I’m thrilled with the reception that my Color Weave quit along received this spring/summer, and now it’s time to get ready for the next one! If you want to learn how to make an entire quilt from start to finish, click here to join the fun, and I’ll send you a reminder once the next QAL begins.
Infrastructure is a Modern Row Quilt designed by my friend Heather Black of Quiltachusetts. I wrote the pattern based on her design and now I’m excited to make it using my brand new Geo Pop fabric which has just started arriving in quilt shops!!
Heather is going to make her version using using Benartex Superior Solids which will look just as fabulous! I’ll be quilting mine on a domestic sewing machine while Heather will quilt hers on a longarm so you’ll learn lots of tips and tricks for doing both.
Heather originally designed this pattern in Adobe Photoshop. I was able to redraw in EQ8 software enabling me to break down the design and the write a comprehensive pattern.
Infrastructure Quilt Along Overview
The quilt along will run for a total of 12 weeks: we’ll spend 9 weeks cutting and piecing the rows and assembling the quilt top. Then we will spend 3 weeks basting, quilting and binding. You’ll have plenty of time to follow along will and you’ll actually have a finished quilt by the time we are done! Along the way, you’ll learn how we approach making the quilt and I’m even going to throw in some video tutorials, too. I can’t wait!!
The quilt along itself is completely free; all you need to purchase is a copy of the quilt pattern using one of my links below:
- Click here to purchase the digital/pdf version of Infrastructure
- Click here to purchase the paper/print version of Infrastructure
If you’d like to choose your own fabrics, see the materials requirements from the back of the quilt pattern below. Just pick fabrics in similar colors to get the same look as mine. You can click the image to enlarge:
There Will Be Prizes!!
Heather will be coordinating weekly giveaways during the quilt along, from a wonderful group of sponsors shown below. Think of it as a great incentive to keep on going throughout the entire event!
I’ve gathered my fabrics and the first thing I’ll do is prewash, starch and press them. Prewashing is a matter of personal preference, but I do it to wash out any chemicals, preshrink the fabric, and get out any excess dye with fabric color catchers. I’ll meet you back here with an update at the end of the month. In the meantime, let me know if you plan to join, and click here to sign up for my quilt along newsletter!