Here are the full instructions for the #100qal, currently on Instagram.
This is a super easy, semi-improvisational quilt with few corners to match. It works well with scraps, jelly rolls or yardage and uses 2.5 inch wide strips.
If you are like me and have been cutting your scraps into 2.5 inch strips for 5 years, you may have enough in your stash, or you may need to supplement.
All fabrics should be cut to exactly 2.5 inches wide. Seam allowances are calculated into fabric needed. **If you use precuts, make sure they are 2.5 inches or cut them to size.
|Dimensions||104 x 96 in.||88 x 96 in.||64 x 88 in.||49 x 64 in.||32 x 48 in.|
|Columns (column width)||4 (26 in.)||4 (22 in.)||4 (16 in.)||2 (24.5 in.)||2 (16 in.)|
|Choose one of these||Yardage||18 yards||15.5 yards||10 yards||5.5 yards|
|40 inch strips||130||110||73||40||20|
|Inches of strips||5088||4320||2904||1600||792|
The primary directions are for a king or queen sized quilt. Other sizes will finish faster:
- King or Queen 96 days of strips = 4 days to assemble
- Twin 88 days of strips = 12 days to assemble (or a 90-day project)
- Throw 64 days of strips = 36 days to assemble (or a 70-day project)
- Baby 48 days of strips = 52 days to assemble (or a 50-day project (you could make 2!)
Requires two contrasting fabric choices. About half of the fabric should be foreground color (A) and about half background color (B). You can use darks and lights, colors and neutrals, two different colors, etc. Decide which fabric you want as dominant – you will need a little more of this fabric.
I am using up my stash of strips and have approximately half that are cream or white and half that are purple, blue or teal (guess which colors I use most).
Piecing Days 1-24, 26-49, 51-74, 76-99
Sew one A to one B piece, end to end. Sew second A to second B piece, end to end.
Cut so both strips are 26.5 (22.5, 16.5, 25, 16.5) inches wide – vary cuts so light and dark are not the same length. The effect is best if the dominant color is at least 1/2 of the strip length. Use the remainder for another day. Each strip should have one A and one B piece after trimming.
Sew strip 1 to strip 2 lengthwise.
Assembly Days 25, 50, 75, 100
Every 24 days (24, 22, 16, 12), you will have enough strip units to assemble a column for your quilt.
Layout your strips until you like the combination. Alternate A on right with B on right as shown.
Sew strips into columns first:
For baby quilt – two columns of 24 rows each
For throw – two columns of 32 rows each
For twin – four columns of 44 rows each
For queen and king – four columns of 48 rows each.
Then sew columns together, matching corners.
Add a border if you wish. Your top is done and ready for basting, quilting and binding!