Sunday, March 9, 2014

Diamond in the Rough - A Quilt Along

Hello friends!

Welcome to my.... Diamond in the Rough Quilt Along!

It's been a very long time since I have done a Quilt Along (QAL) so I thought it was high time I did one.  I had been thinking about doing this for a while now but wanted the perfect pattern.  Not to difficult, not too easy.  You know, all Goldilocks like. 

It all began with a pillow and after making it {the pillow} I wanted to make more blocks just like it... 18 inch blocks and completely scrappy.  We all have scraps we want to use up, right? 

If this sounds like a plan, grab up those scraps and get ready to start cutting!!!

Week 1 : Choose Your Quilt Size ~~ Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Week 2 : Cutting Instructions ~~ Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Week 3 : Begin Piecing Blocks ~~ Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Week 4 : Sewing Blocks Together ~~ Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Week 5 : Completing the Quilt Top ~~ Saturday, April 19, 2014

If you want to get a head start, begin going through your scraps.  You will need pieces at least 4 inches square and if you are ambitious, start ironing them if they need it so you will be ready to cut in a few weeks!

Let me know what you think!! I hope you will join me!! 

Leave a comment if you'd like to play along!! 

#DiamondintheroughQAL (Please use this hashtag when you post your progress on any social media)

Want a sneak peek of this quilt's potential? ;)  These are 4 completed blocks .. I.  Am.  Addicted!!

I truly hope you will join me!! 

Much Love!!!


  1. This looks like fun and I've been wanting more patterns to use for scraps. Count me in and I hope I can stay caught up as well as have scraps that are at least 4" square.

  2. I'm game, looks like fun! Thanks. Looking forward to playing along.

  3. I've been looking for a sew along, although I usually don't sew along for too long…lol

  4. This looks so colorful and fun! I'm not sure if I can round up enough scraps (haven't done much sewing lately), but I'm hoping so. :)

  5. This is just what I've been looking for. Can't wait to start!

  6. This looks like a great scrap buster quilt! I think I can commit to a little one.....

  7. I would love to join in. This looks like a fun way to use those scraps. I will try to get to gathering them together.

  8. I am in - love scrap quilts and this looks like lots of fun with like minded ladies - even though i shall be away part of the time I shall start sorting my scraps later this week.

  9. Ok, you talked me right into it! I have enough scraps to make a few king size quilts! Maybe I can get started on some Christmas presents.

  10. Not sure I'll make mine this scrappy, but I think I'll be quilting along.

  11. i'm in also! I have a ton of scraps! now to get off the computer and go dig me out some 4in squares!
    Oh I want to make a king size

  12. I would love to join in- but not sure if I will be able. My boys' are still waiting on their Minecraft quilts :)

  13. I love this. I have so many projects going on right now that I don't know that I can do it along with you. I am adding it to my list of projects for once the school year is over.

  14. I am in! Looks fun and like the idea of using all my scraps! Well, some of them anyway!

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    1. I meant to say, I am in...darn Blogger booting me out. : )

  16. I love it! Just enough half-square triangles- not scary at all :) Planning to play along.

  17. I'm going to play along with a bunch of solid fat quarters I've been collecting. I've been thinking of doing some sort of half square triangle pattern and this one seems perfect. Can't wait!

  18. I was at the store and saw some fabric that was perfect backing for a pillow for my BFF, who has yet to receive handmade anything for HER (as opposed to her children). I need to rectify that and this QAL popped into my head at the fabric store. I'm excited to play along! (And the QAL ends just before I see her next, so hopefully, I'll keep up!)

  19. I am starting to sort out my scraps, is it correct that I cut them into four inch squares?

    I am almost certain that I am doing it ALL scrappy, ie no fabrics repeated, do you think that would work?


  20. I just found this NOW am I too late to play?


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