Girl Next Door Quilt-Along Introduction October 31 2017

Girl Next Door Quilt-Along


We are excited to offer two virtual Stitch-Alongs in 2018!  (CLICK HERE for Celestial Star SAL).

Girl Next Door is a sweet and scrappy medallion quilt designed by Louise Papas for the Jen Kingwell Design Collective that offers opportunities to use templates.

Please welcome Charlotte Noll who will lead the 10 month Quilt-Along for Girl Next Door!  Charlotte has been quilting for many years and will pass along all her tips for precise cutting, machine piecing and finishing to make sure your blocks all fit together properly to create this lovely quilt.  

Find Charlotte on PinterestInstagram, and Facebook.

Here is an overview of the Quilt-Along.  We hope you join us! 

The pattern is mostly templates but many of them can be easily cut instead with a ruler and rotary cutter.  Charlotte has measured each pattern piece and has created labels so you can easily cut and arrange for piecing.  Pictures of pattern pieces and layouts will also be supplied.  The pattern is really special, and Charlotte's notes will make it much easier for you to complete.

DATES: The QAL starts January 1, 2018 and will finish October 31, 2018.

MONTHLY PLANNER:  The quilt will be made in the following order:

  • January 2018 - Center School House Block (make 1) 
  • February 2018 - Picket Fence Borders (make 4) 
  • March 2018 - Flower Corner Blocks (make 4) 
  • April 2018 - Girl Border Blocks (make 24)
  • May 2018 - Dog Corner Blocks (make 2)
  • June 2018 - Cat Corner Blocks (make 2) 
  • July 2018 - House Border Blocks (make 24)
  • August 2018 - Shop Border Blocks (make 4)
  • September 2018 - Tree Corner Blocks (make 4)
  • October 2018 - Putting It All Together and Finishing

FABRIC:  Bust your stash with this scrappy quilt or use Charlotte's handpicked lovelies.  This quilt requires ~ 10 yards of fabric.  Girl Next Door monthly fabric kits available HERE.

PATTERN:  Girl Next Door by Louise Papas is available for purchase separately.  See photo of original quilt below.  The finished quilt measures 71 inches square.  A pattern is required.

CONNECT:  The majority of the Girl Next Door will be run on the Red Thread Studio Stitch-Along Blog and on Instagram.  Follow both @RedThreadStudioOnline and @Kirkenoll to stay up-to-date and to tag us on your Girl Next Door posts so we can share your work.  To connect with others who are also participating, use the following hashtag: #GirlNextDoorQAL 

If you’d like to connect with people on Facebook you can join Girl Next Door Quilt-Along Group where we’ll be posting regularly and encouraging people to share.

PRIZES:  There will be monthly prizes as well as a grand prize for one winner who completes their quilt top.  DETAILS COMING SOON!

Girl Next Door by Louise Papas