Seaside Quilt Along

Thursday, August 18, 2022

My next quilt-along will be the Seaside pattern from my new book, Quilt the Rainbow! 
It's a beginner-friendly pattern and a great way to whittle down
some of your fabric stash!

When: Starts September 19,  2022

It's a 6-week quilt-along.

The schedule is as follows:
Week of 9/19 - cutting
Week of 9/26 - make 9 blocks
Week of 10/3 - make 9 blocks
Week of 10/10 - make 9 blocks
Week of 10/17 - make 9 blocks
Week of 10/24 - assembly
10/31 - show finished quilt top

Where: Instagram, follow me @gigis_thimble
I'll be posting the weekly prompts every Tuesday.
Mark your calendars!

Pattern: Seaside from the book
Quilt the Rainbow

You can purchase autographed books from my Etsy shop HERE.
Or you can try Amazon, The Fat Quarter Shop, or your local quilt shop!

Quilt the Rainbow includes 10 quilt patterns to help you whittle down 
each color of your fabric stash.  I also share the meaning/symbolism of each
color, tips on cutting scrap quilts efficiently, scrap storage ideas, choosing fabrics
for scrap quilts, some of my favorite time-saving notions, and tips on making
scrappy bindings and scrappy backings.  I think you'll find this book both
useful and inspiring, plus, I think all of the patterns are timeless patterns
that will be cute in any colorway!

I can envision Seaside is so many different colorways.
Here are just a few ideas:

Classic solid black + white

Classic scrappy red + white

Low volumes with your favorite accent color

Low volumes with an assortment of accent colors!
Arranged in a rainbow configuration?

I'm planning on making something similar to this image (above).
I'll be using light, earthy prints for the background
and darker earthy prints for the accent colors.
Here are my fabrics all ready to go:

It will be very scrappy and I'm excited about the colors/fabrics!

Please note, there will be no sign-ups or weekly emails.
Just mark your calendar, grab your copy of Quilt the Rainbow and your fabric,
and look for the weekly Instagram prompts starting the week of September 19th.

Let's use the Instagram hashtags:
#gigisthimblepattern and #seasideqal
to post our progress and encourage each other!

I'll pick someone from the hashtag pool to send a
couple of Quilt the Rainbow quilt labels to the first 5 weeks!
Post your progress each week to be entered to win.
(I know this is a very tiny prize but they're useful and fun!
Maybe I'll throw in one of my quilt patterns too!)

Click HERE for a printable schedule, materials list and coloring sheet.

That is it!  Please let me know if you have any questions.
I'm excited to quilt along with you!


  1. This book just makes me want to sew--there are so many beautiful quilts. I love the scrappy red version but I never have enough red in my stash. Will.have to think on colors.

  2. Ooops! I jumped the gun and did my cutting yesterday. I'm adding an extra row because I prefer square quilts.

  3. I just finished sewing my whole quilt together!!! Doesn't look anything like yours.....I sewed every single block wrong. I'm not going to redo it, but I am so disappointed in myself....I've never done this before. Certainly not pretty like yours, but I will use it. (sad face)


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