Monday, April 27, 2009

one a day-a quilt along

I'm thinking about doing a quilt along (of sorts), based on this fabulous quilt.

inspiration quilt and photos courtesy of swim notes. (who is my quilting hero, by the way.) thank you, Melanie!

I started making a scrappy quilt based on this one back in January. I was making two blocks a day, but somewhere about day 6 I fizzled out. (Impressive, huh?) I'm ready to get back at it, and I was wondering if you would like to join me? Make one 9 patch a day. By the middle of the summer, we would all have enough blocks to make this quilt top. Anyone care to join me? If so, leave a comment and I will add your name to my sidebar. We can upload our photos on flickr to the quilt-a-long pool (maybe a week of blocks at a time) and we can all make a dent in our scraps, stash, or both!

To make the 9 patch block, you will need 9 2.5" squares (cut). Sew together using a quarter inch seam allowance. The block will measure 6.5" unfinished and 6" finished.

The final quilt size is about 66" x 90".

Yardage requirements:

For the blocks you will need a total of 3.25 yards of various prints. (That includes 70 nine patch blocks and the scrappy border.)

For the sashing you will need about 3.5 yards of white fabric. (Because I know someone will ask, I will be using bleached muslin for sashing.)

366 comments:

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Sherry said...

I'll join in, sounds like fun. Thanks for the offer!

happygma said...

Count me in! I like the idea of using up some of my (big) stash.

Unknown said...

I'm ready! I have absolutely no extra time (opening a new quilt shop in June)but I'm willing to try! Go!Cutter 2 1/2" Squares yay!

Nichole said...

I would love to do this with everyone! Looking forward to it!

Hannah said...

Count me in! Looking forward to using up some scraps!

Unknown said...

HI there. My original comment up there was labeled "Me" and I signed it Celeste. That's me - Celeste. Also, when were we beginning - yesterday, today, tomorrow? Thanks

Leslie said...

ok...i think i can do this. I am going to give this a try. i hope i can dig up enough scraps to use those up before i hit the stash.

kokina said...

ciao :)
Francesca from Milano.
i love your blog!
i am going to quilt along the 9 patch with u with much joy!
thanks a lot
Francesca

Aimee said...

Can I join too? I started making some nine patch squares way back before Christmas but I just wasn't sure what I wanted the completed quilt to look like. Then when you posted about this quilt last time, I knew that was what I wanted my quilt to look like. Thanks for the inspiration and the motivation!

Kendra said...

I'm up for it - my first quilt-along...woohoo!

Azul said...

I'd love to start quilting, and if this would be open to beginners, I'd love to give it a whirl.

Nuttygirl said...

I want to try. I want to finish a bed size quilt and this would be a great easy way to do it. I can use the scraps from my other sewing projects to make a nine-patch each day. I am sending this link to my mom so she might give it a try too!

Clair said...

I like it.

Shabby Raggy Roses said...

Yes please include me in your quilt along! Love thoses little 9 patches...
Best wishes,
Jenelle

Ida from Central PA said...

Please, I'd like to join.

Ida L. in Central PA

Sewing Grandma said...

Count me in too!
Cathy

Cryssy said...

I'm new to quilting but I'm willing to attempt this. Maybe fun, maybe torture...we'll see. ;)

Stephie @ Narrative Self said...

I have been back and forth, thinking shall I shan't I, shall I shan't I? Of course I shall. I may actually have to buy some fabrics to do this though, as my 'stash' isn't much of one! I'm hoping that seeing the development of other's quilts will keep me motivated!

Brenda said...

count me in I would love to join the group.
Brenda:)

kokina said...

ciao again,
when did u start with first block?
is it one a day?
francesca

Thimbleanna said...

OhMyGosh. What HAVE you done??? I have visions of 9 patches flooding the internet. I've been thinking about making exactly this quilt with my newly aquired fabric scraps -- no time like the present, huh??? Like so many others, I can't make one a day, but I'll have catch-up weekends! ;-)

Nicole said...

Fun! I'll join the band wagon. :) When do we start?

Britt said...

Count me in - who can resist that quilt???

Alison said...

This is the perfect size project for me to do at this time. I am going to join you!!

Kathy - Pink Chalk Studio said...

I love that quilt, perfect project for a quilt along. Thanks!

The Knight's said...

this mama is in!!!

Frou said...

Would love to have a go at a quilt along - though not sure how I'd go as I handpiece!

But, ninepatches are easy, could sew them as I travel into work.

Annieofbluegables said...

I think I can do that too. How exciting.
~a

Stephie @ Narrative Self said...

Frou, I'll be hand piecing it too - we can keep each other company!
Stephie

Nanci said...

