I hope you had a wonderful Xmas and New Year, with lots of promise and hope for things to come in 2022.
My family have started back at work today and the house is quiet. Its been pretty full on around here, there is always so much we think we are going to accomplish during the holiday. I have had fun with my Grand daughter Ayla, Xmas was such a treat to see her open all her parcels and the joy she got from them.
This year brings us to the Adelicia Sampler quilt, you have all been waiting patiently for the fabric requirements and start date. I am looking forward to seeing all the fabrics you choose for your quilt.
When I started my quilt I did this little video of my thoughts while choosing the fabrics for the Adelicia Sampler quilt. At that stage I did not have a name for the quilt, I had no idea how the fabrics were going to work in the quilt, which is quite often the case for me. There were a few changes along the way, I did not use any of the green fabrics I pulled out, changing them for a lovely solid green. I did use the solid red I talked about, I used it for the applique flowers and the zigzag center border. The larger floral fabrics I talked about made it into my quilt, and I love the look they give it. I used a range of lighter printed background fabrics, I wanted the reds and greens to stand out, so the lighter the background the more impact. (Contrast) I also found I used the lighter blues more than the darker ones, I never used the darker blue print I talked about. I found that the one yellow fabric I mentioned as being a favourite was the yellow fabric I mostly used, choosing only one other yellow, but one single yellow fabric would work well. Funny how these things happen, along the way I find using a design wall invaluable. It's great to be able to see how the blocks are looking together and how the fabrics are working out as you progress. Along with my thoughts on fabrics I had in my stash that would work for this sampler quilt. Although I had no idea at that stage what the name of the quilt would be or how it was going to look with the fabric choices I was making. I have to say I am very happy with the outcome. As far as adding the year to the quilt, which I mentioned in the video it may just happen yet. I also said it was 2021, but as you know it is 2022 now. So you see it takes a little time……..
Along the way I will be writing blog posts on my process of making this quilt, focusing on the techniques I used, piecing, pressing and rotary cutting tips.
Using a large mix of fabrics, allows you to add to the mix along the way. Giving you plenty of choices, the requirements list below is only a guide based on the pattern. Depending on the technique you choose to use or cutting choices you may need to make adjustments. The requirements are based on fabrics 40 inches wide from selvedge to selvedge.
Adelicia Sampler Quilt Fabric Requirements:
|Selection of light print Background Fabrics
|5m or 5.5yds in total
|Selection of Red Print Fabrics
|2.75m or 3yds in total
|Solid Red Fabric
|1.5m or 1.6yds
|Yellow print Fabric
|1.2m or 1.3yds
|Selection of Blue print Fabrics
|0.75m or 0.82yds in total
|Solid Green Fabric
|1 m or 1 yd. + 1 Fat Quarter for applique stems.
|0.75m or 0.82yds
The monthly patterns for the Adelicia sampler quilt are written in twelve sections, each section contains several blocks. The first section also has an introductions with tips and techniques for the methods used in making the quilt, giving you all the information you need to achieve good results when piecing and appliqueing your quilt by machine. Part One of the Adelicia Sampler Quilt will be available on the website, ready for download on the 28th January 2022. Each part will be available on the 28th of each month until the 28th December 2022.
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This is going to be a fun time, I am looking forward to sharing the Adelicia Sampler quilt with all of you.
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Making four Flying Geese units at a time is a great time saver, and a wonderful method. I love to oversize the units and trim them down to the correct size for perfect blocks. Read how I go about making these versatile units that I use in almost every quilt I make.