June 15, 2010

Simple Sampler Quilt Along Details

I'm so excited that some of you are wanting to quilt with me!  If you are new to quilting, not sure where to start, or just love sharing in the experience - you are in the right spot!  We will start with the most basic of blocks and proceed to a few more challenging, feel free to work at your own pace too - no pressure :)


My desire is to introduce all the basic, necessary skills for a quilter.  As you see there are 16 blocks, each is 12" with the sashing (white space between blocks) the quilt finishes at 58 inches square.  


I have the fabrics pictured in the quilt, 1/2 yard of 8 fabrics.  More than enough :)  if you are pulling scraps the largest square we cut will be 7 3/4", just find lots of scraps that work well together.  2 yards of white, or neutral of your choice. (I got my white - here!)  Eventually when we make a back, you will need 4 yards, and 1/2 a yard for binding - I think mine will be scrappy with the extra bits.
8 - 1/2 yard cuts + 2 yards of white
Other needed items ::
Sewing machine :)
Iron
Rotary cutter & mat
Rectangular Ruler
Pins
Marking pen or pencil

I have made a button for those participating!












Add it where you like and spread the word :)  I will compile a list of participants from yesterday's post and this one, and make a list next week so we can cheer each other along!

Are you ready!?  There's time to shop for fabric, if needed, I plan to post the first two blocks mid-week next week.

Happy Quilting~
Amy
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71 comments:

Samelia's Mum said...

Looks like fun. I'm eager to have a go at some new blocks and quilting techniques. Looking forward to it :-)

Barbara said...

You can count me in also. I have always liked doing the sampler quilts especially since they teach me new sewing techniques.

Busty LaRue said...

Never done a sampler quilt before...would love to join in on this one. I have tons of fabric in my stash that I need to use up!

KaHolly said...

You've done a nice job putting these blocks together. ~karen

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

I'm in for sure......I'll dig out fabric today, I'm hoping to have it in my stash. I'll grab that button and add it to my blog. Thanks for putting this all together. I can imagine how much work it is.

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NanaKaren said...

Yes, please count me in! Even though I have a few ongoing projects, I can work in a couple new blocks from this QAL in a week or so.

Thanks for doing this!

Karen

Melissa said...

Count me in. You have put together such fun blocksand the color combo's look great. Time to head to my fabric stash. So much fun!!

Emma said...

I'll be doing it, but I'll be working on scaling the sizes...I'm wanting it to be a baby quilt size (so no bigger than 40" wide). We'll see...I'll be sure to follow along with you!

Joanna said...

I'm joining you, Amy. I like quilting with an online group, so this will be fun for me. And I have plenty of fabric to choose from.

Isabel said...

Oh I would like to join. This will be my second quilt ever :) however, I won't be able to work on it until mid July. I'm going on vacation with kiddos next week.

btw, love your blog and tutorials!

Susan said...

Am gonna try to keep up with this one...will use my stash fabrics...I've acquired quite a bit since I started quilting last July:)Maybe a xmas theme...will see.

Stormy Days said...

I want to play, I've never done this before, but I like your sampler blocks. It will be like my first quilt class.

Andrea said...

HI Amy,
that's such a pretty sampler, and I love the fabrics you've chosen!
I'm not a 'along' type of person, as they end up being unfinished works for me. Something always gets in the way and I get behind. But I can't wait to read your tutorials and learn from them! Sounds like it will be fun...
Andrea

call me crazy said...

Very nice! I can't start another project, but I'll be peeking in and cheering from the sidelines. ;-)

Tracie said...

Just added your button to my blog! I'm in!!!

bethanndodd said...

I have so many things going on but I am going to do it anyway! Hooray, this is my first quilt-along...can't wait!

live a colorful life said...

I'm IN! I'll add the button to my blog later today. Fun!

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

Sounds like fun! And the button is a great idea! :)

a.niza said...

yay! I'm in...love the button too ;-)

Amy said...

Amy, this is so cute! And why oh why did I have to see it? I am just going to have to join :)
Good thing I have a little bit more time this summer! Now I am off to shop my stash!

That Girl said...

Count me in! I love quilt alongs and I've never made a sampler quilt so this will be fun!

Jennifer :)

Terry's Crafty Fingers said...

Hi, I've never made a quilt before but would love to join in if it's not to late. Please bear with me if I ask something dumb sounding. I have some of the items needed and will be picking up the rest tomorrow.

Lindsay said...

looka great, I would love to quilt along too, I think I have 8 different but the same fabrics that would look good together! Cant wait to get started!

edakid said...

Count me in..I would love to do a sampler quilt...Please have patience I am still learning..

georgie said...

Hi Amy,
I could do with trying a sampler quilt and it's nice to have a go at something structured and motivated rather than trying to muddle through something on my own I can't wait!!
Georgie x

Petit Debutant said...

Wish I could, but I have taken a pledge (to myself) that I cannot join any more things until I have completed at least half of my UFO list which right now stands at 16!

Deci said...

I'll try to keep up. I'm finishing my accidental quilt, and also sewing up washcloths to send to the Gulf at Craft Hopes current project.
I added the button at my blog http://rickrackshack.blogspot.com/

Charlotte said...

I am a brand new quilter and am sooo excited about your quilt along! I've loved (and book-marked) your tutorials! This is just what I need to move along.

Charlotte said...

I am a brand new quilter and am sooo excited about your quilt along! I've loved (and book-marked) your tutorials! This is just what I need to move along.

creativedawn said...

I put your button on my side bar of this blog
fabrikdea.blogspot.com and will blog about it as soon as I round up some fabs for the quilt!

hugz, Pam

creativedawn said...