I'd love to join and have always wanted to make a scrappy 9 patch and will finally get to use up some mounting scraps.

imagrandma2five said...

Like I need another project, but what the heck, count me in too! I love 9 patches and have a ton of pink and purple fqs just sitting here.
Karen in Indiana
http://grandmachicken.blogspot.com

Lindsey said...

Would love to join! How fun...great idea...low pressure! Can you tell us how you choose you color combinations? Yours always seem to melt together like magic whereas mine stick out like a sore thumb!

Libby said...

I really want to do this! I'm so inspired by your quilts (and I love Swim Notes quilts) I really want to try to be more "loose" with my color choices, and I think this 9-patch is a perfect starting point! Thanks, Libby

Jessica Christensen said...

Well, it looks like I'm a little late, but I suppose I can catch up. Your list of names is gonna be long, girl! I always need to use up scraps around here, so this will be fun!

Keri said...

I already started!

Amy said...

I would love to join! How fun!
I know just the fabrics I am going to use!

motherbee said...

I'll Join! Thanks for the fun!

Leslie said...

ok, i really am doing it....yesterday i did two instead of just one

Renee said...

What a super idea! I'm in!!
Won't be able to do one a day, but I'll try to do make ups on the weekends to catch up, lol.

Karen said...

Wonderful idea! I was hoping you'd do another quilt-along soon. This will be a great stash-buster. I'm in!

Betsy said...

count me in

Anonymous said...

I almost hesitate to join in this time since my last two attempts didn't turn out so well. But I'm getting better at sewing those 1/4 seams and having the finished blocks come out the correct size. Happens most of the time now. So please add my name to the list of those participating.

Alice said...

I am in. This is my first quilt along, and only my second quilt. What a great way to keep at it. Here goes :)

edeenut said...

Would love to do this, thanks for the idea.

Simone de Klerk said...

I like it and I'll try it! So count me in!

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Leslie said...

if it is not too late, I would love to join. I love scrap quilts!

Leslie

Busy Little Quilter said...

This sounds like fun! I'm in!!!

martameiga said...

I would love to join... but I am not sure if I can make it one a day... do have scraps though.... I will try. :) When do we start?
Marta

Unknown said...

I've been lurking for almost a year! I'm in! This may very well end up being the first quilt I finish:) Colors....off to the stash to figure that out.

Ryan said...

I'm definitely interested in joining a quilt a long. I have a pile of Hawaiian shirts waiting to become a quilt, and I think this would be a great design to use them for.

Nanette Merrill said...

This would make a good "leaders and enders" quilt.

Jnaine B said...

Yes,count me in. Looking forward to using some scraps.

Deb Robertson Writes said...

Absolutely, count me in. This sounds like a very do-able project. thanks!

Lisa said...

OK, I'm in....but are you starting today?? Did you start Monday? I am just like you to fizzle out after a week or so :) Also, it will be good to post in batches of a week so if we get behind a day or two we can make it up before it's time to post!
-Lisa

Zonnah said...

I would like to make this quilt as well :)

Jacky O said...

Count me in!! I think this will be so fun! What a great way to use up all those wonderful scraps!!
Jacky O

jackyosews.wordpress.com

CJ said...

I am going to give this a try. I might not be one a day but I think for the week's worth it will all even out.
Question though while I am cutting blocks...what should we be cutting for the scrapping border?

El said...

Count me in too! This the perfect pattern for some stash I have had kickin' around for.... ok too long! I usually don't hold onto things but I did this for some reason :)
PS My "Flee" year old turns four in a couple days. I take nibbles of him every night so he'll stay little!
El

Hrönnsa said...

I´d love to join in, what a great idea!

Joyzelle said...

I am in....I have been wanting to join a quilt-along.

Jodie said...

I KNOW I AM LATE, BUT PLEASE PLEASE SIGN ME UP. MY BLOG IS WWW.JUSTBECAUSEJODIE.COM IF YOU NEED THAT OR MY FLICKR IS NAME IS SIMPLYKIDSOCALA. THANKS FOR DOING THIS I HAVE NEVER JOINED ANY TYPE OF GROUP PROJECT, SO THIS SHOULD BE FUN!

Rachel said...

Oh, what fun! I've wanted to join a quilt-along, but not yet found one that seems do-able. This is it! Thanks! :)

Vanessa said...

Count me in! Thanks!

Candace said...

I'm a little late, but count me in too. It is such a pretty quilt.

Val said...

Yes, add me. I may be a little slow since I am not through with the star quilt but I want to do this. Thanks for teaching us!

Debbie in NE said...

