Hi guys! We’re starting our Silhouette Quilt Along tomorrow and wanted to share a little bit more about what to expect before we really dive in. We don’t want anyone to be intimidated, we’re going to make it fun and easy to follow along. You can do this!!
Choose your background layout and silhouette applique shape!
Choose your own adventure is the theme! What we’re each making is a big block simple background with a big appliqued silhouette on it. During this week we’ll share our selected background patterns, fabric/yardage requirements and other supplies. At least three patterns and sizes or choose your own!
Choose your fabric.
This week we’ll talk about our fabric selection and silhouette applique shape along with some tips on what to look for when you’re making your selections.
Get everything cut out!
A necessary evil unless you’re a quilty genius and went with one of the precut options.
Don’t worry we’ll help with some tutorials! Ask us any questions you have in the comments!
Keep assembling background!
We’ll answer any questions we’ve gotten about the background assembly. If you’ve put off picking a silhouette get on it!
Create silhouette applique image
More tutorials! Don’t be scared of the applique! At the bottom of this post we have a picture of Shelly’s first ever machine applique. Turned out just fine not scary at all!
Iron applique onto background
This should be an easy week and give you some time to catch up if you’ve gotten behind.
Applique your silhouette onto the background
Even more tutorials! For real, we promise applique is not scary! Ask your questions in the comments.
Keep working on your applique
We’ll answer any questions you have!
Make a label for your quilt
Labels are not hard and are super important. You’re an artist, sign your work!
Piece backing (if needed) and prepare binding
Everyone’s favorite part! Right?!
We’ll share how we’re planning to quilt our adventures to really make them shine. Share pictures of your progress or as questions and the whole gang can weigh in with some thoughts. Quilting is more fun with friends!
We’ll share how far along we are and would love to hear how things are going for you!
Get your binding on!
Oh wait! Maybe this is our favorite part?! More tutorials!
Weeks Fifteen, Sixteen and Seventeen
It’s not a race… but whoever finishes first gets to share first (We’re looking at you @soshesewed).
If anyone wants to share your progress or finished silhouettes, we would love to add a week or two for that!!
Who’s excited for this quilt along?! We’d love to hear from you!