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!) 🙂