This week, we announced the Gypsy Wife Quilt Along. Are you looking for a replacement QAL for the City Sampler? Then this is perfect.
It took some revisions, but I think we finished an initial plan for the Quilt Along. The schedule for finishing the quilt in December is below, it is never too late to join us over on flickr.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/groups/2517508@N22"><img alt="GypsyWifeQAL" src="https://factotumofarts.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/gypsywifeqal.jpg" width="199" height="199" /></a>
|Month||Main Block||Filler Blocks||Total Blocks|
|January:||Fabric Selection (Link-up next week)|
|February:||Color Wheel (1)||Pinwheel Blocks (6×4″)||7|
|March:||Pershing (1)||Pinwheel Blocks (1 x3″, 2×2.5″),
Square in Square with Pinwheel center (2),
Square in a Square (1×3″)
|April:||From the Heart (1)||Courthouse Step (1×8″, 1×7″, 1×5″, 2×4″),
Square in a Square (1×3″)
|May:||Hope from Hartford (1)||Hourglass Blocks (2×3″, 1×2″),Square in a Square (1×2.5″,1×3.5″, 1×3”)||7|
|June:||Crazy Anne (1)||Square in a Square (4×3″), Bordered Square in a Square (3×5”, 1×7” )||9|
|July:||Star Block (1)||Square in a Square (5×4″), Bordered Square in a Square (1×6”)||7|
|August:||Indian Hatchet (1)||Square in a Square (8×3″),||9|
|September:||Puss in the Corner (2)||Square in a Square (7×3″),||9|
|October:||Nurses Cross (1), Old Maid Puzzle (2)||Square in a Square (5×4″),||8|
|November:||HST Block (2)||Square in a Square (1×3″), Square in a Square with Courthouse Steps (6)||9|
Next Thursday, I will post a link-up, so we can share initial fabric choices each of us have. I think I have my initial fabrics selected.
Lastly, I have an extra Gypsy Wife Pattern up for grabs. Just leave a comment on what fabrics, fabric line or colors you would use to make the quilt. I will randomly choose a winner, next Thursday @ 6pm EST.
Linking up with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday. I did not realize how hard it is to plan a plan, so I am celebrating finishing up Part 1.
GIVE-AWAY CLOSED: Winner Announced here.
1. I’d love to win a copy of this fabulous pattern!
I’d use scraps from my stash as far as possible!
2. I would definitely make this quilt using bright, bright colors. Thank you for the chance to win this pattern.
3. thank you thank you thank you for a chance to win the pattern. i would definitely make this with navy, cerise, limes, teals, brights, the whole stash. who knows. but i LOVE it. ahhhhhhhhhh.
4. I’d use my Alison Glass stash…
5. I’d use dark toned Kaffe Fasset huge florals from Westminster Fabrics. I like the idea of a dark gypsy wife. I’d put pings of turquoise, cerise and emerald to make it sparkle. Would love a copy of the pattern, even if I have no idea when I’d get round to doing it. I’ll be following the QAL with interest.
6. This quilt looks amazing (and challenging!). I love Michael Miller fabrics, but I have no idea what I’d use. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂
7. I love the look of this quilt! I would use my stash, and I have a lot of bright colors. If I can afford it, I would really like to buy new fabric and use light blur/turquoise, brown, green, white, and maybe some orange.
8. I think I would use my favorites colors. Some green, blues, golds, perhaps throw in some pinks and purple. Thanks for the chance
9. Very, very pretty! I’d definitely use bright colors – reds and yellows and blues, and pretty flowered material also.
10. This is so tempting. I would live to do it in the AMH Dowry line.
11. I think I might challenge myself to use my scraps… and then totally cheat and create the scraps I want accidentally on purpose. 😉
Ha! You’re funny 🙂
12. I think I would choose one of the Me & My Sister lines to make it in. I love their bright colors
13. I’m going to try and pull from stash in eggplant, cream, gold, and crimson.
14. I have a decent amount of liberty leftover from my dwr and would absolutely love to dig into those for this beautiful pattern!!
