Machine Quilting Party 2018 Quilt Along Schedule

Explore Walking Foot Quilting with Leah DayThis coming year we're hosting a new Machine Quilting Party as we quilt along with new videos posted every Monday from the new book Explore Walking Foot Quilting with Leah Day.

If you've been wanting to learn how to piece AND quilt big quilts on your home machine, this quilt along will be the quilt along for you! We're going to create two larger, bed sized quilts and two baby quilts together in 2018.

To kick this new quilting party off on the right foot, check out the quilt along schedule and materials list below.

Where are the quilt patterns? In order to join in the fun and quilt along with us, you'll need a copy of Explore Walking Foot Quilting with Leah Day.

Click Here to preorder a print copy of the book.

Click Here to preorder a Downloadable Ebook version of the book.

Rainbow Log Cabin Quilt | Machine Quilting Party

 Rainbow Log Cabin
Finished Size: 80 x 80 inches

Quilt Along Begins January 1st!

Week 1 - Fabric Preparation and Cutting

Week 2 - How to Piece the Blocks

Week 3 - How to Piece the Quilt Top

Week 4 - How to Stitch in the Ditch

Week 5 - Quilting Bright Star

Week 6 - Quilting Concentric Squares

Week 7 - Quilting Bright Star in the Corners

Week 8 - Binding

Rainbow Log Cabin Materials List:

Yardage requirements are based on 42-inch wide 100% cotton fabric except where noted below. Fat quarters measure 18 x 22 inches.

  • 1¼ yards (or 5 fat quarters) Fabric A - red
  • ¾ yards (or 3 fat quarters) Fabric B - orange
  • 1½ yards (or 6 fat quarters) Fabric C - yellow
  • 2 yards (or 8 fat quarters) Fabric D - green
  • 2 yards (or 8 fat quarters) Fabric E - blue
  • 1½ yards (or 6 fat quarters) Fabric F - purple
  • ½ yard Fabric G - black
  • 2½ yards backing fabric - 108-inch wide backing fabric
  • 2/3 yards fabric for binding
  • Quilt Batting - queen sized (90 x 108 inches), Quilters Dream Cotton in Deluxe Loft
  • 1-inch wide masking tape for marking
  • Matching piecing thread - Aurifil 50-weight cotton thread in Grey Smoke (5004)
  • Contrasting thread for machine quilting – Isacord 40-weight polyester thread in Passion Fruit (1030), Orange Peel (0703), and Apple Green (5730)

New videos will be posted each Monday detailing another step in the quilting process for the Rainbow Log Cabin Quilt. By the end of February, you will have a completed, 80-inch quilt ready to brighten up your home.

Let's quilt something fast and simple...

Prism Path Baby Quilt | Machine Quilting Party

After we've completed the Rainbow Log Cabin Quilt, you'll probably be in the mood for something a little simpler and faster to create. The Prism Path baby quilt is a great choice because it's fun to piece and a much smaller project for your home machine.

Prism Path Baby Quilt
Finished Size: 36 x 46 inches

Week 1 - Fabric Preparation and Cutting

Week 2 - Piecing the Strip Sets

Week 3 - Piecing the Quilt Top

Week 4 - Planning and Marking the Designs

Week 5 - Quilting Part 1

Week 6 - Quilting Part 2

 

Prism Path Materials List:

Yardage requirements are based on 42-inch wide 100% cotton fabric. Fat quarters measure 18 x 22 inches.

  • 1 fat quarter Fabric A - red - Island Batik Cherry
  • 1 fat quarter Fabric B - orange - Island Batik Nasturtium
  • 1 fat quarter Fabric C - yellow - Island Batik Butter
  • 1 fat quarter Fabric D - green - Island Batik Leprechaun
  • 1 fat quarter Fabric E - blue - Island Batik Waterfall
  • 1 fat quarter Fabric F - purple - Island Batik Purple
  • 1¼ yards Fabric G - cream - Island Batik Parchment
  • 1½ yards backing fabric
  • ½ yard fabric for binding
  • Quilt Batting - crib sized (45 x 60 inches), Quilters Dream Cotton in Select Loft
  • Matching piecing thread - Aurifil 50-weight cotton thread in Light Beige (2310)
  • Contrasting thread for machine quilting – Isacord 40-weight polyester thread in Country Red (2101), Red Pepper (1304), Easter Dress (0230), Swiss Ivy (5422), Crystal Blue (3910), Purple (2920), and Silky White (0010)

Optional Bonus Quilt!

Each Friday I'll also be sharing new Walking Foot Design videos and teaching you how to quilt each design from the book onto a simple quilt sandwich.

But it seems sort of a waste just to practice the design and not do anything with those squares, right? You can also be creating the Marvelous Mosaic Quilt too!

Marvelous Mosaic Quilt | Explore Walking Foot Quilting

Marvelous Mosaic is a Quilt-As-You-Go Quilt which features 20 walking foot quilting designs quilted separately so the blocks are easier to manage on your home machine.

Marvelous Mosaic
Finished Size: 56 x 70 inches

This series of videos will be posted from January 2018 through July 2018 and feature all 30 designs from the book. Pick your favorite 20 and stitch them out in squares to create your quilt.

Marvelous Mosaic Materials List:

Yardage requirements are based on 42-inch wide 100% cotton fabric. Fat quarters measure 18 x 22 inches.

  • 20 Fat quarters Fabric A – Kona Cotton Solids in various colors
  • 5 yards backing fabric
  • 1½ yards fabric for connecting binding – Kona Cotton Black
  • ½ yard fabric for edge binding – Kona Cotton Black
  • Quilt Batting – twin sized (72 x 90 inches), Quilters Dream Poly in the Select Loft
  • Fabric marking pencil, tape, and stencils to mark designs (optional)
  • Contrasting thread for machine quilting – Isacord 40-weight polyester thread in Silky White (0010)
  • Matching thread for binding – Aurifil 50-weight cotton thread in Black (2692)

Does this seem like a lot of fabric and quilts to create? Keep in mind you can join us for all or join in for one project in 2018. Work at your own pace and enjoy the quilting process. The videos will remain online even after this year is over!

Where are the quilt patterns? In order to join in the fun and quilt along with us, you'll need a copy of Explore Walking Foot Quilting with Leah Day.

Click Here to preorder a print copy of the book.

Click Here to preorder a Downloadable Ebook version of the book.

Looking for a fun place to hang out, share pictures and meet new quilting friends? Check out the Machine Quilting Party Facebook Page!

This is your place to share pictures from the Machine Quilting Party, post questions, and help support other quilters joining in the party.