GloryQuilts Block of the Month 2021 ~ A Discovery Quilt

GloryQuilts Block of the Month Discovery Quilt - Cathe Swanson

The GloryQuilts Block of the Month event starts in January, and it’s going to be so much fun!

We may not be able to get together in person, but this year-long virtual quilt class is going to be nearly as much fun! It’s a “discovery quilt,” which means you choose your own fabrics, but you won’t know exactly what the finished quilt will look like until you sew it all together.  I promise… it will be beautiful! Sign up HERE for a year of quilting, instruction, and fun.

 

You can do this!

This event is suitable for a “confident beginner.” If you can use a rotary cutter and a sewing machine, you can do this! It’s all straight-line machine piecing – no curves, applique or foundation paper piecing. The quilt is approximately 70″ X 90″ with one 3″ border. If you want a bigger quilt, you can easily add another border.

 

Easy Fabric Selection

The fabric selection is pretty simple. You  need six fabrics:

2 background fabrics

The main background fabric is prominent in the quilt, so it should have some style to it. The second one should be lighter and more neutral.

  • Main Background – 4 yards
  • Secondary Background – 3/4 yard

2 fabrics in your first color

The first one is used throughout the quilt and for the border and binding. The second is used in a few of the blocks.

  • Fabric #1 –  3 1/4 yards
  • Fabric #1a – 1/4 yard

2 fabrics in your second color

The first one is used throughout the quilt. The second is used in a few of the blocks.

  • Fabric #2 – 1 1/4 yard
  • Fabric #2a – 1/4 yard

Here’s What You Will Need

  • Rotary cutting equipment
  • Sewing machine in good working order
  • Scissors, straight pins, seam ripper
  • Thread to match the background fabric
  • An iron and ironing board

Here’s How it Works

It’s like a year-long quilt class! The total cost, for all the patterns, instructions, and the group membership, is just $30.  Every month,  you’ll receive a 12″ quilt block pattern by email.  After you make your block, you can share it with the rest of us in the private Facebook group! If you need help at any time, you can ask questions in the group, and I’ll post more information – maybe a video.  I’ll  be sharing some helpful tips and techniques in the group, too. Step-by-step, throughout the year, we’ll make the quilt blocks, and near the end of the year, I’ll share the instructions for assembling your quilt blocks into a  beautiful quilt top. It will be so fun to see everyone’s finished work!

Sign up HERE for a year of quilt patterns, instructions and fun!

NOTE: You do not need to participate in the Facebook group to make the quilt, but it will be much more enjoyable if you do!

My Own Fabric Choices

 

I used these fabrics to make this quilt. The main fabrics are the darker ones. The secondary fabrics are lighter.

GloryQuilts Block of the Month Discovery Quilt fabric choices

These are the fabrics I will be using to make another quilt with you this year.

GloryQuilts Block of the Month Discovery Quilt fabric choices

 

Click HERE to sign up now!

The GloryQuilts Block of the Month Discovery Quilt begins in January, but you will receive your first email within a few days of your purchase.  Follow me on Facebook so I can add you to the private group there.

The 2021 GloryQuilts Block of the Month Discovery Quilt