Backyard Chicks Quilt Along!

Hi dear friends! I'm thrilled to announce the quilt along for my latest quilt pattern, Backyard Chicks, kicking off on 16 September. I hope you can join me and other quilters to make this fun and beginner friendly quilt!  You can sign up for the weekly QAL emails here.

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

Please note that whilst the pattern provides three different size options, the pace of this quilt along is based on the throw size quilt. You can absolutely make any size quilt as part of this sew along, although you will need to adjust your pace accordingly (e.g. make more blocks per week if you are making the bed size quilt).

The main quilt block for this quilt is super simple and comes together fast, so this is is a really slow and leisurely pace - most quilters will have no trouble keeping up! If you fall behind you can also catch up during week 5.

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. 


Here are the fabric requirements for the quilt:

You will also need the pattern!


Every week I will randomly select a winner from the entries on the Instagram hashtag, who will win 3 fat quarters + 3 patterns of their choice from my pattern selection. On week 6 I will select a winner from amongst the finished quilts for the GRAND PRIZE bundle of 5 fat quarters, a zakka notion set, and their choice of 5 patterns from my pattern collection. I will also share the winner's quilt on my social media feeds! Please note that your quilt needs to be finished and bound by 27 October to qualify for the grand prize.

I'm looking forward to sewing along with you all - please email me at if you have any questions!

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