Please add me, too. Sounds like fun! Will have to pick up some more prints as stash is very small. Always looking for an excuse to shop for fabric! This will be my first quilt-along and second quilt. (I'm still working on the first.)

Jeanette said...

I'm in!

Krista said...

Please count me in. Looks like a great motivator to use up some stash. I only have two blocks done but will try to catch up. I'm also working on a blooming nine patch right now so I should be an expert at nine patches by the end of this project!

Regi said...

Count me in... this sounds like fun.

~Regi

Clare Carter said...

Excellent!! When do we start?? I fully intend to break the daily rule though as I know there will be days I don't do a single thing and days when I make up for it : ))

Carlotta said...

I want to join. I think I can handle one nine-patch a day. Please add me to your list.
~Tootles for now!

Valerie said...

I am in! I have a ton of squares cut already that I had wanted to make a 9 patch or postage stamp quilt wil- they have been sitting in a box for months. I am starting today with my square a day!

Susan said...

Yes, count me in. I enjoy your quilt-alongs so very much.

Valerie said...

Count me in! I started this morning and cranked out five blocks -- enough to get me caught up through tomorrow. I'll put up a blog post this afternoon with the pictures...

Now, is this a 7-day-a-week deal, or just M-F we need to turn these blocks out? :)

Aimee said...

Is it too late to join? I thought I commented a few days ago, but now can't find my comment. Guess it got lost in cyber space somehow. oops!

I started making a few nine patch squares way back before Christmas but wasn't quite sure what to do with them. Then when you posted about this quilt the first time I knew that was what I wanted to do with my quilt. So now I've started working on it again. My dimensions will be a little different, but I guess that doesn't matter too much. Please count me in if it isn't too late. Thanks so much!

Elle said...

Hi- I must have forgotten to press "publish" I'm new at this blog stuff:) Count me in! I've had some favorite fabric since college (too long ago) I'd love to do this with it!
Elle

Jill said...

I have been lurking for a couple of weeks now, and I just love your easy going style.
I am all in on the quilt-along. I started Wednesday, and will get caught up. And that was might first 9-patch ever!
I am thinking I will use one day to cut seven days worth of blocks then be able to sew them when I get the chance throughout the week.

Anonymous said...

This is great fun....count me in! I've already made my quota for this week!
Charlene

Lori in South Dakota said...

Great idea-I want to play along. I have a whole BOX of 2.5" strips! I'm off to play now!

the five of us said...

Ok, I'm game. I've never done this before....eep.....

The starters on the flickr pool are amazing so far!

Jenny said...

Count me in! I think I'm ready for another quilt-a-long.

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

Please add me to the list...this looks fun and a great way to de-stash my scrap pile!

Cindy said...

Count me in!

Robbie Jones said...

count me in....getting a late start but i think i'll be able to catch up!!

Saren said...

I'm in.

Anonymous said...

I found your blog while I was searching for Plain Spoken quilt. I love your quilts, they are amazing! This would be my first quilt-a-long. Please count me in. Thanks!

Zeynep in St Louis

Heather said...

I'd love to join, too. So much fun.

Stephanie D said...

I think I can handle this. Heaven knows there are enough scraps floating around for it!

Please count me in!

Purple Paisley Patch said...

Is it too late to join in? This is a great way to do a little bit of sewing every day which is just what I need. Please sign me up. :-)

liloca, liloquinha said...

Vou participar, parece bom!!!
liége

anna~ said...

What a great idea...crazymom! I'm a genuine groupie...so I want IN too! LOL. Thanks much for your fun blog and inspiration.

merrily row said...

well, i guess I am number 293. I started a nine patch in 2006, maybe I can finish it in 2009. I lot of nines there.

thehummingcat said...

Fantastic idea, I am going to make 3 for teachers gifts this Christmas, thanks for the inspiration. Can you add my name to the side bar please? Thanks, Adds xx

Scarlett Burroughs said...

I'm going to join this one, my first Quilt Along. Great idea and I appreciate that it's not too difficult a daily goal which increases the chances I'll stay with it. I am making a quilt top today, so will start this on May - will have to do some makeup blocks along the way. Anywho, I linked to this Quilt Along on my sub blog at Craft Gossip. http://quilting.craftgossip.com/

I cannot wait to see everyone's creations. --Scarlett

Scarlett Burroughs said...

Oops left out the date I'll start. Tomorrow May 3rd. :-)

Elizabeth said...

Is it too late to join in? I would love to attempt this - I sure have plenty of scraps! Thanks for organizing.

