Star Patch QAL: Week 1

Monday, October 29, 2018

Hey, hey friends!  Welcome to the Star Patch Quilt Along: week 1!  


If you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late to join the fun!   
We have fantastic weekly prizes sponsored by some of my favorite people/shops
and at the end of the 8-week QAL, you'll have one dang cute quilt top you can be proud of!

 Click HERE to register.
Click HERE for all the Star Patch QAL details.

So let's get down to business.
Week 1 is all about planning and cutting.

If you still need to get the pattern, click HERE.
There are digital and paper versions available in my Etsy shop.
(I am shipping the paper versions out as quickly as I can so there's a good chance 
it will arrive at your house within a few days if you live in the US.)


I think you'll find this week to be a pretty easy week in the QAL.
There's just 3 things you need to do:

2. Plan your color scheme and gather your fabrics.


Originally, I was going to do traditional red and green Christmas fabrics.  
I think this pattern will make a fabulous Christmas quilt.  But then I got thinking, if I do just red and white fabrics...it will be great for Christmas, 4th of July and even Valentine's Day!
So red and white/cream it is!

And finally, the 3rd thing you need to do this week is cut out all the fabrics.

I was able to cut out my background squares really quickly using my Quick Rotary Cutting Tutorial. Check it out, you might learn a new tip or two!


Cutting the colorful squares (red in my case) is what will probably take you the longest.  But it's sure fun to see your pretty, scrappy collection of squares come together! 


I used about 33 different fabrics for the little squares, cutting about 7 or 8 from each fabric. 
I just did mine over the course of a couple days so it was easy peasy!


So that's it!
Post a picture on Instagram this week of your fabric pull or cut fabrics and use the hashtag "starpatchqal" and you'll be entered to win The Perfect 10 Book and Ruler Combo Pack by It's Sew Emma from The Fat Quarter Shop!

I can't wait to see all the different color schemes you guys come up with!!