aka: Let’s DO this thing
aka: I finally found a little time to sew
aka: I’m starved for sewing interaction, please play with me?
The Road Trip Quilt Along, which was going to start the first Friday of June will BEGIN THIS FRIDAY, July 5th. Hooray! This week, I managed to make notes for the first 4 blocks, and I’ve already finished making the first block, Virginia Reel. I’ll post the tutorial Friday.
I will continue to post a tutorial of one state block every Friday for 12 week as we travel through 12 states on our hypothetical road trip from Virginia, up through Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and New York. Then we’ll travel through the New England states and back to Virginia by way of Pennsylvania.
This is a sampler quilt composed of twelve 12-inch blocks with sashing. The nature of a sampler means it’s tough to give you exact amounts of fabric that you will need. I recommend 2 yards of background fabric, and 2 to 2.5 yards of other fabric. So 4-5 half yards, 8-10 fat quarters, you get the idea.
I will be using all solids for my version of this sampler, in the color palette below. The dark gray is Kona coal and that will be my background.
The first block that we’ll be making, Virginia Reel, works equally well with 2 or 4 fabrics. I will be using 4 (and consequently, ending up with 2 blocks).
Please join the Road Trip Quilt Along Flickr group to share your fabric choices and blocks. Hope to see you Friday!