Inés - Trapitos de colores said...

hola Amanda. Me llamo Ines y me gustaria seguirte en este proyecto.
Mi correo es palmarejo@gmail.com
¿cuando empezamos? Mi blog es
http://trapitosdecolores.blogspot.com/

Unknown said...

Hello Amanda!!! Me apunto a este SAL. Soy Adela y vivo en Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain). Mi email es: adelacromero@gmail.com
Do we begin? My blog is http://adela-mi-rinconcito.blogspot.com/
Besos. Adela.

Renate Bischoff said...

What a wonderful idea. I am in.
Renate

Meg said...

I know I am starting late, but I would love to join! I will try to do a couple this weekend to catch up!

My blog: http://fashionedbymeg.blogspot.com

debra said...

count me in as well....am sure i can cope with one of these a day...

Deb

onlinelesley said...

After much procrastination, I've decided to have a go a this, I know you have already started, but I will probably end up doing a smaller quilt anyway. Hopeful I can keep up with it all! I'm nervous!

Unknown said...

I'd love to join in! Can't wait to get started this week.

hetty said...

I would love to join in this! Am I too late? Maybe I could do two a day until I catch up.

Pauline said...

I would love to do this with you! Thanks!

quiltin fool said...

I'm going to do this one. I love the white sashing and also have bleached muslin that I will use. Anne

Bellas Manualidades by Thais Wever said...

It is exactly what I need. I´m in.

Deb said...

Please add my name - I'd like to join! ~ Deb in Va

Anonymous said...

I don't know if I can really make one a day, but I can try. So I will! Off to make one right now.

Michele said...

I've thought about joining a quilt-a-long before but never jumped in the deep end. Now's the time! This one is completely feasible.

Grey Cat said...

I've been wanting to do a nine-patch recently... Count me in!

Solidia said...

I would like to join in!:)

Quiltsmiles said...

I'd love to play along. Count me in please.
Jane

Rose Marie said...

I'm crazy for 9-patches .... count me in. I think mine will be made from my blue scraps.

Mary Perrine said...

I'm in. I just finished my saw tooth star quilt from your earlier tutorial and now am ready for the nine patch. You can see the saw tooth here:
http://mryperrine.blogspot.com/
I used batiks and I liked them too. I also added sashing and borders around the blocks to add dimension. The binding was all of the left over pieces from the quilt, but I still have a lot and I am thinking of using them in the 9 patch; ) Thanks Amandajean for the great tutorials and explanations on how to set the blocks.

BeachBlythe said...

Please please count me in. I have a ton of 4 inch squares cut out for a yo yo quilt that will never ever see the light of day. I am going to adjust the dimensions to fit what I have already. I think I would rather have a yo yo pillow instead!!!!

Red Pepper Quilts - Rita Hodge said...

Hi, I would love to join your Quilt-Along! Please sign me up! Sounds like fun!

Red Pepper Quilts

Emily said...

Yay!, I'm in! I just love your blog and can't wait to play along with everyone.

Mandy said...

is it to late to play along? I have piles of scraps I could use to make this fabulous quilt. Thanks for the inspiration!

2ndAvenueStudio-Rachel said...

sign me up!
I want to quilt along.
Fun!

Unknown said...

count me in!!!

Cathi said...

This is a great idea! I'll be making smaller 9-patch blocks, though, that finish at 3". Guess that means I'll need to finish 2 a day, or is that 4?

Stephanie said...

I will join you, starting tomorrow! That white sashing will really help some of my fabrics play nice together.

Karri said...

I would love to join the quilt-a-long. Looks like lots of fun. Your quilts and projects are wonderful and a great inspiration.

Anonymous said...

I would really like to join if at all still possible !!!
I don't have a blog as of yet though. I do have a flickr account:
flickr name: chocolate_isthe_best_medicine

Ettabug said...

I am running a little late on getting started, have to wait for the semester to finish up. Now, my mom and I are going to do this as a quilt together each making one. We are both rather excited to make them.

However, my quilt will wind up being a four square because I am planning on using the scraps from my Grandma's Flower Garden Quilt. I get two charm packs use six 2.5 squares for the petals and now have a project for the other two squares.

To compensate for size I plan on making two four squares a day once I am able to catch up.

Thanks for hosting!

Etta

V said...

Just learned of this QAL from a friend. I'm starting late, but I'm starting :)

Bree said...

Hi! You have so many comments so not too sure if you'll get to this one, but I've just started following your blog and am so impressed, amazed, in awe-WOW! I've just started quilting with my mother in law and truly love it-what an art! I'm expecting our
4th son in 18 days (or sooner if he follows his brothers!) but I would like to join this one a day quilt along...I'll have to figure out how far behind I am! Thank you for a lovely blog and inspiration! Have a blessed day!

duckyhouse said...

count me in!! I need a quilt a long motivator.

