If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you're probably already aware I'm taking part in the Yuma Quilt Along (QAL). That's the original quilt above, designed and made by Andrea and quilted by Ivete of Gotham Quilts. I've been friends with Andrea and Ivete since I moved to America and last year they created Gotham Quilts - an online fabric store and the Yuma Quilt pattern is a free download here on their website. Even if you're not joining in the Yuma QAL do nip over and take a look at their online store and their blog Fabric Nerd; they ship internationally too.
This week it's my week on the accompanying #yumaQAL Blog Hop and to start off my week I'm going to share with you my fabric choices. When the girls asked me to help promote their new pattern I jumped at the chance, loving the bold, strong graphic design I thought it begged to be made in solids so that's exactly what I'm doing - American Made Brand Solids to be precise and yes I did get them here from the Gotham Quilts online store.
Based on my pencil coloured Yuma Quilt sketch...
...this was my initial AMB solids selection
made up of these two bundles from Gotham Quilts:
I added these two additional fabrics to give the project some pop.
My Fabric A choice is White and my Fabric B choice is Taupe and that's my Light Grey Background Fabric in the centre.
I left out these 3 fabrics from the bundles
And my final choice for my 13 Small Triangle Fabrics lined up in the order I'll use them in the quilt. With four main colour ways - a red centre with purple then blue then green to the quilt edges. The colours follow their usual colour spectrum progression and as the warmth recedes from each colour way the quilt should also appear to step backwards to the edges. I'll use the strongest most saturated colour as the lead triangle in the Pieced Triangles with a medium and a lighter shade of the same colour way side by side behind it - medium to the left and lighter to the right in each pieced triangle section.
I've got lots more to share with you so I'll break it down over the week like this:
Monday: my fabric choices
Wednesday: Log Cabin Triangles
Thursday: piecing and joining rows
almost there! - Quilting My Yuma
and finally - Yuma QAL - A Finish
If you want to join in all you need to do is download the free Yuma Quilt pattern here and be sure to share you work on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc using the hashtag #yumaQAL.
Gotham Quilts have created a Yuma colouring sheet for you to test out your own Yuma colour ways - it's here on their Fabric Nerd blog and if you don't want to miss a thing - sign up for emails here direct from Gotham Quilts - they'll let you know each time someone on the QAL blog hop posts something.
The Yuma QAL Giveaway is now over - the winner will be announced at the bottom of this blog post on Tuesday, 24 August 2015 when I return from my travels.
And The Winner Is!!!
NB: Please note since selecting a winner as I reply to comments on this post it will change the number sequence next to each comment. The winning comment indeed WAS #85 at the closing point of the giveaway as you can see below in the screen print I took at that time but this will change due to me adding comment replies - Chris
Tina is the lucky winner of the $25.00 Gotham Quilts online store voucher code and she's keen to make a Yuma in Handcrafted - that Alison Glass fabric collection is a very popular choice and certainly Andrea's original two Yuma quilts look fabulous made up in it.
Congrats Tina, I've sent you an email :D
YUMA QUILT ALONG SCHEDULE:
Each week another blogger will be sharing their YumaQAL experiences with you, check out each blog involved for more chances to win additional Gotham Quilt gift certificates.
17 June - kick-off blog post on Gotham Quilts
week of 22 June - made by ChrissieD click here to find all my Yuma QAL posts
week of 29 June - Faith and Fabric
week of 6 July - Daydreams of Quilts
week of 13 July - Lisa in Port Hope
week of 20 July - Sunflower Quilting
week of 27 July - Roar Haus
week of 2 August - Gnome Angel
10 August - Life Under Quilts
12 August - closing blog post on Gotham Quilts and start of linky party
19 August - linky party winner(s) chosen
Don't forget to share your Yuma Quilts using the #yumaQAL hashtag
Look out for the YumaQAL logo
Clicking on an image will take you to a new page of crafty goodness :)
Disclaimer: Gotham Quilts supplied the fabrics used at a discount price to mbCD otherwise this post is for informational purposes only, no payment or commission is received on click-throughs and opinions are my own.