A Quilty Kind of Girl

July 1, 2010

Summer Quilt Along Q & A

Filed under: Quilting — quiltcetera @ 5:00 am

Hi ya’!
There have been many questions about the Summer Stars Sampler Quilt Along. Many, many questions. 🙂 That is the reason for this incredibly, informative post which hopefully will clear up all questions, and concerns you may have!

1)Q. Where can I buy a kit for this quilt?
A. There are NO kits available for this quilt. The Fat Quarter Shop carries this specific fabric line, but they are unable to kit these. You must download the fabric requirements and shop for each fabric individually.

2) Q. Is this quilt along free?
A. Yes! These free patterns will be available until the end of September!

3) Q. May I use fabrics from my stash for this quilt?
A. Of course! I would love to see your version of this quilt!!

4) Q. Any chance we will cut cutting instructions beforehand so we can be ready to go on July 6th?
A. Nope! 🙂

5) Q. Will a beginner be able to handle it, or would this be considered an intermediate or higher project?
A. I would consider this quilt to be intermediate. The good news is, that I have also planned a beginner friendly version, and you can find more info in yesterday’s post. 🙂

6) Q. When the fabric requirements say 1/4 yard, will a Fat Quarter work or does it need to be a width of fabric cut?
A. Excellent question! A fat quarter will work perfectly.

Thanks to all of you for your questions! Please leave any other questions you may have and I will be happy to answer ASAP!

Quilty Hugs,

June 30, 2010

Summer Star Sampler Alternative

Hello my quilty friends!
I wanted to share this picture with you. It’s the summer stars sampler, but easier! For this alternative, I’ve removed the center block which makes this version of the quilt beginner friendly. So here it is…..

Fabrics are Moda's  Fresh Cottons by Fig Tree Quilts

Beginner friendly summer stars quilt pattern

You will also need the Fabric Requirements (click the link) if you’d like to make this quilt. So I hope if you were intimidated by the original Star Sampler, perhaps this one will get you quilting with us over the summer months!
This free quilt pattern will be released weekly, beginning July 6. If you would like to use fabrics from your own stash, you are certainly welcome to do so, I can not wait to see all the different versions of this quilt!!

Quilty Hugs,

PS. Tomorrow, I will write a post addressing all the questions that readers have asked about the Summer Star Sampler Quilt. Feel free to leave your questions, and I will do my best to include them!

June 16, 2010

Introducing the Summer Star Sampler Quilt Along

Summer Star Sampler Quilt Along

Join me in making a beautiful Star Sampler Quilt this summer.

Well my quilty friends, it is time to introduce the lovely Summer Star Sampler quilt. I will be offering tutorials to make this beauty every Tuesday, beginning July 6 through Aug 31. I will give you instructions for two blocks per week, followed by the center medallion, then borders. This is where you can find your fabric requirements (click the words!!).

Be sure to visit the Fat Quarter Shop, where you can find all the fabrics you need for this project. I am thrilled that the Fat Quarter Shop has agreed to sponsor this project by providing the fabrics to make this beautiful quilt. Get over there and shop your little heart out right now!! Have your fabric requirements list handy! You will need to order each fabric as yardage, this quilt is NOT available as a kit, but FQS does have all the fabrics you will need. 🙂 Take a peek at the gorgeous fabrics below….

Fresh Cottons by Fig Tree

oooooooh! They are so pretty! I love em!!

Moda's Fresh Cottons by Fig Tree from Fat Quarter Shop

Visit the Fat Quarter Shop to get your fabrics for the Summer Star Sampler Quilt Along

If you’d like to join me in making this pretty quilt, be sure to grab a banner to post on your own blog!
Quilty Hugs,

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