Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Garden Fence QA Fabric Requirements, and the giveaway winner!!

Whew, man! I cannot believe the response I've gotten so far on this quilt along! I never expected so many of you to jump on board, but I am loving it! So, SO excited to do this with all of you :)

First off, I know you're all wondering who the lucky $25 gift certificate winner is... Mr. Random Number Generator had 41 comments to choose from and he came up with... #15, Jenniffier! She said:

"What a fun quilt along. If I finish my current to do list I can definitely join. I would have to use my stash though. I have gone way over budget since summer started. That is unless I win the giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win."

Congratulations, Jenniffier! I'll be emailing you shortly, and passing your information along to Brenda! Have fun picking out fabulous fabrics!!

And thank you, again, to our wonderful sponsor, Pink Castle Fabrics :)


Now, on to the quilt along! Fabric requirements for the Garden Fence quilt, are a little harder to define than most quilt patterns. First of all, you'll need to decide what size quilt you want to make, and determine the number of blocks. Each individual block will be 10.5" square, before the sashing. 
So if you wanted to make a baby size, approximately 30"x40", you'd need 12 blocks. Three across, four down. 
A lap size, approximately 50"x60", would need 30 blocks. Five across, six down. 
Queen size, approximately 90"x100", needs 90 blocks. Nine across, ten down. Make sense??

If you're going for a scrappier look, you may want to choose as many fabrics as you will have blocks. This lap size GF quilt that I made has 30 blocks, and I used 30 different fabrics from my stash:

Print/colored fabric requirements for this type of scrappy quilt are: 1, 4.5" square, and 1, 2.5"x32" (or WOF strip) from each fabric, or for as many blocks as you intend to make. 

If you intend to use yardage to make this quilt, you will be able to get 3 blocks-worth of cut pieces from one fat quarter, or a regular quarter yard. FQs are usually a little pricier than regular quarters, so know that you have the option of purchasing either cut for this project. So for the Baby Size (12 blocks) you would need 1 yard of print/colored fabric total. Could be 4 quarter yards, or 12 scraps/stash pulls. I know this 'math' can get a little confusing. If anyone has ANY questions, please don't hesitate to send me an email. I will help you figure it out :)
Sashing fabric requirements are as follows:

Baby Size 30"x40"  --  1 yard
Lap Size 50"x60"  --  2 yards
Queen Size 90"x100"  -- 5.5 yards

I hope this makes sense to everyone. Again, if you have any questions, please contact me. I want to help you! As you gather your fabric choices, don't forget to post pics in the flickr group!

Oh, and guess what! The amazing Brenda has another surprise in store for us! Now through July 27th, get 15% off your fabric purchase for this quilt along! Head on over to Pink Castle Fabrics and check out her ever-growing selection :) Use coupon code GFQAL at checkout. 

Happy shopping everyone!!


  1. I've had my fabric for this QAL for over a month now... maybe even 2, so excited!! This QAL will help me move this up the "quilts I want to do!" list and actually get started on it this summer :) Yay!

  2. I'm still waiting on my Heirloom order to come in, but I do have that DS fiesta print bundle.

  3. Oh my, I am so excited to have won. Thank you for the giveaway! Can't wait to join in on the QAL.

  4. Ooh! I think I'll go through my scraps tonight to see what I've got...and what I still need to buy. This is gonna be fun!!!

  5. I am thrilled so many have decided to do this quilt-a-long, I can't wait to see all the fabric choices. I will be doing a queen-sized quilt so I will need 90 blocks. That just blows my mind. Can't wait to get started.

  6. This is a WAY coooooool qweeelt along! I'm putting in on my "list". I am just overwhelmed with summer/family stuff, so I can't start for a few more weeks... But, this is really something (sew), I'm gonna HAVE to find time to squeeze it in!
    Thanks for hosting it!


  7. I'm super excited to start this quilt-a-long! I have never done one before, and have never posted on flicker. Do you have instructions up somewhere for this quilt? In case I'm a no-reply blogger, contact me at cdahlgren at live dot com

  8. Just found this QAL, I think I might be in. This just might be THE pattern for this lovely stack of fabrics just waiting to be cut into.

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