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Quilt Along 2014

Posted on: January 19th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon
I am not,
have never been,
and have come to terms with the fact that I will never be,
a patient person.
And I just couldn’t wait any longer!
This is the new fat quarter bundle I am using to make my Oblongagon quilt for the Quilt Along in 2014!  Along with a couple solids.  It is Spot On by Studio RK in the Summer Lovin’ palette and I got mine from Pam at Mad About Patchwork.

In the planning of your project for this quilt along, the cut of your chosen fabrics will be used to determine the layout and block size for the quilt you will be making.

The oblongagon is made from a square, but a rectangle can also be used.
Here are some possible cuts which can be made from fat quarters and half yard cuts.

In the Introduction to the Oblongagonalong, we looked at 3 possible layout options…
the Chevron, the Flower and the Random designs.
For the Chevron design, the width of the quilt depends on how many blocks you decide to use for each horizontal “stripe”, what size of block you use, and how many blocks are a part of each “stripe”.
This chevron style on the left has a lower hump and the style on the right has a higher hump.
The one on the left needs 12 blocks per “stripe” – on the right needs 18 blocks per “stripe”.

Using your fabric pull for the project and a hexagon grid, you can plan your design using pencil crayons.

I knew that I had 12 fat quarters of printed fabric and wanted to use the Flower design.

Of those 12 prints, I determined how many of each colour there were: 2 dark blue, 2 light blue, 2 yellow, 1 white, 4 green and 1 orange.  And each print cut into 5.5″ x 6″ pcs would result in 12 flower petals or 2 flowers each.

 I decided to use solids for the centers of my flowers and came up with this plan on the EQ7.
This quilt layout is 54″ x 55″.

Of course you can see that I really did break my EQ7.  That blank block will always be up there on the top left corner for every design using the single block style quilt design. *Sigh*

When it came time to cut, I chose the best use of my fat quarters.  These fat quarters measured 18″ x 21″ so I cut each of them into 12 pieces at 5.25″ x 6″ a lot like the third diagram at the beginning of this post.

I used two half yard cuts for my solids.  First I cut those half yards each into fat quarters.  Then I cut one fat quarter from each colour in the same manner, making 12 pieces of each solid.

I cut 6 strips for binding from each remaining fat quarter and will use them to make a scrappy binding.

Tune in next week to see how to turn those blocks into the OBLONGAGON!

Keep On Quilting On!

31 Responses

  1. Vicki says:

    Wow, seems so complicated! Absolutely LOVE those fabrics. Great colors. I am looking forward to what next week will bring.

  2. charlotte says:

    LOVE that bright cheery fabric bundle!!

  3. Sherry says:

    Oh how fun is that. Really looking forward to what happens next. Your fabrics are fun too. I find your layouts fascinating to have hexagons as an end result. Your diagrams are very clear and precise and easy to understand. Kudos to you!

  4. Vera says:

    It'll be very cheerful quilt. Have fun with it!

  5. Very cool! I like the flower pattern best. 🙂 I sure hope the EQ7 support team will get you fixed up.

  6. Glinda ♥ says:

    Clever lady! Love those fabrics, catching up on what's clearly been a busy week 🙂

  7. Anonymous says:

    You really planned that out so well and efficiently! Thanks for your tips. Love the pokey dotties fabrics. (Okay, polka dots, but still.)

  8. Jereena says:

    Love your fabrics and the vibrant colors. I am so glad you decided to reveal QAL before its due. Sometimes impatience rule in a good way. I might do both chevron and the flower layout. Love them both. Thanks.

  9. This QAL looks like a load of fun. Wish I had more time to sew along!Great job Lorna!

  10. Lorna, those colors are so bright and fun. They are going to make great flowers on a quilt.

  11. I love dots too, and I can see that this bundle is going to make a crisp, fresh quilt for you! Thanks for sharing and for linking up… good luck with this project!

  12. Cant wait to get started! I still can't decide what fabrics to use! Doing it this week though.

  13. That fabric bundle is so pretty, and your quilt is definitely going to be worth all of that work!:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  14. Teri says:

    Great information for a half hexie quilt I have planned.

  15. Love your plan for this, it's going to be wonderful!!!

  16. Leslie says:

    oh my goodness! what a fun quiltalong! I LOOOVE the fabrics you are using! can't wait to see!

  17. Cheryl says:

    Love the fabrics that you are using!

  18. Beautiful colors! They reminds me of spring and summer! Great to work with in winter.

  19. Beautiful fabrics Lorna and it looks like a fun QAL! Thanks for sharing.Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

  20. Anonymous says:

    Love the fabric you chose, so bright and colourful. I will be coming by to see how your quilt along is coming along! It looks so neat and right up my alley with the hexies!

  21. Anonymous says:

    Love the fabric you chose, so bright and colourful. I will be coming by to see how your quilt along is coming along! It looks so neat and right up my alley with the hexies!

  22. what a great fabric bundle – will make a gorgeous bright quilt

  23. What a temptation that fat quarter bundle is! I really need to go buy some fabric! The quilt-a-long looks very challenging, wish I had the time right now, but I have too many other projects to clear up first…

  24. elle says:

    NICE fabrics!

  25. Cool quilt, very tempting!

  26. Hi! Your bright Fabrics are fantastic! Great way to plan the hexagons! I miss hexy Project! Enjoy and have fun! x Teje

  27. and thanks for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  28. Regina says:

    Those yummy colours are just what we need now when there is so much white stuff outside!

  29. Very fun fabrics for a fun project!