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Monday, 22 June 2015

Yuma QAL - My Fabric Choices & Giveaway


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.

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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 


Dark Indigo - too dark, Light Aqua and Light Turquoise - too pale. 

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:

Wednesday: Log Cabin Triangles
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.

YUMA QAL GIVEAWAY
I'm offering a Yuma QAL Giveaway here on the blog - a $25.00 gift certificate for use on the Gotham Quilts website.

Here're 6 chances to win - you need to leave a separate comment here on this blog post below for each chance:

1:  Leave a comment below telling me what fabric(s) you want to make a Yuma Quilt with.
2: Follow me here @made by ChrissieD via email or blog reader then leave a comment letting me know where you're following via.  Existing followers can join in too :D


3: Follow made by ChrissieD on Facebook and leave a comment back here letting me know.
4: Follow made by ChrissieD on Instagram and leave a comment back here letting me know.
5: Head over to Gotham Quilts, and subscribe to their mailing list then leave a comment back here letting me know that you did so.
6:  Follow Gotham Quilts on Facebook and leave a comment back here letting me know.

Please be sure I can access your email.  
If you're a WordPress, Google+, no-reply or anonymous commenter, or maybe you're just not sure, please add your email address to each comment.  If I can't find you I'll immediately draw another winner.

This giveaway is open internationally and to everyone and closes on Wednesday, 19 August 2015 at 10.00 am (EST).  A winner will be chosen from the comments using a random number generator, contacted via email and shared at the bottom of this post.

Best of luck!
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 and then join in the QAL final linky party on the Gotham Quilts' Fabric Nerd blog.  You can add finished quilt tops or quilts - winners will be chosen at random and prizes include a $100 Gotham Quilts gift certificate and a  bundle of Alison Glass Handcrafted courtesy of Andover Fabrics.

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.



111 comments:

  1. Hi there! What awesome fabric choices you've made! I would love to use a variety of batiks to make this quilt...especially burgundy, gold, and dark green with some black thrown in.

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  2. Chrissie, I am a follower of your blog on Bloglovin'!

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  3. Well, I love the colours you have chosen for your quilt. I have always been very anti solids but have recently seen some stunning solids quilts and am thinking it is time I tried one.

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  4. I follow you on bloglovin

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  5. I just subscribed to the Gotham Quilts mailing list

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  6. And I follow them on facebook too

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  7. I love your fabric choices Chrissie, I would be tempted to make the Yuma quilt in any of Tula Pink' s fabric ranges :)

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  8. I am a long time happy follower of your blog on Bloglovin

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  9. Thanks for the heads-up about the Yuma QAL -- I follow you on Bloglovin!

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  10. Just added you to my Instragram feed!!

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  11. I would make this quilt using some earth tone colors. I love your color choices, but I would like to see it in earth tones.

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  12. I follow you on bloglovin.

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  13. I follow you on Instagram.

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  14. I follow qotham quilts on Facebook.

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  15. I subscribed to qotham quilts newsletter.

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  16. I subscribed to the newsletter

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  17. I'm leaning toward batiks (I think)

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  18. I had not heard of the Yuma quilt before, love the look you are putting together for it!! I think I would perhaps do something in navy, aqua, lime since I have been wanting to make something with those colors.

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  19. I follow you on Bloglovin.

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  20. I think I want to make a Yuma quilt with Architextures.

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  21. I follow you on Instragram!

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  22. I subscribed to Gotham Quilt's mailing list!

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  23. I love your fabric choices; I'd like to replicate them!

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  24. I follow you on Bloglovin.

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  25. I follow you on Instagram.

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  26. I follow you on Facebook.

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  27. I signed on for their newsletter.

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  28. Hi. I have just added you to my Bloglovin list

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  29. I follow Gotham quilts on Facebook

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  30. I am on Gotham Quilts mailing list.

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  31. Just chosen my fabrics-mainly from my stash,with yardage of mustard,sludgy green and linen-look grey.

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  32. Ooh! I would love to make a Yuma quilt! I love your fabric choice. I think I would also choose solids, but maybe a pale palette.

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  33. I would use solids Love your quilt. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  34. I follow Gotham Quilts on Facebook. :-) Thanks!

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  35. I am making it out of the Tidal Lace line of fabrics with coral, sand and gray.

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  36. I follow you on Bloglovin' Thanks again

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  37. Hi Chrissie! This looks absolutely fantastic in solid colors. I'm using Allison Glass Handcrafted with Carolyn Friedlander Botanics Stripe in Charcoal as the background. I would really like to see this done in Sarah Watson Biology.

