Next Quilt for an Hour

The next Quilt for an Hour is the Morning Splash quilt.


I will make a page for Morning Splash and you will be able to access all the posts dealing with this project by going to the right sidebar, then go to Free Patterns and Projects/Quilt for an Hour Projects and all info will be under the “Morning Splash” link.

Some things you might want to know before we begin:

  • If the quilt is made according to the instructions, it will be about 88″ x 105″.
  • There are some 1/8″ cuts.  There are 8 hash marks on most rulers.  It isn’t difficult at all to make 1/8″ cuts but for those who don’t want to do it . . this quilt is not for you!
  • This quilt is not hard but it is set on point and there are portions of blocks in the side and setting triangles.  There will be at least a couple of videos posted to get you through sections that may be a bit tricky.  I think that in the end, everyone who does this quilt will be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is.
  • The pattern will stay on the blog but I will only be able to answer questions and offer guidance while we’re doing the project.
  • It will still be called “Quilt for an Hour” but the instructions are written more to get all of each step done so it’s more going to be a ‘step’ quilt than a one hour at a time quilt.
  • Without a lot of effort, I’m able to make the center and pieced border (but not put all borders on) within one week.  I started the second top Sunday and had all the main part of the blocks (everything except the pieced border) done by Tuesday evening.  Yes, I sew a lot without interruptions but I’m just telling you this so you know this isn’t a terribly difficult quilt.
  • There are nine borders, including the pieced border, but you can leave off any you don’t want to use.
  • Like we did with the Freeze Frame top, I’ll give you the cutting instructions with each step so if you have to stop mid-stream, you will not have wasted a bunch of fabric.
  • The plan is to start the instructions on Monday, November 2.  Instead of giving instructions Monday through Friday, I’m going to give instructions Monday through Thursday.  That will give you Friday, Saturday and Sunday to get caught up if you need extra time.  I’m doing it this way because it is important that everyone be caught up and working along with us when we get to the setting triangles and pieced border.
  • Fabric requirements will be posted by Monday, October 26. Color/fabric choices make or break this quilt so I’ll give you plenty of tips on fabric selection over the next couple of days.

So, tell your friends . . another Quilt for an Hour is about to begin!  And, this is a good one!  (if I do say so myself!)   🙂



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    Diane says

    I’m in! This will be my 1st on-line project! This is a great looking quilt and I love the size.

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    So this top will be done in a week or two? I’m glad you’re doing another Quilt for an Hour. This quilt is one I wanted to do. I’ve watched you working on it from FB too. Looking in Stash, waiting for Fabrics req’s…

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    Bert S says

    I am excited about doing this quilt. Loved the Fantasy Squares. Looking forward to seeing fabric requirements since selecting colors is very challenging for me.

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    I’m looking forward to learning how to make this quilt. It’s very different from anything I’ve done before, and it will be a great project to expand my horizons! Thank you, Judy!

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    Alexandra says

    Aewsome quilt Judy….you are so generous to offer this pattern free. Good on you lovely lady!

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    I can’t wait!!! I just washed the backing for Freeze Frame. Guess I will put off quilting that to work on this. I am so excited!

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    Judy I was just thinking what an excellent quilt book, the “quilt for an hour concept” would make. I can just see quilters planning each individual hour and as the hours progress, seeing a finished quilt top. So many of the quilters I know, never finish their projects. Guilds would probably love this concept, and you have done all the work, ie determining what can be done in an hour, and the sequence in which the top should be completed to achieve maximum use of one’s time. A book like this may be just want the quilting community needs.

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    Maxi in CA says

    Whe-e-e-e! I’m so ready to start this one. This is the size I like to make. Thank you, Judy.

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    Dot says

    I am very excited about this. I completed freeze frame and like it as usual. Your quilts are great.

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    Carol says

    Absolutely love it — can’t wait to get started.

    Thank you for all you do for us!!!


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    Teresa Vaughn says

    I went to a quilt show in Shell Knob, MO over the weekend, the quilt guild had 6 of these in different colors hanging, absolutely beautiful.

    Iam intersted in finding the pattern to make one of these colorful quilts.