Before we start the next Quilt for an Hour project, let me just get the “ugliness” out of the way. Last time we did one, we had a bit of a copyright problem . . or two. I detest having to deal with conflict and therefore, I almost made a decision to never do another project like this on the blog but I enjoy it and some of you enjoy it and that’s enough for me to do it again.
Copyright Issue #1: The quilt is made up of very simple blocks. These blocks have been around forever. I didn’t invent these blocks. The sashing/border layout is my own. If you’ve seen a similar quilt . . I didn’t copy it, nor did I copy anyone’s instructions.
Copyright Issue #2: The instructions and diagrams are my own. They are not to be copied or reproduced in any form. Please do not save all the steps and compile them into one document and pass that out to your friends or fellow quilters. Please direct anyone interested in the pattern to my blog.
Other things you need to know:
- This is mostly a stash quilt. I’ll give you the fabric requirements for the background, accent and border fabrics. The other fabrics you’ll need should come from your stash. The more variety of fabrics you use, the less you’ll need from each fabric. Fat quarters will work, 2-1/2″ strips will work.
- Instead of having you cut and label all your fabric before we start the project, I’ll give you the cutting instructions with each step. That way, if you don’t finish the project, you haven’t cut up you fabric, or if you don’t want to do the borders I’ve suggested, you haven’t cut all the fabric. The cutting time is not included in the one hour time frame.
- Instructions are posted on weekdays only. If you want to keep up with the group, catch up on the weekends with whatever steps you didn’t complete during the week.
- The quilt measures 63″ x 81″ but it’s very simple to make it larger.
- The quilt has 8 borders. My feeling is that you need all 8 of them to achieve the desired look of the quilt but feel free to leave off any border you choose.
- Over on my sidebar, I’ve added a Quilt for an Hour sub-title and will try to keep the steps listed there so they can easily be found.
- I will continue to post other things on my blog during this project so you may have to dig a little to find the posts but they will be posted each weekday morning.
- This is a 12 hour project so if we start Monday, we’ll finish on October 6.
You are welcome to make as many quilts as you’d like using this pattern . . keep them, sell them, donate them. Later today I’ll show the quilt and give you the yardage amounts for the background, accent and border fabrics.