October 3, 2017

Splash of Color Quilt Along | Fabric and Pattern Selection

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Today is the first step in the SPLASH of Color Quilt Along at Busy Hands Quilts!  We're showing off our fabric and pattern selections!

Schedule {subject to change with life's happenings!}

The SPLASH of Color Quilt Along kickoff is Tuesday, October 3rd with two weeks between each step.  On each date listed below, a linkup will be posted here on the blog, and you'll have until the 5:00 pm pacific time the day before the next link-up to add your link.

September 20 - QAL Introduction
October 3 - Fabric and pattern selection
October 17 - Cutting fabric
October 31 - Piecing blocks
November 7 - Piecing blocks progress check-in
November 21 - Finished quilt tops (flimsies, quilting not required)
December 5 - Quilt top linkup closes and grand prize for finished quilt tops awarded.
January 2 - Finished Quilt Parade (after Christmas in case your quilt is a gift).
January 15 - Last day to link up a finished quilt.  

For this step of the quilt along, we're gathering fabrics and choosing patterns.  I am excited to see what your fabrics and pattern will be!

I am using a rainbow of ombre fabrics along with black and white, using the pattern Seeing Spots from Splash of Color - A Rainbow of Bright Black-and-White Quilts by Jackie Kunkel of Canton Village Quilt Works, the featured book for the SPLASH of Color Quilt Along.  This book is also available in Kindle format in case you're like me and want to have less stuff in the house.  

My pattern choice - Seeing Spots from Splash of Color.

Photo Credit Martingale

If you need black and white fabrics, Fat Quarter Shop has a bounty of black and white FQ bundles, black and white yardage, batting and backing.

One random entrant in the linkup below will receive a PDF quilt pattern from Busy Hands Patterns.

Spread the word, share on your blogs and social media!

I hope you'll join us in the SPLASH of Color Quilt Along!  Please share about the quilt along on your blog and social media with #splashofcolorQAL and tag me @busyhandsquilts.

Splash Quilt Along @ Busy Hands Quilts

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This linkup is for fabric and pattern selection and is open until Monday, October 16th at 5:00 pm Pacific time.  One random entrant will receive a PDF quilt pattern of their choice from Busy Hands Patterns.


Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

What??? How did it get to be October? It seemed like I had more time to think about this. Guess I'll be searching my fabric stash and patterns this week. LOL

Anonymous said...

I picked a pattern really fast, and that part of the post is written. I need to do a fabric pull and see what I have going on after class on Thursday night. I'm sandwiching this in ... somewhere! (@gingerkwilt on IG)