Monday, March 1, 2021


I've never done a quilt-along before and now I'm in two of them, simultaneously!  Must blame it on Covid-19.

I'm joining American Patchwork & Quilting magazine's latest quilt-along, making a quilt designed by Sherri McConnell called Square Dance.  I first saw it on Sherri's blog, A Quilting Life, and knew I would like to make the quilt.  Then my magazine arrived (I subscribe) so I could figure out what fabric to used based on the fabric requirements.  It looks like fairly easy construction.  Though a lot of pieces for a 9" block, it uses some strip piecing techniques.  In fact, the recommendation is to use two honey buns and a charm pack, which will eliminate a lot of the tedious cutting.

This is the issue of the magazine with the directions.  You can also order the pattern directly from APQ.  More info here.

I had been eyeing some fabric at Laundry Basket Quilts and decided to go that route for my quilt.  Since this fabric line does not come in honey buns, I did the math and figured I could cut the blocks from fat eighths.  The floral on the left is the "inspiration" and will probably be the borders.  I'm using Kona in Cream for the background.  Kona Snow is my default background but I wanted something a bit darker/richer to better complement the fat eighth bundle fabrics.  Cream is significantly darker, with a slight golden tint to it, compared to Snow.

Time to starch!

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  1. Oh my! This is going to be absolutely gorgeous!

  2. Beautiful colors. LB always has lovely colors and designs. I usually use Snow as a background. But it's good to change things up once in awhile. It's a great pattern.

  3. Good for you and Covid has us all doing lots of things we normally don't do...! Love those fabrics and the snow will look pretty nice with them. Happy sewing Cathy

  4. I love your fabric choices for this pattern! I can't wait to see how it turns out :). Colleen C.

  5. When I saw this pattern I thought it looked like a Thimbleblossom pattern, I love it. Your fabric choices look good. I need to check out Edyta's fabric, I've never bought any but this group looks nice, love the pop of color.


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