition to your fabric you will need the basics:
I am really looking forward to spending this time with your guild digging into our scraps! Of course, goodies (ie: chocolate!) are always welcome as snacks if your venue allows them!
Questions or Comments? I would love to hear from you!! Quiltville@gmail.com
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