Week 1 of the Garden Harvest Quilt Along

April 14, 2023

Week 1 Garden Harvest Quilt Along

Week 1 of the Garden Harvest Quilt Along is all about choosing fabric. This pattern is great for using scraps! There is no right or wrong way to mix fabric for your blocks, but if you like the look of the cover quilt, there are some things to keep in mind:

  1. Fabric B & C are both 10” squares.  You will pair (1) Fabric B and (1) Fabric C to make (8) HSTs that will be used in the block corners.  When choosing your fabrics to pair, look for fabrics with contrast. (One B/C pair will make enough HSTs for (2) blocks.)
  2. Fabric B should contrast with both Fabrics A and C.
  3. Fabric D 5” squares can be either bold or low volume to contrast with the rest of the block.
Block Layout

This pattern was written to use a variety of pre-cuts. It can also be made using your favorite ⅓ yard cuts of fabric. Several shops are offering kits. Week 2 will have details on how to cut your ⅓ yard bundles for the Garden Harvest Quilt. 

If you would like to see how your colors would look together, we have a FREE coloring sheet you can download below to get ideas for your design.

Here is a list of the fabric requirements for the Garden Harvest pattern:

Garden Harvest Quilt Fabric Requirements

If you would like to work with yardage instead of precuts, here are the fabric requirements- 

Without Binding / Backing:

      Baby: (10) ⅓ yard cuts OR (20) Fat Eighths, (20) 10” squares & (20) 5” squares

      Lap: (15) ⅓ yard cuts OR (30) Fat Eighths, (30) 10” squares & (30) 5” squares

      Throw: (24) ⅓ yard cuts OR (48) Fat Eighths, (48) 10” squares & (48) 5” squares

Additional fabric required for Binding / Backing:

      Baby: Binding ½ yard; Backing: 2 ⅔ yards

      Lap: Binding ½ yard; Backing: 3 ¼ yards

      Throw: Binding ⅝ yard; Backing 5 yards

Another option is purchasing a kit. Here are several stores who have kits available for purchase:

Global Fiber Garden Harvest Kit
Prairie Loves Knits Quilt Kit

Prairie Love Knit’s Garden Havest Gayle Loraine Quilt Kit.

Pear Tree Garden Harvest Puddle Jumpers

Liza Taylor Handmade’s Garden Havest Quilt Kit.

Garden Harvest Kit by San Diego Sewn

San Diego Sewn Garden Harvest Quilt Kit.

We are excited to see your fabric choices. Please share them on Instagram using #gardenharvestqal and #quilterscandy

If you would like to view the full schedule, you can download it by clicking the button below.


Week one – $50 Giftcard to San Diego Sewn, Hand Quilting Kit. Handmade pouch, thread, needles, quilting mug.

Week two – Numbered jumbo clips from Belle (Seams Sew Me), Oliso Iron + Wool Mat (winner can pick color – ships to US only), needle minders

BONUS PRIZE FOR QUILTERS CANDY MEMBERS: Week two MEMBERSHIP Virtual spot for the retreat + fabric bundle of my fabric + quilting mug.

Week three – Fabric Bundle from AGF, t-shirt from Fancy That Design House

Week four – Long Arm Quilting -Thai Charm & $50 from Lamb & Loom – 2 winners

Week five – Sewing machine

BONUS PRIZE FOR MEMBERS: Week five MEMBERSHIP – 1 year free membership



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