Hello and happy Friday! I’m super excited to say that I’ve got everything ready to start the scrappy patchwork quilt sew along I mentioned on Monday’s post about a couple of my grandmother’s quilts!
I’m glad I looked more closely at my grandmother’s quilt and found the pattern!
At first glance I thought the blocks were randomly placed…so happy for the pleasant surprise of a specific design…and it even ended up being a bit different than I expected when I finally mapped it all out!
So many people seemed very excited to get started that I thought I’d start today with the first post, and post directions each Friday for the next three weeks…you can follow along weekly and have a terrific scrap quilt by then, or sew along at your own pace!
We will be making a 66 ½″ x 78 ½″ scrap quilt. Our quilts will be the same width as my grandmothers but just a bit shorter.
This week’s assignment is the easiest… simply cut 57 squares 6 ½″ x 6 ½″ from a variety of light, medium, and dark fabrics. My grandmother used mostly medium and low-volume fabrics (although she never used the term “low-volume”) with a few dark squares here and there.
I’m actually thinking of making two of these quilts during the sew along…but you’ll have to wait until next Friday to see the direction I’m going with both of them!
If you’re on Instagram, I would love to follow along with your progress this week…tag your photos of the squares for your quilt with the hashtag #scrappypatchworkquilts
Thanks so much for stopping by…have a wonderful weekend!