Backyard Chicks QAL - Week 2

It's Week 2 of the Backyard Chicks QAL!

I loved seeing everyone's fabric choices on the #backyardchicksQAL hashtag on Instagram this week! We are going to have some truly stunning quilts to admire at the end.

The winner of the week 1 prize is @coolbeza! Congratulations - please email me at (or DM me on Instagram) to arrange delivery of your prize.

Week 2

  • Finish planning / cutting. Hopefully you have finished the planning of your quilt and cutting your pieces by now! If not go ahead and do that first.
  • Make 16 blocks. This week we are making 16 blocks, using four different fabrics. You will be making 4 blocks from each fabric. (Remember that this is for the throw size quilt - if you are making the baby or bed size you will need to make fewer or more blocks each week.) So select the four fabrics you want to work with this week, grab all those pieces, study the pattern to understand the block construction, and get sewing! Making 16 blocks in one week can sound a bit daunting, but believe me they come together so fast. To give you an idea I pieced the quilt top for the whole quilt (including the cutting) in 1.5 days!
  • Share your blocks on Instagram tagging them with #backyardchicksQAL, if you want to be in the running for this week's prize! You can share your photos on Facebook with the same hashtag if you wish, but I will only be selecting winners from Instagram.

This week's prize:

On Sunday evening I will randomly pick a winner from all the entries on the Instagram hashtag #backyardchicksQAL. The winner will receive:
  • 3 fat quarters of quilting fabric (from my own fabric collections)
See you back here next week, below is a recap of all the details for the QAL!


Backyard Chicks Quilt Along Details

Dates: 16 September - 27 October 2019 (6 weeks)
Block size: 10" finished
Finished quilt size: 60" x 80" (throw)
Experience level: Beginner


    Week 1 - Planning, fabric selection, cutting
    Week 2 - Make 16 blocks 
    Week 3 - Make 16 blocks
    Week 4 - Make 16 blocks
    Week 5 - Sew the quilt top together (+ catch up!)
    Week 6 - Quilting and binding


    Here are the fabric requirements for the quilt:
    You will also need the pattern!

    Follow Along

    • You can follow the QAL via my Instagram account here. Use the hashtag #backyardchicksQAL to post pictures of your progress and to see how others' quilts are coming along.
    • Sign up to the weekly QAL emails here
    • I will share a new blog post every Monday so feel free to check my blog each week for updates. 

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