Thank you so much for all the lovely messages on the announcement of the Sugaridoo BERNINA quilt along. (If you missed it, hop over to THIS POST first) I’m soo excited that you all are going to join.
In this blog post you will find all the details to enter the very first giveaway of this quilt along, sponsored by Mettler threads. And I’ll also share all the information on the materials and fabrics you need to make the quilt.
Let’s start with the tools and materials. Here is the list of all the things I used to make this quilt, besides my Bernina 770QE:
- Cutting mat
- Rotary cutter
- Inch ruler. I used a 6 x 24″ and a 6 x 12″. It is no problem if you have just one ruler or have a slightly different size.
- Paper scissors
- Fabric scissors
- Thread (in the color of your background fabric)
- For foundation paper piecing I used an add-a-quarter-ruler, tea bag paper and freezer paper. Tea bag paper is my favorite kind of paper for paper piecing paper.
Fabrics and Fabric kits
So now for the fabrics. I selected three different Kona Cotton fabric bundles to make this quilt. The background fabric stays the same throughout the whole quilt. And every row will have a different main color. In each row there will be snippets of an accent color.
I came up with three options. This row along quilt is perfect for a rainbow bundle. So if you’re a rainbow fan like me you can either go for a rainbow on a white background, or a rainbow on a light grey background.
The third option is a blue fabric kit with a yellow accent. The background in this kit color is this light blue and the main colors in the rows will be other shades of blue, light grey and dark grey.
With the rainbow kit there are some grey accents in every row, and with the blue kit those accents are yellow.
The accent fabric will be used as a little snippet of contrasting fabric in each row. Using contrasting pieces in the quilt will create a little playfulness and make the overall look of the quilt more fun and interesting.
Order your fabric kit at Sugaridoo
You can order a fabric kit at www.sugaridoo.com/qal, the kits cost €125 EUR. Outside the EU that would be around 115$ or 149CAD. The kits will start shipping at the 15th of October. Until then, there will be a 10% early bird discount when you use the code BERNINA10 on checkout.
Using your own fabrics
Using all solid fabrics will accentuate the modern feel of the quilt. Want to select your own fabrics? That’s also great! This quilt will work perfect with all kinds of fabric. The colors in the different rows won’t touch each other. So you could for example use bold prints in the rows and keep the background fabric a solid or a low volume fabric.
Also making a two colored quilt would be a great option in this quilt. You can make it two colors completely, or do two colors with an accent fabric that will show up as a little piece in each row.
You don’t have to use just two fabrics (and an accent fabric) in each row. You can definitely use scraps to make this quilt. Especially when you keep the background fabrics simple you can use any fabrics you want as main fabric in the rows.
Below you’ll find a list of what is in the kits. You can use that as a guideline to select your own fabrics. All the mentioned fabrics are Kona Cotton with a width of fabric of 110 cm / 44 inch. Can’t wait to see what fabric selections you come up with!
These fabrics are used in the rainbow version of the quilt.
- Row 1: Medium pink, 20 cm / 8 inch
- Row 2: Camellia 42.5 cm / 17 inch
- Row 3: Pomgranate 30 cm / 12 inch
- Row 4: Kumquat 30 cm / 12 inch
- Row 5: Papaya 30 cm / 12 inch
- Row 6: Canary 37.5 cm / 15 inch
- Row 7: Cactus 37.5 cm / 15 inch
- Row 8: Sour apple 32.5 cm / 13 inch
- Row 9: Fern 35 cm / 14 inch
- Row 10: Emerald 27.5 cm / 11 inch
- Row 11: Breakers 30 cm / 12 inch
- Row 12: Capri 30 cm / 12 inch
- Background fabric: Silver or White 5.25 meter / 5.75 yard
- Accent fabric: Titanium or Silver 37.5 cm / 15 inch
This is the amount of background fabric you’ll need for each row:
- Row 1: 25 cm / 10 inch
- Row 2: 50 cm / 20 inch
- Row 3: 47.5 cm / 19 inch
- Row 4: 17.5 cm / 7 inch
- Row 5: 35 cm / 14 inch
- Row 6: 45 cm / 18 inch
- Row 7: 50 cm / 20 inch
- Row 8: 20 cm / 8 inch
- Row 9: 37.5 cm / 15 inch
- Row 10: 37.5 cm / 15 inch
- Row 11: 50 cm / 20 inch
- Row 12: 20 cm / 8 inch
You will also need some extra background fabric for a few strips between some of the rows, so the total amount of background fabric that you need is 5.25m / 5.75 yard
Blue tones quilt
For the quilt in blue fabrics you will make two rows with each fabric.
- Row 1+6: Capri 57.5 cm / 23 inch
- Row 3+11: Breakers 60 cm / 24 inch
- Row 7+12: Jade 67.5 cm / 27 inch
- Row 2+9: Emerald 77.5 cm / 31 inch
- Row 4 +8: Silver 62.5 cm / 25 inch
- Row 5+10: Titanium 57.5 cm / 23 inch
- Background fabric: Aqua 5.25 meter / 5.75 yard
- Accent fabric: Canary 37.5 cm / 15 inch
I am going for the rainbow on a grey background option for my quilt. Mainly because I have made a lot of quilts with a white background. I do love that and I know it would turn out awesome, but I just want to try something else this time.
How to enter the Mettler thread giveaway
And now on to the fun part, the very first giveaway in this quilt along. Before we even start sewing you can already win this awesome Summer thread set by Mettler. It’s a set with eight different spools of 150m silk finish cotton thread. They are a great match with rainbow fabric kit. Mettler is giving away 12 thread sets! So 12 lucky quilters who start this quilt along can win one.
Here how you can enter the giveaway:
- Post a picture of your fabric pull or of the fabric kit that you’ve ordered to Instagram
- Use #SugaridooBerninaQAL and #Mettlerthread
Don’t use Instagram? No problem. You can also enter by uploading a picture to the community section on the BERNINA blog: Sugaridoo Quilt-Along on the BERNINA Blog. When uploading to the BERNINA community section make sure to select “Sugaridoo Quilt-Along” from the dropdown list.
Post your picture before the 30th of November 24.00h. We will draw a random winner from all the posted pictures. The 12 winners will be announced the 1st of December on the BERNINA blog and contacted via their Social Media channels or by email where the email address is known.
So, hop over to www.sugaridoo.com/qal to order your kit, or dive in to your fabric stash to select some beautiful fabrics. Post your picture to Insgatram or to the BERNINA blog and you might be one of the lucky 12 to win this super pretty set of thread.
See you on the 28th of November for the very first pattern of the quilt along.
Ps. If you want to see some sneak peeks, make sure follow me on Instagram @Sugaridoo