Hey Girls, I'm so excited to finally get to start our Quilt Along--I've been waiting for this fun for quite a while.
First, let me say that I so enjoyed getting to read all of your answers to the tag -- getting to learn a bit more about each of you. And, let me tell you -- you are also very Creative Charming Girls. I really did love all of the names. Thank you so much for sharing.
But, Esther, came up with the name that stole my heart:
Half-Pint. Like Esther, the name reminded me of my childhood days when I used to watch "Little House On The Prairie". It was one of my favorite shows. This was the nickname Charles Ingalls called little Laura -- Half-Pint.
And, since the pieces are so small -- Half Pint seemed to fit perfectly.
Esther -- you win a $25.00 Gift Certificate to our store. I'll e-mail you with the details--Happy Shopping.
Now, let's get this Half-Pint Quilt Along started. Here is a road map of what we'll be doing over the next 6 weeks.
Week 1 - Gather Your Fabric
Week 2 - Cutting the Quilt
Week 3 - Piecing the Quilt Center
Week 4 - Piecing the Borders
Week 5 - Quilting the Quilt
Week 6 - Binding the Quilt
(detailed instructions to complete each part of the quilt will be posted here each Thursday)
Week 7 - 2 Lucky Winners Announced (did I mention I'm heading to Quilt Market soon?? -- hint, hint).
I'll be giving instructions for 2 sizes. The first size is 41" x 41", the size of the quilt sample:
For the Mini Quilt, You'll Need:
1 3/4 Yards Background Fabric
41 medium/dark strips of fabric that are 2 1/4" x 20" long (you can cut these off of fat quarters from your stash or use jelly roll strips). This fabric will be used for the 9 patches, saw tooth border, and scrappy binding.
Note: I prefer a medium binding. If you prefer a wider binding, use 2 1/2" strips.
For the Lap Quilt, You'll Need:
4 1/4 Yards Background Fabric
48 medium/dark precut 10" squares You can cut these from fabric in your stash or use layer cakes. This fabric will be used for the 9 patches, saw tooth border, and scrappy binding.
Here is my fabric for the Quilt Along
Want to join the fun? Post a comment here letting me know you're in, and also telling me which size quilt you'll be doing. If you're a blogger, post your progress each week on your blog, and comment with your link to that week's post for the Quilt Along each week, (the link to the new post will be placed behind the Quilt Along Logo to the right) -- so that we can all enjoy the fun of following you along.
If you're a non-blogger, then you can e-mail me pictures as we Quilt Along to post here.
This is really going to be SEW FUN -- I can't wait to see your fabrics.