Welcome to That DAM Quilt Along! sponsored by the Detroit Area Modern Quilt Guild (DAMQG). This one’s for you, so make it wild and funky, or crisp and graphic, or light and sweet. At the end of this year, we’ll each have our own unique quilt with lots of fun and creativity along the way.
Here’s how it will work:
- Each month Marie will present two blocks of different sizes and patterns. The blocks will have a tutorial along with Marie’s tips for any tricky parts. She’ll bring sample blocks to our guild meeting, and post pictures and links on our blog.
- We’ll do this for 12 months, so you’ll end up with 24 blocks. But feel free to make more of ones you love in different colors and sizes. When we’re done, we’ll have a workshop to arrange our blocks and add any fillers to make your quilt top. Marie will provide sample layout designs, or you can create your own.
- #1 RULE: This is FUN, so don’t STRESS if you get behind! We all have crazy-busy months, and let’s face it, we’ve all started projects and then lost interest … it happens. You may end up with a table runner or a king-sized masterpiece. Do what you want … This is Your Own That DAM Quilt Along ← #1 RULE.
Fabric Requirements: Sorry, but we don’t know yet. Poor Marie has only had 4 days to plan a whole year of blocks and create a final design layout. She’s amazing, but even Wonder Woman needs a few minutes to zip up her bustier and snap on those magic wristbands. We’ll update this post with the total amount of fabric needed as soon as it’s ready. Until then, if you want your December blocks to have some of the same fabric as your February blocks, then start with a nice sized stack or a few larger pieces, especially if you want the same background. This is your quilt, so use fabric you love.
Show us your blocks! Bring them to the next guild meeting, and post them to our Flickr group and Instagram hashtag #ThatDAMQuiltAlong.
Questions? Send us an email through the Google group or post it on our Flickr discussion.