Willow Quilt Along

Hi, Everyone!  I have excited news to share with you today!  I am running a new quilt along with my friend, Amber- Gigi's Thimble.  It is called the Willow Quilt Along and today I have all of the information on it to share with you!

Our QAL will start on March 26th and here is the schedule we will be following-

Willow Quilt Along Schedule
March 13: Willow Quilt Along Information Post
Week 1- March 26th: Make 6 of  Harmony blocks
Week 2- April 2nd: Make 4 Grace blocks
Week 3- April 9th: Make 4 Grace blocks
Week 4- April 16th: Make 6 Hope blocks
Week 5- April 23rd: Make 5 Hope blocks
Week 6- April 30th: Make the cornerstones and cut the layout pieces
Week 7- May 7th: Assemble the top

There is no sign up for the QAL.  We will be sharing all of the information on our blogs and instagram accounts.  You can follow us in both places so you don't miss anything.

Jessica- my blog is Jessica Dayon and my Instagram account is @jessicadayon

Amber- her blog is Gigi's Thimble and her Instagram account is @gigisthimble

Let's get to the fun stuff!!  Here is a look at the quilts we will be making-

I'm going to be going with a patriotic-ish theme.  I'm using Mackinac Island by Minick & Simpson.

Amber is going to be making a scrappy blues version.  Here is a look at the version she will be making-

This quilt has three unique 6" finished blocks plus cornerstones, sashing, and borders.  It measures 60 3/8" x 60 3/8".  

I'm giving the fabric requirements below but, keep in mind, because the blocks are small, this would be a great pattern to use to dig into your scraps!!

For the blocks, you will need-
2 fat quarters light colored fabric
3 fat quarters medium colored fabric
3 fat quarters dark colored fabric
5 fat quarters background fabric*

For the setting, borders, binding, and backing, you will need-
2 3/8 yards background fabric*
1/4 yard blue print for the cornerstones
7/8 yard border fabric
5/8 yard binding fabric
3 3/4 yards backing fabric

*The background fabric amount are separated in case you'd like to use scrappy backgrounds in your blocks or background that is different from your sashing.  However, you want to use continuous background throughout, you'll need 3 5/8 yard background fabric.

So, start getting ready for a fun QAL!  We have two weeks until we begin the QAL so start getting your fabric ready!

We'd love to see your fabric pulls and your progress through the QAL, so if you are on Instagram, use the hashtag #willowqal

Let me know if you have any other questions!

Talk to you soon,



  1. This is a beautiful quilt and I love the meaning behind the name. I’d love to make it a queen sized quilt. I know I could make more 6 in blocks but am wondering about making 10 or 12 in blocks? What do you think?

  2. I only recently found you and your blog, what a treat! I love your beautiful quilts
    and patterns. Thank you for all you do :)

  3. Thank you for this lovely QAL diversion. Guess what is going to keep me sane during social distancing and self quarantining?

  4. I’m in! Sew excited. I’m not sure if colors yet gotta get home later this week and I’ll be picking colors!


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