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Let's make a quilt!

Let's get this party started! By party I mean making a quilt together. Grab the Strawberry Gathering pattern from the website shop ( https://www.offbeatquilts.com/product-page/strawberry-gathering-quilt-pattern ) Print it out and let's dive in! I like to read through a pattern first before selecting what fabric to use and variation I want to do.


For this pattern I would start with the coloring page to plan my fabric layout. Here is an example of color placement that radiates out. By placing a darker color in the center, and lighter colors as it moves out towards the edges, it gives the quilt visual movement.


This layout above shows the quilts in solid colored fabric, now let's talk about a scrappy version! A scrappy quilt is term used to refer to a quilt made from a larger variety of fabrics, usually scraps leftover from other projects. In the scrappy version below each strawberry is made in a different fabric. The secondary blocks are kept the same, this gives the selected scraps a chance to pop out and shine as a highlighted visual element. For this quilt along I am going to be making a scrappy version and a strawberry lemonade option too. I have so many scraps here that it will e a good stash buster to mix up the fabrics. My plan is to grab a pile of fabrics in the reds and pinks and cut out one strawberry from each, to make a total of 20 strawberries.

So I hope this blog post gets your creative juices going! And I really hope you can join us in this quilt along! Be sure to post on Instagram your plans for this quilt along and use the hashtag #strawberryqal so all our pictures will link up and we can cheer each other on. Now let's start making a quilt friends!


Quilt along plan by the numbers


  1. Week one, Friday July 2nd post on Instagram, intro post with the hashtag #strawberyqal. Get your pattern ready, either downloaded in your favorite spot or printed and ready to go. Review the pattern by reading through it first and start thinking about what variation you want to make and fabrics you want to use.

  2. Week two, Friday July 9th, fabric pull and prep. Post on Instagram your fabric selection so we can all drool over your fabric choices with the hashtag #strawberryqal and tell us about your choices with this sweet strawberry quilt!

  3. Week three, lets' get cutting! Friday July 16th. Get your templates out and cut out the amount you need for your selected size. Post on Instagram your cut pile or in progress pic with #strawberryqal so we can cheer each other on!

  4. Week four, Friday, July 23rd, let's make some baskets baby! I find the secondary block, the basket block an easy one to sew and a good place to start for this one. Post a picture of your progress on Instagram using the #strawberryqal so we can cheer each other on and gets your name in the drawing for that weeks prize!

  5. Week five, Friday, July 30th, let's make some strawberry tops! I like to make all the strawberry tops at one time, that way I get in a rhythm and they come out uniformly. There will be a detailed blog post on this part so check back here if looking for tips and tricks. Post a picture of your progress on Instagram using the #strawberryqal so we can cheer each other on and gets your name in the drawing for that weeks prize!

  6. Week six, Friday, August 6th, let's sew some curves baby! Let's sew curves together and complete the strawberry block this week by bringing it together with those strawberry tops we made last week! There will be a detailed blog post on this part so check back here if looking for tips and tricks. Post a picture of your progress on Instagram using the #strawberryqal so we can cheer each other on and gets your name in the drawing for that weeks prize!

  7. Week seven, Friday, August 13th, put it all together. Sew the blocks together to make a finished quilt top and I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! Post a picture of your progress on Instagram using the #strawberryqal so we can celebrate each other's success and gets your name in the drawing for that weeks prize!

And that's it! Let's do this TOGETHER!!!

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