Week 1 of the 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:
- 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.)
- Fabric B should contrast with both Fabrics A and C.
- Fabric D 5” squares can be either bold or low volume to contrast with the rest of the block.
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:
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:
We are excited to see your fabric choices. Please share them on Instagram using #gardenharvestqal and #quilterscandy!
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PRIZES BY THE WEEK:
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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