Who’s ready for camp? This year, the Moda Bake Shop’s Summer Quilt Along is a mystery quilt. All we know for now is that it is a medallion-style quilt and there is a “choose-you-own-adventure” element to it.
What is it?
A medallion-style quilts start with a center block and then have multiple rounds of borders of pieced blocks to build the quilt from the center out. Every round (including the center) will have a choice of blocks (the “choose your own adventure”). This way, you can make choices about the quilt design that is unique to you! You can also choose to make it a skill-builder project and finally start to tackle some techniques that are on your bucket list, or just avoid the techniques that aren’t your thing. Totally up to you!
The fabric requirements are posted on the Moda Bake Shop–but to get started you basically need 22 fat quarters or two layer cakes, plus background fabric. This project can be a fabulous stash buster for those precuts that you couldn’t resist buying, but aren’t sure what to do with. Or, simply pull 22 fat quarters from you stash (you know you have them…). If neither of those appeal, then it’s time to go shopping! The Fat Quarter Shop is my favorite online shop–they have everything!
For my quilt, I chose the new Color Cuts from Moda. They are curated bundles or “rolls” of twelve fabrics from different designers in the same colorway. It is a great way to get a scrappy look in a more controlled color palette. I choose “Beach Glass” (blue) and “Roadtrip” (gray). It was a tough decision–they also have a red option that I was considering. I’ve always wanted to do a two-color quilt, though this is actually a three color–if you include the white background fabric.
To round things out, I chose this adorable hashtag fabric for the backing (similar here), and I got an extra Beach Glass color cut “Dessert Roll“, which is 5″ x 44” for a scrappy binding/border option down the line.
I’ve never done a mystery quilt along and I super excited about having a fun summer project. I’d love it if you joined us on this little “summer camp” adventure. We can meet at my cabin! (Can you see my cabin in the image above?!)
Let me know if the comments if you plan to quilt along, and if you know what fabrics you are using.