Friday, December 7, 2018

Graceful Points Quilt Along coming February, 2019

Have you ever wanted to make a quilt using the Studio 180 Design Blockbuster blocks?  Or are you one of those Deb Tucker Studio 180 Design fans that love the tools and want to expand your skills.  Well, you’re in luck, I will be hosting the first of many Quilt Along in 2019, where I have designed a quilt around the blockbuster blocks.

Some of you may be wondering, what is a Blockbuster? Starting back in 2016, the Deb Tucker Studio 180 design team began developing a Free PDF download program called “Blockbusters” to encourage Deb Tucker Studio 180 Fans to play with their tools and work on their skill sets. The Quilt Along will take these Blockbuster Blocks and make a quilt out of them.

The first Quilt Along “Graceful Points” will start Friday, February 1st, 2019.  Graceful Points uses 15 of the Blockbuster Blocks (one Blockbuster will be repeated three times to make a total of 17 blocks), to complete your quilt.  You can have your choice of making two different sizes.
  • ·     Wall Hanging (62” x 62”) – which was design around the 6”, 9”, and 12” block sizes.
  • ·     King (110” x 110”) – which will use the 12” and 18” block sizes.
You can Download the detail for this Quilt Along below.

How will this Quilt Along will work? Starting February 1st, 2019 I will be posting the first of the blockbusters blocks that will be used in this quilt. Then every two weeks, I will post the next block through my Newsletter and Blog, and it should finish around September 13th, 2019.  The last couple of weeks will be for finishing your quilt and making the additional blocks to add to your quilt.

Sign up for my Newsletter and Blog Here

You will need to purchase the following for your quilt. You will need to have 4 different high-contrasting colors and one background color, such as White, Black, Grey, or Tan, it’s your choice.  Again, I will leave your color decisions up to you and your tastes in fabric.
My versions of the quilts will be the following from the Fabric Collection Island Batik “Birds and Bees” collection, I will be using (4) different contrasting fabrics from the collection and for the background a Cream color from the Island Batik Neutral Collection.

I have provided the yardage below for the quilt.  These are the basic yardage estimates, and I have done my best to make sure you have enough fabric to make your quilt.  

Also, I have provided links to some the color pages for both sizes of the quilts so you can add your own touch to the project. Download Here

Yardage: Based on 42” width of fabric
The first chart only includes the fabric to finish your quilt and does not include the border fabric.  The border fabric is listed in the second chart below. Again these are estimates.

Color 1 (C1)
Color 2 (C2)
Color 3 (C3)
Color 4 (C4)
Background (BG)
3/4 yard
3/4 yard
3/8 yard
1/2 yard
3 1/4 yards
1 1/4 yards
1 1/2 yards
1 yard
3/4 yard
4 3/4 yards

 Wall Borders and Finishing:

Border 1
Border 2
Border 3
Border 4
1/3 yard
1/4 yard
1/4 yard
3/4 yard
1/2 yard
4 yards
7/8 yard
5/8 yard
3/4 yard
2 yards
1 yard
10 yards

Note: In the image above, I used the Background for Border 1 and 3.

Below is a link to the Graceful Points QAL Facebook Group to share your fabric selections, completed blocks, etc.  Please feel free to join, if you plan on participating.  This group is for participates only, not for spectators.  Join Graceful Points Quilt Along Facebook Group.

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