Updated: Feb 12, 2021
Are you ready for another quick quilt make? Maybe your first for 2021 or first quilt ever? The Lovelight quilt is perfect! It's fun to make to celebrate Valentine's Day, but it's so versatile you can use it all year long and makes a great gift!
Quilt Along Details
First let me give you all the important information:
You can purchase the downloadable Lovelight Pattern here:
This pattern uses ONE block, so it is great for learn quilting basics and it has a modern asymmetrical layout.
This Lovelight Quilt Along is available to everyone (no sign-ups necessary) and you can follow along here on my blog, and with me on Instagram or Facebook.
My posting schedule will be as follows, but you can make at your own pace!
January 29 - Fabric Plan & Pull
January 31 - Half-Square Triangles 5 Ways: Make, Press, & Trim
February 6 - Assembling Your Quilt Top: Assymetrical Layout Tips & Sewing Your Rows Together
February 12 - Finishing Touches - Adding Borders & Squaring Up
Quilt Alongs mean Share the Fun!
I am going to be making a Twin size version using an assortment of Bonnie & Camille and other Moda fabric. I will be posting progress photos and stories on social media. Get more support from me by sharing yours too! Use the hashtag #LovelightQuilt or tag me @polkadotpeepquiltsetc to do so. If you're new to sharing/tagging, just type one or both of these onto your post and it will alert me or be easily searchable.
When you share your Quilt Along photos with me here, on Facebook, or on Instagram you will be entered to win a prize! I have several new patterns coming out this Spring, and will be giving out 1 each to 3 lucky winners!
Scrappy Rainbow Rows
Thematic Choices - Pet Lover, Thankful, Christmas
Let's Talk Fabric!
Fabric is the BEST part right?! First you need to decide your color theme - using precuts helps with this decision (and the pattern is precut friendly). But you can also choose all florals for a garden theme, construction fabrics for a boy, or go for a patriotic red, white, and blue. When using precuts, the tricky part is having enough of each color to make the desired ring, so flip through to count or mix 2-3 colors (like yellow/orange or blue/purple) together. Or mix them all up for a delicious scrappy look. You can see in these photos I have done lots of different ways, and they all look fabulous!
If you want the RAINBOW effect, I suggest starting with the heart color(s). Then look at your fabrics and decide which direction you want your colors to change. What I mean is the color order is red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet - but you can go left to right or right to left. Check out this graphic:
To help in your decision-making, I did include a coloring sheet in the pattern.
Final Tip - You can make this quilt with solids, tonals, or patterns, but having at least 3 shades or patterns per ring really makes the quilt sparkle! The smaller rings can be made with only 2, but the heart and larger rings can handle more.
I hope you are excited to quilt along with me, and I can't wait to see your progress (now or later)! I'll be back tomorrow with tips on Half-Square Triangles.