Holidays in July QAL Week 1
Posted by Johanna Fox on
Welcome to the Holidays in July Quilt Along! We're so glad you are here!
HOLIDAYS IN JULY QAL SCHEDULE
Week 1 - July 12th: Select and cut fabric
Week 2 - July 19th: Sew seven blocks
Week 3 - July 26th: Sew seven blocks
Week 4 - August 2nd: Sew seven blocks
Week 5 - August 9th: Sew seven blocks
Week 6 - August 16th: Sew seven blocks
Week 7 - August 23rd: Sew rows and assemble top
Week 1: Select and cut fabric
Cutting fabric is definitely going to be easier than selecting it (so many delightful choices!). Each block is three triangles, two rectangles, and one square. All six go together fast.
So fast some people have already started (see below). Since we’re all working at our own pace, no need to feel any pressure. This is meant to be fun and a great way to connect with other interested tree makers. Use and follow the hashtag #HolidaysinJulyQAL to see all the wonderful work on social media!
Need the block pattern?
The block pattern is here: it's a free downloadable template from Cluck Cluck Sew!
From our community:
Check out this template tip from @railroader_wife_creates
Check out a few trees from @suegreene513
This week we are also choosing our fabrics! It’s a great opportunity to use your stashed away solids, novelties, batiks, or Kaffe Fassett fabrics (like in our original samples). If you are looking for a pre-made bundle, see our selections below. There are so many great collections in stock!
For our QAL, and its coordinating schedule above, we are aiming for at least a small throw size quilt top. Plan for 2.5 yards of background fabric and one fat quarter will yield at least six trees.
Click each bundle image or check out our full Holidays in July fabric collections for these bundles and yardage!
Prize pack winner
When we announced the QAL a few weeks ago, we also announced a giveaway for those of who share'd the “I'm In!" image. The winner of the prize pack of one StitchCraft 10th anniversary tote and 200 StitchCraft Points is Lyra T! Congratulations! Please send us an email and we will connect for your prize pack.
Week 1 Prompt
This week, your task is simple: Share your fabric selections with us! Use the hashtag #HolidaysinJulyQAL when you do.
Have fun and see you next week.
*Tree block template is called Suburbs Tree Block from Cluck Cluck Sew (thanks for such a fun template!)