Carol and I are so excited to get this party started! Hope you all are excited about joining us in the
"Simple Things" quilt along. Everyone is welcome to participate with us. Please feel free to use
We have two versions for you to chose from! There is the larger version that Carol made:
it is 72" x 72". You can find the fabric requirements for the larger version HERE! And, I made the smaller version
which is 38" x 38".
I was chatting with Carol on the phone, and asked her if she'd like to work together to design a quilt for our quilt along. She sent me a couple of blocks, I added a couple of blocks - and voila! We have two fun quilts.
Each week for the next several weeks, we'll post instructions for completing the quilt! This week we're giving you the fabric requirements, next week cutting . . . until we get to the binding. We're going to take it slow - so that everyone can relax and enjoy the process! In the end, we'll have a parade and a prize drawing for those who complete their quilt tops!
Fabric Requirements for "Simple Things" (Mini):
62 Charm Squares or 5" Squares (or equivalent)
2 Yards Background Fabric
5/8 Yard Red Dot Fabric for Star Points, Buttons, & Binding
1 Skeen Red Embroidery Floss (optional)
20 - 1/2" Fabric Covered Buttons (or Regular Buttons)
1 1/4 Yards Backing
I used "Sew Cherry" fabric by Riley Blake (with Red Essential Dot & Bella Solid White for the background). Carol used Minick & Simpson fabric from her stash by Moda.
This quilt (both the making of it - and the giving / keeping / displaying / snuggling of it) was intended to remind us that it really is just the "Simple Things" in life that bring us true joy - a chat on the phone with a friend, tasting good food, traveling, laughing, dancing, singing, time with family, etc.
So, as you shop (your stash or for new fabric), stitch and quilt along with us - we hope that you'll remember the "Simple Things" that bring you joy - and take time from your busy lives to enjoy them!
Here's to another fun quilt along!