Well, I just couldn't wait until the fabrics were picked...takes me waaay toooo long! blogged about you here...http://fabrikdea.blogspot.com/2010/06/its-park-city-girl-again.html

Jacque. said...

Hey Amy...I'm thinkin' I need to join this as I have some fabric I was going to use for another quilt that I have since decided not to do. Perfect designs to use these fabrics for. Plus, joining the quilt along will keep me moving on it. {grin}

Melanie said...

That will be my first QAL! Looking forward to it! :)

christine said...

Hi Amy, I can't wait to start. I am a beginner and love fabric, so I hope to be using some of my stash. I hope that being part of a the quilt around will keep me going.

quilterfaye said...

Hi Amy,May not be a beginner but I still need help! I'd love to try new blocks. Please may I join In. No Blog Yet.
fayemartyn@yahoo.ca

Carol said...

I really want to do your quilt along so hopefully, I can get my siggy blocks finished this week. If only there were 50 hours in a day.

Poppyprint said...

very cool that you're going to do a traditional sampler quilt along. Once people make these blocks, they'll be able to just about make anything they wish!!

BethG said...

This will be perfect for some stashbusting. I've been wanting to do a sampler quilt for some time now. Thanks, I'm looking forward to this!!

Sew Lovins said...

Cool...I have always wanted to do a sampler quilt! Thanks

Heather said...

I'm away from my sewing machine until Sunday but I'd love to join!

Anna.G. said...

Hi!
I'm in! we are on vacation next week but i hope to get along the week after.

Beana said...

Hi friend! Your blog looks great :) I don't get to see it much b/c I usually read blogs in Google Reader and your feed only gives a link...not the text. Reading blogs on my iphone is my wind down time at night in bed! So thrilled with the success the Lord is blessing you with.

Rose D. said...

I have never done something like this before but want to post the button on my facebook page. I am not sure how to go about it but I copied and pasted your link which does direct people back here but if there's a way you can tell me to copy the button, I'd gladly do that as well =)

Rose D.

Melissa said...

I have picked my fabric and decided on a Christmas Theme. I am so excited to get started.

Karen said...

I'm in! I'm hoping to use some of my many scraps.

grammy and papi said...

Yes, yes, please count me in. I know I have too many other things going right now, but so want to learn how to quilt.

Have a God Filled Day
Shirley

Wenchy Woman said...

I was trying to figure out what kind of quilt I should make for my son with my husbands rejected work shirts (the fabric is in great shape but there are only so many time you can replace buttons ect). After seeing the picture of the proposed quilt my son spent a while trying to peel his jaw off the floor. I will be doing this and I snagged a button for my blog. :)

crickets said...

I'm in - love sampler quilts and this is just perfect! Can't wait to start :)

Linda said...

Count me in! Sounds like fun!

Liz said...

i really would like to do this .Hoping and praying I do not get distracted

Kelly said...

This sounds so great! I'm just wondering if you have an approximate idea of how long this may go for and what the pace will be like? I really want to join in but would like to figure out if I have enough time.
Thanks for your hard work!

teresamnj said...

Can't wait to start, and posted it on my blog!

Veronica said...

Hi Amy!
I want to participate in the sampler quilt ... I learn with you!
I will put the button on my blog for other Chilean girls join.
Hugs and kisses,
Veronica de Chile

Alice said...

I've been looking for a new quilt to do, and this seems like just the opportunity!
I'm in :)
-Alice

Liesl said...

I have been wanting to start a quilt and this is it! Except I'll be using vintage sheets. Ooooh, I hope I don't flop it.

mom said...

Hmmm, still trying to decide....I have so many other quilts to work on right now, I don't know if I need another temptation! LOL!

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

alexa said...

I have 8 fat quarters I'm eager to use. Do you think I can scale down to 6x6 squares?

Summer :) said...

I'm all for it! Best part! I have magority of those fabrics! :) I love the colors, bright and beautiful! :) I keep checking back everyday hoping you have posted the block early! :)

BaileyGirl5 said...

I've been wanting to make a quilt with just red and white. Would this be a good quilt to make with just two colors? My second quilt ever your zig zag so I'd love to make another one with you!

Christy said...

I have scraps that I'm still trying to kill, so I'm going to see what I can do with those ... or I might dig into my stash of Meadowsweet again. Not sure what to do yet.

rayfamily said...

Hi Amy! I'm new to quilting and can't wait to learn!! Count me in!

snowyulia said...

I'd love to join in, too! I have some knowledge, but no practice of quilting at all. So I hope, this project will become a good beginnig for me. Than you for this opportunity to learn and practice!

Jan said...

I'm relatively new to quilting and I'm looking forward to quilting along with you.

Wendy said...

I want to join in on the fun too. I've made one baby quilt and am working on a second. But both are strip quilts so I'm excited to try this sampler and learn some new stuff!

Laura said...

Good Morning!
This looks like fun...and I have so much scrap fabric...I'd love to join you girls! Thanks for hosting this!
Blessings,
Laura

theodora said...

Hi amy ,got the botton yesterday on to my blog, I am ready to start . that will be another top that needs to be quilted.

KaHolly said...

Amy, this is a great idea. It will be fun to follow along. ~karen

~ Mel ~ said...

Hope it's not too late to join you! I've already added the button to my blog so... LOL Looking forward to adding some new block creations and using up some stash!

Rie said...

Thanks Amy I know I'm late but I will be staring in on the fun! You always come up with the best ideas!
Rie.

Shannon said...

Ok so far so good. I love your tutorials on these blocks. I am almost caught up.