-girl from the bush said...

i've never done one of these before but i'm sure i could manage a few of these a week. it's a great way to use up scraps! I'm into using up scraps at the moment, thanks sue~n.z.

Rebecca said...

This sounds like fun, please count me in.

Rebecca Anderson

EmileeHope said...

I am a bit behind...but I would like to join the quilt-a-long. I haven't ever done one before, so we will see how far I get, but the first quilt I ever made was a nine patch, so I think it will be fun! I don't know how to do anything on flickr, but I can post my updates to my blog. I am really excited about this!!

Lesley said...

Please count me in! Such a great idea — I'm looking forward to it.

qusic said...

count me in , a great way to get rid of some scraps and I love your quiltalongs:)

Deb's Artful Journey said...

I love this idea! I love scrap quilts and have just learned how to make a 9 patch. I am joining you... thank you for the inspiration!

Debbie

maisey rose RE-creations said...

i'm gonna try this... just as soon as i finish the 30 bibs i'm making for my daughter's baby shower... (how do i get myself into these situations?)

Lucy said...

Im in please!!! Im about 2 weeks behind but if i do 2 a day for 2 weeks i can catch up!!!


thanks for doing this it looks a great quilt and a wonderful way to use up my scraps!

lucy xxx

www.fabricaholic.blogspot.com

Joy McD said...

I would love to join in on this one!! Is it too late??? I have lots of 2.5 inch squares....
lv,
Joy

alice said...

This looks fun; I can do this. I would like to join in. Love your bright colors.

Annie said...

I love this idea of deminishing the "stash" and having that fantastic result.

Unknown said...

Count me in! I'm doing a nine-patch swap over on my blog. Thanks for Spain.

susan said...

i would love to join in. i have designated this summer as a time to work on projects for me and my family. this one will be for me i think!! thanks for doing this, i only have about 14 to catch up with!!! ack

Bunny said...

Hope I can keep up with you. I just started. I needed this motivation to use up the tons of scraps I have. LOL

evulekotule said...

I'd like to join my first quilt-along.

Julie @ Jaybird Quilts said...

I'm in... I'm up to 11 so far. I figure I have a bit of time to catch up!

Cynthia said...

I want to join, I can make this for the chairity group I am in. We get so many scraps and odd fabric that I can make it work. Thanks.

Unknown said...

okay, i'm terribly late, but i'm joining, and i'll catch up!!!

the five of us said...

HELPPPPP!!! What week did this start? I know I'm behind, but I can't remember if it is 1 week, or two that I'm behind.

Thanks!!!!

Amanda Jean said...

the five of us,

as of today (may 19) we are on day 23.

amandajean

60piggies (nic) said...

i know it's late but i'd love to join in! i'll sew several a day to catch up.

grazie!

nic
60piggies.blogspot.com

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Amanda,
Is it to late to join, I'll catch up I promise. Would love to use up a lot of my scraps and see everyones quilt.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Lyric said...

I found your blog while looking around trying to find ideas. I LOVE your blog, and hope you don't mind if I join in. Sooo cute!

littlebluetortoise said...

I've just discovered your blog and love it :)
I really like the idea of joining your quilt-a-long pool, so please count me in too. I'll have to get busy to catch up with you all though!

Mama Boots said...

What a great idea? How many sqaures should we have up to now?

Chelsea the Yarngeek said...

Ok, I'm in! I have to justify my falling down at the fabric store somehow... :)

Lisa Pisa said...

I'm in! This sounds like fun and a great way to use up some of my enormous supply of scraps!! ;-)

Nancy said...

Is it too late to join? I just found you and seriously need to use stash & scraps!

Carolyn said...

I know I'm late, but I really want to join too! I have a little head start because I started some 6-1/2 inch 9-patches last year that I sort of lost interest in. Maybe this will rekindle the motivation.

Molly said...

Am I too late to join? I have a bunch of scraps, and i love a project done at the same time as others! :)

tmac said...

I know you are over half way along, but I'd like to join if possible! Thank you!

Love to Stitch said...

I know it's really late to sign up but I will catch up!!! I have 11 done already.

Cairen said...

That quilt is so cute, count me in!

Canadian Kristin said...

Love this! Thanks for the explanation! I picked up a jelly roll for cheap, this would be a fun way to use it!

brincrish said...

Count me in too! I would definitely like to try this one. When do you start?

serikandi maya said...

hello....very luvly and really great ur quilting...let me knoe wthat kind of batting did you used...is it fiber polyester? tqvery2 much

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