We’ve been thinking it would be fun to hang out together and make a quilt. Airfares, real life, money and the like has scuppered our plans to have everyone in one room…but we could do it together virtually, couldn’t we? A quilt along! The very first Fat Quarterly quilt along.
Would you like to join in? I bet you won’t even need to go shopping for supplies.
We’re going to be making a quilt using the block in the picture above. One block, 80 times over for a quilt that finishes up at 44 x 55 inches. Perfect for a Christmas present for a little one, or baby shower gift, or just for snuggling under on the sofa.
Want the stats?…here we go;
You will need either 1 jelly roll


20 different FQs (you won’t use all the fabric in the FQs, but 20 gives you a nice variety of colour/pattern) plus a 55cm cut or 3/4 of a yard cut.

*****Edit – if you want to make the bigger size 30 FQs should be plenty*******
(If you’d prefer a larger quilt, use 2 jelly rolls and end up with a quilt that measures 66 x 72 inches – you will need to make 132 blocks for the bigger size)
Here’s the schedule for those of you that like to plan ahead…
Monday September 6th – cutting instructions (both jelly roll and FQ cutting instructions)
Monday September 13th – piecing
Monday September 20th – quilt top assembly
Monday September 27th – wrap up

We’ll be posting progress in the Fat Quarterly flickr group and also here on the blog.
Why don’t you join us and grab the button?

We hope you do!!!!


Just in case you don’t have a jelly roll or 20 fat quarters lying around (or just need a good reason to buy new fabric), the wonderful Anna Luna at Crafty Girls Workshop is offering you, our readers, 10% your entire order at her shop.

Use the discount code FQ10 when you place an order.

Crafty Girls Workshop happily accepts international orders and if you order now you should receive in time for the September 6th kick off.