Girl Next Door Quilt-Along Introduction May 21 2020 4 Comments
GIRL NEXT DOOR QUILT-ALONG INTRODUCTION - Relaunching June 2020 (original QAL ran January 2018 - October 2018)
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 Instagram, 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 June 1, 2020 and will finish March 31, 2021.
MONTHLY PLANNER: The quilt will be made in the following order:
- June 2020 - Center School House Block (make 1)
- July 2020 - Picket Fence Borders (make 4)
- August 2020 - Flower Corner Blocks (make 4)
- September 2020 - Girl Border Blocks (make 24)
- October 2020 - Dog Corner Blocks (make 2)
- November 2020 - Cat Corner Blocks (make 2)
- December 2020 - House Border Blocks (make 24)
- January 2021 - Shop Border Blocks (make 4)
- February 2021 - Tree Corner Blocks (make 4)
- March 2021 - Putting It All Together and Finishing
FABRIC: Bust your stash with this scrappy quilt or let us pick them for you. This quilt requires ~ 10 yards of fabric. Girl Next Door 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 Facebook. Follow @RedThreadStudioOnline and 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.
Carol Roeske on September 28 2020 at 08:23AM
IOUs to get started
Sharon Pierluissi on June 22 2019 at 07:02AM
I have finished piecing the Girl Next Door Quilt and was looking for ideas on how to quilt it.
I appreciate any suggestios.
Red Thread Studio on February 26 2018 at 12:25PM
Hi Anne, In the post for the Picket Fence (month 2), Charlotte touches on keeping points in the pickets: If you sew with the point seams facing up you can see where to sew so you don’t cut off the points. On the right hand side of this blog post, you will see the link to Month 2.
Anne wiley on February 26 2018 at 11:28AM
I am joining the Girl Next Door Quilt along and trying to catch up to the group. House block went well. Thanks for the tips. I need help with keeping points in pickets. How do I manage this?