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  38. Subscribed to your blog updates via email. As a beginning quilter, you tips on creating the HSTs and Pieced Triangles will be very helpful.

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  39. Following you on Instagram. Excited to see your progress!

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  40. Subscribed to the Gotham Quilts and Yuma QAL mailing list.

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  41. Following Gotham Quilts on Facebook.

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  42. I want to make my quilt out of Anna Maria Horner fabrics.

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  43. Love the design and your fabric choices! I've followed on email.

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  44. Following you on Instagram :D

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  45. I subscribed to Gotham! Yay for more fabrics

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  46. I would use some of my tula pink parisville stash!

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  47. Such a neat design--and I'm looking forward to seeing it in your solids. I really like how you laid out your color plan.

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  48. I am SO doing this!!
    ... But, I'm having a hard time deciding on fabrics!!
    I thought I would do it in solids, as I love your quilt, Chrissie!
    ... But then someone mentioned batiks, and someone else mentioned Carolyn Friedlander's Botanics...
    (sigh)
    I can see all of these as wonderful...!
    Hmmm.... Which to do first???
    Thank you for a fun QAL!!
    Pat T.

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  49. Chrissie, I have enjoyed following your blog by email!!
    Thank you for all the inspiration!!... (and eye candy!!)
    Pat T.

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  50. Chrissie, I follow you on Instagram!
    Pat T.

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  51. I'm subscribed to Gotham Quilts' newsletters/email!
    (Got a coupon code for a discount, too!)
    Thank you!
    Pat T.

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  52. I am planning on making this with my collection of prints from the 'What a Gem' range by Camelot Fabric.

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  53. I am following your blog by email :)

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  54. I'm also following on instagram :)

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  55. I am on the gotham quilts mailing list

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  56. Your color choices are gorgeous! I love jewel colors, so I would use a range of blues, greens, and purples for this, with white as the background color. I might throw in a text print somewhere too. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  57. I follow you via Bloglovin. Thanks again!

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  58. I like you on Facebook. PK Solberg

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  59. I follow you on Instagram. PKSolberg

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  60. I just signed up for the Gotham newsletter.

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  61. I like Gotham Quilts on Facebook. Thanks again!

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  62. Well, Chris, I am your official stalker now. I already followed you on Instagram and Facebook, now I have eyes on you via Bloglovin. Feel the stare? I also followed the Gotham Girls, just don't be jealous. ;)
    By the way, I love your posts! They are incredibly useful. I bet my points will be sharp thanks to your tips! I am totally copying your layout decisions about the small triangles. And I was wondering what fabric to use for the borders. Of course, the background! Thank you for that, the quilt seems floating on the background instead of framed and caged as it would be with another fabric. You are a great teacher, Chris!

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  63. Hey, I realized I need to do separate posts to get my chances up! Here is for Facebook.

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  64. And this is for Gotham Quilts.

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  65. I am going to use some batik fabrics I have

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  66. I follow Gothom Quilts on fb

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  67. I am now getting the newsletter from Gothom Quilts

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  68. I have been lusting over the Handcrafted range for a while so I would have to make the Yuma in exactly that!

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  69. Think I'm going to use Kona solids.

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  70. I have already ordered the Yuma kit from Gotham so that's what I will be doing!

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  71. I would make the Yuma quilt in solid earth tones!
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  72. my sister loves anything indigo, would pick that one!
    Maria

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  73. I just followed you on instagram and blogvin, I am already a Facebook Followers.
    Thanks
    Maria

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  74. I follow you on instagram. I am loving my current version in neutrals but pinks and grays for a little girl would be great.

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  75. I follow you on Bloglovin

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  76. I'd like to use anything Alison Glass for lots of color and contrast.

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  77. Follow you and your adorable Havs on Bloglovin'

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  78. i would love to make this quilt with amb solids.

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  79. i follow you on blog lovin'.

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  80. i follow gotham on facebook.

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  81. I love your solids but might make mine with some Alison Glass fabrics.

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  82. I like Gotham Quilts on Facebook.

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  83. I would love to make a Yuma quilt with Anna Maria Horner fabric and some deep, rich jewel tones.

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  84. I follow you via email: wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  85. I receive the Gotham Quilts newsletter, as wordygirl at earthlink dot net.

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  86. #7 bundle in Teal. I love this combo. i like to work with scraps and not so much plan the quilt first so this helps!

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