Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Cosmic Burst Quilt Along-Welcome, Fabric Requirements and an Incentive!

Modern Mini Challenge entry

Are you guys as excited as I am?

Ok, we're going to kick this thing off with fabric requirements. Make sure you read all the way to the end for a fun incentive!

This quilt pattern is very lenient as far as the size and color placement goes. I'm going to make a 50" square quilt. I need a wall hanging for a great big open space on the wall in my living room! I will also give fabric requirements for a 70" square quilt in case you want a bigger one. When we get to the cutting instructions I'll give the cutting dimensions for the 50" and then put the dimensions for the 70" in parentheses to keep things simple. I'll explain all that when the time comes though, so no worries. 

Fabric Requirements

Refer to the sketch above for color placement. 
As you pick fabrics for the specific color, make sure to label them with the number that corresponds to each color (listed below). When we get to the piecing portion I will be referring to each color by number to keep things simple.

For the 50" version:

Center square-One 10.5" fussy cut center, or scraps of your other fabrics to create your own square

1.    Pink-Fat Quarter
2.    Green-1/3 yard
3.    Red-Fat Quarter
4.    Yellow-Fat Quarter
5.    Orange-1/2 yard
6.    Blue-1/3 yard 
7.    Background-1 yard

Binding-1/2 yard
Backing-3 yards

For the 70" version:

Center square-One 14.5" fussy cut center, or scraps of your other fabrics to create your own square

1.    Pink-1/4 yard or fat quarter
2.    Green- 3/4 yard
3.    Red-1/2 yard
4.    Yellow-1/2 yard
5.    Orange-1 yard
6.    Blue- 2/3 yard
7.    Background-2 yards

Binding-1/2 yard
Backing-4 yards

Downloadable coloring sheet

Here's a handy dandy coloring sheet to help you with your planning. There are numbers to specify the layout so just color by number!

Cosmic Burst QA coloring sheet with numbers


Here is a proposed timeline for the quilt along so you can go ahead and make your plans. I'll try my absolute best to make sure I get the new posts up on Fridays so that everybody has the full weekend to work on it right after the post goes up. 

3/21  -  Planning your quilt and gathering fabric
4/6    -  Cutting
4/13   -  Piecing quadrants 1 and 4
4/20  -  Piecing quadrants 2 and 3
4/27  -  Piecing middle section and completing quilt top
5/4    -  Finishing the quilt and linky party

Now are you ready for some incentive? 

The fine folks at Riley Blake have provided this fun bundle of fat quarters for us to give away!

This newly released collection is called Dainty Blossoms and is designed by Carina Gardner.

So what do you need to do to win? You just need to quilt along with us! At the end of the quilt along we'll have a linky party. Link up your finished quilt or quilt top (it has to at least be a finished top) by May 21th and you are automatically entered to win the bundle!

Don't forget to join the Distant Pickles Flickr Group to join in on the discussion and to post pictures of your progress.

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Feel free to spread the word, the more the merrier!

Have fun gathering your fabrics and make sure to post a picture in the Flickr group of your selections, I'd love to see them! We'll see you back here on the 6th!


Cassie said...

I know I don't need another quilt to make right now, but it's so pretty, I think I've already started picking fabrics in my head :) I guess that means I better get busy and finish some other things up pretty quick so I can be ready by the 6th....

Val said...

Ooooh,this would look sooooo cool in solids! Curse you!! :)

Dede said...

Count me in - this'll check something off my PIF list :) Now, if I can just get my stupid printer to print out that coloring sheet...

Rebecca said...

Doing it! Ordering fabric today, joined the flikr group. =]

flowerofshona said...

Im joining in, need a project to get to grips with my new machine :)

Kimberly said...

I love that this is like one giant block. So fun! I need to dig around my newly organized fabrics and make this. Thanks for the quilt along!

sarah elizabeth :: {no} hats said...

So I just stumbled onto this thanks to pinterest -- great block! And I love the bright colors you used in the sketch.. this is definitely going onto my wishlist ;)

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