Chandelier Quilt-Along: Week One – Fabric Requirements and Cutting Instructions

Hello! I’m excited to be back here on WeAllSew today, this time with a quilt-along!

When I designed this quilt, it was one of those rare but wonderful instances when I felt like the design meshed perfectly with the fabric line I wanted to use. I’m using the Emmy Grace line by Bari J., from Art Gallery Fabrics, and I think this modern twist on a traditional quilt block suits Bari’s vintage aesthetic nicely!

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And before you ask about the difficulty level—this quilt is much easier than it looks. I’m using the square-in-a-square structure to avoid setting the blocks on point. Square-in-squares can be finicky, but I’ve got some tips that I think will help you get these blocks just right. And even if there are a few that are a tiny bit off, the way the blocks are laid out is actually quite forgiving. You only have to match points at the tops and bottoms of the blocks—it’s not quite so crucial on the sides. So I think you’ll get great results either way.

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Finished Size – 59-1/2″ x 59-1/2″

Ready to get started? : ) Here’s the schedule:

Week 1 – Fabric requirements and cutting

Week 2 – Making the blocks

Week 3 – Assemble the top, baste and quilt

I’ve got a fun, easy way to get the scallop quilting you see here, using a decorative stitch on your machine and the walking foot or even-feed foot. If you can straight-line quilt, you can do this scallop quilting!

scallop quilting

Supplies

In addition to the Emmy Grace fabric line, I used an off-white background solid, and coordinating colored solids in the blocks. (I used Kona Cotton in Bone for the background, and the following Kona colors coordinate well with Emmy Grace—Graphite, Pewter, Coal, Steel, Bubble Gum, Breakers, Glacier, Everglade, Citrus, and Yarrow).

  • 1/4 yard of each of the following Emmy Grace prints (fat quarters will work):
    • Ripples in Rose (pink)
    • Floral Floats in Field (gold)
    • Knotty in Sunbeam (gold)
    • Ripples in River (gold)
    • Budquette in Nightfall (dark gray)
    • Ripples in Pond (dark gray)
    • Fawn Day in Murk (dark gray)
    • Painted Ladies in Flutter (gray)
    • Stitched Road in Granite (gray)
    • Floral Floats in Fresh (blue)
    • Little Town in Blues (blue)
    • Knotty in Rain (blue)
    • Ripples in Sea (blue)
  • Other fabric:
    • Off-white solid for background – 2-3/4 yards
    • Coordinating pink solid – 1/8 yard
    • Coordinating gold solid(s) – 1/8 yard
    • Coordinating blue solid(s) – 1/8 yard
    • Coordinating gray solid(s) – 1/4 yard
    • Binding – 1/2 yard
    • Backing – 3-3/4 yards

 

Cutting List (please note changes in red)

From the Emmy Grace prints:

  • From Ripples in Rose:
    • 23 squares 2-3/4” x 2-3/4”
    • 13 squares 2-1/4” x 2-1/4”
  • From Floral Floats in Field:
    • 12 squares 2-3/4” x 2-3/4”
    • 8 squares 2-1/4” x 2-1/4”
  • From Knotty in Sunbeam:
    • 6 squares 2-3/4” x 2-3/4”
    • 4 squares 2-1/4” x 2-1/4”
  • From Ripples in River:
    • 6 squares 2-3/4” x 2-3/4”
    • 4 squares 2-1/4” x 2-1/4”
  • From Budquette in Nightfall:
    • 12 squares 2-3/4” x 2-3/4”
    • 8 squares 2-1/4” x 2-1/4”
  • From Ripples in Pond:
    • 17 12 squares 2-3/4” x 2-3/4”
    • 9 squares 2-1/4” x 2-1/4”
  • From Fawn Day in Murk:
    • 6 squares 2-3/4” x 2-3/4”
    • 4 squares 2-1/4” x 2-1/4”
  • From Painted Ladies in Flutter:
    • 6 squares 2-3/4” x 2-3/4”
    • 4 squares 2-1/4” x 2-1/4”
  • From Stitched Road in Granite:
    • 6 squares 2-3/4” x 2-3/4”
    • 4 squares 2-1/4” x 2-1/4”
  • From Floral Floats in Fresh:
    • 6 squares 2-3/4” x 2-3/4”
    • 4 squares 2-1/4” x 2-1/4”
  • From Little Town”in Blues:
    • 6 squares 2-3/4” x 2-3/4”
    • 4 squares 2-1/4” x 2-1/4”
  • From Knotty in Rain:
    • 6 squares 2-3/4” x 2-3/4”
    • 4 squares 2-1/4” x 2-1/4”
  • From Ripples in Sea:
    • 12 squares 2-3/4” x 2-3/4”
    • 8 squares 2-1/4” x 2-1/4”
  • Cut an additional 5 squares, 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ from 5 different prints. These will be used for the diamonds at the end of each row of blocks, which we will make in Week 3. 

 

From the off-white solid:

  • 38 squares 7” x 7”, cut in half diagonally from corner to corner to make 76 triangles
  • 3 pieces 12-1/8” x 10-1/2”
  • 2 pieces 12-1/8” x 16-1/2”
  • 18 20 squares 1-3/4” x 1-3/4”
  • 114 115 squares 2-3/4” x 2-3/4” (These squares are for the half-square triangles. We will be making our HSTs the standard way, 2 at a time and squaring up. If you would like to use a different method of making HSTs, you’ll need to calculate accordingly.)
  • 10 squares 2-1/4” x 2-1/4”, cut in half diagonally from corner to corner
  • 10 pieces 3” x 5-1/8”

 

From the coordinating colored solids:

  • Pink: 14 pieces 1-3/4” x 4”
  • Yellow: 16 pieces 1-3/4” x 4”
  • Gray: 26 pieces 1-3/4” x 4”
  • Blue: 20 pieces 1-3/4” x 4”

 

Click here for a printable PDF of the fabric requirements and cutting instructions: Chandelier_Quilt-Along_Fabric_and_Cutting_Instructions_updated_121314.pdf

Enjoy your cutting, and I’ll see you back here next Monday for the next installment–making the blocks! If you’re on Instagram, I would love to see your progress! Hashtag #chandelierquiltalong and #berninausa so we can all share with each other! You can also tag me at @freshlypieced.

quilt

Techniques: patchwork, quilting

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