2023 Quilt Along - Quilt as You Go

Welcome to this years Quilt Along! We are switching gears a little and focusing on the quilting instead of piecing. We are going to show you how to quilt a block 12 different ways, practicing all sorts of free motion quilting motifs, then we'll put them all together for a completed quilt when we are done.

To get started, you will need to put together 12 blocks. The directions for the block is the first link in the series and we'll be adding the quilting for each block to the list as we go throughout the year.

What to expect

You can find a supply list down in this post just a little farther. The blocks will be 15 1/2" unfinished and the quilt with sashing will measure about 53 x 72".

The block directions are posted now. We did our version scrappy, but have also included yardage if you want to do them a each one color or fabric. 

Each month on the 2nd Wednesday starting in January, we'll post a quilting plan and video showing you how to quilt that month's plan. After the first three blocks are done, we'll start putting it together! Make sure you follow the directions for batting and backing when quilting each block so we have the fabric needed to sew it together. 

 Step 1 - Making the Blocks

Month 1 - Pebbles

Month 2 - Ribbon Candy

Month 3 - Figure 8s

Putting Row 1 Together

Month 4 - Spirals

Month 5 - Feathers

Month 6 - Border Swirls

Putting Row 2 Together

Month 7

Month 8

Month 9 

Month 10

Month 11

Month 12

Adding the Borders

Fabric Requirements

Assumes 40" wide fabric

For each block you will need:

Colored Fabric

You will need 12 different color combinations

Scrappy version: assorted scraps up to 3 3/4" square

Solid version: 1/4 yard or a fat quarter of each color

Background Fabric

4 yards


12 squares at 19" or 3 1/3 yards


12 Squares at 19" or 3 1/3 yards of at least 40" batting or 1 2/3 yard of at least 80" batting


1/2 yard (assumes 2 1/4" strips for binding)

Lightweight fusible interfacing (fusible on one side only)

1 yard (assumes 20" wide interfacing)