Friday, January 3, 2014

17 Free Quilt Alongs

2014 has just begun and now is the perfect time to start a new quilt! There are hundreds of free patterns out there to choose from.   I rounded up 17 FREE quilt alongs for you to check out.  Hopefully one of them will inspire you to join!  Some of them are new this year, and there are other's that are from last year--but they are all great!

First up is this new quilt along from the Fat Quarter Shop.  This is such a fun pattern and is just starting this month! So be sure to head on over and check out all the info! 
{Wishes Quilt Along with the Fat Quarter Shop}

If you are wanting to try a modern quilt for 2014 "String of Pearls" from Christa Quilts is a great choice! The complete set of instructions is available here on her blog.

String of Pearls by Christa Quilts
Christa also offers several more quilt alongs on her blog here are a few of my favorite:
Modern Trees Quilt Along
Sea of Squares
Charming Chevrons

If you are super ambitious, then this is the quilt for you! When I saw this one, I about died.  These barn blocks are adorable! Each barn has something different inside.  Lori from Bee In My Bonnet has a tutorial for each barn on her blog here.
This fun and modern quilt along from Freshly Pieced is on my to-do list! Loving the dark background fabric against the oranges and blues! You can find the complete set of instructions here on her blog.
Supernova Quilt Along with Freshly Pieced
Freshly Pieced also offers another quilt along on her blog:

Melissa from Happy Quilting shares with us this Star Surround Quilt Along.  I love this pattern, stars are a favorite of mine and this one is not lacking in the stars department.  
Star Surround by Happy Quilting
Melissa has a ton of other quilt alongs on her blog here are a few of my favorites:

Tetris Quilt along
Starburst Quilt Along

Amy from Diary of a Quilter did a virtual quilting bee last year and has the complete list of tutorials on her blog here. 
If you are looking for a sampler quilt that is modern yet a bit traditional, this is it! Freshly Pieced has this quilt along available here. 
{Summer Sampler from Freshly Pieced}
Heather and Megan did this Lucky Stars Quilt Along last year and this is definitely on my to do list! You can find the complete set of instructions here.
{Lucky Stars by Quilt Story}

Are you in love with the Swoon Block like I am?  Well The Helpful Homemaker shows us how to make a giant swoon block in her Scrappy Swoon Along!

{Scrappy Swoon Along with the Hopeful Homemaker}

If you love watching video tutorials this mystery Block of the Month from Riley Blake Designs is perfect for you! You can find the complete list of videos here.

If you are looking for a mystery quilt along for 2014, you are in luck! Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild is starting one  in January this year! Click here for more information
MMQG Quilt Along

Maybe you are more of a block of the month kind of person! Well I posted about 4 different block of the month clubs starting this year.  You can find all the info about them here.

I decided to do Amy's Sugar Block Club block of the month this year.  I just got my first block pattern in my email this week and cannot wait to make it! :) 

I hope you find something here that will inspire you to try a quilt along or a block of the month! 

Talk to you soon,


ChristaQuilts said...

What a great roundup! There are a few I haven't seen before :-)
So many quilts, sew little time!!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Wow! So many great choices! Thanks for posting these!

Cindy said...

Quilt art designs has both a paper pieced BOM and half square quilt along going on. Theres another paper pieced BOM at an Aussie blog, but of course can't for the life of me remember the blog name.

katyquilts said...

Oh, so pretty! It is so hard to choose a favorite color combo, I would have to say red and white. Though, I am not sure I ever met a color I did not like! Thanks for the chance to win!

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Beth said...

What a great round up here. My want to do list just got a little longer!