Monday, June 20, 2016

Schedule and Sponsors: Star Light, Star Dark Quilt-A-Long

We're getting closer to the Star Light, Star Dark (SLSD) Quilt-A-Long (QAL)! Get ready to explore contrast, alternate gridwork/modern layouts, and traditional piecing. This is a beginner level, lap-sized quilt with a million color options!

June 26 - October 4, 2016

Share your fabric choices and progress!
 Instagram: #starlightstardarkqal

All info for the SLSD QAL can be found on my Community page.

Here's how it works: 

In case you've never done a QAL before, it's super fun and simple - oh, and it's free! We'll all be making a similar quilt together. Every Monday or so, I'll be posting a lesson and/or instructions for the quilt. The QAL takes place over the majority of three months to allow for lots of time to catch up on steps and finished the quilt.

Anyone and everyone can follow along! It would be easiest to subscribe to receive my blog emails (over on the right hand sidebar) or to a reader like Bloglovin or Feedly if you want to receive QAL updates the moment they are posted.

There will be a couple of linkups along the way where you can post your progress. You can also participate in the private Quilty Habit Facebook group (which is brand new!) to post your progress, ask questions, and discuss with fellow QAL participants (by the way, any Quilty Habit reader can join - it will be used for more than the QAL). At the very end, there will be a link up to share the finished top or quilt, and I will draw prize winners randomly. The prizes will be announced shortly - and they are indeed amazing!

Fabric Bundle

To start things off with a bang, I curated a special Star Light, Star Dark bundle for my sponsor, the Fat Quarter Shop, which features a warm version of the quilt! I thought this would be PERFECT for summer. I'm making my second quilt using the bundle, thanks to the FQS!

*Please note that these fat quarters are meant to supplement a SLSD quilt; they will not be quite enough fabric. I will be sharing fabric requirements next Monday, so check back for that, but in case you want to start a warm version, the bundle is available for purchase! I'll also be sharing links to other fabrics that you could buy to go with this bundle, as well as other color schemes to consider!


Please support the fabulous Quilt-A-Long Sponsors! Prizes will be announced shortly!

 Quilt-A-Long Schedule

Check back tomorrow for a special giveaway of the QAL bundle, and check NEXT Monday for fabric requirements and all about contrast! So excited!! Are you participating?


  1. What a beautiful bundle, Jess. You know I love monochromatic... <3

  2. I'm so excited about this QAL!!! Love your work Jess.

  3. This looks like a great QAL ... will literally have to check my diary to see if I can possibly squeeze another quilt in!! Love your selection for FQS.

  4. pretty fabrics. I am excited about this quilt along. I love stars

  5. There is no paper piecing, right? I'm a dyslexic, lefty - not a good match for paper piecing. Trust me - I've gotten through it twice, but it's a huge strain on my eyes. Thanks, Jess.

  6. Stars are so much more attractive than squares :)

  7. Do we need this bundle? If we have a lot of stash, I am trying to be a stash buster right now, will that work?

  8. Love the quilt and the fabrics!!! Hope to win!!! c white

  9. I'm just now seeing this!!! Is it too late to get the instructions or pattern????


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