Happy New Year! My quilty goal for 2023 is to sew (almost) every day! One of the ways to accomplish this is by hosting more quilt alongs. You see, I’m very deadline driven. When I have to get something done for someone else, that motivates me more than simply sewing for myself. So plan to see lots more quilt alongs (and new patterns) this year!
To kick things off, I’m hosting an 8 week long quilt along over in my facebook group. We’ll make my Interlinked quilt from start to finish including all of the sewing, quilting & binding steps. You can follow along to make this quilt, or practice these techniques on ANY quilt in your UFO pile.
Interlinked Quilt Along Schedule
Here’s the complete schedule if you’d like to follow along:
Week of Jan 2: Introductions & Fabric Choices
Week of Jan 9: Fabric Cutting
Week of Jan 16: Sewing the Blocks
Week of Jan 23: Making the Quilt Top
Week of Jan 30: Basting the Quilt
Week of Feb 6: Make a Quilting Plan
Week of Feb 13: Machine Quilting
Week of Feb 20: Binding
Get the Interlinked Quilt Pattern
The quilt along itself is free; I just ask that you purchase your own copy of the Interlinked quilt pattern. The new and improved pattern includes instructions to make the quilt in 4 different sizes from Throw to King.
I’ll be sharing daily encouragement as well as plenty of tips and tricks over in my ChristaQuilts facebook group, so be sure to check in each day to see what’s new!
You can always choose ANY fabrics you wish for my quilt alongs. However, to make things easier, I love offering kits (while supplies last.) For Interlinked, I’ve put together neutral kits with either white or black background:
Throw sized versions of Interlinked
Or you can make it from my current Stitchy fabric collection, with more of a scrappy vibe!
Interlinked, Double Bed Size
The neutral kits shown above are throw sized, and the colorful version above is double sized. As you can see, they are slightly different layouts with a different number of blocks. You can change the size of each by simply adding or reducing the number of blocks.
To quickly make either of them larger, add borders in coordinating fabrics. For my current version, I will be sewing pieced borders around the edges to make it King sized. When we moved into our new home 3 years ago, we upgraded to a King sized bed and now I need to make a quilt to fit!
Interlinked in King Size. This is the one I plan to make!
I will be taking videos when I baste and machine quilt my king sized quilt, so you can see how I wrestle such a big quilt on a small machine. So stay tuned for that!
If you have any questions about this quilt or the quilt along, please leave me a comment and I’ll do my best to answer for all to see. Now I hope you have a Happy, Quilty new year!!