Skipper Quilt Along: Week 1

Monday, March 4, 2019

Welcome to week 1 of the Skipper Quilt Along!

I'm excited to get this party started!
Week 1 is all about planning and prepping.

Goal #1: get pattern.
If you haven't purchased the Skipper pattern yet, click HERE to visit my shop.

Goal #2: choose fabrics.
Tell me below what fabrics you're doing and what size you're making.  
I'm dying to know!

I'm using Sweet Tea fabrics by Sweetwater.
This quilt is for my 16-year-old son and he's on board with the reds, blues, and tans!  
I personally am kind of obsessed with the light blues in this line.
Oh, and I'm making the twin size. :)

[Note: the pattern calls for 1/8 yard cuts for the bright fabrics.  
I ordered my fabric online and a fat quarter bundle was the easiest way to get the entire line 
so I am making adjustments.  Eighth-yard cuts are definitely the most efficient use of fabric.]

Goal #3: Do all the cutting for your chosen quilt size.

Press your beautiful fabrics (if necessary) and begin cutting.

If you're looking for time-saving techniques, 
I think you will find my Quick Rotary Cutting Tutorial very helpful.

[I had to pull out this HANDMADE WITH LOVE tag that I got from a Quilter's Candy Box that I curated several months ago.  Since I'm making this for my son I want to be sure to use it!] 

Be sure to post on Instagram this week a picture of your fabric selection and cuts.  Use the hashtag #skipperqal so we can all see what you're working on.  Although we're not having weekly prizes in this Quilt Along, I think a little accountability goes a long way!  If you stay caught up and are able to post a picture of your finished quilt top by April 28th you'll be entered to win the GRAND PRIZE -  longarm quilting by One Sweet Bee Designs (@onesweetbeequilts on Instagram)!

In my opinion, one of the best things about Quilt Alongs is the opportunity to make new quilty friends, encourage each other, inspire and be inspired by others!  I hope you'll take a few minutes each week to peruse the hashtag and leave a few comments!

Before I let you go, I want to thank each and every one of you for being here.  Thank you for purchasing my pattern and thank you for coming along on this ride!  Quilting is so much more fun with friends!

*Click HERE for the Skipper Quilt Along Homepage
which includes the full schedule, sign up link and more!*

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