Yesterday I talked about the Sampler Shuffle by Moda, I introduced the first block but did not really introduce the actual project so I'll do that today.
The Sampler Shuffle is made up of 30 6" blocks and 3 blocks will be given every week except for Christmas week.
The information we received recommended either 2 jelly rolls, 2 layer cakes, or a jelly roll and layer cake be used.
I think this would also be a good time to use a Fat Eighth Bundle.
If you want a scrappy quilt just look through your bits and pieces and see if you can find any treasures to use.
The instructions only mention scraps for the background-making this a very scrappy quilt.
If you want it more "contained" I would suggest buying a specific background in the quantity of about 3 to 4 yards. Disclaimer: I have not calculated the exact amount of background that is needed so 3 to 4 yards might be too much or a bit too little. I would error on the side of having plenty, I can always use neutrals. This quilt uses small blocks so there will be seams and that means more fabric on the inside of the quilt. Not a bad thing just a fact.
There is also a requirement for 2 fabrics that require 5/8 of a yard each and 5 fabrics that require 1/2 yard each plus fabric for geese borders etc. Find the finishing instructions here just so you might have a better idea about fabric needs for the body of the quilt and the borders.
So now I will head to my sewing room and make my first block.
Oh one more thing. I am a bit less scrappy and enjoy more of a consistent color range, so I will probably work with precuts from one line, and a single background.
See you tomorrow for block 2.