Friday, February 7, 2014

Fab 4 Quilt Along Fabrics

I get by with a little help from my friends.  
Ringo Starr



I am hoping that some of you out there are looking forward to this little quilt along.  I've been working on my samples this week and I wanted to let you know how much fabric you will need.  I also thought I would go ahead and let you know what it looks like since it is not a mystery quilt along.

Here is a couple of versions of the wall quilt or it could be a table topper size.  I played around in EQ7 for different colorways.




As you can see there are a couple of ways you can set the blocks shown here.  There is one more I'll be sharing.  You can make any size project you like.  How about a lap quilt?



If you want to go for it here is how a queen size quilt could look.




FABRICS NEEDED:

The Wall Quilt size can be made from a few scraps and fat quarters.  I chose a focus fabric and background to use there.  The rails can be of colors pulled from the focus fabric.  An analogous color scheme or one from light to dark looks good there


SIZE               2 FABRICS                         4 FABRICS                          BINDING
                         for 4 PATCHES                 for RAILS

WALL                  1/4 yard                            1/8 yard                               1/4 yard
20" x 20"

TABLE
RUNNER            3/8 yard                            1/4 yard                               1/4 yard
20" x 40"

LAP                      7/8 yard                            1/2 yard                               5/8 yard
50" x 60"

QUEEN              2 3/8 yards                      1 3/8 yards                           7/8 yard
80" x 100"
0r 85" x 95"

I haven't included any yardage for borders but you can add them if you like.  I will on at least one of mine.  Yes, I am making more than one size.  

So what does this Quilt Along have to do with The Beatles?  Absolutely nothing other than it occurs during the 50th Anniversary of their American debut.  I thought it would be fun to name it that since there are 4 of them and the units in the quilt each have 4 pieces.  If you want to make it associate with them I will be sharing a few ideas for that.

So if you are looking for something to sew on during the Olympics this is a nice easy project!  I hope you will join me and make at least a small one!
Please spread the word if you will be joining me and leave a comment too!

5 comments:

  1. I love all of the different variations that you can do with this quilt!

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  2. do I have to sign up or anything to take part with this project please

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  3. I love the quilt. I was going to reply - It's been a Hard's Day Night. Except it's been a hard week. I woke up Sunday morning with a headache to the core of my head. One of those that is a scorcher and will not relent. I had to go for an eye appointment (100 mi each way) on Monday. So Tuesday, I finally went to the doctor. I take meds to keep migraines away, so I was caught off guard with this. So, a steroid shot and two scripts later, I left. So, I may be a bit more of a bitty than normal with all the steroids - 7 more days of steroids. I love the quilt layouts. Ten years ago when my daughter got married, I offered to make a quilt. She wanted red, white, and black. Well, I picked out the fabrics - for some reason, she didn't seem to have time and she doesn't live near me. She wanted a rag quilt. Well, I didn't want to make a rag quilt with non-flannel fabrics. So, now if I can find my red, white and black fabrics after all these years, this would make a great quilt for them. I should be able to add some to it and make a king. I might just be able to handle that. lol Thanks for great ideas.

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  4. I love how the quilt gets such different looks based upon the layout.

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