Skipper Quilt Along

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Good morning friends!  I'm excited to announce that I will be hosting another Quilt Along soon!
I've been wanting to make another cuddle quilt for my 16-year old son since he has outgrown his other one.  He loves my Skipper pattern so I've been collecting fabrics and am excited to get started.  The problem is, this is my 3rd time making this pattern.  I can't believe I just wrote that!  I hardly ever repeat the same pattern!  So, I'd love some company while making this one!  Who wants to join me?


Skipper, it's simple.  It's fun.  And it was originally published in my book, Vintage Vibe.
The good news is, it is now available as an individual pattern with instructions in 4 sizes!  
(I recently received all the copyrights to the patterns in my book, Vintage Vibe
so I will be publishing some of them on their own.)  So for this Quilt Along, you can pick your quilt size and I've broken it down so we all stay on track with each other, no matter the size you make!

Here are all the details:

SKIPPER QUILT ALONG:

Duration: 8 weeks
Dates: March 4 - April 29
Quilt Size: choose between a baby, throw, twin or queen size quilt.
Skill Level: all

SCHEDULE:
Week 1: Gather fabrics and pattern.  Cut out all fabrics.

Week 2:  Baby: make 4 blocks.
Throw: make 8 blocks.
Twin: make 16 blocks.
Queen: make 24 blocks.

Week 3:  Baby: make 4 blocks.
Throw: make 8 blocks.
Twin: make 16 blocks.
Queen: make 24 blocks.

Week 4:  Baby: make 4 blocks.
Throw: make 8 blocks.
Twin: make 16 blocks.
Queen: make 28 blocks.

Week 5:  Baby: make 4 blocks.
Throw: make 8 blocks.
Twin: make 16 blocks.
Queen: make 28 blocks.

Week 6:  Baby: make 2 blocks.
Throw: make 8 blocks.
Twin: make 20 blocks.
Queen: make 28 blocks.

Week 7: Assemble rows and inner border

Week 8: Add stop border and outer border.  Piece back if necessary.  

April 29th: Winner announced!

PATTERN NEEDED:
Purchase PAPER or PDF pattern HERE.  






























FABRIC REQUIREMENTS:

BABY
THROW
TWIN
QUEEN
FINISHED SIZE
39½” x 49½”
55½” x 61½”
71½” x 85½”
103½” x 85½”
1/8 YD. BRIGHT PRINTS
5
10
21
33
WHITE SOLID
 yard
 yard
1¼ yards
2 yards
NAVY DOT
2 yards
3 yards
5 yards
7 yards
NAVY CHECK
¹3 yard
 yard
½ yard
 yard
BACKING
2²∕yards
3⅝ yards
5¼ yards
7⅞ yards
BINDING
 yard
 yard
¾ yard
 yard
BATTING
48” x 58”
64” x 70”
80” x 94”
112” x 94”


HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
- Register for the Skipper Quilt Along HERE.
- You will receive weekly emails through the duration of the Quilt Along.
- A new blog post will be up each Monday.
- Follow me @gigis_thimble and use the hashtag #skipperqal on Instagram to post pictures and enter the giveaway.  I encourage you to follow and encourage other quilters in the hashtag group.  It's a great opportunity to make new quilty friends and receive inspiration on Instagram!

PRIZES: 
In my last QAL, I offered weekly prizes but didn't get a huge amount of people entering the qualifying giveaways.  So for this Quilt Along, I have decided to simplify things a little bit and just have one grand prize at the very end!  I am so excited to announce that one of you will receive FREE QUILTING for your Skipper quilt!  Barbara Eason of One Sweet Bee Designs has so generously offered to donate edge-to-edge quilting (medium density) to one winner (any size quilt!)  The winner will just have to pay for shipping (she lives in TX.), batting, and thread.  And to all the other participants she is offering 25% off the quilting on their Skipper Quilts!  You can follower her on Instagram @onesweetbeedesigns.

HERE ARE THE OTHER VERSIONS OF SKIPPER THAT I'VE MADE:
[The original version published in my book, Vintage Vibe.]

[My scrappy Skipper]

So, I invite you to grab a quilting friend or two, a pattern and join me for the
Skipper Quilt Along!  It's sure to be a fun time!

Click HERE to register!