Welcome, quilty friends! I am so excited to get back in the saddle and start a new sew along adventure with you! The Adventureland quilt pattern is a new take on a simple strip quilt. Let me tell ya, folks, this is the best modern quilt pattern for a beginner quilter, especially if you start with a precut bundle of 2.5" strips.
To make this pattern you can use yardage, a precut bundle (often called a jelly roll) or scrap strips of fabric. Another BIG reason I like this pattern for beginners is that you can make it on the CHEAP. If you use a solid precut bundle (about $30) and a solid yard of fabric (about $8), you can make a throw quilt top for under $40.
PLUS the trimmed scraps can be used for binding. PLUS when looking for backing fabric if you find some inexpensive sheets or better yet, thrifted/vintage/used sheets, you can probably make this quilt from beginning to end for $50. I kid you not.
If you have enjoyed our past sew alongs, than get excited for more great tips, videos, community inspiration, support, and of course, PRIZES! These blog posts will always be available to you in the Sew Along tab, so if something comes up and you need to push pause on the sewing for a while, no worries! You know where to find us.
Adventureland Quilt Sew Along
- Who: You! Us! You don't need to sign-up, but there are lots of different ways to participate online.
- What: We will make a throw Adventureland quilt. You can make any size you want, but the schedule is written with the throw size in mind. You can purchase the PDF pattern here.
- Where: Everything is online. Sew along updates will be posted on this blog and, on Instagram and in the Suzy Quilts Patterns Facebook group.
- When: March 22 - April 19, 2022 (Short and sweet. Only four weeks!)
- Why: Follow along with the hashtag (#AdventurelandQuiltSA) on Instagram and see what hundreds of other quilters are making. It's really inspiring! Plus there are prizes...
Participate and Get Prizes!
- Prizes! Post your progress to Instagram and use #AdventurelandQuiltSA to be entered into that week's giveaway. Each week is sponsored by an amazing company who will award one lucky participant a free prize! You must have a public Instagram profile to participate in the prize giveaways.
- Skill sharing and support. You have things to offer and possibly things to learn too! Sharing creativity and skills is the best part of sewing as a group. We will do that through:
- Weekly blog posts explaining your "assignment" and helpful tips from yours truly. A new post will go live every Tuesday.
- A weekly newsletter will land in your inbox every Saturday morning reminding you about the week's prompt. If you're not already signed up for the SQ newsletter, sign up here!
- A Facebook group for any and all questions and for posting progress pics. I loooove hanging out in the Suzy Quilts Patterns FB group. The group dynamic is positive, uplifting, helpful, and I am always learning from the other members. This group will remain a forum for all SQ patterns, but during the Adventureland sew along it will be a great place for questions about the pattern and sew along specifics.
- Surf #AdventurelandQuiltSA on Instagram to see what others are making and use the hashtag yourself when posting pics!
Adventureland Sew Along Schedule
This sew along officially starts on Tuesday, March 22, but I suggest you start thinking about your fabric for this project now, especially if you plan on ordering something online. Because this pattern is easy peasy to make, this sew along will only be four short weeks!
- Week 1, March 22: Pick fabric
- Week 2, March 29: Cut fabric
- Week 3, April 5: Sew strips together
- Week 4, April 12: Assemble quilt top
Adventureland Fabric Requirements
Just to remind you, in this sew along we will be making the throw size, however you can make any size you want. To win the final Week 4 prize you need to show a finished throw or larger quilt top.
Do you have sew along questions? Ask away in the comments!
Featured Quilt Fabric
Aside from the backing, all of this fabric came from my stash. I mixed lots of different kinds of fabrics. Why, you ask? Three reasons:
- This is what I had and I wanted to use it.
- That mindset and the mixing of different kinds of fabric is how the early quiltmakers used to sew and I like trying to be like them as much as I can. I think they were pretty cool. 😉
- Each different kind of fabric brings its own unique look and texture to the quilt which gives the finished quilt more interest, both visually and as you run your hand across it.
Scroll to the end of this post for a video tip on sewing with so many different substrates.
- Colors: Art Gallery Fabrics PURE Caviar, Art Gallery Fabrics PURE Evergreen, Robert Kaufman Shetland Flannel, Seedlings in Black by Anna Maria Horner, Spectrum Cotton in Desert Dune, Watercolor Linen in Monarch Gray, Art Gallery Fabrics PURE Spruce, Robert Kaufman Chambray Union, Robert Kaufman Essex Yarn Dyed Light Blue Striped Linen Blend, Art Gallery Fabrics PURE Gentle Feather
- Background: Art Gallery Fabrics PURE Creme de la Creme
- Binding: Spectrum Cotton in Desert Dune and Robert Kaufman Shetland Flannel
- Backing: Liberty of London Legs Eleven