15. If I cave and make this quilt, I’m thinking Anna Maria Horner. I want lots of bright, saturated colors! 🙂
I just want to follow along behind all your commenters and taunt them into participating 😀
16. would be awesome to win the pattern, if i don’t i might just ‘have’ to buy it, lol i love the bright, vibriant colors, reds and blues and yellows and … i’d be going to my stash for this mostly, it’s too big, but then it is a good way to support my LQS;)
17. Lord have mercy. I have no clue to what fabrics I’d use. Any suggestions? LOL. I would so love the pattern. I need to see if you or someone else is selling the pattern because it’s absolutely wonderful.
On our flickr page we have 3 locations for the pattern if you don’t win 🙂
18. OOh winning this pattern would be awesome, especially since it is all out of that place you linked to! I would try to use scraps, I think (my first scrap project!?) Unless I see a fabric line that calls out to me before I start 🙂
I reached out to Amanda @westwood acres fabrics and asked about the pattern being restocked….she did mention she had reordered and more will be in stock soon (just in case ;-))
19. I plan on using my scrap bin of strings and orphan blocks that I have these sizes. I really need to attack my scraps this year. I don’t know what color scheme I will try to stick with just yet. Thanks for the chance to win.
20. Thanks for the chance to win. I hope to use orange, green, brown, red, pink, and blue scraps with a lot of blacks. 2014 is the year of scraps for me.
21. I would so love to give this pattern a go with your quilt-a-long. I would use my stash – lots of yummy bright colours.
22. I have some Bijoux stash by Bari J I would use for this! thank you!
23. I love this pattern. I’d use fabric from my scrap stash!
24. This pattern looks so fun to make. I’d like to do it in reds, blacks, and grays.
25. I just found this pattern and would love to win it. I will dig in my Kaffe Fassett along with my stash of modern fabric.
26. Oh I love this quilt pattern so much!! I would make it scrappy using fabrics from my stash!!
Thanks for the chance, Jessica
27. I use the craziest scraps and prints for this quilt! I want to make one so bad!
28. I would use charcoal, turquoise, lime, with a bit of lemon, orange and cream for interest! Love Jen Kingwell’s designs!
29. I would definitely do this in all of the Amy Butler Fabrics that I’ve been collecting and waiting for a quilt pattern that would fit them all….This pattern it definitely it!!!!
30. I have lots of “Amelia” left from quilts two of my granddaughters made that I think that would be very appropriate for this quilt.
31. This is a very interesting pattern. I think I would use those cute fox fabrics from that city quilts line…
32. I love love love this pattern! I have scraps dating back ten years and I would definitely use them in this. Thanks for the chance to win!
33. Oh, my, goodness! I want to win this pattern so, so badly! I want to do this quilt-a=long sew badly, but I can’t afford to buy the book right now and don’t want to get behind! It is sew gorgeous! I would use all the bright fabrics in my stash!
34. What an awesome pattern:D I’d use lots of bright colours if I were to make this:)
35. Since the blocks are small, maybe I can fit this in. I’d love to use up some of my scraps
36. So excited to do this quilt – my 2 sisters and one cousin are doing it together for my niece’s wedding, I will do some of the filler blocks, but I also want to do one all for me, myself and I, but with you quilters! I love the idea of monthly deadlines and posting pics. I have signed up using my online handle DivanDiva – a sofa-siren, etc. I would love to win a copy of this pattern!
37. I’d love to make this quilt! I would love to use up all of my scraps in it! Thanks for the chance to win.
38. I would use anything bright!
39. Thanks for offering up a pattern! I would use as many scraps as possible since they seem to keep multiplying! But any bright colors and bold prints I think would work well for this.
40. A stunning beautiful quilt, I’d love to make this entirely from scraps and stash if necessary (I’m on a fabric fast). I’d go for brights as much as possible. thanks for the chance
41. I’m thinking solids, possibly monochromatic, in all different shades of blue, though possibly purples/greens too. It’s such a busy design, I’m wondering how it’d look with simpler fabrics.
42. I would use all Kona solid brights.
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I think it would be really pretty with soft pastels!
I have no idea – yet!
:-)…Still a couple of weeks away.
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I would love to use up all my scraps on this, lots of bright colors!
What a fantastic quilt! I would put my scraps to use with this pattern!
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