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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Christmas Quiltalong starts soon! . . . . .

I'm a few days behind Sue posting this (bad blogger, Cathi) but I'd like to introduce you to 
 this year's Christmas Quiltalong!

First, notice there is a new page that I created just under my header called 2011 Christmas Quiltalong.  Click on that tab and you will find all the basic information.  During the year, all the important stuff will be located on that tab.  Much easier for those of you playing along to find things, we think.

In the meantime, here is a drawing of the BOM quilt that Sue and I promised with the fabric requirements.  Start collecting your fabrics now!

Scatty Christmas Stars

Quilt size: 50” x 62 ½”
Finished block size: 9” x 9”


Fabric requirements:

Star blocks:
Blue for star backgrounds:  1 ¼ yds
Light yellow for stars: ¾ yd
Dark yellow for stars: ¾ yd

Connector blocks:
Red: 2 ½ yds 
Green: ¾ yd

Border 1 and cornerstones for Border 2:
Dark yellow: ½ yd

Border 2:
Red: 1 yd

Binding:
Blue: ½ yard

designed on EQ7 by Sue Abrey (Quilt Times blog)
and Cathi Gainey (Shakerwood Quilts blog) for Christmas Quilt Along – 2011

Instructions will be supplied each month for 6 months to make the star blocks.  That will be followed by one month to make the connector blocks and the remaining months will cover the assembly of the center and adding the borders.  Hopefully, you can finish the top during the October Quiltalong which gives time to quilt it and have it finished by Christmas.
Blessings, Cathi
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3 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I'm loving this one; well done!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

This will be my first Quilt-a-long, but I am anxious to get started. I may decide to use different colors on my quilt so I can display it all year long.
Thanks for hosting this! Sounds fun!

Quilt Hollow said...

Fantastic even for the beginner!